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Lynda.com Online Videos For Photoshop

May 3rd, 2007

In the past I have not liked training videos but recently I subscribed to the lynda.com podcast and ran across the podcast by Deke McClelland on the new photomerge feature in Photoshop CS3. It was short and effective. The free lynda.com podcast actually covers many different applications, not just Photoshop. Then after registering my version of Photoshop CS3 I chose the one month free subscription to lynda.com that Adobe gives as gift for registering.

I really like the design of these online videos. Unlike most other training videos I’ve used these are “chunked” in to 2 to 10 minutes on specific subjects. It’s great, you can skip around and look at just the subjects you want and easily come back later and find a particular subject that you want to watch again.

The series I’ve found particularly useful so far is “Photoshop CS3 New Features”. Since its too early for any of the Photoshop books to be updated for CS3 this is a great way to find out what’s up the CS3 upgrade. In fact, this is the best description of the new CS3 features anywhere. In addition to the series on CS3 new features there is a series on Photoshop CS3 Advanced Techniques, Beyond the Basics and CS3 Essentials. There is also a series on Photoshop Elements 5.

At $25 per month for an online subscription, I think this a great way to become more effective with either Photoshop you use.

By the way there are a bunch of Photoshop and photography how-to podcasts (free via iTunes). Many of these are video podcasts. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips
  • Creative Photoshop with John Reuter
  •  lynda.com
  • Photoshop TV
  • Photoshop for Digital Photographers
  • Lightroom for Digital Photographers
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4 Responses to “Lynda.com Online Videos For Photoshop”

  • Yes, Lynda.com is truly a value. Many titles and ease of use. You will not be disappointed in subscribing. Excellent cs2 tutorials.

  • I’ve been eying this website for awhile now. Appreciate your feedback and encouragement to try it out. I recently upgraded to CS3 (essential for Intel Macs) and I think I’ll take advantage of the freebies.

    A big thumbs up on CS3 from a Mac user.

  • Yes, I have to take back what I said earlier about CS3 I like it a lot. It helps to understand the great new features.

  • I just upgraded and after a funky first install of the “Design Premium Suite” and having to use the cleaner script to get a fresh install – I am very happy with it. I missed the palette well at first but the slideouts work just as well. So far all of my scripts and actions and combinations have all worked without an issue and no problems with Plugins this time around. Combined with Lightroom I think Adobe are on the right track. I might even give the bridge another try. Naaaaaaaaaaaaah, lets not get carried away.

    M. James

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