The advantage of being a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals ) is their great web site, not to mention their monthly magazine. Most of all it’s the Photoshop User web site that has me hooked. There is a wide variety of tutorials, with video and instructional tutorials. There are always new tutorials to learn from, and they don’t miss a beat: The best part is if you don’t understand something in the tutorials, there is always someone to ask: Another feature is the H.E.L.P. Center, which you can only access if you join. Here you can use “keywords” to search for something specific. Let’s use the example “selection”. If I enter the word “selection” into the search, it would come up with a menu of topics that has to do with the selection process. If I then pick “Filling a Layer or selection”, a video tutorial opens up and answers my question: The tutorials cover everything from simple cloning to all the newest and most popular subjects like HDR: Not only is there a place to ask Photoshop questions, but you can also ask about Lightroom,camera gear and computers. Just click on the Contact Us link and ask your question: There are a few ways you can ask a question. You can email them, call them or even write a snail mail. The Photoshop user web site also has a cool feature called Photoshop TV. This is where they have episodes on just about everything from tips and tricks in Photoshop to upcoming events and seminars: I’ve gone to a few seminars in NYC at the Jacob Javits Center. I enjoyed them all. I know there is a lot of information on the Internet that you can get for free, but I like being a Photoshop member because the information is accurate and there are a lot of perks and discounts, and everything from A to Z is consolidated on this one site.
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