Check out the Adobe Classroom in a Book series - they're created by the same
folks who make the software and are an awesome resource for people who are
just starting in the field of graphics. You can buy these at most large
bookstores, including Amazon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tracy Graber" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Beginner advice
> Hi Fellow Listers,
> I'm new here, but the message from Marie Mullet hit home with me. I am a
> freelace illustrator who also loves natural objects.
> It has been so great to read the back and forth conversations on the
> list, even if 90% of it goes way over my head. I have found myself in a
> very isolated situation,and being "among friends" makes all the
> I am attempting to teach myself computer graphics without having to go
> back to school. When I got my illustration degree, they weren't teaching
> computer stuff yet. I am an absolute novice on computers, but I have a
> really nice one.
> Is it really possible to teach oneself with very limited knowledge, or
> am I kidding myself? Is it best to start with Photoshop and Illustrator
> first? What would be the best way to learn? Answering individually would
> be just fine if anyone has any ideas. ( I have been CHICKEN to ask such
> elementary questions, but here goes...)
> Tracy Graber
> P.S. The Fly WAS beautiful....