You’ve decided to do some serious photo shop work, and you want to make sure you do it right. You’ve seen some video tutorials on how to use the different features of this software, but you don’t know if they are really worth your time or not. In this article I will talk about why most Photo Shop video tutorials are not very trustworthy. More importantly, I will tell you how you can make sure that the tutorial you choose to follow is going to be useful and informative to you!
They are designed for beginners
Photoshop video tutorials are designed to show the basics of editing photos in Photoshop. However, because they are geared towards beginners, many of them assume you know little to nothing about photo editing. This is not true for everyone and can be frustrating for anyone who has been using Photoshop for years. A good way to find an ideal video tutorial is by looking at reviews from other users and checking out their length.
They do not teach all the needed techniques
Photo shop is an amazing tool for modifying images and creating new ones. But, not every image needs to be fixed or modified. In fact, most of the time it’s best to leave an image alone and find ways to enhance it in other ways. With that being said, if you do need to use photo shop there are many tutorials out there that can help teach you how to use the program.
One thing I will say though is that you should never trust a photo shop video tutorial without reading reviews beforehand. There are many tutorials out there that have misleading titles or cover topics that they don’t go over in depth.
They have terrible music
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve searched up a video tutorial on YouTube, only to be greeted with terrible music. As soon as that music started, I knew I was in for some bad instruction. It’s not just the choice of music, either. The video itself is usually terrible quality and full of misinformation. It’s not difficult to find an informative and well-presented video tutorial on YouTube—it just takes some time to sift through all the garbage ones out there.
They don’t teach what people need to know
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of tutorials for Photoshop on YouTube. And while many are good and helpful, I’ve noticed that most of them don’t really teach what people need to know about Photoshop (or any other photo editing software for that matter).
It’s not that they’re bad tutorials; it’s just that they’re teaching techniques and skills you won’t actually use in your everyday workflow. Sure, knowing how to do a certain Photoshop technique is great if you have time to learn it and can use it in your work. But the reality is that most people need to learn how to do something specific right now—and not some other time down the road when they have the time.
There are some exceptions…
Photo shop tutorials are all over YouTube and the internet in general. They seem to be so common that people assume they are trustworthy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The problem with these tutorials is that many of them are unprofessional and not very helpful for beginners. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you want to make sure you’re getting the right tutorial for your needs, look for ones with high quality visuals and clear sound; as well as tutorials that give step-by-step instructions so you don’t get lost along the way.
If you use free tutorials, you can still make mistakes. Here is why.
It is vital that you know what you are doing before you start editing your photo. The problem with free tutorials is that they often have errors and give advice on how to do something incorrectly. This can cause disaster for your final product. Even if the video has great ratings, it’s not worth the risk of making an error in your edit. It may be better to pay for the tutorial or find one elsewhere.
A better alternative
The best way to learn photo shop is by practicing with the tutorials. Watching video tutorials will teach you basic skills such as how to crop, resize and make small adjustments to photos. It’s important to note that video tutorials are not a substitute for learning on your own by practicing these skills because they can be quite time consuming. In order to find the right tutorial, it’s important that you read reviews of the tutorials and know what you’re looking for before hand so that you don’t waste time watching videos that won’t help you in your quest to learn photo shop.
Conclusion and disclaimer
So, you want to learn how to use Photoshop but you don’t know where to start. It’s not your fault, the internet is filled with videos that claim to teach you everything there is about photo editing but in reality they’re just showing off a couple of cool tricks. The problem is they give you the impression that once you watch the video and follow their instructions, you’ll be able to take on any photo challenge without any difficulty. When it comes down to it though, these tutorials aren’t worth your time or money. They show only a small portion of what’s possible with Photoshop and ignore many key features that make using Photoshop such an amazing program for designers. What’s worse is these tutorials are usually so short that they barely touch on anything useful at all!