Im new to blender and imaging in general… in fact i think this is the first imaging program ill take seriously…
what is the best way to refine my blender skills and learn to produce some work as good as what i see on these forums?
since this is basically my first imaging program im a bit lost and not sure how to gain experience… ive already started reading the manual… but what after that?
should i spend most of my time going through tutorials?
should i try to find other manuals?
should i try to start creating my own work right away and just click around and experiment as i go?
how did YOU learn to use this program effectively and how long were you using it before you started creating respectable renders?any tips?
and another question i had was how often do you use other programs to tweak your blender renders?
Im a linux user and the gimp looks like it will be a bitch to figure out… id feel uneasy if i have to learn to use another program after this to make my work look as good as some of yours… is it needed? do you commonly use other programs for touch ups?
thanks for helping a newb get started