Adobe Photoshop is by far the most popular graphic design and photo editing program in the world. It has become so popular that it is now a household name. If you manipulated a picture and someone can see that the picture was indeed manipulated, they would most likely ask the question “did you Photoshop that?”
Photoshop is also considered as the de-facto design program in the field of graphic design. If you are interested in a career in graphic design, knowledge of Photoshop is required.
Due to its popularity, you can find lots of tutorials, plugins, courses and other resources for this powerful program. You’ll need to purchase some resources while others are offered for free. In this article, I’ll list some of the most popular free Adobe Photoshop tutorial websites that you can use to help you master this popular graphic design program.
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If you are interested in learning multiple aspects of Photoshop via projects, then this is a website that you should definitely bookmark. PSD Learning will teach you everything from making movie posters all the way to advanced scripting in Photoshop.
All of the tutorials are properly organized into their own categories so you can easily find the right tutorials for your skill level.
Designer Ross Aitken started this website back in 2008 and it is still a good resource for interesting tutorials to this day.
This list would be completely pointless if I did not include the Adobe Learning Centre. Adobe Systems Incorporated are the developers of Photoshop after all. It would be ludicrous to not include them in this list.
You will find lots of written and video tutorials for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop. Make sure to check them out.
Now you’re probably wondering why Lynda.com got included into this list; after all, this is a “paid-membership” website, right? Well here are a few reasons why you should use their tutorials.
I highly recommend that you do not pass by this website without at least taking a look at what they have to offer. You won’t regret it.
Digital Tutors is now part of PluralSight.com - so they are now even bigger and better than before. They also stated that no more tutorials will be placed on DigitalTutors.com. They already have a large amount of tutorials there - but all newer tutorials will be place on PluralSight.
Note: If you are already a member on DigitalTutors.com, you can use your login info on PluralSight.com.
Besides their paid subscriptions, they also offer a free (limited access) account, so that you can get a good feel for the high quality tutorials that they offer. You can always upgrade when you know you are ready for more tutorials.
Digital Tutors has been around since 2004. I’ve personally used some of their tutorials and I have no problem in recommending their services to the design community.
PS Hero is a great Photoshop resource that features more than just cool Photoshop tutorials. It also features an “inspiration gallery” and a “goodies section” where you can get free PSD files, custom shapes and more.
The tutorials and training cover various aspects of Photoshop use, such as photo manipulation, text effects and more.
This resource is well worth checking out.
Tutorial9 provides a wide assortment of free Photoshop tutorials for you to use. They also provide tutorials in other related fields, such as photography, illustration and even web development.
With their large collection of tutorials, you are sure to find one that suits your needs.
You can also submit your own tutorials to Tutorial9. This is a good way to get a high quality backlink to your own website.
Pixel2life claims to have the largest collection of tutorials on the web. Considering that they have been around for many years, their claim may not be far from the truth.
They currently have over 97,000 tutorials in various categories, such as 2D design, 3D design, audio editing, business applications, photography, video editing, website development, and much more.
These categories are also broken up into their own sub-categories so you can easily find the tutorial that’s right for you. They also provide you with an “Advanced Search” feature.
Their most popular (and most extensive) category is of course, Adobe Photoshop. All I can say is “Bookmark This Site Now!”
The Evanto Network (Envato Pty Ltd) of blogs and resources has gained allot of popularity over the years.
Not only do they provide lots of tutorials, but they also provide a marketplace of resources for you to use in your projects. Web designers, graphic designers and programmers can all use the Evanto Network to share their resources with the creative community.
Check out the Evanto.com website to see everything that they have to offer.
This is a great website for people who are generally new to the world of Photoshop. They cover a wide range of step-by-step tutorials that cater to novice and intermediate users.
Their tutorials cover multiple aspects, from Photoshop basics to photo editing and retouching, text effects and much more.
I can highly recommend Photoshop Essentials for those that want to get up and running with Photoshop.
PhLearn provides you with free high quality step-by-step video tutorials on Photography, photo retouching and editing.
PhLearn is known for making video tutorials that are both informative and entertaining. They also have a YouTube channel, so subscribe to keep up with their latest tutorials.
You can find great Photoshop tutorials in some of the most peculiar places. Here’s one that you may not have thought of.
DeviantArt is well known as a place for artists (of all types) to showcase their portfolio. But you can also find lots of groups and sub communities on this platform. One of the most popular tutorial groups on DeviantArt is one that’s simply called “Photoshop Tutorials”.
The tutorials are divided up into categories, so you can easily find what you’re looking for. You can also submit your own tutorials for inclusion into this group.
Photoshop Café has been around for a long time. I’ve been subscribed to their newsletter for years and it’s a great place to get free tutorials and tips.
You can get tutorials on Photoshop, digital photography, special effects and even aerial photography with drones. It’s a great resource with a lengthy online history and I can highly recommend it.
Adobe Photoshop is indeed a fantastic program and more features are being added with every new release. If you’ve never used it before, I hope that this article has given you enough resources to get out there and start learning.
If you know of any other websites that focus on free Photoshop tutorials, please let me know in the comments below. Also, if you liked this article, please feel free to share it with your fellow creative friends. I really do enjoy seeing what people can do with Photoshop. Thanks for reading.
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