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Hey everybody. Thought of sharing some some "secrets" of making my workflow A LOT faster, by using custom keyboard shortcuts for specific things you do.
Ctrl + Shift + R - Rotate Canvas 90' CW
Ctrl + Q - Layer Mask (Reveal All)
Ctrl + / - Flip Canvas Horizontally
Ctrl + Shift + / - Toggle Layer Visibility
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + W - Open New Window
Ctrl+ Alt + W - Warp
Useful panels for painting
F5 - Brush Properties
F6 - Color Panels
F7 - Layers (photoshop default)
F8 - History
F9 - Actions
F10 - Navigator
(I am aware of"workspaces", but I prefer working when what I see on the screen is mostly the painting itself and not tons of floating panels)
Quick "Show Only Values" layer:
Locked Background (so you won't paint on it instead of your CORRECT layer)Code:+ Make New Action (Set shortcut key to F2 (or something) + Make New Layer (Ctrl +Shift + N) settings in the "new layer" panel: Name it Values (or something like that) choose some layer color for it so you could identify it set blending mode to color + Desaturate (Ctrl + Shift + U) + Move to top (Ctrl + Shift + ]) + Lock All Attributes (The black lock on the layer panel, under the blending modes) End Record
So.... What are your secret techniques for faster workflow?Code:+ Make New Action (Set shortcut key to F12 (or something) + Double Click on the background layer Change name of the layer to "Locked BG" or something) hit OK + Lock All Attributes (The black lock on the layer panel, under the blending modes) End Record
I'd love to learn some new stuff too
All very good tips. Do you have any on the new tool in CS6? I would like to learn a bit more about the content aware function. It looks really neat.