To get an extremely precise rotation while using Free Transform, go up to the Options Bar and click inside the Rotate field. Then use the Up and Down arrow keys on your keyboard to rotate the layer in 0.01 degree increments. Hold shift while pressing the arrow keys to rotate in 0.10 degree increments.
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If you are creating vector objects that require straight edges, make sure that your vectors snap to the pixel grid. Otherwise, you could end up with anti-aliased edges. To make sure that your pixels snaps to the pixel grid, go to the Preferences Panel (PC: Ctrl K, Mac: Command K). Under the Tools tab, enable […]
When using the Clone Stamp tool, you can use keyboard shortcuts to nudge, scale, or rotate the sample source to better match the size and orientation of the cloning destination. First, set the sample point by holding Alt (Mac: Option) and clicking on an area to sample from. You will then see an overlay of your […]
When sending a copy of a project to a client, you may want to protect the file, so that it requires a password to print or edit. This will prevent your client from using it before you get paid! To protect your file save it as a PDF (File > Save As… and choose Photoshop […]
As of Photoshop CS5 you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the Foreground Color Picker. You can do so by opening the “Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus” window. Press Ctrl Alt Shift K (Mac: Command Option Shift K). Then choose “Tools” and under “Shortcuts For” scroll down until you see “Foreground Color Picker.” You can then click on it […]
To quickly scroll through the list of layer Blending Modes in the Layers panel use the keyboard shortcut. First, select the Move Tool (V), then hold down the Shift key and tap the + (plus sign) key to scroll forward through the list, or tap the – (minus sign) key to scroll backward through the list.
Go to Image > Reveal All to make your canvas large enough to see every pixel on every layer (No pixel will be hidden outside of the canvas).