Don’t live in the GW if you can afford anything else. Ludlow’s probably the cleanest but it’s also the farthest away. For the highest overall quality of life, get into Gramercy as soon as you’re not a freshman anymore.
have fun :)
I did take two Photoshop classes in my college career, one at MSU and one at SVA, and I learned some good stuff in them, but honestly I’d still call myself mostly self-taught. I learned the bare basics of digital drawing in MarioPaint, but only started seriously trying to use Photoshop during my senior year of high school. Here’s an example of one of my first pencil drawings that I colored in PS:
At least 85% of the Photoshop knowledge I’ve acquired since then has been gradually accumulated over the past 10+ years from a mixture of trial and error, tips learned from friends, and a sprinkling of tutorials I stumbled across on deviant art. I’ve never admitted this before, but I learned how to isolate your lineart from a scan on its own layer, (deleting the white bits) and change its color, from a tutorial by Snapesnogger!!! The point is, you can pick up really helpful things from almost anywhere.
It would probably be worth it to check out a nearby community college and see if they have a basic digital art class you can take, if you really feel like you’re flailing. But Photoshop is an absolutely VAST program and there’s still a lot of things I don’t know about it, so the biggest thing I can recommend is to just keep drawing and pick up little bits of knowledge as you go.