as some of you know i make my bread and butter as a retoucher. thing is, i am all self taught. when i graduated from pratt, it was at the curve of switching from film to digital. my class had a lot of push back but i was intrigued, and took all the digital courses they had available. (which weren't many in 2005) i also worked at a computer lab so i would practice there. still throughout my jobs as a printer, studio manager, image processor, i still had to use photoshop. i loved the program so much i would continue to use it everyday at home. now that i am at my current job (going on 6 years) as a professional retoucher, now i thought would be a good time to properly learn.
that's when i found noble desktop. it was easy to get to, a block away from my current job. the classes were after work and my job was accommodating to have me learn. i ended up taking three classes to get the photo retouching certificate. the teachers were super informative, open to answer a lot of questions, and they have turned my work flow into something more concrete. they also give out a book that you can keep so you can refer to notes later. it was an intense two months, but it was all worth it!