YouTube University

The Best Tutorials And Edutainment On The Web

There’s never been a better time to undertake a new skill set, to take advantage of the your spare time to sample some of the broad and various range of educational opportunities that have opened up to any who may have the time, inclination, and a moderately decent internet connection. So as to set you on the right path to enlightenment, here’s a handful of our favourite recommendations for online tutorials, no matter your subject or fancy.

You Suck At Photoshop

Learning Photoshop is a fairly essential skill for most people active on the web, and it’s never been easier to find information on how the, frankly massive, program can be best exploited. Unfortunately, many of the vast number of YouTube videos on the subject can be a muddle to wade through and, worse still, are dry, boring and technical to a fault. Step up, You Suck At Photoshop, which manages to provide actual, genuine life-saving skills with enough hilarity that you won’t mind being, essentially, berated for the series’ entire runtime.

Extra Credits

Extra Credits is a long-running and highly engaging series of videos that branches into two distinct modes. The first is its History series, which offers bitesize chunks of modern and ancient history in charming, and manageable segments. The other is its gaming series, which delves deep into the whys and wherefores of game design, structure and history. Either are well worth a watch, and offer a great deal for the die-hard and uninitiated alike.


The user who goes by Nerdwriter1 casts his net a bit wider, jumping from commentary on film, to fine art, to poetry to politics. Always interesting and well-researched, his videos also boast some of the best production values of any series on the web. His comprehensive breakdown of Children of Men isn’t a bad place to start.

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