THe Photoshop evening classes are still going ahead and proving to be both educational and a bit frustrating. Now I've only ever dabbled a bit with photographic post production software - a very early version of Photoshop and a copy of Elements 3 which can bundled with my machine a few years ago. So when the course started I downloaded the 30 trial of Elements (9 as it was then) and was pleasently suprised by how far its moved on since version 3 - as perhaps one would expect. Then when the 30 day trial came to an end, I started up a 30 day trial of Photoshop CS5, which has now also come to an end, so they've all been uninstalled and my old version of Elements 3 re-loaded. Well, that isn't going to last long, it just doesn't cut it compared to CS5 or the newer Elements - however as an amature I don't feel I can really justify the full blown CS5 (even with a students discount) so it looks like it will be Elements 10. Mind you I suppose I owe it to myself to get a 30 day trial of Lightroom as well ;-)
Went along to the local art collage last night as I'd enrolled in a Adobe Photoshop course - not really used Photoshop "in anger" since about version 3! Anyway, throughly enjoyable evening starting to get to grips with CS5, especially 'Bridge' functionality. Bit of a culture shock though to have to do it on a MAC which I have to say was far less enjoyable, far too confusing (& I'm easily confused these days). Didn't like them when I had to use one at work 20 years or so ago and still not to sure why users rate them - guess its whatever you get use to.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.