When Kelby Training launched their new online training system to replace their old there was a lot of fuss over it and it was praised from all angles because it was a great improvement over the new system they had, that’s for sure. In this review we are going to look at how it actually works and if it is worth it.
How does it work?
So how does it work then? Well you sign up for either a year or a month and you will get access to all of their online courses from the major names in the business today (such as Scott Kelby, Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, Moose Peterson, Katrin Eisman, Dan Margulis and more) and it is not just courses on photoshop but all of the adobe products, photography, colour management and a lot more as well and more coming!
How are the courses?
The courses work as they advertise and they have the high-quality you’d expect. The fact that you get the sample files and info documents available for download with the subscription is a bonus over the other similar sites like Lynda.com where you need to purchase another subscription to get the files. The files stream relatively fast and after having some troubles in the beginning I have talked to one of their IT guys and they’ve assured that they are working on new solutions all the time to improve the streaming of the videos as well and right now it works good. Now onto the course quality, they too are of a very high-quality with crystal clear audio and video that you indeed would expect for a paid service. If you are expecting the photography classes to be all computer slideshow stuff, then you are absolutely wrong! They have sent a camera team to film the courses live on the locations needed, for example they sent a camera crew with Moose Peterson to do one of the landscape classes and they also are of very high-quality.
What’s the variety of the classes like?
It is mostly Photoshop based but with tutorials in the other Adobe programs as well and also photography and colour management with more promised to come. There are also an ACE Boot Camp class to help you prepare for the Adobe ACE Exam. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the class variety and how many there are if you are out to learn Photoshop or the other Adobe applications, however if you are looking for other applications, you should look elsewhere.
If you want to learn Photoshop, Photography or any of the other Adobe applications this is the place you should be looking about since they cover their subjects very well with new classes rolling out all the time. The classes cover the techniques so you really do understand them and they also explain the quick tricks to help you work faster as you are doing the classes, so you pick up tricks in the techniques as well. I hope they don’t venture into too many programs but keep up the high-quality and in-depth classes on fewer subjects. With some of the worlds best instructors doing classes for them, they are really in for a hit and you as a student in a class should learn a lot!