Daniel2design is a seven months old blog and I was totally struck by the fact that I managed to create a small base of loyal readers. I tried to offer interesting and useful information…you are the only one that decide whether I really managed to do it!
Recently, I realized that I ignored a very important aspect. Nowadays, more than ever, the power of multimedia is used in all the fields. Of course, web design isn’t an exception. I wrote in the past various inspirational showcases that emphasize the use of video or full image backgrounds. You may check these lists in the “Inspiration” section. Still, I ignored another efficient and attractive use of video – learning web design by following video courses.
In the last three years, the use of video courses grown exponentially and it seems that these are a very good alternative to University courses. Some of these are really expensive while others are very cheap. Fortunately, some courses are FREE! Much more, some are free and teach you amazing techniques. Yeah, I was a categorical naysayer but right now I changed my mind. If you are still skeptical about, then the next 10 free & useful Udemy courses for Photoshop lovers should convince you to take these into consideration.

Photoshop for Web Design Beginners

Photoshop for Web Design Beginners
Lectures 19
Video 2 Hours
Skill level All level
Rating: 4.5 stars

This is one of the best Udemy courses for Photoshop lovers that has no or almost no experience. It’s a 2 hours course, but the information is very well condensed and by sure you will learn the basics of Photoshop. It starts with very basic tips (how to open a Photoshop file) but here are also explained some tips of using the type text commands and many other interesting secrets of working with Photoshop.

Photoshop CC for Beginners – A Comprehensive Crash Course

Photoshop CC for Beginners - A Comprehensive Crash Course
Lectures 20
Video 3 Hours
Skill level Beginner level
Rating: 5 stars

Photoshop CC for Beginners – A Comprehensive Crash Course is created by a well-known best-selling author (R.L. Adams) and he will teach you some smart new techniques used in Photoshop CC. You will learn, amongst other topics, the principles behind print-ready design or how to create graphics for Web & mobile apps.

Photoshop Tools Crash Course: Start Using Photoshop Today

Photoshop Tools Crash Course: Start Using Photoshop Today

Lectures 25
Video 2 Hours
Skill level Beginner level
Rating: 4.5 stars

Spot Healing Brush is a very used Photoshop tool but in spite of that it has many secrets that are known by only a few designers. I think that it is one of the most useful Udemy courses for Photoshop lovers because here are very well explained the Photoshop tools. I bet that you will learn new tricks even though you are a proficient Photoshop user.

E-Z Photoshop Techniques for Social Media Marketing

E-Z Photoshop Techniques for Social Media Marketing

Lectures 7
Video 1 Hour
Skill level Beginner level
Rating: 4 stars

Yeah, the title sounds crazy and at the same time it convinced me to enroll this Udemy course. It’s pretty interesting and I won’t describe it in order to make you follow, too.

Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers

Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers

Lectures 58
Video 7 Hours
Skill level All level
Rating: 4.5 stars

This is one of the most complex Udemy courses for Photoshop lovers; it is a 7 hours course and it’s focused on learning how to deal with photos. Across 58 lectures, you will learn how to master the workflow and retouching skills in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Beginner Photoshop to HTML5 and CSS3

Beginner Photoshop to HTML5 and CSS3

Lectures 22
Video 2 Hours
Skill level All level
Rating: 4.5 stars

By following this course, you will learn how to prepare a psd file to convert it into an HTML and CSS file. In other words, you will learn to create a website by using the prototype made in Photoshop.

Designing GUI kits in Photoshop for beginners

Designing GUI kits in Photoshop for beginners

Lectures 27
Video 4 Hours
Skill level All level
Rating: 4 stars

Designing GUI kits in Photoshop for beginners is another course that is very interesting. The explanations are very clear and I am sure that by enrolling the course, you will be able to create better GUI.

Ditch Auto: Editing Workflow in Lightroom & Photoshop

Ditch Auto: Editing Workflow in Lightroom & Photoshop

Lectures 6
Video 2 Hours
Skill level All level
Rating: 4.3 stars

This course is destined mostly for photographers, but it’s very useful for designers, too. Improving the quality of the images is a complex area and any designer should pay attention to it and constantly should try to sharpen his/her skills in this respect. As an example, by enrolling this course!

Create hand drawn character animations using Photoshop

Create hand drawn character animations using Photoshop

Lectures 22
Video 4 Hours
Skill level Beginner level
Rating: 5 stars

To be honest, I am a very poor hand drawer and I decided to carefully study this course. Taking into account that 3041 students have already enrolled the course and some of them rated it 5 stars from 5 I think that it’s a good one. What do you think, will you enjoy with me this course?

Natural media brushes in Photoshop

Natural media brushes in Photoshop

Lectures 5
Video 1 Hour
Skill level All level
Rating: 5 stars

Creating brushes seems a simple and boring job. It might be, but if you watch the videos of this course, you will have a different perspective over this activity. Enroll it and you will be able to create amazing brushes that will spice up your future design projects.


I hope that these Udemy courses for Photoshop lovers will attract you and I hope that by enrolling some of them you will learn many useful tips and tricks. It will be a great satisfaction for me to share your opinion about these courses via comment form or by engaging with me on Facebook and Twitter!