Greetings! I have been a Graphic Designer since 1984 and actually began on the very first MAC computer that hit the market. Before Adobe products came on the scene, I was an avid user of PageMaker, Quark Xpress, Freehand, and a score of other long-ago software products. I have also been using the Adobe Creative Suite packages, and now Creative Cloud, since they were introduced to the industry.
Beginning with Adobe Photoshop 3.0 20 years ago, I have been hands on with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in the Graphic Design and Prepress fields. I have designed scores of projects using these programs and have also used them from the technical side for commercial printing, both large and small.
This hands-on, "in-the-trenches" experience with the Adobe products is what you need to succeed with them. You can't learn everything in the classroom - practicality is key in using these tools. Recently, I helped a young woman who is studying for her Criminal Justice degree and taking Photoshop as an elective. She said, "I couldn't have made it through without your guidance. The way you explained how Photoshop works - and why - made it all crystal clear! Thanks! You should tutor!" So, here I am. Her enthusiasm and delight when she understood how it work was so very rewarding. I want to continue creating those experiences for aspiring students!
I look forward to helping you too!
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