10 Quick Tips for Photoshop Users
There are plenty of great Photoshop tutorials available online for graphic designers that are looking to learn new things. However, working through detailed tutorials can take a long time, and sometimes newer Photoshop users aren’t able to follow the tutorials.
In this post I’d like to highlight 10 quick tips that are ideal for less experienced Photoshop users, or for those who want to learn something new without much time available.
Add Visual Texture in 3 Easy Steps
Tutorial9 shows you how to quickly and easily improve an image or a design just by adding some texture.
Use the Grid in Photoshop
Another tip from Tutorial9, this own shows how using Photoshop’s grid feature can improve your work.
Getting more comfortable with brushes should be a priority for new Photoshop users. One of the most helpful tips is learning how to rotate brushes to suit your needs.
Button Mode Actions
Jay from Bittbox shows an alternative for using keyboard shortcuts to work with Photoshop actions. He shows how he uses actions with a single click.
Lightning Fast Layer Groups
Getting a firm grasp on layers and their potential is an essential for becoming proficient with Photoshop. This is another time-saving tip from Bittbox.
Free Yourself with Automate Batch
Chris Spooner shows the basics of using Photoshop to automate repetitive tasks, which can save lots of time and frustration from doing the same things over and over.
Select All Text Layers at Once in Photoshop
There are probably times when you’re working with a document that contains many layers of text. This post shows how you can quickly select all of them.
5 Photoshop Shortcuts/Tricks to Boost Productivity
This post from Hongkiat actually covers 5 tips, but they’re all simple, to-the-point, and effective.
Add More History States in Photoshop CS3
When working in Photoshop you’ll probably find yourself using the undo function fairly regularly, especially when you’re experimenting. This post shows how you can get more potential use out of the undo command. (The same post is also available for CS2 and Earlier.)
For more Photoshop resources, see:
- Photoshop Toolbox
- 500+ Space Brushes for Photoshop
- 400+ Floral Brushes for Photoshop
- 500+ Photoshop Brushes for Creating Textures