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Photography Tips & Tutorials. Photoshop Layers tricks and shortcuts. Scripts Page. Sorry, technical support is not available for my scripts Please report any web-related problems by sending an email to the address listed below.

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Sorry for the inconvenience, but I will not have the chance to respond to questions relating to these scripts. Please only use them if you feel confident that you can remove them if something should go wrong. Top Nondestructive Photoshop Techniques. Photoshop Etiquette. Photoshop Secret Shortcuts. It is proven that by using software shortcuts can boost up productivity.

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts

Here are 30 secret Photoshop shortcuts that I've learned from years of experience. Well, what I mean by "secret" is that these shortcuts are not documented in the menus. Keep reading and you will find how these shortcuts can speed up your productivity. I bet you don't know all of them. Note: this article is written in Mac Photoshop format. Drag selection With the Marquee tool, drag on the document (do not release the mouse yet), now hold down Spacebar, it will let you drag the undefined selection.

Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers. We all have shortcuts that are essential to our daily workflow.

Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers

A majority of them are staples such as Copy (Command + C) and Paste (Command + V), but occasionally we stumble upon a shortcut we wish we’d learned years ago. Suddenly, this simple shortcut has streamlined our process and shaved quite a bit of time off our day. Collected here are some lesser known but extremely useful shortcuts. Many of these are not documented in the “Keyboard Shortcuts” menu, and some of them don’t even have equivalent menu options. Please note that all of the shortcuts listed below assume that you are using Photoshop CS4 on OS X. Layers Link Selection Link Sifting through nests of layer sets to find the layer you need quickly becomes tiresome. Changing auto-select behavior. There will be times when you want to select a layer that is located below a number of other layers. Right-clicking to display all layers beneath the cursor. The keyboard can also be used to select layers.

Sorting Link Viewing Link (al) Compositing in Adobe Photoshop: Time-Saving Tips. Advertisement Compositing is a skill and process that spans the entire spectrum of creative industries.

Compositing in Adobe Photoshop: Time-Saving Tips

At the high end, compositing boasts its own specialized profession in film and television post production and visual effects. Dedicated software such as NUKE and Shake have taken the craft to powerful levels of its own, leaving behind the relatively basic compositing toolset of Adobe Photoshop. However, for many graphics practitioners compositing is a vital everyday process — and as with all pixel-pushing endeavors, Photoshop remains the entry point and hub to learning and ultimately mastering the fundamentals of this important skill. In this article, I’ll share some of my own time-saving tips for compositing in Photoshop. Tip 1: Matching Tones, Channel by Channel One of the challenges we face when compositing is matching the colors and tones of various images to produce a realistic and convincing composite. 1These are the three images we will composite together Visual Evaluation. Useful Photoshop Tips And Tricks For Photo Retouching.

Advertisement When it comes to designing in Photoshop, there is a myriad of ways one could use to achieve a certain result, especially when it comes to photo retouching.

Useful Photoshop Tips And Tricks For Photo Retouching

Designers use technique they are most confident as well as comfortable with, which is great because it’s always useful to peek into the workflow of our colleagues and learn new design approaches. We have had articles on cloning1, compositing2, masks3 and obscure Photoshop time-savers4 in the past. This article is different. I’ll be covering some of the useful techniques and tricks which I’ve learned from my experience. Here is a short overview of the techniques we’ll be covering: Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop.

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create retro-looking text that seems like it’s constructed using folded strips of paper.

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

We’re going to step away from the computer a little bit and use a real model as a reference for our project. Prepare yourself to heavily rely on Photoshop’s Lasso Tool, as well as some other basic tools and simple techniques. Preview Click on the preview image below to see the final product in full scale. Tutorial Resources Paper Texture by Zen TexturesGrunge Texture by Zen Textures Step 1: Working away from the computer To create our folded text, we first want to see in real-life how folded strips of paper would look.

So first, take a piece of regular 8.5” x 11” paper and cut it into strips using scissors or a box cutter. Useful Adobe Photoshop Techniques, Tutorials and Tools. As web designers, we always have something new to learn.

Useful Adobe Photoshop Techniques, Tutorials and Tools

Over the last decade our workflow has changed dramatically — it’s become more sophisticated and highly diversified. Not only do we have a much larger variety of improved tools to use; there’s also an endless stream of new techniques emerging and spreading within the web design community via social networks. And this is where the opportunity to learn new useful, practical approaches and techniques comes in. We can learn by exploring the different design approaches other designers have taken, when solving their problems and apply these approaches to our work to become more productive and skilled. Therefore, our editorial team is permanently looking for interesting techniques, tools and tutorials, which we carefully select and present in round-ups on Smashing Magazine.