Two years ago I took a leap and invested in a Certificate IV in Design at TAFE. It was fantastic. I often felt waaaayyy out of my comfort zone, but I learned so much about Creative Suite. I’ve used that knowledge EVERY day since.
Creative Suite is/was Adobe’s suite of design products (now it’s referred to as Creative Cloud). It includes Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and a bunch of other programs that I don’t use. But I can’t imagine the last two years without the skills I learned from the course.
I’ll never be a great designer. I’m pedestrian at best. But I’m able to create the majority of social/digital items that I need to run my business.
Today I created a new professional image that will get me through the next few months. And thanks to Photoshop it doesn’t look anything like the “in-my-daughter’s-bedroom-pj-wearing-dull” original photo.
The Cert IV was two and a half days per week for two semesters and there were times I thought I was crazy trying to run the business while doing the course during the day. But it was all worth it in the end.