If you have created your own website before, you know that compelling imagery is one of the best ways to give your site personality and make it stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s creating a custom banner for your header or improving the photos you post, knowing how to use Adobe Photoshop can be a huge plus. Check out these helpful (and free!) resources to help you learn to use Photoshop.
Adobe’s eLearning community
Who better to learn from than the company behind the product themselves? Adobe’s eLearning community offers a free 13-hour course on Photoshop. The course targets Adobe Photoshop CC (The Creative Cloud version of the software), and it offers ground-up training for complete beginners. With over 100,000 participants in the course so far, it’s one of the most valuable resources for learning Photoshop basics.
For more intermediate users, browse the selection of Photoshop courses offered on Lynda.com. These courses range from quick 1 hour sessions to 20+ hour courses, and are taught by some of the best digital artists on the web. Site subscriptions are required, but there is a free 10-day trial you can take advantage of as a no-cost way to learn.
Phlearn’s free tutorials
Although this may require more browsing to find a topic that’s helpful for you, Phlearn’s free tutorial section offers a number of courses on performing specific tasks in photoshop, ranging from tutorials on removing logos from clothing to adding stars to a photo of the night sky. The complexity of these lessons vary based on the course, but it’s definitely a resource worth looking into.
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