24 Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Know

Photoshop is a tremendously complex and multi-layered program, and that means that there are features even seasoned pros might not know about. This helpful video tutorial will show you 24 of the most useful features and tricks you might not have seen before. 

Coming to you from Unmesh Dinda with PiXimperfect, this enlightening video uncovers 24 lesser-known Photoshop tricks that will make your life far more easier and more productive. Dinda begins by addressing a common issue faced by many - accidentally moving layers while editing. He demonstrates a simple yet effective solution to lock layer movement, preventing such errors. The video also explores creative color grading techniques using the gradient map and noise features, offering unlimited options for photographers to experiment with. These tips not only add to your arsenal but also make your workflow more efficient.

Another highlight of the video is the discussion on controlling the opacity of various tools, a technique that can significantly refine the editing process. Dinda explains how to use the fade command to adjust the strength of edits made with tools like the Patch and Brush tools. This level of control is crucial for subtle, nuanced photo retouching. The video also introduces an ingenious method to fit images to the canvas with a single click, solving a common problem faced in composite work. These insights are particularly beneficial for photographers who delve into intricate editing and composite imagery. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Dinda.

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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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Every top was new for me. Makes me want to jump up and get onto photoshop!