Layer Groups allow you to easily select, move, mask and manipulate multiple layers as a single unit. With Linked Layers you can move multiple layers whenever you select any individual layer, and it is possible to link layers that are in different groups. To create Layer Links simply select 2 or more layers and click the Link… [Continue Reading about Layer Groups Vs. Linking Layers]
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The brush tool has all the same blend modes as layers, but the brush tool includes two additional blend modes. “Behind” and “Clear.” The “Behind” blend mode will apply paint only on transparent pixels in a layer. The “Clear” blend mode turns the pixels you paint on transparent, much like the Eraser tool.
Before Photoshop CS6, the Eyedropper Tool was able to sample colors from either “All Layers” or the “Current Layer”. After Photoshop CS6, the Eyedropper tool has added the ability to sample from different combinations of layers including: “Current and Below”, “All Layers No Adjustments”, and “Current and Below No Adjustment”. You can find these options… [Continue Reading about Sample Options For The Eyedropper Tool]
It’s always a good idea to copyright your work and a good way of doing so, is to embed your copyright information into your image metadata. To do so, Press Ctrl Alt Shift I (Mac: Command Option Shift I) or go to File > File Info… to bring up the File Info panel. Then click on… [Continue Reading about Copyright Your Work]
To automatically open and load multiple images into the same document and place each image on its own layer go to File > Scripts > Load Files as Stack.
When working with multiple shape layers, things can get complicated very quickly, and it can be tough to select and work with the right vector shape. To avoid accidentally selecting the wrong shape with the Path Selection tool or the Direct Selection tool (A), press the Q key. Doing so will lock all shapes from… [Continue Reading about An Easy Way To Work With Multiple Shape Layers]
Don’t just desaturate images (by going to Image > adjustment > desaturate) to make black and white photos. Instead, make a Black and White adjustment layer (In the Layers panel) and use the six color sliders, that control one of the six primary colors in the image, to adjust the brightness of each color. Even… [Continue Reading about Better Black and White Images]
You can create guides by clicking-and-dragging on the vertical or horizontal rulers. By holding Alt, Option on the Mac, you can flip the guide to the opposite direction as you create it.
In Photoshop CC, with the Move Tool selected you can hover over an object while holding Ctrl (Mac: Command) to reveal measurement guides between the currently selected layer and the layer that you are hovering over.
To automatically show or hide iconic panels when working in Photoshop CS6 or newer, press Ctrl K (Mac: Command K) to open the Preferences Panel. In the Workspace Tab check the Auto-Collapse Iconic Panels checkbox to enable it (or right click on the panel tab and select this option). This option makes it so that panels… [Continue Reading about Auto-Collapse Iconic Panels in Photoshop]