Learning how to use Photoshop online

Here I have compiled a list of some of what I have found to be the absolute best Digital design-based web sites available, for FREE, that I have found helpful over the years. Some are more well known than others, but they are all great environments and very helpful for anyone who has the want to learn how to take advantage of the great things that can be done using Digital art software, especially Photoshop. Many of these sites also help attract a lot of attention to your work, and some even allow you to sell your work for a profit!
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#1.) www.DeviantArt.com 
- This site really has a lot to offer. DeviantArt (DA for short) has literally MILLIONS of fellow aspiring artists willing to help you out with your works of art as well as get yourself known as an artist. As an artist on DA, you will also have the option to buy and sell prints. Membership is free.
DA even has a free artist's portfolio set up for its members which is really very professional-looking. If you are serious about your artwork this is a perfect starting point to getting noticed. Post a link to your portfolio on your DA comments and you should get some attention!

Rating:

Community: ****

Usefulness: *****   

Site Quality:  *****

Overall Rating: 4.67 

#2.) www.redbubble.com 
- Another online art community, this one aimed much more at selling/buying art. if you are serious about making some art to sell, this site could be perfect for you! Much profit per print sold as well as a very helpful community.

Rating:

Community: *****

Usefulness: *****

Site Quality:  ****

Overall Rating: 4.67 


#3.) www.pxleyes.com 
- One of the most helpful online digital art resources (specifically photoshop) for beginners that I have found. There are some great people on here who patrol the site regularly and offer expert advice on your projects. It has regular contests designed to allow your creative side to shine through, and you are allowed to edit your entries after you enter them based upon any feedback you receive! You can even make money writing tutorials - don't expect to quit your day job though, prizes are only a few dollars, but it's more for fun and the learning experience than anything else. 

Rating:

Community: *****

Usefulness: ***

Site Quality:  ****

Overall Rating: 4

#4.) http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/
- Some great tutorials that I have found to be very helpful. 

Rating:

Community: **

Usefulness: *****   

Site Quality:  ****

Overall Rating: 3.67

#5.) http://www.worth1000.com/
- another site for digital artists specifically with an interest in photomanipulation. Generally the entries are at a bit of a higher level than at pxleyes, but they do have prizes and are just as great for practice and learning. I would recommend trying this out after getting fairly good at chopping*.

 Rating:

Community: ***

Usefulness: ****

Site Quality:  ****

Overall Rating: 3.67

*Chopping- Manipulating an image using graphic imaging software to change the appearance of the image drastically – usually completely changing the subject into something else – ex: Chopping a picture of an acorn to make a boat. 

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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Useful info, my partner is an artist attempting to get his carvings noticed online. Thank you.


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Jbern117 5 years ago from Dunmore, PA Author

Glad to be of help! I believe DA (DeviantArt) could be a great resource for your friend, it has quite a few traditional artists who get plenty of attention from fellow artists from all over the world.


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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Hi there, yes, he joined DevianArt because it looked like a great resource. Thanks for the lead. :)

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