posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 01:50 PM
a reply to: ChefSlug
You will never learn just by playing in the program. Google some tutorials about Photoshop basics and start from there. Look up Photoshop Effects
tutorials and play around. You will learn to do some great things, but it takes time and it takes practice or else you'll forget everything you
"learned" from tutorials.
Also, it's fun to find some contest websites and just play around--they give you a goal image to create and you do it the best way you can. I used to
play around at worth1000.com, but outgrew it many years ago.
I'm a graphic designer and use Photoshop generally on a daily basis, and I STILL have tons to learn--been doing it for 12 years now.
Good luck! And always, always, always pay attention to details--missing details, especially with lighting, will kill an otherwise good image.