BLACK AND WHITE 101

Black and white could not get any easier. Open an image. Choose Image>Adjustments>Black and White. Instead of using all of the sliders that are in the resulting dialog, click on the different areas of the…

RESET A DIALOG

If you are working with any dialog that has an OK and a Cancel option, you don’t always have to cancel out to get back to the original state of the effect. If you press-and-hold…

Get On The Grid, Part II

Conversely, if you read the previous tip and found the functionality to be extremely annoying don’t sweat it – you’re not alone. That’s why Adobe gave us the ability to turn off the pixel grid….

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.

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