There are self-learners and others that find it easier to learn from another.
Although neither is better and “which one is easier/better for you” is the most important, learning the tricks -at least- from experts make so much sense.
For anyone willing to improve their web/graphic design-related skills, MightyDeals is offering a huge discount (50%) for the “Certified Adobe Training system: Train Simple“.
The deal includes a year of membership for $47/year (rather than $99) and there are also mobile apps for iOS/Android to watch them on the go.
P.S. Train Simple also provides certification once a specific track is followed through their system and they are trusted by companies like Zappos, Google, Nike and much more.