Photoshop User magazine and Photoshop User TV
The magazine is by far the best Photoshop magazine on the market, it covers design, photography and Lightroom. A couple of my favourite features are the step by step tutorials and the makeover section. Pretty much every issue has a tutorial from Corey and I have learnt so many tricks and skills from these helping with design, layout, logo work and 3D. The magazine is worth the NAPP Membership alone.
Then you have the weekly video podcast, Photoshop User TV, now over 300 episodes recorded. Each week the Photoshop Guys run through some tips and tricks, answer some Photoshop questions and have brilliant contest prizes every week, occasionally a full PSW pass! I have won one before now, before I was the NAPP Evangelist. So all you UK viewers should watch and enter. Corey is pretty much on every week and always has some great design and 3D tips and tricks, he’s great at reverse engineering designs he has seen, then he shows us how to do them ourselves.
The show can be found at www.kelbytv.com and also by subscription on iTunes, just search ‘Photoshop User TV’. It’s now recorded live, 2 episodes recorded during each live session so if you keep an eye on Google+ or social media channels you find out when to head over to www.kelbytv.com/onair and join in via Twitter, G+ or Facebook.
So if you haven’t watched PSUTV yet give it a go and catch up on all the previous episodes stored on both Kelby TV and iTunes, you won’t be disappointed – just know the guys like to have a lot of fun recording – bring a sense of humour, especially when Scott is in front of the camera.
Seriously consider a NAPP membership, it works out at 5 quid a month, most Photoshop magazines cost that anyway but this is THE one you should be reading (digital membership gives access to your copies via Zinio – and its £6.35 a copy to buy on its own on Zinio without a membership!!). There are exclusive tutorial videos and webinars full of design skills from Corey and the team. I really can’t stress how good a NAPP membership is but I must because its my (kinda) job ;o)
Thanks for following this week, I really hope you’ll try out some of the content from Corey and learn at least one thing.
Tomorrow – Photoshop World and Down’n'Dirty Tricks book – PLUS, win a 2010 Photoshop World Workbook !!