Chapter Two. The Checklist

How many times as a child did you hear “look both ways before you cross the street”? If you’re a parent, you’ve probably said things like that many, many times. I think we can all agree that being careful and proceeding with caution is a pretty good rule for most things in life. Why then do we dive right into Photoshop and start using tools, layers, and filters without “looking both ways” first?

Of course the answer is that Photoshop is such an amazing tool with so many possibilities that we just can’t wait to use it. Or maybe you’ve been using Photoshop for so long that you feel confident you can “get across the street” without any challenges. In reality, there are many factors that can get in the way, slow down progress, ...

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