There's nothing like having a teacher at your side as you learn a new program--especially one as powerful and complex as Photoshop CS. But a private tutor is a luxury few users can afford. With this DVD, you don't need one! On it, Adobe Certified Trainer Dave Cross provides all the essential info you need to dive right in and start using the image manipulation program immediately--no experience required! Throughout, the focus is on the practical advice that will get you playing around with the program fast. In short order, Dave provides clear, succinct explanations of pixels, resolution, color modes, and file sizes; how to set up the workspace; which tools to use for what; how to take advantage of the History palette and layers for making changes; how to use Photoshop's selection tools effectively (and why this is so crucial); methods for adjusting and retouching images; techniques for cropping, transforming, and using filters; and more. A slew of timesaving tips and shortcuts ease the way!