Tips


SimilarThe Similar command works with selections and allows you to include pixels throughout the image, not just adjacent ones, falling within the tolerance range.
What few people know is that you can actually set this tolerance range and it’s not in the most obvious place, because it surprisingly the Magic Wand tolerance settings that is being used for that.

Free TransformIf you want to free transform an image or part of it, use the shortcut Ctrl + T ( Command + T on the Mac) and right click inside the bounding box ( Control + click on the Mac) to bring up a window in wich you can select your prefered transformation.

PhotoshopTV Episode 17The ‘Photoshop Guys’ at PhotoshopTV, Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski, have released the 17th episode of PhotoshopTV. In this episode they will again share some tips, news, tutorials and answer some questions.

This time the guys share a tutorial for accurately color correcting your images, hand tinting your images and how to add scan lines.

CloudsIf you prefer more contrast with Photoshop’s clouds filter, then try this; hold down the Alt key (options key on the Mac) and select Filter / Render /Clouds. This also work with Difference Clouds.

VisibleYou can hide all layers in your layers palette, except for the active layer, by holding down the Alt key (option key on the Mac) and clicking on the eye icon in front of the active layer.

PhotoshopTV Episode 16The ‘Photoshop Guys’ at PhotoshopTV, Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski and Scott Kelby have released the 16th episode of PhotoshopTV. In this episode they will again share some tips, news, tutorials and answer some questions.

Some things that are getting attention is a tutorial for handwriting effects, Adobe bridge and how to use it for the most common tasks and a tutorial on how to create photo collages.

Info PaletteIf you want to crop an image using a specific size then you might think about editing the values for width and height in the option bar when the crop tool is active. The downside of this method is that it will resize your crop selection to meet the width and height that were entered.
Instead don’t enter any values in the option bar, but use the information of the Info Palette instead.

There are 3 quick ways to copy a layer style:
Copy Layer Style
1. Click on the word Effects (A) in the layers palette and drag it to the target layer.

2. Right click on the icon marked with B and select Copy Layer Style. Right click on the target layer and select Paste Layer Style.

3. Only Photoshop CS2: Hold down the Alt key (option key on the Mac) and drag/drop the icon marked with B on the target layer.

Photoshop keeps a log and not many people know or forget.

Go to Edit / Preferences / general and use the settings as shown in the screenshot, except for the name and location of the file.

Log settings

Here’s a short example of what can be found in that log:

Log

To create an arrow in Photoshop:

A) select the Line tool in the tool bar
B) Select the Shape Layers icon
C) Open the fly-out menu
D) Select Arrowheads End
E) Enter Weight

Draw the arrow.

Option bar

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