Using a Photoshop Tutor – Guest Post by Daniel Marks
Photoshop is the industry standard for working with graphics. Owing to this popularity, there are many ways to receive Photoshop help. You could hire a freelance Photoshop expert to do work for you. You could learn the basics of Photoshop by watching tutorials or by reading a guide. You could participate in Photoshop forums. And, you could also hire a Photoshop tutor.
Each option has its own pros and cons, but for now, we’re going to take a closer look at using a Photoshop tutor.
A Photoshop tutor is a little different than a freelance Photoshop expert. Usually when you hire a Photoshop expert, you give them some details about what you’re looking for and they send you back some sort of finished product. With a Photoshop tutor, you can actually take part in the creative process and learn as the work is being done. In other words, a tutor can walk you through the tasks they are performing as they do them. This way, you’ll learn how to do similar tasks yourself in the future. Another perk is that by being involved in the process, you’ll be able to give your feedback in real time instead of suggesting changes once the work is all done.
However, you don’t need actual Photoshop work to learn from a tutor. Maybe you just want to learn something about Photoshop and have no immediate need for graphic design work. A tutor can also help out in this case too. The main benefit of using a tutor for Photoshop training is that you get a one on one lesson that is completely tailored to your needs. Learning from tutorials and books can work great in a lot of cases but sometimes working one on one with an expert is the only way for something to really sink in. You can ask questions until everything is clear, jump ahead as soon as something makes sense and get a lesson that is focused on your specific version of Photoshop.
All this isn’t to say that using a Photoshop tutor is always your best option. If you’re just looking for Photoshop work, using a freelancer or agency will almost certainly be cheaper. If you’d like to learn how to do something very specific in Photoshop, odds are you’ll be able to find a video or text tutorial on it. However, sometimes you prefer learning one on one and sometimes you learn best by actually being involved in the process. In these cases, using a Photoshop tutor is certainly worth considering.
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