Friday Tips: #4

For this edition of Friday Tips I thought I’d throw in a couple of common, everyday shortcuts that are always good to remember.

  • Use your brackets to adjust your brush size. Your left bracket ([) will decrease your brush size and your right (]) will increase it.
  • Also Ctrl+ and Ctrl- will increase and decrease your zoom level, respectively, so you don’t have to switch to the Magnifying Glass.
  • If you are using a Wacom tablet you can assign these to one of the touch strips to make it even easier.
  • Virtually everytime I use Photoshop, I find that the tools I use the most are the Move Tool, Brushes, the Type Tool, and I’m always switching back and forth between black and white when working with masks. Instead of heading over to the tool box, simply tap V for the Move Tool, B for Brushes, T for Type, and X to swap the foreground and background colors.
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