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So, I make my living as a Graphic Designer doing the usual stuff.
Business Cards, Flyers, Banners, Wedding Announcements, etc.

Im proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop, but by no means an expert in either(though I do seem to know more than some friends with 4 year degrees)
I can crop, fix color, remove backgrounds etc in Photoshop, and I can do most/all of the fairly basic stuff in Illustrator required for designing the kinds of stuff I mentioned above.

How did you guys learn what you know?
Do you have any pointers(other than one off tutorials) on how I can improve?

Right now im "Good Enough" to do my job, but I still have a lot to learn and it bothers me that I know just how little I really know.
If someone could find something for CS4 or CS6 like what W3Schools has for Web Programming I would be eternally grateful.

EDIT:
As more of a baseline, I can do virtually everything mentioned on AdobeTV "Learn how" for Ps and Ai, and some things that arent, but im looking to learn a lot more, and my current work environment isnt teaching me much.
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i use this site among others to learn
http://vector.tutsplus.com/

it helps really if you are really a noob at these things
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This is a perfect thread for me. I grew up being very proficient in graphics/art my whole life, but that was only in physical mediums. In high school I was introduced to Illustrator and Photoshop and liked what I saw. I bought them a couple years back, but I'm afraid that I am wildly under utilizing them. I can do basic stuff, but that's about it. Really would appreciate the help too. biggrinsmiley.gif
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