Photoshop training options
Whether you want to use Photoshop for graphic design, photo editing, image manipulation, or to create digital art, there are many training options to learn Photoshop. Whether you're looking to enhance your skills for a career in a creative industry or just want to learn a new hobby, learning Photoshop is valuable and rewarding. American Graphics Institute has helped tens of thousands learn Photoshop, and here we have included the best ways to learn, which includes:
- Online Courses
- In-person courses
Online Photoshop courses provide a structured way of learning and are a good option for those who prefer the ability to ask questions of an instructor, and receive step-by-step guidance. American Graphics Institute offers comprehensive courses with a live instructor. You can find beginner Photoshop courses where you learn Photoshop from scratch, covering all the basics. You’ll also find courses teaching advanced techniques. These courses come with a certificate that can add to your portfolio.
In-person Photoshop classes are available in many major cities. These provide a structured learning environment, whether you take a class at a school like American Graphics Institute, or a local college. Schools that specialize in graphic design, such as AGI, hire experienced instructors with specialized skills in Photoshop and related tools like Illustrator and InDesign, so they can help with any questions relating to the entire digital imaging workflow. If you work better in a classroom, or with face-to-face interaction, and thrive off others in the classroom, an in-person class may be the choice for you.
Online Photoshop tutorials are one way to learn independently and on your own schedule. While many websites and video sites offer free tutorials that cover various aspects of the software, the quality, teaching style, and accuracy of the information isn’t always vetted or up to date. If you don’t need to ask questions, and are looking for a low-cost option to learn the basics, this can be a good way to start.
Another option for learning is through Photoshop Books. There are many books covering Photoshop, from introductory skills for those just getting started, to advanced books that cover specific techniques such as retouching. You can choose either physical books or e-books, and many come with lesson files for exercises to help you learn.
Another option for learning Photoshop is to practice using it for your own projects. This is best after you have completed classes or tutorials. You can then experiment with different tools and techniques that you’ve been learning, to see what works best for the work you are creating. As you practice, you can return to the classes or tutorials to fill any gaps in your knowledge, or advance your skills.
Learning Photoshop requires time, effort, and practice. Whether you choose to learn with a traditional course, online, books, or tutorials, it’s important to find the option that works best for you, start it and make certain to practice. With enough time and experience, you will be able to confidently create and edit images using Photoshop. It is a valuable tool for artists, designers, marketing professionals, and photographers. While originally developed for photo editing and image manipulation, it is also used for creating marketing content, designing mock-ups of websites, and the creation of digital art.