In CS6 and newer, while you are editing a layer’s name, you can press the Tab key to move to the layer below and edit its name. Holding Shift will move you to the layer above.
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To open a flattened version of a layered PSD file, go to File > Open and find the PSD file that you would like to open and click on it once to select it. Then hold down Shift Alt (Mac: Shift Option) and click “Open“. Photoshop will then ask you if you want to “Read […]
One of the most useful tools in Photoshop to bring out hidden detail in the shadows and highlights of an image is the Shadow/Highlight Adjustment (Under Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights). Unfortunately, you cannot apply it using an Adjustment Layer. To apply it non-destructively, first turn your layer into a Smart Object, then apply the […]
The keyboard shortcut to copy all existing layers into a single layer and place it as a new layer on top of the other layers is Ctrl Alt Shift E (Mac: Command Option Shift E)
If you have an Adjustment Layer selected, press-and-hold the backslash key (above the Enter key on a PC, Return on a Mac) to disable the adjustments and see the previous state temporarily. Release the key to re-enable the adjustments. This is the same as clicking on the Previous State icon on any Adjustment Layer.
To apply the Liquify Filter to a text layer, without first rasterizing the layer, convert it to a Smart Object. Doing so will keep your text editable!
When creating a mask you may miss a few pixels, especially when using the brush tool. To find these stray pixels, apply the Stroke Layer Style. You will then see where those pixels are, and you can mask them out! Remove the Stroke where you’re done.