How to learn Adobe software
The first step is find out what you need. Most people need Adobe Photoshop to start. So start with Photoshop. But do yourself a favor, don't just load it on your computer and jump in. That's a recipe for disaster and frustration. Instead, get some training. There are a lot of nice people out there (including me) who will help guide you through the maze. Think of them as a guide through the wilderness - they will keep you from getting lost.
You have a lot of choices. If you have a lot of time on your hands and enjoying socializing, check out your local community college. I have been teaching Adobe software at Glendale Community College for over ten years. If your time is more limited, attend a training session at a place like Ledet. These guys are pretty cool - and I should know, they hire trainers like me! You can also hire a personal trainer (me again) to come out to your office.
I strongly recommend not getting a tutorial "how to" book, or trying to learn online. Yes, it's possible, but it's also possible to move a bowling-ball with a feather! Don't put yourself through that. I had a boss in the 1980s who was good enough to send me to all kinds of training sessions. If you are fortunate enough to have a boss like that, you are in luck. That started me on a wildly successful career as a Graphic Designer. And, as I recall, there were free doughnuts!
Go learn Adobe!
Posted by Brad Hall