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How long did it take you to master Photoshop?



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How long did it take you to master Photoshop?

I remember the first time I ever installed Photoshop and started creating graphics it was like walking into the unknown. I had no clue what anything was and I remember having to go through tutorial after tutorial until I worked out how to do the basics. It took me a while before I could do anything professional looking using Photoshop and a lot of research as well and yet I still wouldn't say I have mastered Photoshop, at least not to the extent many have.

How long did it take you to master Photoshop? What helped you work out and master photoshop?

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idealmike

I remember many years ago, God, it must have been about 12 years ago now, I got myself a copy of PS, I think it was a free 60 day trial version or something. And I found it so addictive! I was watching a lot of video tutorials on Youtube and stuff on how to do certain things and picked up a lot of skills from that for using it. However I think it was quite expensive to buy the actual PS suite which is what every good illustrator should have in their toolbox and I never renewed it. Of course, I've still used it since and still know my way around it more or less. Although I wouldn't say I'm a master at is as when it comes to PS it's so comprehensive that there will always be something new to learn. It's very addictive to learn with it though and I find it very relaxing when I've got my head stuck into PS. It's like I have tunnel vision and just unfocus on everything other than the task I'm doing in PS.

I used to use it to make sig banners with for my forum buddies and I used it to make some cool animations with as well. That was a lot of fun and I even sold a few of them to people too and made a bit of pocket money from it. That forum went down though and I stopped doing it but it's something I wish I'd always kept sticking to as you could make a good living for yourself being well versed and educated in using PS. Selling banners, logos and stuff. How long did it take you to master Photoshop?




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fishmonk

It took me around 1 week to master Photoshop. I had some resources at my disposal to learn from. I managed to learn this in time to complete a project back in high school. It was not exactly hard but pretty tedious for me.




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ryyde

It's not easy to master Photoshop in couple of days. There are so many fields that you may know in able to consider your self as a photoshop master. Mostly, We get our reference on youtube by watching tutorials. I've been practicing photoshop since I start studying at college I've been seeking for seminars and classes that may help to improve my photoshop skills and luckily I meet a friend that is willing to teach me for free.




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jomarillana

For me it takes me one year to master photoshop not that as mastered like a professional but atleast known its tools and creates arts according to my desires. In our school we have learned how to use photoshop because it is one of our subject in a first semester. Yeah it so difficult to learn this software at first. But if you have learned it and know its tools you will realized that photoshop is easy. Now, photoshop helps me most of my school works especially in Graphical designs.




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Nikko25

For me, it took about a month of continous practice and over a hundred youtube videos to cover most of the basic functions. That was like 5 years ago now. Since then, I've gotten pretty good at it and I can do a lot of cool things with it now. Heck, I could even do some simple stuff with my eyes closed. Just kidding.

As for completely mastering it though, I think that is entirely a on a different scale of difficulty. I am not saying it is impossible ( it is for me though...lol), but there are just so many things about photoshop that is hard to fully master unless your eating and breathing it every day. Take photo background removal for example, there are like a dozen of things you can do to to achieve the results that you want. The same is true for the other functions.




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overcast

I am not exactly a master. And in fact I am working on photoshop every now and then. So the command is yet to be controlled with this tool. There is always something new to learn and do. And for this reason I have found out that instead of using the photoshop for typical work. I can use it instead of paint too. Though it's a bit heavy for processing larger images. But it's good program to learn and practice nonetheless.




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gelotologist

I didn’t master Photoshop yet but I learned it in just a short time. I remember the times where I browse pictures on Instagram and I saw this dope pictures and asked myself “Where did they get those pic or did they make it?”. And because of that I had that feeling that it’s about Photoshop thing. That's moment I realized that I need to learn this Photoshop and to edit dope pictures.
I did watch a lot of tutorials and I learn most of all tricks through "Phlearn" on YouTube. This dude teaches you all the techniques you need on Photoshop.




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Blank629

I still look tutorials about photoshop when doing some projects here. I always look some ways on how I can improve my work for a better result. And even I mastered photoshop, I am willing to improve and learn more.




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pandooh

I am not a Photoshop user but I can tell you that when I first saw that software it amazed me. I saw that when I had my picture taken and saw the process of their editing. They were using photoshop then. And I know that they still utilizes that software. And so I dowloaded the trial of that. I could honestly say that IT WAS A FOREIGNER to me! I could not do what I wanted to do. LOL. So I ended up uninstalling it. Oh man. I was so frustrated learning that time. Until now I'm frustrated. HAHA. But I'm planning to install it again and learn it. We don't know t can be useful for the future. I'm hoping that maybe within few weeks I can have a good output. I know that I can't immediately be a pro but there's nothing wrong with trying again and again right?




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jemuelterrado

As far i used photoshop i think a year already, i can't still master the editing skills to make a photo perfect and i am still trying to use photoshop though i don't have enough talent to use their tools. My prediction maybe next year i think i can say that i can master already photoshop in any skills and styles.




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overcast

I think mastering is really hard. So you are not really alone into this. Most of the people find it a bit harder to keep around with the photoshops. And there are other tools too. So it makes things a bit more complicated too.




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BelindaMT

I had download videos regarding on how to use photoshop but until now I didn't open even once due to my busy schedule. I wish I could have time to learn about photoshop because it will be your skill too in finding online job. But in case I will not succeed in transcription or any writing job maybe then I will try photoshop or graphic designs.




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naknakdatu

It took me one month to learn photoshop. I have not mastered it yet still learning and familiarize the tools up until now. Probably after a few more weeks.




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overcast

Yes mastering is kind of harder. And you just have to constantly keep on learning. And new project that may keep on coming. That seems to be the way for the learning experience. I have learned that some of the time it may not be always helping. But if you can take the decision one at a time. That would help. I think most of the people learn about it on working real life project.




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betty01

Until now, i couldn't master that photoshop. It's so funny, i almost got dizzy and i can't still get the right technique,poor me i just scratch my head and left my computer and yelled to my brother, "will you please help me finish this"! hahahaha! Maybe tghis is not my forte,better luck next time.




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Barida

Photoshopping is where my next target in terms of acquiring skills is now. I must say that I have not started, but I am quite positive that there is nothing impossible in the world of technology as long as we put our efforts into achieving them and same can be told about photoshop. My friend in school wanted to teach me then, but because of the tight schedule of my final year lectures, we couldn't kick start talk more of making any headway towards that direction, but I am optimistic that in no distance time, I can be able to do it well.




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mabhel

I am not an expert but I can work on projects in Photoshop. I did not take formal education about it and how it works but watching tutorials from YouTube and reading reference textbooks help me a lot. I am still in the process of learning and discovering new things about Photoshop and it's fun!




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Barida

I would have to watch tutorial about photoshop as well since it is my next line of making some great pictures and one I would like to have a look at in the future.




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trebor2017

I mastered photoshop for about one and half year. Mastering photoshop is very hard since you need to memorize all the tools you can use to edit pictures or creating pictures. To master it I have practiced everyday by taking pictures and editing it using photoshop. I also searched for things you can do in photoshop and there are a lot of things you can do using photoshop. I recommend that you practice and research a lot so that you will master it.




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ColdFlameChris

I don't have any proper training or anything when I learned to use Photoshop. All I did was to explore each tool and make some experiments on what will happen if I do this or that. You should always use this software to hone your skills and be a professional photoshop editor. You can also learn it through youtube videos or search it online. In Photoshop, you can do anything there and make your photo, like a masterpiece. How long did it take you to master Photoshop?




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honeybabe

I really want to learn Photoshop. I downloaded and sometime buy installer and see tutorial in YouTube. But until now I can’t even make a good edit.Maybe I'm too busy with other things that I can't concentrate or Photoshop is not for me hehehe... I’m envy to those people who can use Photoshop very well .How I wish someone will teach me step by step how to do Photoshop.




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dzannerz

It takes too long to finished your photoshop if you wanted it to be perfect because editing is not like creating or writing something that if you already have no idea then you can stop.Editing is somewhat like an obra like if you are a painter you will do everything just to make your piece of work to be perfect.




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narutos3nn1n

I started learning Photoshop since I've started working here in a printing and advertising business. I became the graphic artist and go to techie guy of this small business when the guy who were working as the graphic artist here resigns from our parent company which is a repair and service of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. I don't know why but I think its about his pride that keeps him out of the company. Going back on mastering that program, I've downloaded the very basic of Photoshop CS6 for Dummies and read it for at least I think a week before I've known quite a lot of features from it. I haven't the talent on creating and designing a good layout from scratch but I can do the very basic and some of the most complex editing that mostly our clients needed. So I'm just happy that it turns out to be my main job aside from operating a large format printer.




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