How can I use Photoshop for a career?
Andrew works in TV, but has realised he is far more interested in finding a job which uses his Photoshop skills.
I am currently an Assistant Producer in TV and I have worked on many hit shows. Throughout my 6 year TV career I have produced many images on Photoshop, many of which for broadcast. This usually involves good cutting and pasting, color correction, masking, re-touching, and building images. I have taken great pride when my producers haven’t even realised that I have manipulated an image!
My last few shows have been picture researcher jobs, where working with stills and Photoshop have been my main role. Quite simply, I love working on Photoshop and still imagery. I have come to realise that I love it way more than actually working in TV!
I do not know all the roles and names of Photoshop jobs, but I am aware that there are many, and a number of them are specialised.
I would be really keen to hear from you as to what Photoshop jobs are out there, that a good all rounder of Photoshop knowledge, like me could do?
I haven’t formally trained in Photoshop, I don’t want to go back to college. But I did graduate with a fine art degree. I know that I pick things up very quickly and wouldn’t need to be shown a million times how to do something new. Perhaps a junior level entry?