The best way to learn Photoshop and other complex programs

Computer software become more and more powerful and allow us to do lots of things that we could only dream about a decade ago. But with the increased power comes complexity. Programs like Photoshop are highly complex, and take many years to master. So what’s the best way to get started learning such programs.

The answer for me has been a training website called Lynda.com. For those of you who’ve never heard of this site, you really need to check it out. The site has thousands of training videos that can really help you gain the skills you need for a professional career.

Each course comes with exercises that you can download and work on. Therefore, you end up getting hands-on training to help you put your new skills to use.

What’s more, the instruction is really top-notch. Most courses are taught by people with both professional experience and teaching experience. However, there is no fluff, and the courses move really fast. For this reason, I recommend people go through the courses twice in order to ensure they have mastered a certain subject.

Lynda.com gets very high marks from me. To date, I have not found a better way to learn new programs on the Internet.