Photoshop skills?

So I'm thinking to share some of my photoshop skills and tips with folks that are interested. I believe that as a photographer, you can no longer "survive" by taking photos unless you have someone extremely trust worthy to process your photos. We are now in the 21st Century that we have the luxury to develop our photos in the digital darkroom. If that is a curse or not that is another topic. Nevertheless, I hope that my insight will help you in developing your own technique and workflow. There is a running joke in my old office that if a client asks us if we can retouch out this and that, I tell them this is Photoshop 101, 102 or 201, 202... then there is Master Photoshop. So I will mix it up a bit to keep it entertaining and informative. 

But the first tip -