Anthony’s videos comprise one of the more comprehensive libraries of free tutorials on how to use any program very effectively. He could “write the book” on how to produce perfectly clear, concise, and effective tutorial videos. The corpus of work he’s produced on YouTube is very significant, and highly polished.
This is to say nothing of the “discover dorico” sessions that take place every month, which also comprise a huge wealth of knowledge free for the taking.
I’d say they do a freaking awesome job presenting the program. I wish others were as committed as that!
I agree, I find that Anthony’s videos have taught me just about
everything I’ve been able to learn (without screaming for help here).
I suppose what I’d like to see isn’t some kind of tutorial
Shakespeare, but perhaps just a friendly librarian to organize the
videos into a “START HERE, …GO HERE NEXT” format. I’ve owned Dorico
for years now, and have started so many times, eventually stopping
because I can’t find some crucial information that would make me able
to complete what I’m doing. It’s like driving from (wherever you are)
to Montana, and ending up at roads leading off of a cliff. But I
agree, all of those videos are superb. Occasionally, it is difficult
to know which video to pull up – you will find that the functions you
see in the video are slightly different or no longer exist (or have
moved, whatever). It reminds me of the story of the man who sold his
gold mine because he couldn’t find the vein of gold. Although he could
have kept on digging if he’d only started again three feet away from
where he lost it, if you don’t know where to look, its easy to become
stumped. (Especially when you have multiple deadlines, neverending…)
Anyway, as long as all of you don’t mind we novices bumbling with all
these questions, I’d say that between that huge manual, the excellent
videos and all the people willing to answer questions, I no longer
intend to give up. The program is BEYOND excellent in every possible
way, and I am determined to keep at it until I’m up there with all of
you. Thanks for your help!
As I’m familiar with Photoshop, the default commands of Option [ and ] are similar to the commands used to make the brush size larger or smaller (which are just the square brackets); so they make sense in my head.