Doing more while doing it better and doing it quicker are the objectives of just about everyone using Photoshop. Photoshop is an extraordinarily powerful application with rich functionality and its complexity and versatility often work against achieving these objectives. The good news: If you know all that is contained in these first six techniques, you'll be able to work efficiently and effectively, which will allow most of your mental resources to be applied to the creative use of Photoshop rather than figuring out how to get done what you want to do.
Even if you are an experienced user of Photoshop, consider carefully reading these first six techniques as there are many practical tips that are invaluable to anyone interested in digital photo editing. You must become the master of your tools, or they can master you and frustration prevails! This chapter is not short, but is an important one worth doing step-by-step, even for those that consider themselves to be Photoshop experts.
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Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.