Whether you’re an experienced professional graphic designer or just beginning your way into the industry, tutorials are always a great way to raise your intellect. Photoshop and other software knowledge is something you will definitely need to know if you plan on making it big. One of the easiest ways to get started with learning new graphic design tricks and tips is to follow online guides and graphic design tutorials.

Here are a few of our favorite sites that the tutorials are easy to follow and provide both basic and advance skills for the designer in you. Hopefully they help to inspire and better yet, help build your design skills!


The lynda.com Online Training Library is a educational platform that teaches a growing range of computer skills in video format to members through monthly and annual subscription-based plans. Learn anything from graphic design to web design instantly.

Adobe Layers Tutorials

Layers magazine and their website is overflowing with powerhouse tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, GoLive, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash – all the secret Adobe techniques that design professionals need to quickly and easily produce dazzling results.

How Magazine

HOW Magazine is a great reference to almost anything you want to know design wise. They also have an online learning program called “How Design University”. HOW U offers in-depth learning opportunities for busy creative professionals, on your own schedule and in a variety of formats including design courses & workshops, Independent Study & DesignCasts.