Photoshop is a powerful tool capable of improving your images. But it can be an intimidating program for the beginner and even an expert photographer. My latest edition came with an 823 page manual that is downright difficult to read. After ten minutes my mind loses focus. There are five features that I most commonly need and use. My plan is to make it simple for you to use them and to understand them. They are: 1. Cropping; 2. Shadow/Highlight; 3. Hue/Saturation; 4. Levels; and 5. Unsharp Mask. Let’s get started with several examples.