• Top 15 Tips and Tricks in Photoshop you don't know

    Top 15 Tips and Tricks in Photoshop that you probably don't know.

    tips and tricks in photoshop

    I hope after reading this article (Tips and tricks in Photoshop), you will be able to do your work faster in Photoshop and also be able to Save your Time.

    Tips and tricks for Photoshop present (Written and Explained) in this article:-

    1. Benefits of using Keyboard Shortcuts.
    2. Applying the option called Smart Object.
    3. Betterment of using Multiple Layers.
    4. Efficiently Increase and Decrease the Brush Size.
    5. Abilities of the Clip Masking Feature.
    6. Usabilities of the Adjustment layer option.
    7. Applying the Layer Mask option.
    8. Use the Shortcut key for Zoom in and Zoom out.
    9. Changing Opacity with Ease.
    10. Making copies of elements in less time.
    11. Work in the CMYK option for Printing.
    12. Work in RGB for websites.
    13. Save your original Adobe Photoshop files.
    14. Merge all the Layers to the New Layer.
    15. Practice makes perfect.
    16. Conclusion.



    Have you ever thought that which is the best Photo editing Software that is available in the market?
    Photoshop is the best tool for Editing Photos compared to any other Software available in the market right now.
    In this reading Session, I will tell you the Top 15 Photoshop Tips and Tricks (tips and trick in photoshop) that you can use, which can help you with Saving your TIME.

    There are lots of Tips and Tricks in Photoshop, but you have to choose which method can save your time and which way that you love to use Photoshop.
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     So here are some Tips and Tricks in Photoshop down below (Cool Photoshop tricks).

    #1.  Benefits of using Keyboard Shortcuts.
    using keyboard shortcuts in photoshop
    Using Keyboard Shortcuts

    By using keyboard shortcuts can You can save time by not searching the tools from the toolbar Unless you can use a Shortcut key for it.
    You can view all the default keyboard Shortcuts present in Photoshop by Clicking Here.

    #2. Using the option called "Smart Object." 

    convert to smart objects,tips and tricks in photoshop
    Using the option Smart Object

    By using "Smart object," You can save the image from Pixelation because the "Smart Object" option saves the Proportions of the picture. And it keeps the image quality the same when you resize it according to your needs.

    Methods of applying "Smart Object":-

    Way 1 (By clicking on the layer):-

    1st Step:- Right-click on the layer

    2nd Step:- Choose the option "Convert to Smart Object" from the dropdown menu.

                  Your Normal layer is successfully converted to the Smart Object layer.

    Way 2  (By finding the option from the Menu bar):-

    1st Mark:- Click on the Layer option from the top menu bar. 

    2nd Mark:- Then choose the option named as Smart objects.

    3rd Mark:- After that select, the option "Convert layer to Smart Object" from the dropdown menu.

                   Your Normal layer is successfully converted to the Smart Object layer.

    layers in photoshop,Tips and tricks in photoshop
    Layers in Photoshop

    When your layer is converted to a Smart Object, you can observe that there is a new icon formed as shown in the above image.

    #3. Betterment of using Multiple Layers.

    Multiple layers in Photoshop
    Multiple layers in Photoshop
    Have you ever think of changing images while working and changing some elements in less time?
    1. By using Layers, you can change the layer on which you want the outcome to be replaced.
    2. By using layers, you don't have to undo effects or elements, if you have to change it or replace it.
    3. You can use the layers for changing objects from an old project if you want to edit your past project.

     #4. Efficiently Increase and Decrease the Brush Size.

    Increase and Decrease the Brush Size
    Increase and Decrease the Brush Size

    You can use a keyboard shortcut for increasing and decreasing brush size in less time.

    You can use left square brackets to decrease the brush size and right square brackets to increase the brush size.

    #5. Abilities of the Clip Masking Feature.

    Using the option Clip Masking
    Using the option Clip Masking

    The option 'Clip Masking." clips the layer below on which the "Clip Masking."
    There are 3 Ways to use or apply "Clip Masking."

    Way 1:-

    Let us understand with an example. (Inserting an image into the text)

    1. Creating a text layer in which you want to insert an image.
    2. Write any word or sentence in the text layer.
    3. Choosing a Picture.
    4. In my case, I am choosing this image.

    Red rose image in photoshop
    Red Rose Image

    5. Drag the layer on the top in which the picture (you chose) is present.

    Rose Layer in photoshop
    Rose Layer

    6. Then Right-click on the top layer.

    Creating clipping mask in photoshop
    Creating Clipping Mask

    7. Select the option named as "Create clipping mask."

    After Using Clipping Mask
    After Using Clipping Mask

    After that, you will see that the image is now inserted in the text layer.


    Way 2:-

    First Step:- Go to the Layers panel.

    Second Step:- Select two layers. (In my case I have layer one containing flower and layer two is the text layer)

    Third Step:- Press Alt and hower the cursor between these two layers.

    Fourth Step 4:- Now you will see an Arrow on the cursor then click the line between the two layers.

    After that, you will see that the image is now inserted in the text layer.


    Way 3:- 

    You can use a Shortcut Key for it.

    Alt + Ctrl + G

    #6. Usabilities of the Adjustment layer option.

    Adjustment Layers in photoshop
    Adjustment Layers Button


    You can select types of Adjustment Layers by clicking on the Icon which is shown in the above image.

    There are multiple types of Adjustment Layer(Example:- Brightness, Contrasts, Levels, Hue and saturation and many more) which you can choose from the dropdown menu which appears when you click on the icon represented in the Image Above.

    Options in the Adjustment layer's Feature
    Options in the Adjustment layer's Feature
    It (Adjustment) layer affects only the layer, which is below it.
    1. Adjustment layers don't have content of their own.
    2. They are used in the Non-Destructive way of photo editing.
    3. By using adjustment layers, you can save your time by changing the effects on the adjustment layer.
    4. You can use adjustment layers for Colour Correction and many more effects that work Non-Destructively.

    #7. Applying the Layer Mask option.

    Layer mask button, tips and tricks in photoshop
    Layer Mask Button

    You can Add Layer masks to your layers by clicking on the icon shown in the above image.

    Layer Mask option provides the ability to Hide and Unhide the Pixels or elements without deleting them.

    By using them, you can remove the background of any object which is present in an image.

    Steps:-

    1st Step:- Go to the layer panel.
    2nd Step:- Select a Layer on which you want to use "Layer Mask."
    3rd Step:- Click on the Layer Mask icon.

    Layer mask Icon photoshop
    Layer mask Icon

    Now you can see the white thumbnail on the right side of the layer on which the Layer Mask is applied.

    Steps for using Layer Mask option to Hide and Unhide any Pixels or Elements from an image in Photoshop.

    1st Step:- Press "D" Letter from your keyboard, for selecting Black and White as Background and Foreground colors.

    2nd Step:Open the Image in a New Layer.

    3rd Step:- Select the Layer mask Thumbnail, as shown in the image below.

    Layer mask option in photoshop
    Layer mask option

    4th Step:- Then, press "B" Letter from your keyboard, for choosing the Brush tool.

    5th Step:- Now,
                           If you have to hide any part or object from the selected image, then select Black as your Foreground color.
                     
                    Or 

                           If you have to unhide any part or object from the selected image, then select White as your Foreground color.

    #8. Use the Shortcut key for Zoom in and Zoom out.

    Zoom in and Zoom out in photoshop
     Zoom in and Zoom out

    There are many Keyboard shortcuts present in Photoshop ( Example:- Changing opacity, Changing Brush size, Deselect, Select, and many more).

    Press and hold  Ctrl + SpaceBar

    Then by Dragging the cursor Left or Right, You can Zoom in or Zoom out the Canvas in Photoshop with ease.

    #9. Changing Opacity with Ease.

    Changing Opacity in photoshop
     Changing Opacity

    You can change the Opacity of the selected layer by pressing the Numbers 0 to 9 from your keyboard.

    The opacity will decrease when you Press a shorter number and Opacity will increase when you Press a Greater number from  0 to 9.

    #10. Making copies of elements in less time.

    Making copies in photoshop
    Making copies of Elements

    By pressing the Alt button, before you click on an object and then moving the object, this step will automatically duplicate the object.

    This step is beneficial when wanting to make many copies of one object without having to right-click or without dragging the layer.

    #11. Work in the CMYK option for Printing.

    CMYK option in photoshop
    CMYK option

    When you create a new project in Photoshop then you can choose between multiple colors mode.

    Then Choose CMYK for printing Projects.

    Although most people prefer to work in RGB option due to the more beautiful screen colors and added filter capabilities, remember that when creating a project for Printing, that will eventually go for Printing, it is always to advisable to work in CMYK, so you do not experience color shifting when its being Printing.

    #12. Work in RGB for websites.

    Work in RGB for websites.
     Work in RGB for websites

    When you create a new project in Photoshop then you can choose between multiple colors mode.

    Then Choose CMYK for printing Projects.

    Like you shouldn't use RGB for printing design, You shouldn't use CMYK for web design.
    Internet Explorer and other browsers only read RGB images.

    #13. Save your original Adobe Photoshop files.

    Save your Adobe Photoshop files.
     Save your Adobe Photoshop files

    You ne'er know when you will need to go back and change something in a file. Once you flatten and save your image, you will no longer be able to edit it the Image that you have saved. You will only be able to stare at your screen and pull your hairs out.

    Dot PSD file in photoshop
    Dot PSD file


    #14. Merge all the Layers to the New Layer.

    There is no Menu option in Photoshop for doing this Task.

    But there is a Secret/Hidden Hotkey or Shortcut Key present for doing this task.

                  Ctrl + Shift + Option +E

    Try this trick Yourself for using this Trick more Efficiently.

    #15. Practice makes perfect.

    Practice makes perfect, dronebhai
     Practice Makes Perfect


    Yes, we know you have probably heard this a thousand times. 
    Practicing and doing projects frequently, you will automatically start using these tips and tricks, and you will save your time, Also by Practising you will be able to work fast in Photoshop.

    Conclusion 

    By using these Tips and Tricks, you can improve your Photoshop WorkFlow.

    Also, you can save your time by using Shortcuts, and many more tricks are written above (like Using the Layer Mask option, Using the Adjustment layers, Using the option Clip Masking) which can help you a lot when you are working in Photoshop, and tips and tricks also help you in creating great pictures using the capabilities of tools present in Photoshop (Some of them are listed above).

    Also, Remember that Practice makes Perfect, You should always practice things that you have learned in your life, and this also works while learning a Software.

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