I was just wondering whether there are a lot of people that are studying Photoshop on their own through tutorials and adobe classroom in a book for example?
I wish to know if you think it is possible to become really acquainted with the program without following special courses.
THe learning curves is very high. Depends on your level of involvement, and to what level you expect to achieve. THis can take years, longer if you do it without help.
I think most of the regular posters on this forum have used Photoshop for many years. I started with version 4 back in 1996. But the lev eland qualiy of the tutorials is massively better now, and I think a keen person could become familia in a few months. The problem is that there are some very roundabout and clever ways of coming at things with Photoshop, and you would definitely need a lot of time to get all those on board.
Basically, you never stop learning, but that's part of the fun, and what keeps it interesting.