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50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment

50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment
Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? Reevaluate that color palette? Take some time to do a little more QA? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. </b>*} Memorize these shortcuts. {*style:<b> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): </b>*}Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts How great would it be to have a keyboard shortcut that flips your pixels horizontally and vertically? </b>*}

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