Tony Foti explains the key features of the world’s most popular digital art program
nce upon a time, being an illustrator required paints, brushes, tools, canvases, ventilated space, free time and enough of all of those things to be sufficiently trained in a complex skill set. Much in the same way home digital recording has changed the face of entertainment for the YouTube generation, Photoshop has brought all the tools of a professional artist to anyone who can get their hands on it.
I still remember opening up CS2 for the first time, drawing carefully with a mouse and feeling generally overwhelmed by the menus. It was a slow process that this article should help make more straightforward and enjoyable. If you’re a newcomer to Photoshop, you’ll find the following pages an indispensable guide to getting started and on your way to painting like the pros…