Well, to become a professional photographer, I would need to master Photoshop and C1P in order to edit and print professionally. Im realizing that Im having a lack of editing skills that I can not edit my own images properly especially color tones. This is the biggest issue that I have and I need to solve this problem within a year since Im not able to apply for any kind of internships related to Photography. Yes, they demand photoshop, LR, and C1P. Not only that but they also demand either Premier Pro or Indesign. Technically, I need to be better than before in order to survive in NYC. Im still working on portrait photography by shooting as many pics as possible and studying portrait photography but editing skills need to be advanced or improved. I dont want to be a jobless photographer because of my skills.I've found them to be invaluable in the past. They are very thorough with their courses.
What do you mean by saying "but I wonder if it's good to have most skills to use those programs."?
Well then, I guess I should spend several weeks to watch Photoshop and C1P courses first.You should be able to get all the assistance you need from the various Lynda courses.
Just in regards to retouching, which you are going to need to know how to do really well, they have 48 different courses available covering Photoshop, C1P and other programs.
For portraits, they have 72 different courses available.
They also have courses on running a business too.
Good luck with it.
Linda.com produces a lot of high quality content. I think the best plan for you is to set aside a certain amount of time over night, say one hour. And work through the subjects you are interested in. But also you really have to do some work that uses each new skill. When they introduce a feature or technique you have to then practice it on your own. simply watching is not effective. you THINK you are learning but no. You have to use what you learn very soon. rewind the video then try it. If you can get it to work rewind and watch it again. Don't be passive.Since Im able to access that site for free, Im thinking to learn more about Photoshop, C1P, and Premier Pro for ...