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One effective and fun way to sharpen your Photoshop skills (especially when you're first starting out) is to follow along with video tutorials. Learning cool little effects and tricks is always just fun to try anyway. Once you do enough of them you'll start to discover your own way and your own style.
Here's a video from Phlearn on how to add a sunset effect to an image. This exercise can add a little drama and interest to a photo. If you have 15 minutes following along with the steps might open you up to not only a few new Photoshop skills, but maybe even some new creative inspiration. Check it out below.
If you're interested in a more thorough and comprehensive tutorial on learning Photoshop from the inside out check out my Photoshop Crash Course HERE.