In school, I was fortunate enough to have a subject in computer graphics for a year. At the time we used an application called Paint Shop Pro by Jasc Software. I was immediately awed by the amazing things you could do. I was mostly using clone stamp techniques to mash multiple images together, for example, turning the floor of our family kitchen into lava.
Starting my career in digital media was the easiest decision I had ever made, my passion for design and digital tech fuelled this and I tailored all my future education to subjects in the graphic and media disciplines. It wasn’t all that straight forward though, as I have gone across disciplines from graphic design, filmography and 3D graphics/animation. So from back then to now, what have I learned? Here are five tips for starting in digital media.