July 11, 2009

(rt) Tips: Useful bits for PS, AI, etc.

The majority of my blog readers don’t follow me on Twitter, and I’m not sure how many folks look at the tweet-feed embedded at right. Therefore it seems worth wrapping up some previously tweeted (but unblogged) links. I’m thinking I’ll flag these posts with “(rt)” in the subject line, so that you can ignore them if you already follow the Twitter feed. If you have any other suggestions, I’m all ears.

  • Layers Magazine offers 100 Wicked Tips for Lightroom & CS4 apps. I learned a bunch of good stuff.
  • Photoshop nuggets:
    • Photoshop tip: Cmd-click the New Layer button to create layer behind current one. [Via Cristen Gillespie.]
    • Photoshop CS4 tip: While zoomed in, hold down H while clicking anywhere. Move the square elsewhere & release. Kapow! [Via @gpenston]
    • “Does CS4 strip lens metadata like CS3?” No. Save for Web now gives you choices. Select “All” to preserve lens data.
  • Veerle shares a nice set of “Answers to small Illustrator and Photoshop problems.”
  • CreativePro.com advises on making your designs colorblindness-friendly. They forgot to mention PS/AI CS4 enhancements.
  • From PSD TUTS: “The Top 10 PSD Plus Tutorials of All Time.”
  • IAApps.com is a handy resource for UI developers. [Via @Coleran]
  • Posted by John Nack at 10:16 AM on July 11, 2009


    • Ken — 2:09 PM on July 11, 2009

      One feature I discovered in Bridge (Windows OS) is the space bar command and then pressing the right or left arrow keys to go forward or backward.
      I am amazed how fast now I can edit the keepers and get a full screen shot and then to dump hit the delete key…my workflow has was cut in half on photo selection. one of the small gems in Bridge.
      Ken in KY

    • Jon — 8:26 AM on July 15, 2009

      Great tips, just started following you on twitter. Heres a question for you, how do i change the ‘layer highlight state’ in the layers window of the PS gui?
      I’m colorblind, and cant see the highlight anymore!

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