Joined Nov 2004
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Professional wedding photographer, solution architect and general technical guy with multiple Amazon Web Services certifications.
"brain damaged old guy"
Joined Dec 2006
Location: New Mexico, USA
I feel thoroughly satisfied
Joined Jun 2005
Self taught... if utilising the forums and anything you find on Google and Adobe's help files/forums as self-taught. There's a wealth of information out there... Once I get more time I might look into some of the recommended books here but in the meantime Google will have to do
"full of stupid banter"
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Harrow/London/UK/GB/That Part Of The World/Next To France
At first, it was trial and error. Then I started thinking about my photography itself and slowly learn that to have something worth PP'in is to spend more time composing the shot.
Everyday, a programmer finds a way of creating an idiotproof program. Everyday, the universe spits out another idiot.....So far, the universe if winning
Gallery: 24 photos
Joined Aug 2005
Location: Saint Helens, Oregon
1000's of hours in Photoshop, starting with 3.0. I have also read quite a few tutorials but mostly that is if I am looking for an answer to a PP issue I can not figure out. Oh, I did buy 2 of the Photoshop 'WOW' books from Peach Pit Press - but that was many years ago. :P
US Army Multimedia Illustrator course. I've Been using Photoshop since PS7 along with Abobe Illustrator, and Corel Draw. With those skills I'm now learning 3DS MAX on my own.
Joined Sep 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Library-- books, books, and books... a few videos and some of the many online tutorials. Oh and practise... but not so much of that just yet!
Joined May 2008
Joined Mar 2006
Self-taught through tutorials and just playing around. You can learn so much by just "letting loose".
Joined Dec 2007
I started with PS when I bought my first Mac back in college in 1995ish, but used it mostly for design. When I got more interested in editing images I spent some time experimenting with more of the photo specific capabilities and later I joined lynda.com for a few months to round out knowledge on things specific to digital photography like correctly using filters and mostly color correction. That was well worth the money, IMO.
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Joined Apr 2006
Trial and error at first, and then once I understood more and more of the terminology I started to Google things that I heard about and saw on Ps that I didn't understand - like Layer Masks, etc...
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 2
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Farmington, NH
Mostly self taught, with more than a little help from the internet. And of course asking questions here on POTN. Tons of good help out there. Trial and error has gotten me more than a few results really like too.