My husband spoils me. I know this and usually when he buys me gifts, especially the electronic or technical kind he researches the heck out of them. Consumer reports is a like his bible. Most of the time I am ecstatic over his choices. This Christmas he bought me Photoshop Elements.
At first I was excited because I wanted software that would help me adjust and print some of my photos for reference. As I looked at the box I was immediately intimidated. This program was obviously way beyond my limited abilities.
I installed the program. What is this? What does that do? How do you do this? Questions and more never to be answered questions hit me one after the other. I realized I was looking at hours, no make that weeks, of trying to learn this program.
“From all my research everyone says that this program is the best,” he says.
I start to ask around and I find that anyone who can actually use Photoshop is in an elite club, “the fraternity of the Photoshop”.
So I try something else. I purchase a dummy book. You know the kind, the ones where they try and explain things in very elemental ways. Even the dummy book is as thick as a New York phone book! I soon learn that I am even dumber than that! This is not good for my self-esteem. So I put the program on hold. There it sits, its little icon, at the bottom of my computer home screen, mocking me.
I’m no quitter so I won’t give up. I could take a class I suppose, but finding the time for that may be a little difficult. Any suggestions, anyone, anywhere, anyhow?