Archive for October, 2009

October 30, 2009

Video Tutorial – Photomerge, Auto Align and Content Aware Scale

In this video tutorial, Julieanne Kost shows you how Photoshop CS4 will help you with it’s content aware fill, intelligent scaling, alignment and auto-blending.

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Video Tutorial – Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial (Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4), Julieanne Kost goes over the time saving advantages and amazing functionality Camera Raw 5 provides you in Photoshop CS4.

2:26 PM Permalink

Video Tutorial – Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial  (Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4), Julieanne Kost goes over the time saving advantages and amazing functionality Camera Raw 5 provides you in Photoshop CS4.

2:19 PM Permalink

Video Tutorial – The New Adjustments and Masks Panels in Photoshop CS4

You’ll be amazed how much faster you can fine tune your images with the new Adjustments and Masks Panel in Photoshop CS4. Julieanne Kost shows you how in this video tutorial – The New Adjustments and Masks Panels in Photoshop CS4.

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Inverting the Quick Mask

Option (Mac)/ Alt (Win) -click on the Quick Mask icon to invert the selection when entering Quick Mask mode.

4:52 AM Permalink
October 29, 2009

Quick Mask (Q)

Double click on the quick mask icon to access the Quick Mask Options dialog box to change color, transparency and opacity options.

5:51 AM Permalink
October 28, 2009

Scroll All Windows

Update! Click here (Zoom, Pan, and Navigate Documents in Photoshop CC) to see all zoom, pan, and navigation tips for Photoshop CC in one post.


 
With the Hand tool selected, checking Scroll All Windows (in the Option bar) will scroll (or pan) all open documents at once. Shift -drag (or pan) with the Hand tool to temporarily turn on the Scroll All Windows.
6:18 AM Permalink
October 27, 2009

Fit On Screen

Update! Click here (Zoom, Pan, and Navigate Documents in Photoshop CC) to see all zoom, pan, and navigation tips for Photoshop CC in one post.


 
Double clicking the Hand tool in the Tool Panel is the same as selecting View > Fit on Screen (Photoshop will display the entire image as large as possible on screen. Note: Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 0 (zero) also displays the image as large as possible.
5:47 AM Permalink
October 26, 2009

The Hand Tool (H)

Update! Click here (Zoom, Pan, and Navigate Documents in Photoshop CC) to see all zoom, pan, and navigation tips for Photoshop CC in one post.


 
Holding down the spacebar (while most other tools are selected) will temporarily give you the Hand tool allowing quick panning of images that are zoomed in.
4:41 AM Permalink
October 23, 2009

Bypass the Camera Raw Dialog

Shift-double clicking on a RAW image in the Bridge will bypass the Camera Raw dialog, applying either settings that have been saved with the file, or if there are no setting applied, opening the file with the camera defaults.

4:28 AM Permalink
October 22, 2009

Photoshop Marketplace

You can go directly to the Photoshop Marketplace where you can look at all of the additional Filters and Plug-Ins that are available for Photoshop by choosing Filter > Browse Filters online.

4:27 AM Permalink
October 21, 2009

Resetting Bridge’s Preferences

When launching Bridge, Command-Option (Mac)/Control-Alt (Win) + Shift to choose “Reset Preferences”, Purge Entire Thumbnail Cache”, and/or Reset Standard Workspaces”.

4:27 AM Permalink
October 20, 2009

Assigning Additional Scratch Disks

When launching Photoshop, Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) prompts you to choose an additional scratch disk folder. Note: there is a very short window between clicking the PS icon to launch it and needing to hold down the keyboard shortcut, so get your fingers ready ahead of time!

5:23 AM Permalink
October 19, 2009

Resetting Photoshop’s Preferences

When launching Photoshop, Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) + Shift prompts you to delete the Adobe Photoshop settings file (which stores your preferences). Note: there is a very short window between clicking the PS icon to launch it and needing to hold down the keyboard shortcut, so get your fingers ready ahead of time!

4:22 AM Permalink
October 16, 2009

Save for Web

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) while in the Save for Web dialog box will change the Cancel button to Reset and the Done button to Remember (click Remember to save the current setting as your default).

5:58 AM Permalink