167 Photoshop Tips:
1. Quickly open file
Double-click the background space in Photoshop (the default is the gray display area) to open the Browse window for the selected file.
2. Change the canvas color freely
Select the Paint Bucket tool and hold down SHIFT and click on the edge of the canvas to set the canvas background to the currently selected foreground color. If you want to revert to the default color, set the foreground color to 25% grayscale (r192,g192,b192) and press SHIFT again to click on the edge of the canvas.
3. Select shortcut keys for tools
You can quickly select a tool in the Toolbox by pressing a shortcut key, and the letter shortcuts for each tool are as follows:
Marquee-M Mobile-V Lasso-L magic Wand-W
Airbrush-j Brush-B pencil-N rubber-S
History Brush-y eraser-e Blur-R Dodge-O
Pen-P Text-T metric-u gradient-g
Paint Bucket-k pipette-I hand-h zoom-Z
Default foreground and background color-D toggle foreground and background color-X
Edit mode Toggle-Q display mode toggle-F
In addition, if we hold down the ALT key and then click the Displayed tool icon, or hold down the SHIFT key and repeat the letter shortcut, you can cycle through the hidden tool.
4. Get accurate cursor
Pressing the CAPS LOCK key allows the brush and the magnetic tool's cursor to appear as an exact crosshair, and then revert to the original.
5. Show/Hide Control Panel
Press the TAB key to toggle the display or hide all of the dashboard (including the toolbox), and if you press Shift tab The Toolbox is unaffected and only show or hide other dashboards.
6. Restore default values quickly
Some are not good at Photoshop friends in order to adjust the effect is really a few twists and turns, the results found or the original default effect of the best, this under the silly eye, regret the original Ah! How do I get back to the default value? Try clicking the tool icon on the options bar and selecting the Reset tool from the context menu or Reset all tools. "
7. Free Control size
Zoom tool shortcut key to "Z", in addition to "Ctrl + Space bar" for the Zoom tool, "ALT + space bar" to reduce the tool, but to match the mouse click can zoom, the same press Ctrl "" and "-" keys can also be enlarged and reduced image; CTRL ALT "and CTRL + ALT"-"You can automatically adjust the window to zoom in full screen, and with this tool you can browse the screen regardless of the percentage of the picture Displayed!" If you want to automatically resize the window by the size of the picture when you use the Zoom tool, click The full canvas displays the option.
8. When using a hand Tool (hand tool), press and hold the SPACEBAR to convert to a hand tool to move the visible range of the image within the window. Double-click on the Hand tool to display the image in the most appropriate window size, and double click on the Zoom tool to make the image appear in a scale of 1:1.
9. When using the Erase Tool (eraser tool), hold down the ALT key to switch the eraser function back to the specified step record state.
10. When using the Smudge Tool (fingertip tool), hold down the ALT key to be applied from a pure smudge to a foreground color.
11. To move using type Mask Tool (text Mask tool) out of the glyph selection range, you can switch to a quick mask mode (with the shortcut key Q switch), and then move, when finished, just switch back to standard mode.
12. After holding down the ALT key, use the rubber Stamp Tool (Rubber Stamp tool) to click the mouse in any open image window to set the sampling position in the window without changing the function window.
13. When using Move Tool (Mobile tool), you can press the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the image on the layer directly by 1 pixel, if you hold down the SHIFT key and then press the direction key to move the image at each pixel distance. Pressing the ALT key to drag the selection will move the selection's copy.
14. When using the magnetic lasso tool or the magnetic pen tool, press the [or] key to increase or decrease the sampling width (option palette) in real time.
15. Measuring tools are very handy to measure distances (especially on slashes), and you can also use them to measure angles (like a protractor). When the information panel is visible, select the Metrics tool to click and drag out a line, hold down the ALT key and drag the second line from the first line's node, so that the angle between the two lines and the length of the line are displayed on the information Panel. Drag the measurement line with the measuring tool (or you can move a single node of the measurement line only), and drag the measurement line off the canvas to remove it.
16. Use drawing tools such as brushes, pens, etc., hold down the SHIFT key and click the mouse to connect the two click points in a straight line.
17. Hold down the ALT key to use the Eyedropper tool to select the color to define the current background color. Monitor the color changes of the current picture by combining the color sampler tool (Shift I) and the information Panel. The color value before and after the change is displayed next to its sample point number on the information panel. The pop-up menu on the information Panel allows you to define the color mode for the sampling point. To add a new sampling point just use the Color sampler tool on the canvas and click anywhere else, holding down the ALT key to remove the sampling point. However, a maximum of four color sampling points can be placed on a single image. When a dialog box (for example, a level command, a curve command, and so on) pops up in Photoshop, add a new sample point to hold down the SHIFT key and click, hold down Alt shift and click to subtract a sample point.
18. Cutting tools you must have used, this situation you must have encountered; When you adjust the cutting grip, and the trim box is closer to the edge of the image, the trim box will automatically be affixed to the edges of the image, so that you can not accurately cut the image. However, as long as you adjust the trim border when the "Ctrl" key, then the trim box will be obey orders, so that you accurately cut.
19. Hold down CTRL alt-Drag the mouse to copy the current layer or selection.
20. If you have recently copied a picture that exists in the Clipboard, Photoshop will use the size of the picture on the Clipboard as the default size for the new diagram when you create a new file (Ctrl N). Skip this feature and use the previous setting to hold down the ALT key (Ctrl ALT N) when you open it.
21. If you create a new piece, you need to have the same size, resolution, and format as an open picture. Choose "File" → "New", click on the Photoshop menu bar Windows option, in the pop-up menu in the bottom of the box clicked on the open picture name, yes, it is so simple!
22. When using the Free transform tool (Ctrl T), hold down the ALT key (Ctrl ALT T) to copy the original layer (in the current selection) and transform on the copy layer; CTRL shift T to perform the last transformation again, CTRL ALT Shift T performs the transformation after copying the original image.
23. Use the "Create new layer by copying (Ctrl J)" or "Cut new Layer (Ctrl J)" command to complete the copy to paste and cut to paste work in one step; copy (cut) The new Layer command will still be placed where they were, but then pasted by copy (cut). will be posted to the center of the picture (or selection).
24. To copy the image directly without the naming dialog box, hold down the ALT key before you perform the image → copy command.
Photoshop's clipboard works fine, but you would prefer to use the Windows system Clipboard directly to process images that are intercepted from the screen. OK, press ctrl+k, and then "output to clipboard" Point in the pop-up panel!
26. Implement a regular copy in Photoshop
When doing layout design, we often put some elements regularly to find a form of beauty, in Photoshop through the combination of four shortcut keys can be easily drawn.
(1) Circle to select the object you want to copy;
(2) Press CTRL J to produce a floating Layer;
(3) by rotating and moving to the appropriate position after confirmation;
(4) You can now press CTRL ALT SHIFT and press "T" continuously to copy the continuous object regularly. (Just hold down CTRL shift and only move it regularly)
27. When we want to copy the Selection object in the file, we use the Copy command from the Edit menu. Copy once you may not feel the trouble, but to replicate multiple times, one click is quite inconvenient. Then you can select the object with the selection tool, then click the Move tool, and then hold down the ALT key. When the cursor becomes a black and white two arrows that overlap together, drag the mouse to the desired position. To replicate more than once, just repeat the relaxed mouse.
28. You can use the Marquee tool or lasso tool to drag a selection from one document to another.
29. To establish a replication document for the current history state or snapshot:
(1) Click the "Create new document from current state" button;
(2) Select a new document from the History panel menu;
(3) Drag the current state (or snapshot) to the "Create new document from current state" button;
(4) Right click on the desired state (or snapshot) Select a new document from the pop-up menu drag a history of the current picture in the history state to the window of the other picture to change the content of the destination picture. Alt-click any historical state (except the current, recent state) to copy it. The state that is then copied becomes the current (recent) state. You can copy it to another action by holding down the steps in the alt-drag action.