Having created fakes in the forum for some time now, I have been asked many times if I could write a tutorial. This is it. I've had absolutely no training in photoshop and everything I've learned has been from browsing other tutorials along with trial and error. I'm sure that many photoshop purists are going to shudder at my style, but like I said, I've had no real training so I make no apologies.
I've decided to make this tutorial geared towards people who are almost completely ignorant of photoshop so that they're not lost before they start. If you have some experience, undoubtedly you will find a lot of this to be mundane. Feel free, however, to add comments as we go along which you think would be useful.
If you have little familiarity with photoshop, this tutorial will open up a whole new world. All the techniques and concepts used here can be applied to whatever image manipulation interests you, not just fakes.
That being said, let's begin..........