I have an awesome friend. He hooked me up with Photoshop 7.0. I've known this dude since high school. We were in college together and he played the piano at my wedding. He's great at everything he does. He works and practices and works some more just to get better at things he's interested in. He taught himself how to play piano, then when he got good enough, he took lessons to get better. He taught himself how to work on recording equipment. He also learned how to tint windows. And, he taught himself how to do many a "trick" on the computer. :o)
I'm a bit slower though. I get aggravated easily. Thankfully, I do want to learn as much about Photoshop as I can. I started with something I've always wanted to learn; change a color photo to black and white, then add the colors I want back to the photo. For example:
Isn't that cool??? I'm sure many people already know how to do that, but I'm just super stoked that I finally learned how.
I also learned how to take certain colors and make them more vibrant. For example:
And then I combined both of the things I learned and did this: