Hopefully, following along with these Manic Monday Photoshop tips is helping you become more efficient in Photoshop and therefore giving you more time to scrapbook! Try to work the tips into your daily workflow and before you know it you will have them all memorized. Special thanks to Kathleen for sharing today’s tip about changing the size of the brush!
For review here are the basic brush tool commands that we previously covered:
B (Brush Tool) — I’m constantly using this command along with the hand and zoom tools.
[ (Decrease Brush Size) — Quickly decrease your brush size to get into those tighter spots.
] (Increase Brush Size) — Quickly increase your brush size for the larger areas.
With any painting or brush tool active you can use the shortcuts below to easily and precisely change the brush size by dragging the mouse or pen tool. This is super cool because you'll see an immediate, interactive on-screen visual as you drag your mouse or pen tool.
The commands for Mac and PC are different so be sure to use the correct one for your machine.
Hint hold down the alt/option key and then drag to the right to increase or drag to the left to decrease.
Here's another Photoshop tip that Marcie posted on the Digital Designer Shop Blog. I thought I would share it with you. To check the blog for more tips and tricks each Monday, just click Digital Designer Shop Blog.
Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Reset Dialog
Have you ever canceled a dialog menu so that you could start over? If so this shortcut is sure to make your day! When working with any dialog menu that uses the OK or Cancel option simply press and hold the Alt (Mac: Option) key when you are in the dialog menu and the Cancel button will turn into a Reset button. This will allow you to try the effect again without having to leave the panel.