What is a good (preferably free) source(s) for learning photoshop? I would prefer a source you actually used to learn Photoshop basics from ground zero.

I want to use Photoshop mainly for web design, logo design, and other software design purposes.

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    Hi there! I migrated your question to the main site because you posted it on Meta. However, I think your question has been asked here before. Take a look at this one.
    – Yisela
    Nov 29 '14 at 10:06
  • This is a bit broad question, it really depends on WHAT you want to do with Photoshop. So if you could elaborate then your more likely to get meaningful answers. I mean digitally coloring and inking comics is different from denoising, sharpening and color correcting photography, which again is different from designing flyers for print.
    – joojaa
    Nov 29 '14 at 18:01
  • @joojaa Sorry about the lack of details. I want to use Photoshop mainly for web design and other software and logo design purposes.
    – code_flow
    Nov 29 '14 at 20:50
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    For logos and logo like entities like icons and symbols you should probably learn illustrator then. (NOTE: its easier to learn Illustrator first and then Photoshop)
    – joojaa
    Nov 29 '14 at 21:17
  • @joojaa Oh I didn't know what Illustrator was. Thank you! It's perfect for what I need! Add that as an answer so I can close my question.
    – code_flow
    Nov 29 '14 at 21:19

Very, very ancient (CS2), but very, very good are the basic tutorials from the School of Photoshop by David Leggett's Tutorial9. Begin at the beginning, the king said:

Then stop.

  • @vincent I think you dont like tutorial9, lol Apr 4 '15 at 22:15
  • @Matt I only dislike them for taking down the overview page of this top-notch beginner's guide. If they hadn't, I wouldn't have to give the entire list of links :)
    – Vincent
    Apr 6 '15 at 12:40

There are several sources for Photoshop-beginners to start learning, but most of the ones i know are not free (at least the good ones).

I would recommend to find a tutorial (just google) for anything you wanna do. Following the steps of a tutorial will make you understand how photoshop works. Basics as well as more difficult stuff. Imho Photoshop defenitely is a learning by doing thing. At least that's what worked very well for me, starting off with photoshop.

Hope this helps. Sry for bad english.


As mentioned by @joojaa

For logos or logo like entities (ie. icons, symbols) and Web Design, it is better to just learn Adobe Illustrator.

*It is also easier to learn Illustrator first and then Photoshop.

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