If you really want to learn, please pay attention, each page contains information that I build on.
Read carefully and follow the steps without jumping around. Repeat them as necessary.
I am trying to make you to learn the short-cuts, not the mouse or any rodent for that matter.
Rodents belong in a mouse trap and should stay there.
First off my approach to PS CC is mainly experimental. I did not know anything about it so I watched videos that in the end confused me more than anything else.
I am not a trainer, never will I claim to be or become one. What I do can be complex when an easier solution might exist and likely does.
I do not use plug-ins or extensions as I find them unecessary. I am well aware that for some it is a life and time saver. I have the time and I do not need to be saved so I learn the hard way and discovers things I would never had if I had taken the 'easy way'.
Since I do not think you are here to read my rant, let's attend to business.
I have tried to organize the pages as building blocks. I hope you have read the PS CC setup pages. These pages are important or will be once you understand better. You do not need to remember much but Ctrl-K.
PS CC is based on selections, layers and masks. It is hard to know where to start so I will with the simplest of all pixel layers then masks..
From there, well, we will see.
IMPORTANT!!! When you see a "-" between CTRL, Alt, Shift, a letter or a number the CTRL, Alt, Shift need to be pressed down and kept down while using the letter. When "-" is absent you must press each key by the order given.