10 Photoshop and Lightroom Tools You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are tremendously deep editing suites that have been developed over so many years, it's hard to keep track of all the features. Here are some of the lesser-known tools courtesy of Adobe themselves.

I first picked up Adobe Photoshop to make digital art back in around 2004 (I do wish I'd have kept going for 17 years to cash in during the initial NFT gold rush, but there we are.) I thought that the software was so complex, I'd never master it. Then I thought I was wrong, then I realized I was right; that old knowledge curve we're all familiar with. The difficulty is, the software gets deeper and more complex with every passing year, so you're trying to catch up on a moving target, and that target is moving away from you.

Most of the time, the newest features that don't make my radar, don't make it for good reason. That is, I would never use them anyway. However, from time to time, I stumble across tutorials for one of the platforms that has something buried within it; a tool I didn't know existed. This video which Adobe Creative Cloud streamed is run by Terry White and he goes through his top 10 features that you might not have known existed.

My favorite inclusion in this list is one I only learned about earlier this year: the Content-Aware Move Tool. It's superb for rearranging features of your image quickly and easily. What is your favorite lesser-known tool from Adobe?

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