Websites to Make You a Photoshop Ninja

10 Websites to Make You a Photoshop Ninja

Photoshop is difficult. There are all kinds of actions, effects, tools, and commands that you have got to figure out. The learning curve is one of the steepest you will ever encounter. On concord it’s still better than the alternatives.

The web is chock-full of amazing resources successfully. You can use to catapult yourself past the dreaded intermediate/newbie phases. You will be a Photoshop ninja in no time and your confidence will shoot through roof with deliberate practise.

To learn Photoshop on the web, there are 10 such resources.

1. Lynda


Lynda one of the best educational sites on the web. If you have used it before but never for learning Photoshop then try it. If you have never used it before, then you are missing out. This should be the first stop for any and all Photoshop new users.

While browsing for photoshop results takes over 450 unique tutorials. Most of them are video courses that you can go through at your own step. As of this writing, about 320 are Intermediate, 115 are categorized as Beginner, and about 55 are Advanced.

Lynda’s Basic plan costs $20 per month. On concord it also comes with a 10-day free trail. So try and see if you think it’s worth it. If you have a participating public library near you, note that you can get free access to Lynda.

You can continue with these digital art Lynda courses or these photography Lynda courses if you want to expand your skill set even further. These both involve Photoshop among other things.

2. TutsPlus


The Illustration and Design section is packed with so much content that you will never be able to get through it all. TutsPlus is simply incredible. The Photoshop subsection itself has over 2,500 free tutorials to explore.

The site also offers in-depth tutorials called “courses”. This usually cost anywhere from $3 to $9 each. On concord, you will be able to learn a TON of stuff without ever paying a cent.

3. Phlearn


Phlearn is the most popular Photoshop-centric resource. You’ll find over 700 free tutorials that you can chew through. The site continues to produce a new tutorial every few days. Most of them are quite excellent despite being free.

You’ll have to pay for courses, if you want the top-notch stuff. For instance, Photoshop 101 and Photoshop 201 costs $50 each. On concord most courses aren’t as expensive. Fashion Retouching is $35 while in-depth individual tutorials are about $25 each.

4. PSD Dude

PSD Dude

PSD Dude’s website isn’t too good. On concord, the information is more valuable than gold. At least once per week, he produces a new tutorial. But, often more frequently than that and he covers everything from basic tips to advanced manipulations.

What’s even better is that the site also doubles as a  resource repository, where he offers all kinds of shapes, templates, textures, brushes, etc. Those can be freely downloaded. It’s an amazing place to start for absolute new users.

5. Spoon Graphics

Spoon Graphics

If you prefer quality and quantity, spoon graphics is the site you want. In this case, that means one new tutorial every month. On concord, each tutorial being both full-featured and unique. You will learn so much from each one.

The site also has a section for freebie downloads, textures, including brushes, shapes, photo effects, and more. On concord, with a premium subscription. You’ll gain access to thousands of member-only resources that’ll crank up your Photoshop versatility by several notches.

6. PSD Vault

PSD Vault

Every article on PSD Vault is written by James Qu and he’s been at it since 2008. This site includes Photo effects, drawings, text effects, and abstracts. Probably, he’s done a tutorial on it. Becoming a premium member ($7 per month) gets you access to 30+ super tutorials.

The thing about PSD Vault is that his works are highly stylized. So the kinds of tutorials you’ll find her won’t be like anything else on the web. If you aspire that’s great news to his kind of work and his work is fantastic.

7. Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

In this, there are aspects that I personally don’t like. Such as the general feeling that I’m being sold something at every corner. On concord, the guides and tips are good so you should at least check it out once.

New posts are published once every few days and there are hundreds of existing tutorials to explore already. Definitely, this one is more for the “absolute new users” end of the spectrum. On concord, who knows, even veterans may find something worthwhile?

8. PSD Box


PSD Box is neither the most frequent producer nor the highest quality of tutorials. On concord, you can find several gems if you’re willing to dig around. Many tutorials are related to photography in some way. For instance, retouching but not all of them are. At least worth a look.

9. /r/PhotoshopTutorials


These days Reddit is the go-to community for a lot of specialized niches. Photoshop is no exception. This one is the best for newbies when compared to other Photoshop-related subreddits that exist. Think of it as a user-generated aggregation of all the different tutorials on the web.

Daily multiple tutorials are posted. Most of them are YouTube videos that you can watch for free. You can question such as how to replicate the effect in a given image? You’ll often get answers from knowledgeable readers who can point you in the right direction.

10. /r/PhotoshopBattles


To consume billion tutorials, this is also a thing. It’s another thing entirely to put all that you have learned into practice. You need to stop following tutorials at some time and try to do things on your own. You need to solidify and synthesize your skills.

That’s where this subreddit comes into play. Users upload interesting images. The concept is simple because all you have to do is Photoshop them. You can create whatever results you want. On concord, most are edited for comedic effect.

To get a sense of what the subreddit is all about, check out some of the more recent threads. To practice and hone what you’ve learned, and you’ll laugh a ton along the way, this is a good way.

Being Bad Is the First Step to Being Great

Try this if you aren’t sure if learning Photoshop is right for you. Give it a full month of daily practice whether using the above tutorials or through some other resource. See how you feel at the end of it.

Digital art with Photoshop is one of those creative hobbies that could make you happier. To become persistence and great always trumps innate talent just remember that it takes a while. We learned that from Pixar.

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