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101 Hidden Tips & Secrets for Photoshop

101 Hidden Tips & Secrets for Photoshop

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Adobe PhotoShop: 101 Hidden Tips & Secrets For Photoshop 
1. Press Tab will hide tool bar and palette, Shift+Tab will hide only palette.2. Hold Shift + click the top blue bar for toolbar and palette will move them to the nearest edge.3. Double click the top blue bar, on any palette window, to minimize it.4. Double click the gray background will bring up open file option, Hold Shift+double click will openup the browser.5. Sick of the default gray background around your image? Select paint bucket, hold shift and clickon the gray background, it will change to whatever color you have in your foreground color box.6. In Photoshop, all "Cancel" buttons in a window can be changed to a "Reset" button by holding Alt.7. Caps lock will switch your cursor for accuracy.8. Press F button, it will switch between 3 different screen modes and give you more working area.9. To draw a straight line, click then move to the end point and hold shift + click.10. Hold Ctrl will temporary make any tool into move tool until you release Ctrl.11. Ctrl + Alt and click drag the image, it will make a duplication of the current image over lay on top.12. Hold Space bar, it will make any tool into "Hand Tool" until you release Space bar.13. While in Zoom Tool, Ctrl+space = zoom in, alt+space = zoom out.14. Hold Ctrl and press "+" or "-" it will change the % for image in navigator window.15. When Using eyedropper tool to capture foreground color, hold Alt and click, it will instantlycapture the color for background.16. With Measure Tool, draw a line then hold Alt and draw another line from the end of the first line,it will measure the angle.17. Ctrl+Alt+Z and Ctrl+Shift+Z will go back and forth in the history.18. Alt+Backspace and Ctrl+Backspace will fill in the whole screen with foreground color orbackground color, Shift+backspace will bring up option window, Alt+Shift+Backspace andCtrl+Shift+Backspace, will fill the image with foreground or background color but will leave the alphatransparent area alone.19. When free transforming with Ctrl+T, hold Alt to keep the original image and then to transform aduplicated layer of it. Ctrl+Shift+T to repeat whatever you did in the last transform.20. To make sure your Crop is on the edge of the image, hold Ctrl while cropping.
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(c) 2007 Gary Logsdon <webmaster@11amdesign.com>
 
Adobe PhotoShop: 101 Hidden Tips & Secrets For Photoshop 
21. Ctrl+J will duplicate the current layer.22. Ctrl+Shift+E will merge all visible layers to one layer, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E will make a copy of theoriginal and merge all visible layers.23. While using Marquee Tools, hold Alt it will make the starting point as a center of the selection.24. Ctrl + D to deselect, Ctrl+Shift+D to reselect what you deselected.25. While selecting with Marquee tool, pressing the space bar can allow you to move the selection.26. Hold Shift and press "+" or "-" it will switch between the layer mode:N = NormalI = DissolveM = MultiplyS = ScreenO = OverlayF = Soft LightH = Hard LightD = Color DodgeB = Color BurnK = DarkenG = LightenE = DifferenceX = ExclusionU = HueT = SaturationC = ColorY = LuminosityQ = Behind 1L = Threshold 2R = Clear 3W = Shadow 4V = Midtones 4Z = Highlights 4***The shortcut works even for following situation:***Alpha turned off, Indexed Mode, Line tool, Bucket Tools, Dodge and Burn Tools27. While using Brush or any other tools, change the opacity by typing the number.*** type one number for % of it's ten times [4=40%]***type two number for exact % [press 7 then 2 will get 72%]
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Adobe PhotoShop: 101 Hidden Tips & Secrets For Photoshop 
28. Hold Alt while clicking on the eye icon beside the layer, it will hide all other layers.29. Hold Alt while clicking the pen icon beside the layer, it will unchain this layer from all layers.30. Select a layer, hold Alt and click the top edge of another layer, it will group them.31. Hold Alt and click the button "Create a new layer", it will create a new adjustment layer.32. Select a layer and hold Alt, then click on the garbage can button. It will instantly delete the layer,marquee where you want alpha and Ctrl+click the "Create new channel" button, it will create analpha only on the area you marquee.33. File› Automate › Contact Sheet: this can create a small thumbnail for every file, this can saveyou some time from searching.34. When Move Tool is selected, toolbox on top can be useful from time to time, these are "Autoselect layer" and "Show bounding box".35. While Move Tool is selected, hold Shift (Alt+Shift+Right click) and allow whether or not to makea current layer chain with your upper layer.36. With grid on, click the top left corner of the grid and drag to anywhere on the image to set thepivot, double clicking on the icon again reset the pivot.37. After, draw a path on the image with pen tool, Ctrl+shift+H can hide/show it.38. Control Navigator with keyboard sometimes can be more time efficient than mouse.***Home = move to top left cornerEnd = move to right bottom cornerPageUp = move up one pagePageDown = move down one pageCtrl+PageUp = move left one pageCtrl+PageDown = move right one pageShift+PageUp = move up 10 pixelShift+PageDown = move down 10 pixelCtrl+Shift+PageUp = move left 10 pixelCtrl+Shift+PageDown = move right 10 pixel39. Ctrl+Tab allows you to switch between different image files you are working on.40. F12 = Revert to how the file was the last time you saved it.
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