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10 Helpful Photoshop Timesavers

Jul 11, 2008
1. To auto-select a layer. Hold down the Cmd/Ctrl key while clicking on a layer in Photoshop's main image window

2) Remove Color - Removing all color from an image without going into grayscale mode simply press Shift Cmd/Ctrl U ('Desaturate') while still in RGB mode to make your image grayscale. Another option is to use the channel mixer which will actually create a better result. In this option, all you need to do is click on the Grayscale option.

3) Move Selection to its Own Layer - Copy the selection by pressing Cmd/Ctrl J. Press Shift Cmd/Ctrl J to cut and move a selection.

4. To hide the 'marching ants' (selection marquee). Press Ctrl/Cmd H

5) Feathering " When setting a feather using the Lasso Tools, press the Return/Enter key. This will highlight the Feather field in the Options palette and you can enter or change the value.

6) Color Fill - Press Alt/Option Delete to fill a layer or area with the color in the forefront. To fill a layer or selection with the background color, press Cmd/Ctrl Delete.

7) Changing Brush Size - Press the [ ] keys. By holding the shift key down and pressing the [and ] keys, the brush gets softer and harder, correspondingly. You are allowed to change the level up to five times).

8. If your version of Photoshop is without the Spot Healing Brush, double click on the Blur Tool and in the Options palette, decrease the opacity to 15% and change the mode to Lighten to remove the undesired scratches and blemishes. When you paint over these marks, they will disappear before you eyes.

9) Drawing With Brush Tools " If you want to draw a straight line with one of the brush tools, click, hold the Shift key, and click again where you want the line to end. The Photoshop program will draw a straight line from point to point. These steps also work with most tools, including erasers and even the highlight tool in the Extract filter.

10. Create a brand new picture from an existing layer by choosing Duplicate Layer in the Layers palette and changing the document setting to New.
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