I did create the tutorial, and am offering it as a download. If you are new to Photoshop and want a fairly simple project to begin with, this may be for you. I use Photoshop CS3, but the tutorial is adaptable to Photoshop Elements as well. It covers:
- Re-sizing and image
- Selecting with the Marquee tool
- Using the grid for layout
- Using the Move tool
- Working in Layers
- Cropping an image
- Creating a drop-shadow
- Flattening an image
- Saving as a JPEG file for optimal web viewing
Image Montage Tutorial $5
I find that, not being a computer wiz, I learn new software best by acquiring the skills for a specific project, rather than learning all about each tool. So I'm planning a short series of tutorials in Photoshop that approach it that way.
I use Photoshop a lot to format, size, and color correct images for my website and blog. I use it to make flyers, postcards, greeting cards, and other print items. And I use it to "knit together" an image that I've scanned in parts, one that is bigger than my scanning bed. I occasionally use Photoshop to audition colors or collage elements, but I don't use it to make "digital art". I'm addicted to the materials themselves. How do you use Photoshop or other image editing software? Would you be interested in other project-based tutorials?