Free Photoshop video tutorials are a great way to learn how to use the Photoshop program. They say that if you listen you forget, if you see you remember and if you do you understand. Well, by listening and watching video tutorials about Photoshop, and following along in your own program, you are doing all three together.
By watching an expert operate the Photoshop program you have the best chance of learning, and also remembering and understanding what you have learnt than by any other learning method.
And Photoshop video tutorials are nothing else but movies of the expert operating the Photoshop program. You are effectively ‘looking over the shoulder’ of the expert and watching every click of his mouse.
You can read instructions, manuals, books by other 私補英文 authors, and Internet websites about Photoshop. But to learn quickly and clearly nothing beats learning from Photoshop video tutorials.
With Photoshop video tutorials, you can see how buttons, collages or even paintings and indeed complete websites – yes websites – are created. Instead of laboriously reading through books describing what needs to be selected, activated and clicked, you can simply imitate the mouse movement and clicks performed in the video knowing that you are actually doing exactly the right thing.
The learning curve is easier to climb and the results are easier to compare.
Not only that, you can watch how it is done from the very beginning to the very end and sometimes you can even have explained why it is done in that particular way.
Sean Dodge wrote on his blog and article called “5 Important Criteria that Make a Great Photoshop Tutorial”. But Sean is writing about screenshot-and-text step-by-step tutorials, not video tutorials. In fact, I haven’t yet found an article discussing the format of Photoshop video tutorials.
Did you ever make a Photoshop mock-up of a website design before getting down and dirty with the code? Then consider the the SiteGrinder program.
Basically, the SiteGrinder program turns Photoshop into an easy-to-use and fully functional web design tool. With SiteGrinder, designers will now have the freedom to totally let their creativity loose and then, without skipping a beat, transfer their designs to the web.
SiteGrinder lets you design web pages with dynamic text, e.g. served from a database and ‘poured’ into a web page containing code. Examples are weblogs and Content Management Systems content. It is hard to believe that a Photoshop plug-in should be capable of doing so, but it can be done and quite easily.