During this period of social isolation due to the COVID-19 virus, why not learn to use Photoshop Elements? You can download a fully functional 30 day trial copy of the latest version of Photoshop Elements here using your Google, Facebook or Apple sign-in or by creating a free Adobe account.
Once you have Photoshop Elements downloaded and installed, take advantage of the free tutorials from Adobe, the many useful YouTube tutorials, and the free instruction on Lynda.com available through the Ottawa Public Library (as described in this earlier blog post).
Until the Centre re-opens, if you need help with any of this and if you are running Windows 10, I’ll be glad to schedule one-on-one remote tutorial sessions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
As always, if you have questions about photography, send them to email@example.com and we’ll try and find you an answer.
It seems like the company Photodex Corporation, which produces the popular slide show software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, is having some problems. Internet reports plus my and a friends attempts to contact customer support verify they are not functioning at they have in the past. Rumors are they are trying to restructure and may re-introduce to the marketplace. They have great and popular products, but until the company’s situation clarifies I would suggest our members not purchase the software.
In addition to your membership in the Kanata Seniors Centre and Camera Club, you are able to take advantage of the one-on-one training available.
Need help on figuring out your digital camera, how to download images to your computer or network, how to improve them with Photoshop, how to manage your digital assets, including backup and recovery, how to protect your personal data? All of these and more is available with the Tech Tutors at the Kanata Seniors Centre.
Learn about your computer, tablet, phone or e-reader from these experienced instructors in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Using Kanata Seniors Council computers, or your own laptop or device, they can help you get things going and keep them working right.
These sessions cost $8.00 per hour or you can book three one-hour sessions for $20.00. If you want to book a session, check in at the Reception Desk at the Kanata Seniors Centre to see what times are available.
For more information you can go to the Seniors Council web site and check out the Technology Help link.
The Hazeldean branch of the Ottawa Public Library is offering two introductory courses on photo editing that may be of interest to some of our camera club members.
The first is Basic Digital Photo Editing (Demo Only) on March 4th from 6-8 PM
The second is Basic Digital Photo Editing (Hands On) on March 25th from 6-8 PM
Both courses require registration with the library as described in the links above.