25 September, 2008

The Learning Curve

I'm hanging on, it might hurt if I let go right now! I'm working my way through EQ6. I have completed three lessons so far and have piled up many quilts in my sketch book, I'm getting comfy and familiar with the buttons and tools available. It's mind boggling, but fun. If that was all there was to learn I'd feel pretty good right now. But, no, there's more; it's not all comfy-cozy hiking on up the learning curve! What more, you might ask? Add on Photoshop Elements, a wonderful gift for my birthday from my husband. So, the gray matter's getting quite the workout, it seems that a paper "user manual" is missing, I really like manuals! There is a "help" button on the toolbar, but, alas, no book! I do know that there's a Photoshop for Dummies, out there. (I think the dumb thing for me would be not to invest in that!) I took a deep breath when I realized today that the summit of my learning curve isn't even within sight. In the meantime, I'll keep climbing... I received an I-Tunes giftcard from my daughter and son-in-law, anybody know how to use one of those? Uh-oh.

Life is Good!

14 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Hang in there! I go through this whenever I buy a new phone, camera, whatever! What really drives me crazy is how a ten year old can program them in seconds...

Teresa said...

LOL..you sound so much like me. I feel like I am always trying to catch up and by the time I reach that summit, the curve had turned into a new curve and I am back at the bottom. I still haven't figured out how to send a text message on my phone, much less take a picture.

mamaspark said...

You are so funny! I should do the same with EQ. I ^really^ want to learn it too. It was one of my NY resolutions, uh, ok, ummmm...yeah.

quiltmom said...

I love the cartoon and I can relate especially today.

I posted my first blog post- I thought you might want to check it out so here is the address:

http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

I am sure that you will figure out EQ- hope you are having fun with it !

Regards,
Anna

meggie said...

LOL. You are having a lot of fun with it all, & it certainly keeps the brain cells ticking over!
I just love that Photo of Hannes peeping out of that quilt. I smile every time I see it!

zizzybob said...

My husband keeps telling me that I can read the instructions online. Well, no I can't. I too would much rather have the "book" in my hands. Old habits die hard.

Nan said...

That cartoon is just too funny! I understand that feeling only too well, dang it! You are straining your brain quite a bit these days, so it would seem. I have heard doing so keeps you young, so you go girl!!
I know how to use the I-Tunes - my son showed me! (Is that considered cheating?) LOL!

KarenF said...

I LOVE that cartoon! Too funny...and isn't that just how you feel sometimes? I sure do. Sounds like you are learning some great stuff...let me know when you figure out the itunes thing...

paula, the quilter said...

The digital scrapbookers have figured out how to use Elements quite well. Go to a book store and peruse the scrapbooking magazine section. There are several digital scrapbooking magazines and they always seem to give instructions using Photoshop Elements. As an added bonus there are color photos. HTH.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm still trying to learn math. Quilting is hard. My brain feels very stretchy and I can't imagine going thru what you're going thru but I can sure admire it!

*karendianne.

Libby said...

I would love to have Photoshop . . . I've been dropping hints *s*

sewinggeek said...

I love that cartoon! I am a stubborn person ...or maybe a determined person and I can get lost in trying to figure out new technology. Hours pass.... nothing else gets done and my husband comes home and supper is not ready again...sigh. I wish they still published the manuals that go with computer programs. I find it hard to read it online. Keep up the hard work. Won't you feel great when you teach your kids something that they don't know!

MARCIE said...

I LOVE EQ6! I am good at what I need to know for most of what I do, but the manual and the little videos are well done. I think I need Photoshop too! I am not sure why.

Rhonda said...

LOL... I am the same way. My DH got me EQ5 a couple of years ago, and I'm still on Lesson 4. Then, he got me Photoshop E. earlier in the year, and I said the same thing..."what, no manual!". Forget the help button... that didn't help me either. lol
My birthday is in a couple of months... I hope he'll just get me a gift card. lol