I always look forward to using new and innovative software but coming from an era that did not have computer studies on the curriculum I often find that using and understanding everything new programs have to offer a slow process. In the past I have purchased training manuals but I frequently find these difficult to follow. For me by far the easiest way to learn new software is by video, when I will run the training video on my laptop whilst working with the program on my desktop.

The range of videos video2brain have to offer on Adobe Lightroom 4 and CS6 is second to none with numerous courses, different levels of subscription or just paying for individual training videos of which many are Adobe approved courseware. To date I have only purchased two of their products:

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Learn by Video presented by Kelly McCathran

Adobe Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop presented by Tim Grey

Both of these videos are excellent, easy to follow and Adobe Photoshop CS6 Learn by Video being exceptional value with over 14 hours of training for under £30 at

Many of video2brain training videos are not available in the UK and only available directly from their website.

I will not go into detail about what each video can offer as you will get a far better insight by visiting the video2brain website where you can download and watch lessons from every training video they offer before you commit yourself.

I know that there are numerous free training tutorials available on YouTube not least from Adobe but it is so much more convenient to have them all in one place and presented by recognised experts in their field.