For many people, Photoshop can be pretty damn intimidating. You open up your fresh copy for the first time and you’re overwhelmed by an array of tools and windows. You see cool things all over the Internet and you can’t imagine how they ever made it happen with the same program you have open on your computer screen.
The great Photoshop artists of the world all use the same Photoshop you can get your hands on. So, it’s crucial that you throw your intimidation out, and buckle down. Learn little tips and tricks. Follow online tutorials. When you get to a step you don’t understand, Google up the tool or command and you’ll find a bunch of other tutorials explaining what you’re looking for in more detail. Then head back to what you were doing before.
Tackle one mountain at a time. Never say to yourself, “this is impossible.” Always remember that if someone else did it, you can do it, too. In order to eliminate that feeling of intimidation, you need to have the mental mindset where you really feel in control. Basically, you need to make Photoshop your bitch.
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