I am taking a course in Fine Art & Grunge photography. It is a little intensive, so I need to take my time and learn it bit by bit. I have mastered the first part and now to move on to more. it requires the use of photoshop and lightroom together and I was not overly familiar with photoshop to any great extent. The class is a super learning tool and I have learned a lot about how to use layers and blending, things I would not do in the past, as I felt intimidated by them. Now I just need to learn more about using the Hue Saturation and curves adjustments a little more.
If any of you are interested in this class, here is a link to the website. He randomly gives a 50% discount on the class and all the material is free to students, with lifetime access to his bonus goodies.
Sebastian Michaels supplies you with textures, brushes and other items to help you get started. He also gives you directions on where to find other items for yu compositions. I find this course to be meaningful and fun. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to make a boring image interesting and captivating. I have many compliments on my new images from people on Facebook and other photographers that do this type of work.