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10 must watch YouTube channels for improving your design skills

In a modern time where living in YouTube can serve as a great resource and cost effective way to learn design with hundreds of great new videos added each months.

This post is a collection of must watch YouTube channels for design for enhance your design skills and learning some great new techniques. All of these YouTube channels cover step by step design tutorials for Photoshop, Sketch, InDesign, Illustrator, etc a broad range of modern design tools to help further develop your design skills.

All of the below YouTube channels are suitable for all skill levels whether you are a seasoned design veteran, or looking to learn how to use design tools.

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1. Envato Tuts+ Envato Tuts+

2. Spoon Graphics 

Adobe Photoshop tutorials & Adobe Illustrator tutorials from Chris Spooner of Spoon Graphics.

3. Vector Slate

Graphic Design video tutorial in Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.


Here at Phlearn, we are dedicated to providing you with the best photography and photoshop tutorials.

5. Adobe Creative Cloud 

dobe® Creative Cloud™ brings together everything you need to create your greatest work. One simple membership gives you and your team access to the very latest versions of all the Adobe professional creative desktop applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, and more plus new features and upgrades as soon as they’re available.

6. Swerve Tutorials

Swerve®, Graphic Design Tutorials & Inspiration for new Designers; Learn how to use Photoshop & Illustrator. Logo Design, Techniques, Product Design and Illustrations.

7. PiXimperfect 

PiXimperfect, hosted by Unmesh Dinda, is a free resource for learning Photoshop and Lightroom. We believe in learning the concept, rather than learning the steps so that you can translate “your” imagination visually to the world. This will make you a better decision-maker, rather than letting others make decisions for you. Since every situation is different and the definition of “beauty” is subjective, it is essential that you master the approach, and then the steps will automatically follow.

8. DesignCourse 

Gary. I’ve created close to 100 courses from graphic design to advanced frontend development. I’ve worked with Envato Network’s,,, LinkedIn Learning &

9. TipTut 

TipTut is a Creative Design tips, tricks and tutorials channel. Here on TipTut we try to teach you the ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’. We cover a range of subjects from print design to animation. A one-man show, TipTut was created in 2016 by Matthew Fryer.

10. Yes I’m a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels.

11. Bonus: Creative Nerds

A shameless plug to the Creative Nerds YouTube channel, which consist of short YouTube videos which are hidden gem within popular design programs.

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