How Long Does It Take To Learn Photoshop?

So we know that Photoshop is a pretty massive beast that can get quite complicated pretty quickly. So how long is it going to take for you to learn Photoshop?

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So we know that Photoshop is a pretty massive beast that can get quite complicated pretty quickly. So how long is it going to take for you to learn Photoshop?

If you nail down Photoshop's fundamentals first before getting carried away into it's more advanced areas, as I've recommended a few times already, then you'll be able to learn the basics of Photoshop very quickly.

How long will it take you to learn Photoshop? You could easily get the fundamentals down in about a weekend -- maybe three or four days of consistent effort to start feeling comfortable and confident with it. So, it doesn't take too long to learn Photoshop.

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But this assumes you're using a good learning guide (maybe a good book or an online course). As I said in other videos and posts, the slowest, most frustrating way to learn Photoshop is to try learning it on your own by clicking around and trying to figure it out.

So make sure you find a good resource to learn from. And once you have these fundamentals down, you can go in whatever direction you want with Photoshop.

You probably already have a pretty good idea of what you want to do with Photoshop already -- maybe you want to get into photo editing and retouching, front-end web design, creating print layouts, image compositing, or some other specific area of Photoshop.

Get the fundamentals down, and you'll be all set to move into the area of Photoshop that interests you most. And for these more specific areas of Photoshop, you can begin feeling confident with each of them in about 30 to 40 hours...

...So about a full work week -- which isn't too bad, considering how powerful the tools are and what you can do with them. For most people, that's about as long as it's going to take to learn Photoshop.

So here's what I suggest: Take a weekend or so to zero in on those basics. Then, choose the one or two specific areas of Photoshop that interest you most and focus all your time and effort on those.

And honestly, you can completely ignore the other, more advanced areas of Photoshop for now. Maybe later on you can consider getting into them if they interest you enough. But remember, there are large parts of Photoshop that you'll very likely never use.

I hope that sounds like a good plan for you!

Hope you enjoyed. See ya next time!

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