These days, no website is complete without images to supplement content. Nobody wants to be bored by miles and miles of text; graphics add color, spark and personality to your website.
Adobe Photoshop 7 is one of the most popular and up-to-date image editing programs available - Photoshop is not only useful for elementary image manipulations such as resizing, adjusting or cropping, but also, in the hands of a savvy user, is capable of producing completely new works of art with old images using filters, opacity, layers and more.
For example, with Photoshop, you can take images like these:
and turn it into something like this:
If that seems a little complicated, don't worry - after the basics, creating your own combinations and designs is as easy as reading these words. This tutorial will give you the starting information you need about Photoshop to take on the graphic design world. (Note: This tutorial omits advanced methods for simplicity's sake.)