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10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

Most of us, digital scrappers, are using Photoshop to create our layouts. Towards finishing a layout we end up a billion layers and tabs which makes designing a little harder. But I have great tips to finish off your design easily, quickly and stress-free! All of these tips you about to read are Photoshop short cuts that you don’t know until now. Ready to take design process to pro level? Then keep reading!

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

1. Close All Tabs

So I heard you are messy when designing! If dozens of tabs are open in the Photoshop first make sure you saved all your work and then hold down Shift and click one of the tab’s close icon. All open tabs will close once and for all!

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

2. Navigate Through the Document

If you don’t want to hassle with grabbing the magnifier tool in the middle of your work and then switching back to your previous tool hold down Cmd (for Mac) / Ctrl (for Windows) and space bar together then drag your mouse right to zoom in drag left to zoom out. In this way you will navigate through the document without switching tools. Release Cmd/Ctrl and Space bar to get back your previous tool.

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

3. Copy a Layer

If you want to copy one element on your layout hold down Cmd/Ctrl and Alt together then click to the element you want to copy. When you see your cursor changes into a double cursor drag your element to the place you want.

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

4. Select a Cluster of Elements

When you want to move a cluster to some other place either you need to find and select all the layers of it in the layer palette (how boring!) or you will group or link them together. Here is a better and quicker way; first make sure that your background is locked and any other layer interfering with your cluster so that you can’t  move them. Select move tool. Then hold Cmd/Ctrl down and drag your cursor around the cluster. Make sure that the selection covers all the elements in your cluster. Now you can easily move your cluster around!

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

5. Clear Layer Styles of Multiple Layers

I told this in my previous tutorial but no harm repeating it! To clear layers styles of multiple layers click the first layer in the layer panel, hold down Shift and click the last layer. If you are selecting random layers you can also select them one by one by holding down Cmd/Ctrl and click on layers. Then click right on one of the layer and hit Clear Layer Style. 

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

6. Disable Layers to Work on a Clean Background

To disable all the layers except one that you are going to work simply hold down Alt and click the eye icon next to your layer. When you finished and  want to enable all the layers repeat the same process; hold down Alt and click on the eye icon next to your layer that you just finished working with.

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

7. Select a Layer on Canvas

There are a lot of layers on your document and you can’t find the layer you need, right? Hold down your Cmd/Ctrl key and click on the element you want!

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

8. Change Opacity of a Layer

Without dealing with layers panel you can change the opacity of an item. Hit numbers on your key board to decrease or increase the opacity. For example hit 5 for making the opacity 50 percent or 1 for 10 percent. However this trick doesn’t work when you select a paint/eraser tool.

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

9. Paste in Place

Yes, there is a short cut to paste in place! We, the scrappers need this short cut especially when dealing with alphas. Grab the marquee tool, make a selection around the place you want to cut out, hold down Cmd/Ctrl and hit X to cut. Hold Cmd/Ctrl, Shift together and hit V to paste in place. 

10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial

10. Select Multiple Layers in Different Places

So we learned how to select a cluster of elements but what if the elements we want to select together are not near? Photoshop is full of short cuts believe me! To select multiple layers hold down Cmd/Ctrl and Shift together and click on the each layer on the canvas you want to select. You will see the layers you clicked will be highlighted on the layers panel. Easy peasy ha?
Did you find this tutorial helpful? Let me know in the comments.
Happy Scrapping! ♥
10 Photoshop Tricks Every Scrapper Must Know - Sahin Designs - Digital Scrapbook Tutorial
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