Chapter One. Where to Start

It’s all your fault! Whenever something doesn’t work or whenever you get unexpected results, it’s all you. Don’t try to shift the blame—you blew it.

Did I get your attention? Ha, I thought I would. Of course, you know that I’m kidding, right? I think we can all agree that any and all problems we run into can be blamed exclusively on Photoshop itself! I mean, surely it should know what I have in mind when I click on a tool. Shouldn’t Photoshop realize that I really meant to add a new layer, make a selection, and change to RGB mode?

That would be cool, wouldn’t it? You click on a tool and Photoshop gently reminds you that you could encounter a problem because you’re on the wrong layer, or it runs a self-analysis and ...

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