Changing Opacity While You’re Transforming
Until CS2, this was impossible, but now when you have Free Transform active on a layer and you need to change the opacity of the layer you’re transforming, you can do it by just going to the Layers palette and lowering the Opacity setting. But it’s not just Opacity—you can change the blend mode as well. If you do photo restoration, or wind up having to take a head shot from one photo and composite it on another (the groom’s eyes were closed, etc.), you know what a time saver this will be.