Be a producer 101
A lot of writers approach me (for reasons I do not know) and told me about how hard it is for them to get someone to teamwork with them on a comic project.
Writers, project start ups, please understand that once you want to involve someone into your project, you are no longer just a writer. You have switched role to being a "producer" of your project.
As little as the project maybe, you are the producer.
Therefore, as a producer, you need to do what a producer do!
Job 1: provide, and find ways to provide the team financially (I do it by fund rising, other producers/writers do so by getting a part time job, or talk investors into giving some investments. Yes, if you want it badly enough, you WILL do it. If you love your project, you will sacrifice to make it come to life.
If you are not ready to be involved financially, you need to get yourself involved as a friend. As a real friend to that artist you want to work with....Or become that "writer" the art
Photoshop ShortcutsIf you really want to speed up your work in Photoshop, it pays to learn as many keyboard shortcuts as you can (and make sets of actions if you're really bothered to learn about that), so I've taken the liberty of searching around to find the best shortcuts to boost your productivity.
Fix up CTRL + Z in Photoshop
Before you do anything else, go into Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and click the little arrow next to "edit" in the list that comes up. Change "Step Backward" so it responds to CTRL + z. Now you can undo as many consecutive steps as you need when you make a mistake.
Using the keyboard shortcut to select certain tools is much faster than going to the menu and selecting it yourself.
b - brush tool
w - magic wand tool
l - lasso tool
c - crop tool
v - move tool (or regular cursor)
m - marquee tool
i - eyedropper tool
g - gradient tool
j - healing brush tool
e - eraser tool
o - burn/dodge tool (whichever is selected in the menu)
y - history brush tool
p - pe