Thanks Tony! I'm glad you enjoyed the article.
I wrote the article specifically because I was in your shoes when I received it...everything I could get my hands on seemed soooooo confusing and I couldn't follow any of it. I had never before worked with any Photoshop program, and I was at a complete loss. I consider myself fairly intellegent, and the loss I felt at trying to complete the basic steps left me beyond frustrated!
So I did what I thought best to do...I bit the bullet, bought a couple of books and went about the rather frustrating way of trial and error...lol. Finding books that I could even being to comprehend was another challenge...lol!
I tried to write it from the very basic point of view, knowing that I couldn't be the only person who felt that way upon opening it up PS7 for the first time!
I'm glad you found the article helpful, it means a lot to me to know that! Thank you!