This page will take you through some of the most simple, but most essential edits you'll use while using Photoshop. These edits will include cropping, resizing images, merging images, and changing colors to or from black and white. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it should help you get started in your Photoshop adventure.
Note: There are other tools you can use to crop, such as the Quick Selection Tool. Right click on the Crop tool icon to bring up other crop tools that offer different cropping options.
Note: When you adjust the width of an image, the height is automatically adjusted proportionally and vice versa. You can "unchain" height and width from each other, but that will change the proportion of the image dimensions and can lead to a funhouse-mirror effect.
Depending on the desired effect, merging two images can be rather simple, or somewhat difficult. These steps are broken down first, into how to place images together, then, how to merge them.
The end result can look like the following image:
There are two ways to change the color of an image to or from black and white.