Photoshop Online Training at Your Fingertips
Many people say the best place to get started learning Photoshop is in a classroom setting, but I tend to disagree. I guess it boils down to how you learn, but there’s no reason you can’t learn how to use Photoshop online. There are so many courses and online learning sites out there, that you can learn how to use Photoshop just about anywhere. I feature Photoshop tutorials of all levels here. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to learn Photoshop online.
If you want to learn a specific task, nothing beats YouTube. You can type in a problem or task you need to know how to do, and it will usually return some good results. The only thing about YouTube is that the quality of the video tends to be a gamble. Be prepared to wade through some bad videos, especially if what you’re looking for is obscure. A lot of great Photoshop users post tutorials online, though, such as Terry White, so you’ll want to be sure to subscribe to their channels.
Lynda has been around for years. They have built a massive library of instructional videos on every subject imaginable, one of them being Photoshop. You can learn Photoshop from start to finish, including production, Photoshop for web design, retouching, and much more. Some of the top instructors are:
Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy
Deke’s Techniques with Deke McClelleand
Photoshop For Designers with Nigel French
Udemy is a good place to learn new skills. Instructors create courses that can be anything from start to finish, to performing specific tasks. The only thing about Udemy is that the courses can be $200 – $300 each. However, if you wait until they have a sale, you can grab a course for $10. I would screen the courses before buying, just to get an idea of what you’ll be learning.
KelbyOne has a unique offering, because you can take professional quality courses from the best in the business. Imagine learning to paint from Matisse, or learning to fight with Anderson Silva. This is the place to learn if you are already a professional, but you want to take your work to the next level.
Planet Photoshop is a great place for learning neat effects and compositing. You can learn to create product-level effects. The best part about the site is that they are free, so you can learn without having to shell out your hard-earned dough.
Photoshop Lady is a roundup site of all of the best Photoshop tutorials on the web. If you want to see the best tutorials for Photoshop online, Photoshop Lady is the curated spot you should gravitate to. One thing I really like is how the site has Photoshop tutorials broken down into different effects. This makes it easy to go straight to text effects, if that is what you’re looking for.
There are tons of places to go where you can learn Photoshop online. Whether you go the free or the paid route, never give up pursuing your goals. With enough drive and determination, you can become knowledgeable in Photoshop quicker than ever before. Where is your favorite spot to pick up on new tips for Photoshop online? Please leave your responses in the comments section below.