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I just found out that there are some easy tips to speed up your work in Adobe Photoshop from this article. There are several tips that will increase your speed when using Adobe Photoshop that I modified from the original article. Just take a look at these tips.
- Memorize some of important shortcut of tools that you often use.
- Colorize your menu tabs that can’t be reached easily with shortcuts.
I’ll explain every single tips deeply in this article.
If you memorize some of shortcuts that you use most often, it will save you time, because you will be able to work 2 times faster than before. Most of Adobe Photoshop users must have memorized their own often used tools. Take a look at these summarized shortcuts here:
Tools that I use most:
- V – Move Tool (Most important!)
- M – Marquee Tool
- P – Pen Tool
- C – Crop Tool
- W – Magic Wand
- G – Gradient Tool
- B – Brush Tool
- Ctrl + Z – Undo (can’t work without this shortcut!)
- Ctrl + T – Resize image or shape
- Ctrl + U Hue/Saturation
Sometimes, there are more than 1 tool in a shortcut. So you have to press shift alongside with the related shortcut.
For example, (W) consist of Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand. The default setting for (W) is Quick Selection. If you want to select Magic Wand quickly, you just have to press Shift + W, and then press W again without releasing Shift button. Do you understand?
I realized that this tips boosts my speed effectively! By coloring various menu and palette items, your eye will be quickly be drawn to the ones you use most. Out of a long list of commands, the one you use most frequently can be color coded easily. You can also toggle the visibility of commands. You’ll want to be careful with this one because the menu or palette item will be gone if you turn off the visibility. I’ll show you how.
Changing the color of a menu command in Photoshop. To get to this nifty trick, Select Window > Workspace > Keyboard Shorcuts & Menus. Click the Menu tab, and browse through the Application Menu Commands to find the commands you want to highlight. When you find the menu command you want to colorize, click the word None to reveal a drop-down of different colors.
I hope this article helps you a lot to speed up your work in Adobe Photoshop. Have a nice day!