Your corporate presentations can look much more professional if you have some Photoshop skills, but is there a shortcut to learning a few tricks when you are too busy to sign up for a full-term course?
It turns out you can if you consult a few excellent websites geared to just such a demand.
Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor that works with both Windows and OS X. It dates back to 1988 and was the invention of Thomas and John Knoll. What was a noun as the name of a computer program has now become a verb, with people suggesting they will “Photoshop” something, just as Google has become a verb for search.
If you are a person who responds to learning things informally and with a bit of humor thrown into the mix, then You Suck at Photoshop is just the ticket. At this site, you are taught by video to do the basics. It’s funny, fun and yet in its own way, very effective. Even if you know nothing at all (and the video will quickly remind you of that) it will enlighten you enough to do some basic stuff and feel quite accomplished for your effort.
If you want to take a more serious, academic approach, and yet still not be overwhelmed, another good choice is PSHero. It has a wealth of tutorials that cover most of the things the average user would want to do. For instance, you can use it to create a great new corporate logo, design a website and mess around a bit with your photos. If you are already an accomplished user, you will likely find it a little too basic, but it is absolutely perfect for a beginner.
Sites of aggregated copy are also great for beginners and in that vein, check out Photoshop Lady. It gathers some of the best of the Photoshop tutorials from a variety of sites on the web and allows you to watch them conveniently in one location. If you find a style of a tutorial that really works for you, you can always go directly to that source site and learn in a style that works best for you.