I've just been awarded my first paying photo gig. I can take the pics but I don't have any experience with retouching them to make improvements or to fix unwanted elements. I bought Corel's "Paint Shop Pro Photo 12 Ultimate" for $50 after reading some reviews. It's still a mystery to me, but I guess I just need to dive in and get wet.
Any suggestions? I'm still a complete newbie so explain everything.
I use Photoshop CS3, don't have any experience with Paint Shop but my suggestion would be to also purchase a book/guide on the program to familiarize yourself with tools, tips, and procedures. I bought one and discovered tons of things about PS, also read or watch tutorials online. It can get kinda boring but they are pretty helpful, and most importantly..........practice, practice, and more practice! I have put in tons and tons of hour into learning and still consider myself a newbie at it...LOL!