Any problem with taking an APPLE Photoshop C5 course if I use a PC?

Discussion in 'Education' started by falcon7, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. The continuing Ed. program at a college near me is offering a Photoshop CS5 course, but the course description states that we'll be using Apple computers only, so the instruction will be geared to the Apple PS features. The course description also states that the student should be proficient with Apple computers. I can't get hold of the instructor, and I have to register tomorrow at the latest. I don't think it will be hard for me to pick up the basic Apple functions (even though I've only used an Apple for maybe a total of 5 hours and not for PS). So 1) should I be able to pick up the navigation for the APPLE pretty easily (I don't have trouble learning this stuff), but maybe more importantly, will I have trouble 'switching' mentally to apply the Apple commands to my PC?
  2. "will I have trouble 'switching' mentally to apply the Apple commands to my PC?" Maybe at first, but it becomes 2nd nature after a while. Both have Ctrl Alt and Shift buttons, but Apple has a command button, which on a PC will do some Crtl button features. Using the menus will show you the keyboard shortcuts on both platfroms.
    As far as Photoshop is concerned, they are the same, functionally speaking. The difference will come when you print as Apple and Windows do things a little differently when you do custom settings on the printer. I use both every day. I don't even think about the difference any more. The biggest issue I face is font crossover.
  3. It's as close as they could get it to being the same program. Personally I switch between them without it even
    occurring to me that I'm doing it - most of the differences are the CMD key being used vs the Control key.
  4. Sure it can be a bit confusing - like driving different makes of car. I'd not consider it a disadvantage to learn on a different machine, you never know when you might need to use that knowledge.
  5. Thanks all. Course starts this week.

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