These tutorials are merely the way I do things, many people will have found better, simpler, quicker (or all three) ways of doing things so just treat these as a starting point. The effects shown are generally highly exaggerated to show what happens more clearly. In real life be more subtle for better effects.
Before you start buy a graphics tablet
Why do my scans look terrible Resolution & descreening
|Why can't I print red ...or ... green ... or ... blue...
|You want your prints to look vaguely like the superb image you have just created on screen - Oh Boy - Things don't get much more complex and you really need (expensive) additional hardware. Oh and even then they never will.
|Basic image enhancement
|What to do to EVERY image you use (levels and curves)
|Without multiple layers you will get nowhere.
|Hiding parts of an image
|Layer blending modes
|Which are the useful layer modes, and what do they do.
|Fading out an image
|Fuzzy backgrounds and starfields.
|Extracting images from a background
The Colour range, extract and background eraser tools, using channels.
|Spine spanning images
|Create an image to go across several box sets
|Making text readable
|Text against a non-uniform background can be very hard to read,
|You need to sharpen images before you print them
|Shortcuts and quick tips
|How to do things quicker