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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Fourth Edition by Dennis Dunbar, Wayne Palmer, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter 2Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Essentials

Put three people in a room and give them each the same Photoshop problem and 30 minutes, and Katrin bets that they’ll each come up with a different way to solve the problem. The variety of approaches that Photoshop allows can be frustrating or invigorating, depending on how much you like to explore and experiment. What separates a casual Photoshop user from a power user? In most cases, it’s experience and the ability to visualize the final outcome of the project. To power users, Photoshop is transparent—the interface practically disappears as they work to create the retouched or restored image. For novices, Photoshop can be so overwhelming that they get lost finding tools, commands, and controls. ...

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