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Moving to CC/PS and LR


Ok - I've done it - decided to move to CC/PS and LR.

This is all part of getting new kit - to replace my 5+ year-old laptop - which has not yet actually arrived.

So .......

what do people recommend for:

- a good introductory book that gives you a good grounding in CC/PS and LR but which is readable and manageable ie not some 2 inch thick tome (I used a book by Steve Kelby and Matt Kloskowski when I started on Elements and that gave me a great start)

- is there a VERY user friendly CC/PS and LR forum where I can ask - what will be - pretty simple/idiot questions

I know people on here are very knowledgeable and helpful but I am thinking of something much more basic than the sort of queries generally raised here. emoticon

(I am also taking soundings on PSE&M)

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Re: Moving to CC/PS and LR


Book some Online 1 2 1 lessons with Ian Barber

Martin has had some Lightroom Lessons when he started with it.

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Re: Moving to CC/PS and LR


I can highly reccomend Ian for some lessons, because I am old school I find LR very complicated to use, a quick few
lesson form Ian got me started, do it and you will save your self hours of time and much less frustration, hes an absolute master of it.




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Re: Moving to CC/PS and LR


Julieanne Kost, a major person in Adobe, has lots of fantastic LR videos on youtube. They helped me a lot, from organising the library (don't use it until you've watched that one!) right through most other things you could need.I had "her" running on one PC while using LR on another and it helped me so much.
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After that series move onto her others..
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And then she also does photoshop.

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Julieanne Kost is good but then again one would expect she is as she is high up on the Adobe LR team.

Her videos are informative but my needs are greater emoticon

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I cannot understand why on earth members of this forum would consider any other tutor other than Ian Barber, he is a
hands real person you can talk too, who will always be there to help you out after a 1to1, forget youtube and I really meAn it use his vast knowledge of LR, i WILL SAY NO MORE

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There can't be anything better than ye olde "1 to 1" with video and conversation, even if on opposite ends of am adsl connection. If someone could get a few percent of your tech. knowledge they'd do well.

I do like Kost's approach though, and I usually have a problem watching video stuff. I sell lots of IT courses, including PS, and the rest of the range, I do find that everyone likes a different approach in terms of presentation.

I keep an eye on local colleges too, there is some really rough stuff at those unless a person is a total beginner to everything in which case I can see the point.

Richard

 

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Re: Moving to CC/PS and LR


personally I can't learn from books - they put me to sleep - seriously

I read technical mania;s too cure insomnia!

There's thousand s of free vids out there on you chew be and lots of lightroom and Ps forums but as others have said NONE of those will be personally tailored to you, whereas Ian will be

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I have never had a 1 to 1 tutorial with Ian, but certainly would consider doing so. His videos (also on youtube) on LR are extremely instructive and easy to follow.
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