02.15.2008

Photoshop for beginners (the very basics)

This tutorial is pretty much extracted from an email I wrote to a friend of mine, but I thought it might be a useful for any reader who is new to Photoshop. It contains the very basics of what you need to do to get started in Photoshop, and to prepare your work for coloring. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to go about working in PS, and what I’ve written below is only one way of doing it. You’ll quickly develop your own methods as you get familiar with PS. For this tutorial, I’ll assume the reader knows how to scan and open their image in PS. I’ll also assume that the reader has tinkered with PS at least a tiny bit to understand how to move around the interface and select tools and such.

Ok, on with the show.

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