How often DO I decide I am less, incapable, or the S-word [tupid] when I’m NOT able to replicate what I think I must BEcause so-and-so did so?!
One example is Photoshop Elements. I was gifted with PSE8 in Christmas 2009. It seemed enormous so I bought several books but it wasn’t until August 2012 that I really learned the first thing about how to install and use it.
Of course, by then PSE8 was way out of date and people were on to PSE10 and then PSE11.
I kept it loaded for 7 months BEfore I decided one early morning to uninstall it…
You see, it wasn’t working for me.
I tried to make it DO all these nifty things others DO, but I got far better results using Picasa and Pixlr, two freebie photo-editing programs.
And I’ve yet to miss the BEhemoth one tiny eensie little bit.
I love what I learn by simply digital fiddling with these two programs.
I love how I am learning without needing books or tutorials or following someone else’s Here-Is-HOW-You-Can-DO-This Nifty-Doodle-Thing-I-Did.
I Now SEE that what works for me is simpler, generic even, and that is 100% fine with me.
I am happy with all I don’t know and deLIGHTed that I CAN learn.
In my own time…
I love you, Currie