I am slowly gaining proficiency at Photoshop. Today, I pounded how to use the rounded rectangle tool into my head. I also took notes that guide me through the process and will help me use the tool again.
I've found that not only do I need to take note of the steps involved, I need to take notes of what is actually happening on the screen and where, so I know if I've hit the right button. If all I have is text, my text needs to describe what is happening very clearly. If I'm not digiscrapping frequently, I forget things. I go back to my notes when I pick it up again and all is well. If I didn't take notes, I'm stuck.