If you’re working with Photoshop for an extended length of time and you notice it’s getting slower, go under Image > Purge. NOTE: This eliminates your undos.
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Instead of selecting something, copying, clicking new layer, then pasting… you can just press Ctrl-J. This copies your selection to a new layer. Ctrl-Shift-J moves it to its own layer.
You can Right-button/Control click on your document to open a pop-up menu that lists the Layers under your cursor.
Seriously. Unless you’re creating a tv, don’t use scan lines. They’re not cool anymore, and they’re just kind of irritating.
Instead of zooming in, editing, then zooming out to see your result, duplicate your window. Go under Winow > Arrange > New Window. This clones your window, so you can work in one window zoomed in, but leave the other at 100% to immediately see the results.
If it’s dirty and gross, clean it. Nothing more annoying than trying to remove a spot on an image thats actually one of your boogers. Eww.
Be careful when switching a file from Photoshop CS to ImageReady CS… if you close ImageReady, your file isn’t in Photoshop anymore.
Use the [ and ] keys to adjust the size of your brushes. Hold [Shift] and press the keys to adjust the edge hardness of the brush.
Holding the spacebar will bring up the Hand Tool no matter what tool you currently have selected.
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has launched an online Learning Center for Adobe’s newest product, and Apple Aperture competitor, Lightroom Beta. The Lightroom Continue Reading »
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