Photography and the means of making changes to the photos have always been inseparable. If you are a photographer, you need to know how to use Photoshop if you expect to survive. They need to know how best to apply it to bring out the best in the photos, not make them worse. Here are some Photoshop skills you need to possess to make the most of it.
You need to understand how to apply layers to save the work you have done thus far. In case it turns out poor, you can always go back to the previous stage and make corrections. You need to practice this skill on a few photos before doing anything professional.
It is important to learn more about how to make photos black and white by using adjustment layers. This is a change you can do from the layers panel. You need to see if the change is as great as anticipated. You can proceed to use other changes from the presets menu. You shall get to observe the changes as they occur. You can keep them, or revert to the previous change.
You need to find out more about how to crop and resize the photos. As you minimize the content of a photo, you could be making it more striking. You also have the option of keeping the changes, or reverting back to the original. You thus need to keep all the removed buts since you may need them.
While still using layers, you can use the Brush tool to alter certain colors on the photo. You need to be tasteful in using it if you do not want it to end up looking ghastly. You have the Erase tool if the changes are not desirable.
You need to know more about how to consolidate the tabs. When working on a photo, you may find you have opened too many editing tabs. This can be easily rectified when you go to Window, then select Arrange, then Consolidate All.
You need to also learn what to do to apply texture to the photo. This is easily done using the Brushes tool. You need to as usual take your time until you learn how to do it right.
You also have the option of removing items from the photo that are not in place, or that make it look bad. There shall be a spot healing brush, which can be adjusted to the right size to get rid of that item.
There is also the option to apply frames to the photos. You can also change the colors of the frames under the image option in the toolbar, on canvas size.
You shall find more things to do with Photoshop for the betterment of your photos. There are web pages and blogs from which you can find more info on this topic.