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5 Great YouTube Channels For Software Tutorials

YouTube is an amazing learning resource! Aside from all the silly cat videos, epic fails, and stand-up comedy clips, there is a wealth of tutorials, lessons, and video courses on just about every topic under the sun. If you want to learn, it’s worth checking out YouTube.

See Also: How to Learn to Use Adobe Photoshop for Free

If you want to improve your skills at any number of programs (think the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, and so on), here are the best YouTube channels for you to check out for software tutorials and video courses:

1. All Tutorials 4 U

This YouTube channel has literally hundreds of videos for you to check out, including tutorials on programs like:

  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • Corel Draw
  • Android OS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • MS Word

The tutorials are mostly for beginners, but they’re a great place to get started if you are looking for simple information and education on these programs.

2. Adobe Photoshop

If you want to master everything Photoshop can do for you, go ahead and check out Adobe’s Photoshop YouTube channel. There are literally hundreds of videos on all sorts of fascinating Photoshop tricks, with regular updates added as new versions of Photoshop are released. With everything you can find here, you’ll be a Photoshop pro in no time.

3. The New Boston

The New Boston has is mainly focused on programming and coding. However they also have a large amount of software tutorials. They have a huge amount of tutorials coering the entire Adobe Creative Suite as well as 3DS Max and MS Excel. This along with their superb teaching make them one of the best channels to check out.

4. Lynda.com

Unlike the Lynda.com website, Lynda’s YouTube channel is totally free for access and open to the public. You can find a wealth of basic resources on a wide range of programs, including:

  • MS Excel
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects

There’s not a lot of structure to the information provided there, but you’ll find a wealth of tricks and tips on how to use your particular software more efficiently. The videos are short and easy to follow, making them an excellent resource for your learning.

5. Tutorials for Graphics

If you want to learn about graphic design software, you’d do well to check out the Tutorials for Graphics YouTube channel. Don’t let his slight accent throw you off or distract you--the content there is quite impressive.

Once you scroll past all the Hindi-oriented tutorials, you’ll find a lot of resources on how to use Kinetic Typography--an excellent program to make beautiful fonts and type. You can learn about 3DS Max (3D video software), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and just about every other basic program you’ll need to master in order to become a graphic designer. Definitely an excellent resource to use!

See Also: How to Become a Graphic Designer

Know of any other YouTube channels that offer good software tutorials? Drop a comment below and share the links…

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