GET ON THE GRID

If you zoom in to 600% or above in CS5, Photoshop automatically shows you a small grid around your pixels called the pixel grid. It assumes that since you’re zooming in so far you want…

DOCUMENT YOUR HAPPY ACCIDENTS


Sometimes our best creations happen by pure experimentation and accident. Sitting in front of a Photoshop file, you are 40 History States in, and then it happens—magic! You really want to be able to get…

SAMPLE COLOR FROM ANYWHERE


You can use the Eyedropper tool to pick colors from any area of your screen. First, press the letter I to select the Eyedropper tool, then click-and-hold inside your document, and drag outside the document…

FILE>OPEN RECENT


Under Photoshop>Preferences (PC: Edit>Preferences), you have an option called File Handling. In the Recent File List Contains field, you can specify how many files you would like it to remember.

SAVING YOUR WORKSPACE

Once you’ve set up your workspace exactly the way you want it, you may want to save it for later use. If you choose Window>Workspace>Save Workspace, you can enter a name for your current layout….

Pre-clipped adjustment layers

Want to clip your next adjustment layer before you even make it? Open the Adjust-ments panel, click the triple-black-over-white-circle icon to clip the next adjust-ment layer you choose from the panel. Now the adjustment only…

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