Photoshop Quick Tip

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Good morning, Sherry here with another Photoshop Quick Tip!  This will allow you to easily create a selection from a layer or a mask.  By holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on a layer thumbnail, you create a selection from the contents of that layer.  How might you use this?  Let's say you have a shape in your document and you want to cut the shape out of your paper.  Ctrl-click on the shape layer, then select the layer of the paper you wish to cut in the shape, press Ctrl-shift-I to invert the selection, then Delete to delete the extra paper.  Click the eye beside the original shape layer to remove its visibility, and you will see your new shape created with your desired paper.  You could also use this to select text for the same purpose, and I'm sure you can think of other ways that this "instant selection" tip could be helpful.  Go forth and explore!


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