Using the Tutorials tutorials are all approached in the same way. There are 8 parts that try to help you really understand the subject of the tutorial. For the best understanding of the tool/technique, you should start with the Introduction and work through all the parts in order. Images and movies may be provided so visitors can work through tutorials and see how tools and techniques will appear on screen.

A Note About Movies and Images:

All movies and images are copyrighted (© Richard Lynch, 2001) and may not be used outside of the context of the tutorial without permission. Please do not redistribute or include these images or movies in other works, tutorials, newsgroups, discussions, etc. If you have difficulty with the movies, you may download them to launch in a viewer for instructional purposes only. For additional permissions, please contact Richard (

Description of the Tutorial Parts:

1. Intro

Discusses the focus of the tool/technique and the tutorial. Gives some background as to why you might use the tool/technique.

2. Technique

Discusses the tool/techniquein more depth. Gives some background as to how to use the tool/technique.

3. Basic Steps

Defines the basic steps you will use to apply the tool/technique. This is an overview of using the tool/technique.

4. Steps Applied

A real-world example of applying the basic steps. This should cover nuances that are not apparent in the basic steps.

5. How it Works

Discusses what happened in the application of the tool/technique and what is accomplished by Photoshop.


With a better understanding of the tool/technique gained from seeing it applied, it is time to look back and understand why it was applied, and in what situations it is better (or worse!) than other tools.

7. Hints for Success

While the steps and example cover how to use the tool, there are often things the user will want to know to do — or things to avoid — which might be helpful in using the tool.

8. Forward and Back

Discusses the things you might use the tool/technique for in combination with other tools/techniques. Often this expands on the example shown in the applied steps to show what may be some of the broader implications of applying the tool.

  Copyright © Richard Lynch 2001