February 27th, 2008
One thing I've discovered in the many online forums in which I participate is the number of people who are astounded by the simple photos I spend a few short minutes on in Photoshop doing touch-ups. They make comments like "Wow, I'm so amazed at the Photoshop skills people have!" or "I really wish I could do that," but surrendering to the impression they could never learn for whatever reason. The fact is, learning how to do photo touch-ups is not only simple, it's not even very time-consuming! I've learned the skills I use regularly in minutes, just watching a tutorial here and there where someone can show me the ropes. Then, I spend a little bit of time in Photoshop practicing what I've learned, and I have it down! I want everyone to understand how easy it is, as long as they have the proper tools at hand. I usually recommend Ben Willmore's Course and several tips from Rob Sheppard's classes on how to take images and make them cool like mine.