How to use Photoshop CS5
Step One - Cutting your TeethSo you're wanting to learn how to use Photoshop CS5, huh? Well you're certainly in a good place to start learning! Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop CS5 isn't as daunting of a task as it may seem at first, once you get used to some of the tools and what they do it's pretty simple and can create some amazing effects for your photographs. I created an article last year detailing some Photoshop Tips for Beginners, I would highly recommend that if you are just starting out with Photoshop!
Once you know the simple basics I think it's time you tried out some of that cool editing for yourself, ever wanted to remove somebody from the background of a photograph and replace them with what should be there? Then check out this video tutorial I made with an easy to follow vocal guide on How to remove unwanted people or objects from your photographs in Photoshop CS5. Pretty cool don't you agree?
If you're looking for more in-depth tips on how to use Photoshop CS5 and not just the basics, then I would also highly recommend that you check out this bestselling book on Amazon, I bought a copy myself when I was first starting out and it definitely helped me progress my skills on Photoshop CS5 -Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies . This book covers every aspect of Photoshop in manageable chunks, allowing you to test it out yourself and learn the ropes and is rated 4.3 stars by the Amazon community who have purchased it, definitely worth a read if you are serious about learning how to use Photoshop CS5. Here is what other's said about the book "After using the tiniest of Photoshop's iceberg tip to get the most basic of tasks done, along comes a book which explains everything that this amazing software is capable of in an easy-to-understand text, supported by appropriate colour images on almost every page. I think the author has got the format exactly right, as each of the "9 Books in 1" describe a very thorough walkthrough of the processes required to come out with great digital images. Indeed, the layout of the book encourages you to read on and experiment with techniques you only dreamed of!" - A.Greenwood
Another great book with some useful tips and tricks in is Photoshop CS5: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks (Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks) I also bought this book myself and it gives some nifty information that I even still use to this day, this will definitely help you out in progressing your Photoshop skills and you can always refer to it in future.