A friend pointed me at a video series called You Suck At Photoshop. You can find it using something called a “web browser” and, if you haven’t seen it already, I suggest you do so. It’s quite hilarious, but I also learned a lot of stuff. Which is kind of sad, but at the same time I realize that I want all things to educate me in a humorous way from now on.
I assume Photoshop must have instructions in it someplace, but I don’t think I’ve ever looked at them. All the versions of it I’ve had have instructions written as though by someone who has never actually seen the program, or really any kind of drawing tools.
The best instructions I’ve ever seen in software were in Manga Studio, and I still wish it and Photoshop would mate so I could have their superior baby to make the drawings with. Of course it’s possible that Photoshop can do all the stuff Manga Studio can do already and I just can’t figure out their strange system of menus. Or they’ve named things in ways that are counter intuitive to me. In any case I wish I could pour them ina bucket and mix them. Then pour them out as a disc? I don’t know, the bucket metaphor might not have been the best…
I know some of you guys are artists, and I’ve always assumed you all just use Photoshop. I wonder if that’s really the case. Do you guys make due with something else? I mean, I say Photoshop for the sake of brevity, but really I mean Photoshop Elements. I think Mark Savary of Autumn Lake uses Elements 2, or something. He said it at one point and I’ve forgotten… Anyway, my point is that he does just fine with what he has. What does everyone else make due with?