Even if you don't upgrade to the latest and greatest software version every year there are still plenty of things to keep on top of if you make all or part of your living doing graphic design or web design. Depending on your focus you may need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in fonts, logo design, or printing techniques, and new tools that may help you do your job better. How do you keep up with it all? In The Top 5 Techniques for Staying Up to Date in an Ever-Changing Field, Kayla Knight offers a few specific ways to do it from teaching others to networking.
And of course if you do upgrade your software there's a lot of new features to explore and master. Follow these steps for learning to use desktop publishing software that apply to new users and those simply upgrading or wanting to dig deeper into what your software can do.
What methods do you use? Do you take refresher classes? Set aside time periodically for some self-paced training? Read certain books, magazines, or blogs? Share in the comments, below.