The internet is a wonderful thing, brimming with knowledge, information and resources for learning Photoshop. But, sometimes, there is too much choice which can be confusing, so I’ve handed picked seven of the top sites I visit that will help you get started with Photoshop.
Adobe, the company that makes Photoshop, is the obvious first port of call for information on it, especially for beginners. You’ll find some great tutorials for beginners and a ton of excellent videos.
2. ADOBE KNOW HOW
Adobe Know How which only recently launched promises an immersive and personalised learning experience across a range of Adobe tools not just Photoshop. You can mark-up or add notes on the videos as you watch them, making it even easier to master that new skill. You can also jump to cue points created by your annotations to review both your notes and the associated video content, so you’ll be up to date all of the time. Some course are available for free, including Photoshop for Beginners.
Pixel2life is a huge tutorial search engine, which caters for graphic designers and programmers. It has an extensive section on Photoshop training with literally thousands of tutorials to choose from. The site also features a really useful sidebar of sub categories in order for you to find lessons in the effects you want to achieve.
Phlearn is a fantastic, free online resource offering lots of high quality photography and Photoshop instructions. Owner and creative director Aaron Nace also aims to make the training interesting and dynamic, keeping the viewers attention by throwing in the occasional joke or singing and dancing on screen. Informative and entertaining: what more could you want?
5. PSD TUTS +
PSDtuts+ is a blog that offers some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. The site has an extensive library of tutorials covering many different areas, including 3D, illustration and text effects to name but a few. It also has a Basix section for beginners so users of all skill levels can learn the art of photo manipulation, retouching, icon design, text effects, and much more.
6. PS HERO
PS Hero is a brilliant Photoshop resource run by Hero – a surfer, photographer and graphic designer based in Southern California. With a large selection of free tutorials, this site offers training in the areas of graphic design, photo and text effects. It also features an inspiration gallery and goodies section where you can take advantage of free PSD files, custom shapes and more.
These websites are just a start for learning Photoshop and there are plenty more fantastic tutorials scattered acrossed the internet. Are there any you would recommend? Leave a comment below and let everybody know.