Adobe Photoshop was one of the first tools I used from the Adobe Creative Suite. Since then in the past year, I've branched out to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for my design needs but I always come back to Photoshop for anything I need to do with images. Whether it is editing images for my Creative Convex Photo Packs or creating image graphics for my blog posts - Photoshop is my go-to tool.
Using Photoshop for editing my images has made a huge difference in the quality of my images and therefore in the growth of my blog. After using Photoshop for almost a couple of years now, I have mastered a few shortcuts that help me use the tool more efficiently and quickly. I know many of you use photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so today I am sharing my favorite Photoshop shortcuts and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow. I also have a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use! Here we go:
I didn't bother using keyboard shortcuts for a very long time, it just seemed like a lot of work - learning, remembering and using them! How wrong was I? Absolutely. Performing the same, simple tasks on the softwares that you use everyday can take up quite a large chunk of your time. I use Photoshop every other day for my blog or business and I am often performing the same simple tasks repeatedly. Although they seem like insanely quick tasks, these cam quickly add up in time. Using keyboard shortcuts for these simple tasks saves a ton of time and has really helped speed up my workflow. So I quickly whipped up a cheatsheet of my most frequently used shortcuts that I hope will help you as well. You can download it right here!
When you are in a hurry or have a ton of photos to edit, you need to work some magic to get it all done fast!
Can you relate to that nightmare when you find a small speck of dust or something irrelevant to your photo that accidentally creeped into the photo? Don't worry - here is a simple quick tip that helps you get rid of it with the help of the spot healing brush!
Ah winter is here and you know the pain of taking photos in the gloomy weather - the lighting is gloomy and just never right. Photoshop comes to the rescue with its super awesome Dodge tool.
For my Creative Convex Photo packs, I often need to edit a lot of photos in one go. Since they are usually shot in a similar lighting setup, 9 out of 10 photos require very similar editing. So instead of going through every photo, applying the same edits to each - I use Photoshop Actions to speed up my workflow. They are super easy to create - You need to record your editing steps while editing one of your photos, and save the set of steps as a Photoshop action. Now you can reuse this action as many number of times as you want to produce similar editing effects (Detailed tutorial coming-soon!)
These little tricks and shortcuts have streamlined my process while using Photoshop and save me a ton of time too. Again, make sure to download the keyboard cheatsheet here - hang it around by your desktop and you'll pick them up super quick!