Do I have potential?

Started Jan 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
jtan163 Senior Member • Posts: 2,265
Re: Do I have potential?

brick33308 wrote:

jtan163 wrote:

PS is far more daunting and much slower - though heaps more powerful and flexible to the point I think most people probably only use a tiny percentage of the available tools.

Why do you say that PS is "much slower"? I'm an experience PS user, have been for many years through all its incarnations, and don't find that to be the case.

I also suspect but can't prove that the "daunting" aspect of PS to which you refer is largely an urban myth assumed to be the case only by people who haven't really attempted to use it.

In terms of workflow and time to become proficient. Not necessarily in execution speed - though my gut feel is it is there too.
I think for most people who aren't Matt Koklowski it will be faster to edit and process 200 shots  in LR than it would in PS.
Believe or not - I think that was one of the original motivations for LR. Provding a faster and easier workflow - key word workflow - than PS.
PS does not really have a workflow, in the sense of ingest, apply metadata, edit, process, output.
I also think there is much less scope for wandering off on 6 hour side trips down the rabbit hole of PS features and plugins - fun and educational as they may be.

I used to work in digital pre-press - before everything was digital.

I've been using PS since version 2. On a 68K Mac. When XPress was still a big deal.
I may not use it as much now, and I by no means claim to be a guru on current photoshop practise (layers were a big deal for me back in PS3.0)  but I think it is fair to say have some vague passing familiarity with photoshop.
I suspect (but can't prove) your opinion to the complexity of photoshop for the average lay person is that someone who has never provided IT support to average users.
I now no longer in digital pre-press

I now work in a 5,000 desktop organisation, where most people rely on PCs/Laptops to do ALL their work.
You'd be surprised how few are able adapt well to new software or even new versions of existing software they already use.
Even in the so called "digital native" generations.

Presuming you are as familiar as you say with PS your opinion to it ease of use is kind of moot - you've either forgotten how hard it was, know less of it than you think or YOU ARE Matt Koklowski!!

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