“A picture is worth a thousand words”, the saying goes, and applies far beyond the folklore: According to various studies, over 70% of information finds its path to our brain through the eye. That suggests that the quickest way to get along with complex applications, especially those like Photoshop, would be through watching a lot of examples with live illustrations and audible explanations and trying to repeat those after the tutor.
But where are you supposed to find such tutor if you are the first one to learn Photoshop for a hundred of miles around? — Its made easy with the advent of ASAP (short for “As Simple As Photoshop”), an interactive multimedia tutorial, featuring all available study methods: read, listen, watch and follow.
Hardly anything can be simpler than running ASAP. Just double-clicking on the installer file and following a few simple steps shown on the screen will get everything ready for the study. Once everything is installed, and you are ready to move on, hit Start and go through your first Photoshop lesson. Your digital coach will take you by hand and show around. The lessons are packed with detailed explanations and illustrative examples; besides, each lesson includes a movie on the practical use of the lesson. Carefully listen to the teacher and watch the examples to the lesson on the screen. Get more fresh ideas on using the techniques from the application movie demonstrated during the lesson. When the lesson is over, you can repeat what youve learnt on your own, at the pace you feel convenient. Thus, lesson by lesson you will master Photoshop and be ready to move on to the next level of advancement.
Despite that it deals with rather complex software, the application itself is extremely simple; it features a familiar and convenient browser-like interface with a table of contents, history of actions and lessons viewed, bookmarks, which you can set for lessons of your interest, search, and so on. The appearance of the application can be customized to make you feel comfortable and focused on the learning.
With a virtual coach like ASAP you can concentrate on the art not be anxious for figuring our the technical stuff.