When creating a Lens Flare (Filter > Render > Lens Flare) press-and-hold the Alt (Mac: Option) key while clicking on the image preview to bring up the Precise Flare Center dialog box where you can input the X and Y coordinates for your flare. You can use the info panel to see the coordinates of […]
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When you go to File > Place, to bring in an image into your composition, Photoshop turns it into a smart object. If you would like for the image to remain rasterized, bring up the Preferences panel by pressing Ctrl K (Mac: Command K) and under the General tab un-check “Place or Drag Raster Images […]
When working with 3D objects, right-click on the View Axis located in the bottom-left corner of the document to quickly select a view. This comes in handy when you move your camera and you want to come back to the default view.
When creating a new layer using the new layer icon in the layers panel, hold Alt (Mac: Option) and click to get the New Layer dialog box. To Create the new layer below the selected layer hold Ctrl (Mac: Command) and click on the new layer icon.
When using the Lasso tool and you’re nearing the edge of the canvas and you need to scroll over to continue drawing your selection, press-and-hold the Spacebar without letting go of mouse button. This will temporarily activate the Hand tool so you can scroll. Let go of the Spacebar to continue drawing your selection.
Press Ctrl Alt 2 (Mac: Command Option 2) on the keyboard to load the luminosity of an image as a selection.
When applying filters to high-resolution images, Photoshop may slow down and take some time to complete the filter, especially if you’re using a memory-intensive filter. If you’re testing filters, this could become a problem since you’ll have to wait every time you make an adjustment. To speed up your computer’s performance, you can create a […]