When I signed on to edit books for this small publishing company, the owner convinced me to buy Adobe Indesign. Because the bundled software with 3 programs gave me way more bang for my buck, I bought that rather than just the individual program. As part of this bundle, I got Photoshop C4, a program I had long been interested in. Unfortunately, I have no experience with even the Elements program, so I was pretty useless when it came to trying even basic photo editing with the thing. I’m like an infant with a space ship. I went online to find instructions, but mostly ran into those useless advertising sites trying to get me to download “free” teasers that I could replace with a full instruction program if I wanted to pay for it. Um. No.
I decided then that I would go to the library and look at their instruction manuals. If I found one that was really good, I would go buy one somewhere. Well, guess what? Every single copy of every single instruction manual at the New York Public Library that I looked at was missing. Some jackasses out there are ruining it for the rest of us. Gee, thanks. I called the library and discussed with a helper person. He confirmed that this is indeed a problem. He helped me do a more advanced search to sort and ensure certain books were available, but all of them had 15 or 20 holds on them. I’m thinking maybe Amazon used might be the way to go.