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.
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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.
When using any of the selection tools that have the Feather option in the Options bar, press the Enter key on your number pad to jump right to the Feather option box.
Want to see what your image looks like alone, in a dark dark setting, maybe with some candlelight? Press the F key twice, then press Tab to hide your palettes.
Double-click on the background in Photoshop to bring up the Open dialog box. Doesn’t work on Mac.
Seriously. Don’t use it ever.
Usually pressing [Shift] + the shortcut key for whatever tool you want, will cycle through the sub-tools for that tool.
If you’re trying to transform a layer that is larger than your canvas, you lose your bounding box edges. Press Ctrl/Command – 0 and Photoshop automatically zooms so you can see the bounding box edges.
Try pressing the Alt/Option key in any dialog box you have open. Watch the buttons, most of the time they will change. (OK changes to Reset, etc.)
Link your Text layers together in the Layers Palette. Hold Shift as you make changes to one of the Layers. (Font, color, size, etc…) The changes can be seen in all linked Layers.
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The issue of Adobe’s CS icons is nothing new, but here is another alternative.
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Not that kind of exploded, the Popular Mechanics kind of exploded.
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Why do all of my iPhone photos