I’m not quite sure when it started but every time I hear the term “image editing”, almost automatically, Photoshop is the first thing that crosses my mind. Probably because when my friends look at the billboards or magazines, they would immediately tell me: it’s “Photoshopped”.
Computer geeks always talk about Photoshop and even people where I developed my pictures use Photoshop. You might also remember the same situation in your life when you inevitably heard about this widely used software.
Undeniably, Photoshop is really popular. So I decided to start learning how to use this remarkable photo editing program. But when the first time I edit my picture with Photoshop, I immediately realized that using this software is not as easy as it may seem.
If you’re like me, Photoshop tutorials are the best answer for our problem. But there are many tutorial websites out there and trying them one by one can be very time consuming. For this reason, let me share to you my 22 best Photoshop tutorial sites.
The website specializes in teaching CSS, Flash, and Joomla aside from Photoshop. They have over 10 thousand subscribers and they definitely offer quality contents.
There are many features that Photoshop can offer but Abduzeedo primarily focuses on text effects. So if this is one area of your weaknesses, then you better visit Abduzeedo.
Though primarily a forum website, there are tutorial tips and how-to’s provided by expert designers. There is something new each day being posted in the website coming form its 25 million active users.
You can find many tutorials in this website aside from Photoshop. They almost have all the tutorials that will surely give you a head start on your learning.
5. Lynda – $25/month
Lynda is full of tutorial videos pertaining to the use of Photoshop and other types of software. Not all tutorial videos are free as it comes with a fee of $25 per month.
6. NAPP – $99/year
NAPP contains great Photoshop tutorials but one thing that might deter you from using it is its membership fee. You need to pay $99 per year to access their wide range of tutorials.
Phlearn is created by Aaron Nace who is able to create tutorials in the most entertaining and yet comprehensive ways. Boring tutorials are gone now with Phlearn.
If you are a fan of Colin Smith, the professional designer who created this website, then Photoshop Café is the perfect choice for you. Only professional and knowledgeable people are given the privilege to add tutorials here so you can be sure that you get only the most helpful tutorials.
It has everything. From the start to finish, you can use Photoshop Essentials to truly use the software at a optimum level.
10. Photoshop Lady
This site is my favorite one! There are many registered users of Photoshop Lady and you can interact with them. Videos are regularly uploaded. In case you like the video, you can add it to your favorites and share it with your friends. Before you start with a tutorial, you can have a quick glimpse on how long the tutorial may last.
As its name implies, the website solely exists for the very purpose of teaching beginners and even adept users to really get the most out of Photoshop.
Though relatively new, most users find this tutorial website as very helpful. Thus in just a matter of short length of time, Photoshop Roadmap immediately becomes popularity. There are many lessons that are offered by the website which will cater your specific needs.
13. Photoshop Star
This is the perfect website for both beginners and advanced Photoshop users. It can teach you how to use text effects, photo effects, and many features of Photoshop.
14. Planet Photoshop
Corey Baker is the primary contributor of Planet Photoshop and he is an instructor in NAPP (National Association for Photoshop Professionals). So expect great contents from this website.
This is a monthly online magazine that features helpful and powerful tutorials that can turn you into Photoshop superstar. All this comes with absolutely free of charge.
16. PSD Learning
The site is owned and managed by Ross Aitken who has devoted a great amount of his life to web design. Though he is an expert, he has a special way to create tutorials that are easy to follow.
Aside from remarkable tutorials, it features Goodies Section and Inspiration Gallery, which makes this website different from other websites.
This is really not a tutorial website but a search engine specializing in tutorials. Thus, if you want to know something about Photoshop, you can easily use this search engine and find what you are looking for.
If you want to fully immerse yourself in Photoshop then PsdTuts+ will satisfy your photo editing needs. Many people recognize this fact that PsdTuts+ has the largest community of followers sharing the same interests.
Smashing Magazine is one of the most popular websites about web design and if you are not familiar with this website, then you’re really not into web design. The website has nothing but only the best tutorials for you.
Though Tutorial9 had just started, it has already 30 pages of helpful topics on Photoshop tutorials. There is a search tab that you can use to find a specific tutorial topic.
These are the 22 best tutorial websites that you can use to master Photoshop. All things can be learn and you must start from the basic. Getting familiar with the websites mentioned above is your first step in knowing how to use Photoshop. Even the most advanced users of Photoshop can still learn something new when visiting these websites.
Which do you think is the best among the 22 aforementioned websites for Photoshop Tutorials? Let us know your thought by leaving a comment below.