You can use the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools between two open documents: Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click in the source document and then clone in the destination document.
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• Option + “[“ or “]” (Mac) | Alt + “[“ or “]” (Win) targets the layer above or below the currently targeted layer.
• Option + Shift + “] “or + “[“ (Mac) | Alt + Shift + “] “or + “[“ (Win) adds the next layer up or down to the targeted layer(s) (note when you get to the top or bottom of the layer stack, Photoshop will “wrap around” to continue adding/subtracting layers).
• Option + “,“ or “.” (Mac) | Alt + “,“ or “.” (Win) targets the bottom/top -most layer.
• Option + Shift + “,“ or “.” (Mac) | Alt + Shift + “,“ or “.” (Win) targets all layers that fall between the currently targeted layer to the top or bottom of the layer stack.
Note: these shortcuts are essential when recording actions as they help to select layers, but do not record the specific “name” of the layer in the action.
Command + “[“ or “]” (Mac) | Control + “[“ or “]” (Win) moves selected layers up or down. This is a very useful shortcut when recording actions as the specific name of the layer is not recorded.
Control-click (Mac)/ right-click (Win) on the eye icon or the layer thumbnail on the Layers panel to color-code a layer. Note: the Background must be converted to a layer to color-code (click the Lock icon in the Layers panel to convert it to a layer).
While transforming an image (Edit > Free Transform) you can change zoom level of the image using the old standby – Command (Mac) / Control (Win) “+” (plus) to zoom in, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) “-” (minus) to zoom out.
Or, you can quickly zoom to a specific point using the Navigator panel (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -drag in the thumbnail over the area that you want to zoom into).
If you see a warning icon (exclamation mark) in the Histogram panel, double click in the histogram to refresh it using the full image data or use the fly-out menu to select Uncashed Refresh. From the flyout menu, you can also choose between Compact, Expanded, or All Channels View.
In Expanded view, click the refresh icon to update the cache. Use the Channels pull down menu to view the composite channel, individual channels, Luminosity or Colors. Use the fly-out menu to Show Channels in Color to view any of the individual channels (selected from the channel drop-down menu) in color.
Use the fly-out menu to choose to show/hide Statistics. Then, click and drag within the histogram to view the Levels, Count and Percentile of the range selected.
To change the zoom percentage in the Navigator panel, enter a percentage, drag the slider, click on the Zoom In or Zoom Out icons (the small or large mountains), or Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -drag in the thumbnail over the area that you want to zoom into.
• Click the eyedropper icon to quickly select how information is presented (Actual or Proof Color, Color Mode, Total Ink or Opacity and Bi Depth options).
• Click the cross-hairs icon to quickly change the units of measurement used to track cursor coordinates.
• Use the fly-out menu to display additional status information including Adobe Drive, Document Size, Document Profile, Document Dimensions, Measurement Scales, Smart Objects, Scratch Sizes, Efficiency, Timing, and Current Tool). In addition, choose to hide or show Tool Hints (brief suggestions for using the currently selected tool).
After converting layer(s) to Smart Objects, applying Image > Adjustments > (xxx), adds the adjustment as a Smart Filter. This can be helpful when the same mask is needed for all adjustments (although you could also achieve this by placing all adjustments within a Layer Group and adding the mask to the group).
I would be curious to know how (if) you are using this feature…
Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click the disclosure triangle next to an Artboard to “Fit Artboard On Screen” (as well as expand or collapse all Layer Groups in the document).
• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -click the disclosure triangle next to a Layer Group/Artboard to expand/collapse all layer Groups in the document. As you expand/collapse the Layer Groups/Artboards, note that any nested Layer Groups remain in their original state.
• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click the disclosure triangle next to a Layer Group/Artboard to expand/collapse all Layer Groups/Artboards in the document - including nested Layer Groups.
• Or, Control (Mac)/ right (Win) -click the disclosure triangle next to a Layer Group/Artboard and choose “Close/Open this Group” or “Close/Open all Other Groups” from the context sensitive menus.
To view a Layer mask, Option -click (Mac) / Alt -click (Win) on the mask thumbnail in the Layers panel. Tapping the “\”(backslash) toggles the display of a layer mask on and off (as a red rubylith overlay). Looking at the Channels panel, you can see that this shortcut toggles the channels visibility.
Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + “\” (backslash) targets the layer mask in the Layers panel. Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + 2 targets the layer.
Drag a layer mask or vector mask thumbnail in the Layers panel to move it from one layer to another.
Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) a layer or vector mask thumbnail in the Layers panel to create a copy of the mask.
Option + Shift -drag (Mac) | Alt + Shift -drag (Win) to create copy of a layer mask while simultaneously inverting the mask. (Note: this shortcut does not work with a vector mask – in order to invert a vector mask, select the path with the Direct Selection tool and click the “Subtract From Shapes Area” icon in the Options bar.)
To delete a mask, target it on the Properties panel and click the Trash icon at the bottom of the panel.
If you prefer to use the layers panel, target the mask and click the Trash icon, or drag the mask thumbnail to the Trash icon at the bottom of Layers panel. If you prefer to bypass the option dialog box, add Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) while clicking the trash icon will delete the mask without applying it.
Most of the time, I prefer to Control -click (Mac) | right -click (Win) on the layer mask and choose delete or apply the mask from the context sensitive menu.