When creating a path using the Pen tool, click and hold Shift to snap to the nearest increment of 45°. This will make it easy for you to create symmetrical shapes or straight lines.
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To create a “zoomable” web image in Photoshop CS3 or newer, open any image then go to File > Export > Zoomify. This plugin creates a Flash object that sits within a web page that allows users to freely explore the image. Users are allowed to zoom in and out, and pan around it. Photoshop generates all […]
If you ever create a gradient that contains banding (the visible lines in a gradient when transitioning from one color or tone to another), add a very small amount of noise (Filter > Noise > Add noise) and bur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) to the gradient to break up the banding and give […]
When you’re in Adobe Bridge, you can quickly return to Photoshop by pressing the Boomerang icon in the Options bar.
If you’re troubleshooting unexpected behavior in Photoshop, then a third-party plug-in could be causing the problem. Hold the Shift key then start Photoshop and you’ll get a notice asking you whether or not you would like to skip loading plug-ins. Press “Yes“, then Photoshop will start without enabling 3rd party plugins. You can then determine if your problems were caused […]
Start by having a background layer and an object layer (logo or text), To make the long flat shadow, make a selection out of the object by pressing Ctrl (Mac: Ctrl) and clicking on the layer thumbnail in the Layers panel. Create a new layer below the object layer by holding Ctrl (Mac: Ctrl) and clicking […]
If you are trying to align 2 exact copies of the same layer (or more likely a portion of a layer), set the blending mode to Difference on the layer on top. Then use the Move tool or the arrow keys to position the layer. When the layer turns completely black, you will have a […]