Manic Monday Photoshop: 5 Tips for Photoshop Beginners

Monday, December 06, 2010
5 Tips for Photoshop Beginners

Getting started in Photoshop can be overwhelming and require lots of time to mater. Today we’ll look at 5 tips to help you get more comfortable working in the Photoshop environment.
  • Select all pixels on a layer
    • To select everything on a layer press the CTRL Key and then click on the layer in the palette. You should see "marching ants" around your selection now. To de-select press CTRL D. 
  • Change your Screen Mode         
    • It’s easy to rotate between the various screen modes by pressing the “F” key. Pressing the “F” key repeatedly will cycle  through the default screen,  full screen,  and full screen without menu/editing bar.
  • Drawing a straight line
    • Draw a straight line with the paintbrush, line and move tools by simply holding down the “Shift” key while dragging the mouse to draw the line.
  • Open file shortcut          
    • Want to use the ope file menu without having to go to the file menu bar? Simply double click anywhere in the gray Photoshop background and the file open menu box instantly pops up.
  • Use TAB to hide palettes
    • Want to hide those palettes from your workspace? Simply click on the TAB button to hide and then click it again and they reappear.
I hope you enjoyed these helpful instructions and I’ll see you back here next Monday with another Photoshop tip.



  1. senovia said...:

    Great info, Marcie!

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