Zoom Hold ‘ALT’ and use mouse wheel Pan Hold shift and drag mouse Pan with birds eye view Hold ‘H’ and drag mouse
The following is how we like to setup a new install of Photoshop Change Default Unit from Inches to Pixels Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers > Rlers: Pixels
Removing sweat / darkening bits that are too light/bright See here for the original guide. Create a new blank layer above the photo layer. Sets its blending mode to 'Darken' (in the combo box above the layers). Select the Brush tool, select a soft brush, opacity of brush set to somewhere around 15% -25%. Hold the Alt key pressed and click […]
Copy layers from one Photoshop document to another In the layers panel select the layers you wish to copy. Right click > duplicate layer > select the other document.
Select All Layers Menu > Select > All Layers
To export at a specific resoluiotn for print use File > Export instead of File > Save for web When selecting the filename ensure you select 'Use artboards' to cause the export to be at the size set, then ignore that the preview appears wrong as use artboards will cause it to export at the correct size)
Converting Text To Outline Ready For Printers (where you don't supply fonts) Menu > Select > All Layers Menu > Type > Convert to Shape Issues Could not complete the convert to shape command because the type layer uses a faux bold style Bring up the Character palette. Click the little arrow in the upper […]
Resizing An Object To resize a layer or a selected object within a layerMenu > Edit > Transform > Scale To Resize A Page E.g. to turn an A4 poster into an A5 poster Menu > Image > Canvas Size Set the new size Menu > Select > All Layers Menu > Edit > Free […]
Select the objects layer > Menu > Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options
To reshape a photo or an area of a photo Select the area to transform. Edit > Free transform. Hold down CTRL after grabbing a corner to move only that corner.