All posts tagged "tip"

  • TIP: Layer and Mask Shortcuts

    If you have a Layer with a Mask and you want to activate the Mask, press Command-2 (PC: Cntl -2). To activate the layer, press...

  • TIP: Targeting Layers with Shortcuts

    To activate the layer above or below the current layer in the layer stack, use these shortcuts: Option-[(PC: Alt-[) targets the layer down one layer...

  • TIP from Julieanne Kost: Mask from Transparency

    And this is why Julieanne Kost is the Queen of all things Photoshop and Lightroom…. http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2013/10/making-a-mask-from-transparency-in-a-layer.html

  • TIP: P for Color Picker

    To speed up picking a color, you can assign a letter shortcut to the Foreground Color Picker. Go to Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts and the Tools menu....

  • TIP: Resetting Preferences

    If you ever run into “weird” issues with Photoshop, such as tools missing or not operating properly, usually the best place to start is by...

  • TIP: Hide Layer Shortcut

    Of course you can click on the eyeball icon to hide a layer, but in Photoshop CS6 there’s a keyboard shortcut to hide the current...

  • TIP: Align to a document

    To quickly align the contents of a layer to the overall document (e.g. to make sure a type layer is centered in the document), Press...

  • TIP: Smart Object instead of Stamp Visible

    For years I’d been telling people to press Command-Option-Shift-E (PC: Cntl-Alt-Shift-E) to make a merged copy of all your layers. The only problem with that...

  • TIP: Sample Color from Anywhere

    You can use the Eyedropper tool to pick colors from all areas of your screen (not just an active Photoshop document). Just click within a...

  • TIP: Reposition while dragging

    While dragging with many drawing tools you can reposition the location of where you are dragging by holding down the Spacebar. For example after you’ve...