To see the distance of two objects in Photoshop, select one layer, then select the Move tool. Hold Ctrl (Mac: Command) while then hover over the layers to see the Smart Guides that will reveal the distance between the layers.
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If you have multiple documents open you can cycle through tabs by pressing Ctrl (Mac: Command) Tab. To go in reverse press Shift Ctrl (Mac: Command) Tab.
A good way to zoom into (or out of) an image is to select the Zoom tool by pressing-and-holding Z on your keyboard, then left-click and drag to the right to zoom in, and drag to the left to zoom out. This works for Photoshop CS5 and newer.
If you accidentally open a panel or activate a tool did you did not intend to use press the Esc key to cancel.
PSDs have a file size limit of 2 GB. If you want to save a document that is larger than 2 GB, save it as a PSB (Large Document Format).
To Switch brushes press < or > to move to the previous/next brush on the Brushes Panel. Adding the Shift key goes to the first or last brush.
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 […]