5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t Know – Pt. 3 – Photoshop Tips & Tricks

5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t Know – Pt. 3 – Photoshop Tips & Tricks

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My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can findme on Instagram @JRfromPTC.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you 5Photoshop tricks that you don't know, probably.

This is the third video in this series.

You can check out the other videos by clickingon the links in the description down below.

These are just 5 tricks that I figured mostPhotoshop users wouldn't know and that they will find useful.

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Photoshop CC2015.

5 introduced the new Selectand Mask Workspace and removed the old Refine Edge dialogue box.

If you prefer to use the old dialogue boxwhen working with selections or masks, then use this little known shortcut in PhotoshopCC2017 and newer.

With the selection or mask active, press andhold Shift, then go into the Select menu and click on Select and Mask.

This will open the Refine Edge window insteadof the selected mask workspace.

If you want a text record of every singlestep that you've done to an image, then turn on Photoshop's History log.

Press Ctrl K, that's Command K on the Mac,to bring up the Preferences Panel, then click on the History Log tab and click on the HistoryLog check box.

Select Text File and choose where you wouldlike to save your text file and give it a name.

Under Edit Log Items, choose Detailed andpress OK.

Now I can make some adjustments to this imageand Photoshop will keep track of those adjustments.

Let me show you what I mean.

I'm just going to apply a Curves AdjustmentLayer and I'm also going to apply a filter, and I'm going to double click on the sideof the layer to apply a layer style.

Obviously, we're not going for aesthetics,we're just trying to apply certain effects so that we could see what that History Logfile looks like.

And I'm just going to apply an inner shadowand just bump that up and press OK.

Then I'm going to close the image, I'm goingto save it and I'm just going to call it 'Tip.

' Now I can go to that folder where I savedmy History Log and I can open up that text file.

Here's the PSD that I saved and this is thetext file.

I can double click on that text file and youcan see that Photoshop kept a record of all the adjustments that we made.

It shows that we created an adjustment layer,a Curves Adjustment layer, and it gives you all the information about that adjustment.

It also shows the filters that applied–theGaussian Blur, the Radius that we used, the Layer Style and what we did with that layerstyle.

It also shows that we saved the file and whatwe called it and where we saved it.

So, this is a great way of keeping track ofall the steps that you applied to an image in Photoshop.

Sometimes you may be working on large filesthat usually take a long time to open.

You may simply want to open the file to showit to somebody, send it on an email or share it on social media.

You can open up a flattened version of a layerpsd by going into File, Open.

Notice that my PSD here is 4.

7 gigabytes.

That is a really large file that can takeup to 20 to 30 seconds to open.

I can click on it once to select it, thenI can hold Shift Alt, that's Shift Option on the Mac, and click on Open.

Photoshop will ask to 'Read the compositedata instead?' Pressing OK will immediately open the fileand it will be a flattened version of the contents of the PSD.

One very important thing to note is that youalways want to do a File, Save As, as you're working with this file.

If you simply hit Save, you will overridethe original file and you will lose all your layers.

And, by the way, this file is a piece thatI created for Adobe.

I was one of 5 artists who worked on the 'Makea Masterpiece Project' for Adobe Stock, where we used Adobe Stock images to recreate paintingsthat have been lost through history.

You might have seen my interview at AdobeStock's Facebook page while I was at Adobe Max.

If you're interested, I'll leave a link toit down below.

When sending a copy of a project to a client,you may want to protect the file so that it requires a password to print or edit.

This will prevent your client from using yourwork before you get paid.

To protect your files, save it as a PDF.

Go to File, Save As, and choose PDF from thedropdown.

In the Save PDF dialog box, click on Securityand under Permissions, check 'Use a password to restrict printing, editing and other tasks.

' Set a permission password.

You can then decide to change any of thesesettings and click on Save PDF, then confirm your password and press OK.

Open up the PDF using Adobe Acrobat and ifI try to copy the image by right clicking on it, I won't be able to.

If I'd select Edit Image, Acrobat will askme for the password, and notice that the printer icon is disabled.

Also, it's not available under Print.

The same is true for Cut and Copy.

We have this open document here and with theEyedropper Tool, you can select it by clicking on it on the Tools Bar or pressing I on yourkeyboard, and you probably know how this tool works.

You can click anywhere on your canvas andit selects a color and that becomes your foreground color, in this case, white–the canvas iswhite.

But we can actually select the color fromoutside of Photoshop with this tool.

I also have the Chrome browser open.

I'm going to bring that up and this is mywebsite Photoshoptrainingchannel.

Com or the short URL PTCVids.

Com and I'm just going tomove it to the side so that we could see Photoshop.

And I did that by pressing the Windows buttonand the right arrow key on the keyboard and, obviously, that's a Windows shortcut.

And I'm going to go into Photoshop, and thistime, use the Windows key and the left arrow key, so now we have them side by side.

So, now, with the Eyedropper Tool active,I can click inside of Photoshop and drag, and you'll see how I'm going to start selectingcolors outside of Photoshop.

You can see the foreground color here and,actually, the canvas moved, but that's okay.

I can bring it back by simply double clickingon the Hand Tool and, once again, selecting the Eyedropper Tool and take a look at theforeground color.

I'm going to click and drag and you can seehow I'm selecting the colors from outside of Photoshop so I can select the Facebookblue or the Twitter blue or maybe the green down here and it selects it in the foregroundcolor.

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