10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop Ep8/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

Tips and Advice
In this tutorial I am going to cover 10 handy tips that you should know as a beginner. The tips I am going to cover in this video are things that are going to improve your workflow and help you use the program effectively.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:14 Tip 1 – Undo
00:02:25 Tip 2 – Zooming
00:04:18 Tip 3 – Manoeuvring
00:04:51 Tip 4 – Layer tips & shortcuts
00:09:33 Tip 5 – Aligning
00:11:13 Tip 6 – Rulers & guides
00:13:08 Tip 7 – Image size, canvas size & crop
00:14:05 Tip 8 – Full screen & toggle panels
00:14:43 Tip 9 – Rotate canvas
00:15:26 Tip 10 – Grids

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V – Move tool
Z – Zoom
C – Crop
F – Full screen
R – Rotate Canvas

Tab – Toggle visibility of interface panels

Press & hold alt + click & – Zoom out (with zoom tool active)

cmd (Ctrl PC) + R – Show Rulers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + 0 – Zoom to fit document to application frame
cmd (Ctrl PC) + 1 – Zoom to 100%
cmd (Ctrl PC) + Z – Undo one step
cmd (Ctrl PC) + alt + Z – Undo multiple steps
cmd (Ctrl PC) + Shift + N – New layer
cmd (Ctrl PC) + G – Group layers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; – Show guides
cmd (Ctrl PC) + ‘ – Show Grid

Press & hold alt + click & drag – Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click – Select multiple layers
Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click – Select multiple individual layers
Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + alt + Press & hold I – Image size


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


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“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

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