I’ve been having quite a lot of fun with Photoshop recently.

Don’t get me wrong, my skills aren’t exactly honed, but it’s definitely been enjoyable.

I’ve been learning the basics by watching YouTube videos and then having a go at messing around with some photos; it’s a great way to express your creative side.

Anyway, my dalliance with this nifty bit of software (and it is nifty) has got me thinking about all of the great, and free, educational resources that exist for creatives on YouTube.

So here they are; the educational YouTube channels just trucking away, endowing people with skills which, in the past, would have only been obtainable by attending a college and spending hundreds.

PHLEARN (Photoshop)

I’ve found this channel so helpful in my journey towards Photoshop proficiency (I’m very much on Leg 1), and the professionalism of the creative chap behind PHELARN (Aaron Nace) has seen the channel amass more than 1.4 million subscribers.

Aaron shows viewers such a range of effects and editing capabilities, that it is impossible not to be astounded by what Photoshop can do. Among the most impressive tutorials found on PHLEARN, in my opinion, include: How to Remove Anything from a Photo, and How to Use Face-aware Liquify.

Every tutorial with Aaron is as professional and clear as it is informative and educational. Before you know it you’ll be implementing your newly-learned skills.

Final Cut King (Final Cut Pro)

As soon as you see one of Zach King’s videos, you’ll be beyond impressed by just what Final Cut Pro can do.

After all, who doesn’t want to give themself the power of being able to jump out of a painting in an art gallery?


KingTutsPro (Final Cut Pro)

Anyone who’s watched videos put together using Final Cut Pro (such as those mentioned above) will be well aware of the various and spectacular things that this software is capable of.

Wander onto KingTutsPro’s YouTube page and you’ll find a plethora of videos, ranging from how to create an iPhone effect , to how to master the scribble effect.

Anthony Morganti (Lightroom)

With more than 272,000 subscribers, there aren’t many better resources when it comes to brushing up on your Lightroom skills.

Similar to Photoshop, Lightroom allows users to manage and process photographs. Become familiar with targeted adjustments, or take on board some cropping tips.

Thanks a lot. I hope this encourages you to have a mess around with one of the above-mentioned programs!




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