Once you go to a torrent site and pick up your free (but illegal) copy of Photoshop CS what should you do next? You will have no tutorial so you will try and wing it, but unless you have worked in Photoshop before, this will be no easy task.
Photoshop is not as intuitive as other, easier to use photo manipulation software such as the free ones that you can get online, or ones that come bundled with most computers such as Corel, for example.
Your Photoshop free download will be no walk in the park but it does not have to be completely incomprehensible and you can learn how to use Photoshop CS, you just need the right direction and some patience.
The best way to learn Photoshop is to take a hands-on course at a local art school such as the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. There you can really use all of the tools in your Photoshop free download to their best advantage because you will be getting one on one live instruction and this is by far the best method of learning.
It is also prohibitively expensive at $750 per unit so unless you have a rich uncle or have somehow managed to get financial aid or some sort of Pell grant, you may not be able to afford this option.
Option number two to finally use your Photoshop free download and all the bells and whistles it comes with is to pick up one of the many useful tutorial books that you can find at any bookshop.
Books such as Photoshop CS for Idiots or Dummies (although that is a derogatory term and I prefer to think of myself as Special) will take you step by tedious step into the world of photo collage, retouching, design, and all the other tens of millions of fun and beautiful things you can create with Photoshop.
That is why Photoshop and your Photoshop free download are so darn valuable. They smoke the competition (there isn’t any really) and you just have to have Photoshop in order to design anything these days. These books are not too expensive and usually come with tutorial disks.
The last option is by far the cheapest but also the hardest to use and that is an online tutorial or learning guide to your Photoshop free download. You can get these by doing a Google search for “Photoshop free online tutorial” and you will get dozens of results.
Just make sure that you are careful and screen for viruses on your Photoshop free download before you click on it. There are several Trojan viruses out there that originate from these downloads and they can be very nasty and hard to get rid of.
So go ahead and download then get ready to enjoy the world of Photoshop.