In this weekís question time I talk about whether it’s best to learn Photoshop or Fireworks, what software I use to create these Question Time videos and I offer advice for designers who are just out of school and are looking for design work.

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<divclass="video"> </div>This week’s questions

Hi Chris, I would love to hear your thoughts on the various design programs. I started out using Fireworks (Macromedia) for designing and just can’t get my head around Adobe Photoshop. However it seems that every designer in the world is using PS.

Hi Chris, I was just wondering what software you use to make/edit your ‘question time’ videos?

I’ve just got out of school, do you have any advice for someone wanting to go out there on their own? How did you get started?

Interesting design links

<ahref="http://sixrevisions.com/project-management/8-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-being-a-web-designer/">8 Things They Donít Tell You About Being a Web Designer

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<ahref="http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/create-a-vector-chopper-with-illustrator-cs5-and-vectorscribe/">Create a Vector Chopper with Illustrator CS5 and VectorScribe

<ahref="http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/create-a-vector-chopper-with-illustrator-cs5-and-vectorscribe/"><imgsrc="http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/vectortuts.jpg" alt="" title="VectorTuts" width="450" height="244" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3441" />

<ahref="http://creativenerds.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-create-an-espresso-machine-icon-inside-adobe-illustrator/">How To Create An Espresso Machine Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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