20 Helpful Tips for Using Tools in Photoshop in Just Two Minutes

Photoshop is a tremendously large and complex program, and it certainly behooves anyone working in the application to learn whatever they can about shortcuts and the way the tools work. This helpful video will give you over 20 practical tips for maximizing the usefulness of the tools in Photoshop in just two minutes.

Coming to you from the team at Adobe, this great video will give you lots of helpful tips for using tools in Photoshop. The quicker you can become with making things like shortcuts muscle memory and customizing your workspace, the more you will make small gains in efficiency, and with the amount of time we all spend in the application, those small gains will add up to a lot of saved time. Personally, my favorite shortcuts are for the Brush tool. I spend a lot of time working on layer masks, and as such, I am constantly adjusting my brush size, opacity, and flow. Instead of using the contextual menu, simply use the bracket keys to adjust brush size, number keys to type in opacity percentages, and Shift + a number key to type in flow percentages. Check out the video above for more helpful tips. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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