This week’s “Tip” is a follow-on to the May 16 Tip of the Week.
In that tip we talked about trying to learn at least one new piece of software per year. Learning software can seem intimidating. We didn’t want people thinking we meant “master” one piece of software per year.
In actuality you can follow the Pareto principle (80/20) and be confident that you will likely only use about 20% (maybe even less) of any given piece of software. Think of Microsoft Excel for example. It’s doubtful that you or or I use anywhere close to its full suite of features.
Here’s a link to a tutorial on Procreate a piece of software that I learned last month. It’s packed full of info, of which I probably only used 15% to get what I wanted done. I am not a master of Procreate. But now I feel comfortable going back to it and using it for creative projects without any hesitation.
Bottom line is: don’t think you have to swallow the whole elephant at once. Just learn enough to get you going. You will have cleared a major hurdle. You can always learn another portion of the software at another time when it is useful to you
That’s all for now. Please share if you find this tip useful.
Until Next Time,