No doubt you’re eager to get right into it, now that you’re more
familiar with Photoshop. This chapter covers some of the basic tasks that
Photoshop users should master, such as resizing and rotating documents and
layers, working with masks, creating curves and custom shapes, working with
transparent images, and more.
We’ll also address fundamental solutions that will be called upon
throughout the remainder of this book. As an added bonus, you’ll learn the
secret of fading images together so that you’ll come across as a real
Photoshop pro in no time.
Placing a Graphic in Your File
Often you’ll want to import existing graphics and artwork into your Photoshop document. A problem for Photoshop? Not at all; there are actually ...