Image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop
The basic tools in Photoshop for image manipulation are
• The Clone tool (also called the "rubber stamp")
• The Magic Wand. And this tool works best if know what type of image to start with!
• Layers. Yes, I know that this really isn't a tool, but it's critical to do things like replacing a background - you know, putting yourself in Hawaii, that sort of thing. If you aren't comfortable with using layers, this is where you will need to focus.
• Layer Masks. In beginning training sessions I mention Layer Masks, even though I show how to use the eraser tool. Once you are familiar with the eraser tool, you will understand why using Layer Masks are so important, and you will stop using the eraser tool.
Posted by Brad Hall