A while ago we talked about Lynda tutorials in the post Knowing What You Need to Know. While Lynda is awesome, not everyone has the money to spend nearly $40 a month for a subscription and sometimes you just need to learn one specific skill so subscribing doesn’t make sense. There are many other tutorial websites (free and paid), but a lot of them are about hyper sensational composite images or random photo effects no one would use for a real job. Here is a roundup of several great websites for quality Photoshop tutorials that teach skills you’ll use again and again.
Not many people know that Adobe has a great selection of tutorials on all their products. They also have several shows that consistently release episodes featuring various tips and tricks. Another benefit is they have tutorials for doing back end stuff like migrating Lightroom from one computer to another without losing everything!
Specific to Photoshop and Illustrator, Pixel Perfect was a professionally produced weekly podcast with in-depth tutorials. The whole archive is still online and most of the stuff converts nicely to newer versions of Photoshop so be sure to check it out.
Has many great shows, all hosted by industry professionals, on various topics for creatives. From detailed tutorials to industry news it’s all here.
Similar to Lynda, Tuts+ is a paid service but it costs about half the price ($19/m or $15/m if you sign up for a year). They have a lot of tutorials with video and source files as well as ebooks and full courses. A great alternative if you are considering Lynda but don’t need their large software suite selection.
Please let us know where you go to learn new software skills or if there is a related podcast you really enjoy!