Question by Diamonds: Special Effect Artist Classes?
I’ve been looking into Special Effect Artist’s and I really want to take a class for sculpting and or painting that is specifically for something that a Special Effect Artist would do so that later on I’d have experience in the field. Are classes like that available for teenagers?
Answer by Richard B
A good question. The answer is, “yes.” Most community colleges offer software-specific classes for many of the publishing software suites, and the software manufacturers also offer training.
You can start with the universal applications like Adobe’s PhotoShop (still photography) or Premiere (video).
That said, it will take years for you to become an expert in any one medium. The software is expensive and so is the training.
I have taught myself PageMaker, InDesign and Illustrator. I have PS and Premiere, but can only use about 1% of their capabilities. A person good at those two software platforms can get a job anywhere.
C.A.D. is the next step up, at the college level.
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