Photoshop: Staying Up-To-Date4/11/2008 11:49 AM By Artisan
In order to maintain an edge in the field as a creative, it helps to stay up-to-date on the latest trends that are out there. This is also true of using Photoshop–there are so many different things you can do with this program. Knowing what is hot is crucial for everything from graphic design illustration to designing brand identity. How can you keep up with the ever-changing industry? One great way to stay on top of things is by checking out the most current Web-based tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to these sites if you can or bookmark them so that you don't miss out on the new information. It can also be helpful to actually schedule in time for learning new techniques as part of your work week.
Another thing you can do is just take the time to play around a bit on your own. Sometimes learning is all about the "lucky accident," and you just might find a new way of looking at things by allowing yourself the time to create. Who knows, you may wind up being a trend-setter yourself! Another simple way to stay up on the latest trends is to subscribe to a Photoshop or design magazine. These publications try to uncover the new directions that they see emerging, which can be your first clue as to where the industry will be going next.