Choosing cameras, selecting equipment and capturing photos is just the first step in creating striking canvas prints. Believe it or not, but snapping images is the easy part. Before you place photos on canvases you have to make sure they’re completely flawless, and this is where Photoshop comes in.
Whether you’re a beginner or expert photographer, learning about Photoshop will only help to develop your skills, improve your images and in the long run benefit you in your career. Now, we understand that software and technology can be a little daunting, so we’ve put together a little Photoshop breakdown, including the best Photoshop tutorials, where you can download the software and how you go from Photoshop to photo canvases.
Udemy – Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC
If you’re completely new to Photoshop, then one of the most popular courses on Udemy is the Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC, which currently costs £27. This course includes 176 lectures and 13.5 hours of video, and offers a 30-day money back guarantee. The course focuses on graphic and photo-editing, and learning the software from the ground up. For more information visit udemy.com.
Webneel – Hidden Tools and Effects
If you’d rather learn as you go instead of signing up to a course, then Webneel’s tutorials are perfect for you. Webneel has put together 56 of its best how to tutorials here. They focus on digital effects, retouching your images and learning about different tools in Photoshop. If you’re a photographer who wants to learn how to heavily edit images and completely transform them, then these kinds of tutorial are ideal for you. Plus, they’re all free!
Youtube – Adobe Photoshop
Rather than paying for a course, you can access millions of videos online via Youtube. The best place to start would be with Adobe Photoshop’s very own Youtube account. These insider videos are in many ways the best on the market because who’s going to know this software better than the people who actually created it? From how to tutorials to interviews with professionals, there’s a whole range of videos to be found here and all of them contain vital information when it comes to mastering Photoshop.
Youtube – Howard Pinsky
Howard Pinsky’s channel is definitely one of the best Youtube channels to check out in regards to Photoshop. From text effects and photo composition through to designing in Photoshop and using special effects, there’s everything you could ever think of all in one place. There’s countless playlists of features you need to master, starting with Photoshop basics (50 videos) and then moving on to more advanced project-based design. And again, they’re all free!
You can sit all day, everyday watching videos about Photoshop, but the only way you’re going to truly learn is by doing. So, now that you’ve got your courses sorted, it’s time to introduce you to the Photoshop app.
Welcome to the world of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Subscribing to Adobe gives you access to the entire collection of creative apps for Apple’s MAC, PC smartphone and tablet. There are 29 apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and more, and the best thing about Abode is CreativeSync, which allows your devices to sync anywhere, making it much easier to share images from your phone and laptop.
Memberships differ from £8 to £69, depending if you’re a student, business or self-employed professional. You’re able to choose a personalised plan, where you can select the apps you want – this can affect the price – or you can have a basic plan and receive all the apps.
If you’re serious about improving your Photoshop skills and believe it’s something you’re going to continue to use to better your images, then we believe it’s worth the money. You should see Photoshop as an investment, especially if photography is your main source of income, as it’ll make your images more eye-catching and visually appealing to your audience.
The great thing about Photoshop is that once you’ve finished editing you’re able to save your image in various formats, which makes it super easy to upload and print onto a canvas. These formats are compatible for both canvas prints and most editorial purposes.
How do you feel about Photoshop? Are there any tutorials you found useful when learning to use the software?