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Closing Thoughts

That's right; there are definitely more pages under your left thumb than under your right. This means that Inside Photoshop CS must close because the publisher has run out of paper (onnnnnnly kidding, Betsy!). Seriously, though, Inside Photoshop CS was not the beginning of your computer graphics education—you began when you developed enough of an interest in graphics to go out and look for a book—and it is not the end of your education either. As Adobe Photoshop evolves, we will certainly be back with ongoing, fully updated versions of this book, to help you stay on top of all the software's new features and the most creative ways to use them. Until then, be sure to keep this book by your computer, and continue to use and learn from it.

Learning from Life

In the same way that you must occasionally take your face away from the monitor to catch a breath of fresh air, you should also seriously consider taking a day or two off from the computer. Go outdoors, visit a friend you respect and haven't spoken with in a while, and even stick your head into a continuing education classroom that looks interesting. The creative mind is always looking for outside stimulation: You see a beautiful scene, your mind filters it, and you eventually express what you feel about this scene, using Photoshop or even (gasp) a pencil on paper. When the creative urge strikes (and it has historically been a very strong urge), you should do two things:


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