There are thousands of tutorials on the Internet. In most cases, simply typing in the name of the topic you wish to learn and the word "tutorial" will bring up a list. In addition, Web Monkey, http://www.webmonkey.com, is a good place to find tutorials.
PhotoShop Crash Course
GIMP (Gnu Image
Manipulation Program) Tutorials
Paint Shop Pro Tutorial
Although free training is rare in this day and age, there are still many opportunities around for anyone interested in learning Web skills. Aside from learning on your own, using books and tutorials, there are many free online classes on the Internet, if you know where to look. And, purveyors of expensive software often offer free classes in its use, either to entice you to part with your money or to help you feel better about having already parted with it.
Free distance learning classes on a variety of topics including Photoshop, XML, Wed design and Java.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble sometimes offers free classes in an effort to get you to buy books. Borrow the books from the library and the training is free. (Look for "online courses" on their home page.)
Want some free training? Many software companies offer free workshops to create interest in their products. Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/events/main.html), Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/events/) and Macromedia (http://www.macromedia.com/events/) all typically offer workshops about Web design several times a year.
The best way to keep your skills up is to become active in a community that is invested in learning. There are thousands of listservs and Web forums that focus on Web design.
There are also a variety of
Web design groups in the
Seattle Webgrrls is a highly-respected group geared to women in the
The library offers a variety of Web design and Internet books. Some of these books can be rather expensive, so I recommend checking with the Library first.
Wide Web Consortium