Do a search for “Photoshop CC” at currently has 422 Photoshop courses with over 21,000 videos.
This is a screen shot from the Barnes & Noble web site after doing a search for “Adobe.” As you can see, there are lots of titles for people who like to learn via a book.
Type in “learning photoshop” in DuckDuckGo (or your favorite Internet search engine). You’ll find lots of courses, some of which are free. YouTube is loaded with Photoshop tutorials, too.

Learning how to learn Photoshop and Illustrator

By Mike Jackson

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Books Some people learn well with books and magazines. Adobe sells a series called Classroom in a Book for most of their programs. Yes, you can learn from them, but I found them to be tedious and slow. They come with a CD or DVD so readers can follow along with the same files displayed in the book.

The Internet Try typing “Photoshop video tutorials” in your favorite search engine. There will be several “online classes” for a fee. There will be lots of “clip of the month” videos for the advanced users, and there will be plenty of links to random topics and features.

New users need to watch for terms like “from scratch” or “for beginners”. Ideally, tutorials will be offered in a linear path from beginner to expert. New users need to learn how to set up the program’s preferences and utilities before getting into the tools and techniques.

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Mike Jackson

Mike and Darla Jackson operate Golden Era Studios in Jackson, Wyoming, and do a variety of sign-related projects. Mike’s website is His email address is You can see more of Mike’s photos at and