Photoshop is one of the most preferred and most favorite image editing software for graphic designers, digital painters and photographers alike. Over the period of time we get accustomed to using it and develop our own ways of doing stuffs, also in our attempts to use it most optimally we learn and discover many tips and tricks to make our creative life easier. Some of the tricks are most commonly used, but some of them even though are most powerful goes unnoticed mainly because Photoshop has so many features.
Here I will share some of the tips and techniques which I have learned over the period of time and most of them are something that I stumbled across just by chance while playing around in Photoshop. I am sure some of them might be something you already know, but I bet you didn't know some of them. So keep reading and you will find at least one new trick.
Note: If you are using Mac,Ctrl key = Cmd key and Alt = Opt.
Also, please excuse me for the crappy screenshots have taken them during different times, but the important thing is the message and I am sure it is clear enough.
5. Select Alternative Layers:
Now, I am sure you might know that selecting a layer and then clicking on some other layer whilst holding down Shift Key selects all the consecutive layers between them, BUT if you just want to select say Layer 1 and Layer 3 and maybe just Layer 6, then just hold down Ctrl key and click on the layer which you want to select in the Layer Palette, this way only the alternative layers (i.e only the layers that you want) will be selected.
6. See The Text Color:
When you’re working with type, the obvious way to change color is to highlight the text and then pick a new hue by double-clicking the Foreground Color and choosing from the Color Picker. But the problem with this method is, because the text is highlighted, you can’t see the color change. To get around this, click the color square in the Options Bar. As you change the color, you’ll see the type alter accordingly.
Note:Remember that your layer should not be locked.
Hold down Alt key and notice how the cursor changes into Scissor icon allowing you to delete a swatch.
Same is true for Brush, Style Palette etc.
Also, you can transform a Selection by choosing Select>Transform Selection.
Feel free to share your tip, trick or technique in Photoshop.