As you all know, I am a photographer. My passion is making photographs–obviously. Since the world has moved (mostly) into the digital era, ‘doing photography’ has changed quite a bit. Since digital photos start off in such a “fluid” state (you can do just about anything with a digital image and a personal computer) the avenues of presentation are quite expansive! I am no Zen master but I do like to keep my life as simple as possible–photographic or otherwise…
Regarding my photography, this Zen approach equals the simple fact: I know what I need to know, in order to get my job done. (IE: I do not and do not want, to know, everything.) This is not new; reasons are many. But it allows me to ration my brain’s precious memory & storage. Some have more, I have less–LOL! :-D Anyways, the internet and the world wide knowledge base–stored within it–are my dreams come true!!! (Didn’t I tell you that I love the internet as much as I love photography?)
Moving on–Digital camera = personal computer = Photoshop. Yes, there are other image editors. But none–N O N E–come close to the broad reaching power of Photoshop. CS3 Extended, in particular, is RIDICULOUS…you could probably rule the world with CS3 if you were creative enough. ;-) Lightroom and Elements are great too but they are simply branches off the PS tree.
Getting back to the title of this post. Russell Brown (AKA: Photoshop cowboy, doctor, genius…GOD) has a really helpful website. It is dedicated to helping nOObs, like myself, realize the true potential of PS.
His tutorials are Quicktime movies and he describes in detail, step-by-step, how to do just about anything with PS. (If you have taken every PS class known to man , this is not new information. You probably received this same information from Doc Brown–but paid for it.) Getting back to my Zen thing, I often have more questions than answers and Doc Brown’s tutorials have come to my rescue. If you have Photoshop how-to questions, I suggest you click on the link above and start watching The Russell Brown Show!