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Tip Tuesday: Springy Keys

This is always a fun one to use. When you’re working in Photoshop, you always have a tool selected; often it’s the Move tool. Say you need to switch to another tool really quickly, but need to go back to the previous tool afterwards. Let’s assume you need the Lasso tool. You could click on the Lasso tool (or better still, tap the L key), make your selection, and then press the V key to go back to the Move tool. That’s not bad, but we can do better. With springy keys, all you need to do is hold...

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Tip Tuesday: Advanced Sharpening

Go under the Filter menu, under Sharpen, and choose Smart Sharpen. As the name implies, this is a smarter way to sharpen your image (with new math that’s much more advanced than the Unsharp Mask filter, which believe it or not, was in Photoshop version 1.0). The Smart Sharpen filter lets you apply more sharpening with less of the “bad stuff” associated with sharpening (like increased noise, halos that appear around the edges of objects, or little specks or artifacts in the sharpened image). Here’s how Adobe recommends you use this filter: First, make sure the Remove pop-up menu...

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Tip Tuesday: Hide the Edit Pins from View in Lighroom Classic

It’s an easy-to-remember shortcut: to hide the Edit Pins (seen circled above in red) on your image in the Develop module, just press the letter H on your keyboard. To bring them back, just press H again. If you just want them hidden temporarily, press-and-hold H and they’ll stay hidden as long as you hold that key down. When you release the key, you can see the pins again.   Excerpted from the newest title from #KelbyOneBooks: How Do I Do That In Lightroom Classic, 2nd Edition, by Scott Kelby....

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Tip Tuesday: Type to Vector Shape

There will be times when you need to convert a font into a shape. Maybe you’re going to share the file with someone who doesn’t have the font and you don’t want to risk it being substituted, or maybe you want to apply an effect that won’t work on a font. The temptation is to Right-click on the type layer in the Layers panel and choose Rasterize Type. The problem with that is, if you want to change the size of the font later, it will lose quality. Also, if you’re printing to a postscript printer, the text will...

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Tip Tuesday: Trim the Fringe

Quite often when masking in Photoshop, you might find a fine halo of darker or lighter pixels around your mask. This might become really obvious when you try to place this masked layer against a high-contrast background. There has been a lot said and written about cleaning up edges, but here’s one surefire method. Command-click (PC: Ctrl-click) on the layer mask thumbnail in the Layers panel to select the pixels. Choose Select>Modify Contract, enter 1 or 2 pixels, and click OK. Choose Select>Inverse to invert the selection. Choose Select>Modify>Feather, enter 1 pixel, and click OK. Press X until your Foreground...

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