I've been watching tutorials on YouTube but I find it hard to keep up with all the steps
I use 2 monitors for such situations.
If your system does not have dual monitors, try running the tutorials on a laptop or other device while doing the tutorial on the main computer.
If you lack the hardware to do that, you can always burn the tutorials to DVD and use a regular television.
And if that isn't possible, there is always the option of resizing your windows so you can see both at once. You lose a lot of screen "Real Estate" that way, but if all else fails, that's an option.
And never forget about the good old Pause button for video playback when switching your focus back and forth.
Hope that helps! Good luck with the toots
Thanks I will try those methods.
Nancy's comments about using Lynda.com is very good, and if you have the 'upper level' membership, you can download the files and actually use the exact same material to practice the steps listed.
I have enough material that when I'm working through a 'lynda' tut, I've got all the stuff needed to work from my own test projects. But I know many who love having the other stuff to work with.
Also ... I've got a 10,1" Samsung tablet, and I use that for playing the tutorials and pause it when I am following through with the steps on my own project. Plus at times I'll write down the steps ... mostly as simply seeing them, doing them, then writing a few of them down, helps get that process into usable memory cells.
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Pause the videos while you work through the steps.
For structured training, look at Lynda.com courses. The instructors break things down into smaller bites. You get a course with several short videos on a given topic so you can absorb what is being taught. And best of all, Lynda.com courses are reviewed by peers for accuracy. YouTube is hit & miss.
Peer review is a real plus. Back in the day, I reviewed a course or two. That was after I authored the first Premiere Pro tutorial on Lynda.com
They had me check each and every step along the way to make sure there were no errors that would cause anyone problems. They did the same with books that they published.
Steven! Nice to see you around!
My life has been taken over by still photography so I don't spend much time in the forums anymore. But every now and then I check in to see what is going on.
I'm in the obverse situation ...
Stop - rewind - try - stop - rewind - try - stop.... Repeat until it sinks in. Another suggestion is try several artists so you can find one that suits you best. Not every voice works. Some will make me sleepy or dreamy and I find I have to listen over and over - then others are engaging and easy for me to comprehend.
Double let screens can help! But not everyone has that. Good thing for minimize!
Try to visualize and work with " the key words technique " to remember the main parts of the tutorial ...Then view the details of all that you saw after .... I am the one who's working this way and writing before practicing (and I practice a lot !) and it works.......
Another option is to have a pen and pad handy so you can write down key words and steps to jog your memory when doing. I prefer to stop and rewind myself though
I bought a tablet for the purpose of watching videos or reading PDF files while working on the program on my computer. This does help a lot and I'm sorry I waited so long to buy one.
multiple screens really help my productivity