Fun and creativity. Ultimately, you should learn photo editing just because it can be a super fun way to express yourself & improve the photos of your choice. Photo editing, in a sense, is all about imagining a more vibrant world, with bette texture and light and shadow balance. You can take a look at a Beautiful Bizarre Magazine issue for some of the more artsy, surreal examples of where a photo editing course can take you. But also bear in mind that if you’re editing something more realistic, then the nature of the challenge is quite the opposite: You need to try your best to resemble the way the human eye sees.
To get you started, we've picked 12 of the most useful tools in Photoshop and explained what they do, where to find them, how to use them, and a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We've also included some great resources in there in case you'd like to learn about a tool in more depth.