Saturday, March 1, 2008

24 sites to look for free video tutorials

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the same way we can say that a video is worth a thousand pictures. Indeed, we can learn a lot faster by seeing somebody doing a task then attempting to do the task by self by reading tutorials. Video tutorials are hence, quite popular these days. You can find quite a lot of these on YouTube and Google video but you could waste a lot of your time looking for them and in the end you might not even get what you were looking for. What you really need is a site dedicated to video tutorials. So here you go. I'm going to give you not one but 24 top sites to look for video tutorials.

1. Video-Tutes
This website is a gem. Their tutorials covers a wide range of industry standard software such as Photoshop cs2 & 3, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash 8 and Flash 8 video, Adobe Premiere pro and more, a total of 22 titles in fact! The tutorials ranges from beginners and those wishing to learn new software to advance techniques for the professionals.

2. Got My Idea?
Another excellent site to find hundreds of tutorials on dozens of softwares and topics like 3D Max, Adobe Air, After Effects, Ajax, AutoCAD, Blender, C++, CPanel, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, HTML, Illustrator, Java, JavaScript, Linux and more. Every topic you can imagine of is found here.

3. MediaCollege
Lots of videos on diverse topics like computer softwares like Photoshop, Flash etc, Windows, hardware, networking, photography, lighting, video photography and more. A very nice site.

4. Steve's tutes
This website contains mainly Flash and Photoshop tutorials with some other tutorials on Java and web development. This site is mainly for beginners but these are some basic tutorials that will come handy no matter what project are you working on.

5. WatchTutorial collects the best tutorials from Youtube, Yahoo video, Myspace video etc. and adds them on their site. You can find all sort of tutorials here - sports, health, designing, coding and even cooking.

6. Russell Brown tips & techniques
Loads and loads of Photoshop tutorials. The movies are in the Quicktime format which you can download and play even on your iPod.

7. gnomonology
Tutorials on Maya, Max, Houdini, AfterEffects, ZBrush, Lightwave and some other designing tools.

8. Flash Extensions
Over 200 video tutorials on Flash and Flex ranging from basic to advance topics.

9. Tutorial Vid
This site has around 400 videos on web design, graphics, 3D software etc. Not a very large database but still you can find some usefull stuff here.

10. Jimmy Ruska's Video Tutorials
A nice little collection of tutorials on programming like html, php and css and an assortment of different how to's on Windows, Gmail, ripping DVDs etc.

11. V tutorial
About 500 video tutorials on Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, 3D softwares, Mac etc.

12. Tutvid
Video tutorials on Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and a few more.

13. Showmedo
This site is focused on programming languages like Python, Java, Perl. Linux etc. A great site for learning programming.

14. Teach-ICT
Tutorials on Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

15. Digital Tutors
Video tutorials and modeling, animation and design tools like Maya, Max, Photoshop, ZBrush etc.

16. VisualTuts
Video tutorials on FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Max, Photoshop, Wordpress and a few others. Just over 100 tutorials.

17. Video Tutorials Spot
Lots of videos tutorials on game hacks, graphics, web development, gadgets, sports and a bunch of other stuff.

18. WZ2K: Digital Illusions Explained
Tutorials on Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Corel Draw and photography.

19. gotoAndLearn
A limited yet handy set of Flash tutorials.

20. Luv2Help
Photoshop tutorials, basic computer tutorials like installing RAM, setting up network and some Vista customization tutorials.

21 Videojug
Videojug contains lot more then just tech video tutorials. You can find videos on sports, heath, hobbies, do-it-yourself and such apart from the tech videos.

22. 5min
Another site that covers videos on diverse topics from arts, business and fashion to sports and travel. The videos are short, usually no more than 5 minutes, hence the name. If you are looking for advanced tech tutorials you won't find them here.

23. Expert Village
Expert Village is a how to video site where you can learn just about anything, including self defense techniques, free magic tricks, how to tie a neck tie, and nearly everything in between. Again not intended for professionals but simple basic videos.

24. Viewdo
Another similar site to look for small video guides.

1 comment:

  1. I have several free video tutorials on Adobe Photoshop on my site - Enjoy!


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