Where is the Feather Command?

Feather is still hidden in the Select menu under the Modify option. More useful is the new keyboard shortcut Shift-F6, which replaces the old shortcut Command-Option-D (PC: Ctrl-Alt-D). Mac users rejoice… you no longer have…

Stretch (or Shrink) to Fit

When the image won’t fit the page, use Content-Aware Scale to resize the background. And if you’re working with a human subject, click the Protect Skin Tones icon in the Options Bar, it will even…

More Vibrance Eyes

Choose the Sponge tool (nested under the Dodge tool [O]) from the Toolbox. In the Options Bar (shown below), choose Saturate from the Mode menu, set the Flow to at least 50%, and then click…

Vibrance Eyes

Bring excitement and pumped up color to your subject’s eyes by adding a Vibrance adjustment layer from the Adjust-ments panel (Window>Adjustments). Move the Saturation slider all the way to the left until it reads –100…

Bird’s Eye View

When you’re zoomed in on an image so tightly that you’re only viewing a fraction of its contents, press-and-hold the H key and then click-and-drag your mouse to temporarily zoom out and see the full…

Preview RAW Masks

When using the new Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw 5, you can mouse over the adjustment pins to temporarily view the mask that’s limiting where that adjustment is affecting your image. This makes it…

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