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Coming Soon... My Favorite Way Learn New Software

Published: 08/06/2008
By: larry

I learned about about a year ago when I chose the one month subscription to as the Adobe thank you gift for registering my updgade to Photoshop CS3. I've been using it off and on ever since then and I've grown to love it as a way to keep up-to-speed on new software.

There are four things that make lynda.coma great way to learn about new software:

  1. has video tutorials on virtually all important applications. Even relatively obscure applications like Pages on the Mac.
  2. You can subscribe for just a month or two ($25/mo) or all year ($250).
  3. The videos are all in bite size chunks each a few minutes long on a particular subject. This allows you to use it like a user manual. Want to refresh your skills at masking a sky in Photoshop? Just login, go to the Photoshop videos and find the clip that gives a demo. You don't have to watch an hour long video to find just the help you want. This may not sound like a big deal but I think it is huge.
  4. The quality of the video and the instructors doing the videos is outstanding.

I suggest that if you are moving to Lightroom or Aperture or Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop Elements 6 a month or two subscription to is well worth the cost to get you up-to-speed on the new software. Lynda is not paying me to say this! Since I started using it I am amazed to find what a powerful resource it is.

One of the new releases com has is a hour plus photographic inspirational video called Douglas Kirkland: Creative inspiration, which is a series of interviews with Douglas Kirkland, the photographer famous for his iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, and Nicole Kidman, among others.

6 comments on “ My Favorite Way Learn New Software”

  1. I second that. I've been using for a long time. The only time I have ever had a problem with it was when my wife got the credit card statement and saw a charge from this dubious "". But after some splanin' all was well.

    I highly recommend for any interested in learning a new software. It just like taking a course, except you can press pause to stop the teacher.

  2. Larry, This is the best bargain for education in the world. I have been a subsciber for years and it is worth every penny. You can learn photoshop and lightroom at your convenience. Dreamweaver tutorials are also excellent.

  3. is really good stuff. We had a subscription for a while. I may do it again. Right now I am doing the Kelby Training subscription They have some great tutorials, especially on photography itself, in addition to Photoshop, Lightroom and everything else Adobe.


  4. I also received a 1 month subscription from Adobe as a gift for registering CS3. I was so impressed with the bite sized videos I crammed as much training into my free month as I possibly could. I plan on subscribing when time permits. You can also view a considerable number of the basic training videos in each category without a subscription.

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