What is Photoshop?
Photoshop is layer-based image editing and digital manipulation software that lets you enhance, crop, cut out images and add filter effects to existing photos; and it doesn’t stop there. This guide is designed to show you just how powerful Photoshop can be, when you unleash all its tools and techniques on your images. If you are daunted by the prospect of learning what might seem like a complex program, don’t worry. Photoshop is based around some fundamental techniques and we will show you how they work.
This guide is divided up into easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce you to Photoshop, its tools, menus and features that you will rely on to produce your very own works of art and beautifully enhanced photos. All the fundamental aspects are covered and the aim is to get you as familiar as possible with everything this amazing software has to offer. Let Photoshop bring out the budding digital artist and photographer in you.
Once you have worked your way through the introductory sections, there is a set of creative projects waiting for you to get your teeth into. Take what you’ve learned and expand your knowledge still further with a series of tutorials created by professional Photoshop artists. You can download the same images used in these tutorials and follow along at your own pace. Be creative, learn new techniques and most of all, have fun!