Learn Photoshop for Free

Photoshop is a very useful piece of software and it is now one of the most widely used around the world. However, many people are wary of paying out for the software because they are not sure that they are going to be able to use it properly. The good news is that it is possible to learn how to make the most of Photoshop without paying out any more money.

The first port of call should be the Adobe learning resources. These include tutorials which are divided into categories, so the user can select the right one for their skill level. Those who are complete beginners should start with the basic overview, which clearly sets out what the software can do. In the section on intermediate techniques there are a number of short video tutorials that show you how to use a variety of the most-used features within the software.

Your next stop could be the Tuts+ sites. There are paid-for tutorials here too but the free ones are extensive and very useful for those who are learning how to use Photoshop. The tutorials are shorter and cover subjects such as typography, correction of colour and the use of brushes.

Photoshop Café is another place where you will find plenty of free resources. You may find that some of the tutorials are very similar to those that you will find on other sites but the language used here makes these ideal for beginners.

Once you are ready to move onto the more advanced techniques offered by the software, then Digital Tutors is the place to go. The site is designed to help those who want to forge a career in entertainment but there are plenty of tutorials on Photoshop techniques, along with information on using the software alongside other software types to get the most from it.