Using Photoshop Better

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Some quick tips to increase your speed and efficiency in Photoshop

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Using Photoshop Better

  1. 1. Using Photoshop BetterUse Photoshop with greaterefficiency and effect.David EldridgePlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated.
  2. 2. Introduction: Purpose/Flow• This presentation file is incomplete:– Light overview– Few pictures– Memory overload• Key in on your tasksPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 2 ]
  3. 3. Overview• Tools• Modifiers• Single-Key Shortcuts• Combinations• Actions• Mouse Combinations• Layer Work• Additional InterestPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 3 ]
  4. 4. Tools• Many Keyboard Shortcuts are One-handed:– M: Marquee: (↑: Ellip/Rect || Vert/Horiz 1px line)– L: Lasso: (↑: Plain/Poly/Magnet)– V: Move– W: (↑: Quick Selection Tool/Magic Wand)– I: (↑: Eyedropper/ColorSampler/Ruler/Note/Count)Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 4 ]
  5. 5. Tools: Continued• Many Keyboard Shortcuts are One-handed:– J: ‘Heal’: (↑: Spot Healing Brush/HealingBrush/Patch/Red Eye)– B: Brush: (↑: Brush/Pencil/Color Replacement)– G: ‘Paint’: (↑: Paint Bucket/Gradient)– T: Type: (↑: Horizontal Type/…/…/…)Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 5 ]
  6. 6. Modifiers: Alt[A]• Alt+Click:– When making a selection, the beginning pointbecomes the center.– When modifying a selection it’s subtractive.• Click, Alt:– When making a selection, the beginning pointbecomes the center.Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 6 ]
  7. 7. Modifiers: Shift[S]• Shift+Click:– When making a selection, the proportions areconstrained to equivalence (squared).– When modifying a selection it’s additive.• Click, Shift:– When making a selection, the proportions areconstrained to equivalence (squared).[ 7 ]Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated.
  8. 8. Modifiers: Ctrl[C]• When in selection mode, it causes the pointerto act more like the move tool[ 8 ]Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated.
  9. 9. Modifiers: Space• (Technically, not a modifier, but…)• When making a selection, space allows moving• space is like the hand tool when you are notmaking a selection[ 9 ]Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated.
  10. 10. Single-Key Shortcuts• D: Change colors to black (fore) and white(back)• X: Swap Fore- and Background colors• Z: Zoom (better to use [C]= or [C]-)– Ctrl+= looks like Ctrl++, but isn’t– Technically, Ctrl++ aka Ctrl+Shift+= is something elsePlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 10 ]
  11. 11. Single-Key Shortcuts• F: Full Screen• Tab: Toggle the tools and tabs• [ OR ]: Contract or Expand (brush)• 01-00,1-0: Change opacity (tool or layer)– 01,02…50…99,00: 1,2…50…99,100%– 1,2,5,9,0: 10,20,50,90,100%Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 11 ]
  12. 12. Combinations• Ctrl+A/C/X/V: Select All, Copy, Cut, Paste• Ctrl+R: Toggle Rulers• Ctrl+J: Duplicate Layer• Ctrl+T: Transform Layer• Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N: New Layer w/o dialog box• Ctrl+Delete w/selection: Fill (w/background)• Alt+Delete w/selection: Fill (w/foreground)Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 12 ]
  13. 13. Combinations: More• Ctrl+I: Invert selection colors• Ctrl+Shift+I: Invert selection• Ctrl+D: Select None• Ctrl+H: Hide guides, selection (marching ants),…• Ctrl+Shift+C: Copy merged• Ctrl+(Alt+)=/-: zoom and morePlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 13 ]
  14. 14. Mouse Combinations• Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N: New Layer w/o dialog box• Ctrl+Alt+Scroll Wheel[↑,↓]: Zoom in, out• Alt+Click: (in ‘fill’ modes) samples color to theforeground palette• Drag Click for speedy visibility togglingPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 14 ]
  15. 15. Layer Tab Work• Ctrl+Click thumb…/…mask: Load as selection• Drag layer(s) into New: make copy of layer(s)• Ctrl+Alt+Drag…: Copy layer style/mask to newlayer• “Convert to Smart Objects”Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 15 ]
  16. 16. Layer Tab Work: More• Double click thumbnails:– Vector Smart Objects: opens original in editor– Bitmap: layer style dialog– Background: new layer from background dialog– Fill/Adj. Layers: settings dialog– Text: select in edit mode• Double click captions: rename layer• Double click right side: layer style dialog• Ctrl+/Shift+Click (on caption): selects many layersPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 16 ]
  17. 17. Additional Interest• Create New Docs and Snapshots from History• Use actions to save time• Use actions in batches to save more time• Use drag controls for opacity, sizes, etc.• Use tool settings for more control• “Crop” trims; “Canvas Size…” doesn’t• Drag Rulers, Swap units, Use your imaginationPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 17 ]
  18. 18. Conclusion:Last Things• We covered tons• There’s much more• Consider teaching usPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 18 ]
  19. 19. Questions?Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 19 ]
  20. 20. Questions?• No? Good.Please feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 20 ]
  21. 21. Resources and Tools• Shortcuts: tr.im/PsCutsPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 21 ]
  22. 22. Contact• Please send any more questions to– david@socklint.com– 785.783.4755– j.mp/rgum Google+• For this presentation visit goo.gl/SorQJPlease feel free to use this document however you would like. Attribution is appreciated. [ 22 ]

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