Roberta Chinsky Matuson
Creating Exceptional Workplaces and Extraordinary Results
Roberta Matuson's Blog

Help Wanted: Tech Wizard

Boy do I wish I worked in an office where I could find a twenty-something year old to tutor me in Photoshop Elements 6.0 for the Mac. This is the software that is supposed to be much easier to use than Photoshop. I'm just thanking my lucky stars that my income doesn't depend on learning either of these programs.

Sometimes I feel like I'm too old to learn this kind of stuff. Then I watch one of those Do It Yourself (DIY) programs and they give me hope. I was watching one of those home shows the other day and they showed how easy it is to create art using your own digital photos. I thought, "Hey, even I could do that." (If only that were true.) So I went to Target, spent $80 on frames and came home ready to go.

I sat down at the Mac and began to figure out how to easily create pop art using my digital photos. Not so easy. You see, I didn't have the right software. Off to Staples I go and spend another $80 or so on Adobe Photoshop Elements thinking all I will need to do is push a button and my photos will turn into wild colors.

It's been three days and my photos look exactly like they did the day I uploaded them to my Mac. It is not as easy as they made it out to be and my children are just a few years shy of being able to tackle this on their own.

If anyone from Adobe is out there listening then I would suggest you hire one of these tech savvy unemployed people to create a software package that us DIY people can actually use.

I'm not giving up! I'll post the results once I figure this out. Be sure to check back here a few years from now!

This entry was posted in Boomers. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

3 Comments

  1. Posted January 13, 2009 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    I’d highly recommend lynda.com for tutorials to learn Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Once you learn some basics about the desktop and the tools, you’ll find it goes much easier but those first few projects can be nightmarish. HTH.

  2. Posted January 13, 2009 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Thank you Janie. The Apple people suggested I check out TV.Adobe.com and the lynda.com tutorials are on there. Now if I can find the time to view them!

    It’s comforting to know that it’s not just me!!!

  3. Posted January 16, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    The best way to learn photoshop would be to buy a book. Else you might have to join a course. I guess, buying book works out cheaper whereas going for course would be more convenient
    link to cognisign.com

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>