Learning how to learn Photoshop and Illustrator
By Mike Jackson
Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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.
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.