Essential Photoshop and Painter Techniques to Master

Although this book is not meant for absolute beginners in Photoshop and Painter, I realize that you may still need to improve some of your basic skills. What are the essential skills that are necessary to be proficient in these programs? This chapter will address the most basic techniques that will form the foundation of your digital knowledge base.

If you pare Photoshop down to its barest essentials it does two things: it allows the selection of an area of pixels to change and then the action that changes those selected pixels. That’s it!

Novices are frequently overwhelmed by all the tools ...

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