Posts Tagged ‘Photoshop’
Since we are heavy users of Photoshop, we thought this brief collection of shortcuts will actually serve you well. No matter what your main area of interest is: architecture, interior or web design, you will find the following keyboard shortcuts pretty useful.
Chances are you know some of them, but I bet you don’t know them all.
This article is written in PC Photoshop format. If you are using a MAC, the following apply Ctrl = Cmd and Alt = Opt
So without further ado, here we go:
1. Screen mode
Pressing F on the keyboard will toggle between Standard Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar, and Full Screen Mode. This is useful especially when working with larger files, and you need to have a ensemble view of the image.
2. Pan or Hand Tool
Adobe’s Photoshop has long been the premier software for photographers, digital professionals as well as the everydaywebsite owner. The fact that the software can do so much, and is easy to use, has obviously helped it hold on to its class-leading position. However, the very fact that it can do so much means that a large percentage of users only scratch the surface of the available options.
These days, most people are busy and it is all too easy to stop exploring a program such as Photoshop when we first learn the basics, as we mistakenly feel that further exploration cannot be justified on a time basis.
Understandable as this is, the reality of the situation is that there are a number of Photoshop tricks that many people have never seen and that can save the user a considerable amount of time. These tricks can be applied to editing images for your website for example, and make it more appealing potential readers and/or customers. The following are tricks that should prove very useful:
One of our readers outlined a problem a lot of architects, and probably interior designers sometimes, when they have the image of an existing house their clients want to renovate or just want to add some small improvements, like a driveway texture, or a different color or material for the facade, and want to deliver a fast result.
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to edit an image in Photoshop CS5 (earlier versions work just fine) so then your clients can see the improvements they want on their house, and so they can compare the proposed situation with the existing one, and decide on a solution.
1. First you want to open the image you want to edit. In this case was a one story house with vinyl sidings as our reader wanted to know how he can make the adjustments we talked about in the beginning.
Featured Photoshop Brushes Collection
[for all of you web artists out there, don't feel neglected]
This week I stumbled upon a new source for photoshop brushes, since I’m working on some projects, and sharing is caring so here you go fellas. This Photoshop Brushes Resource comes from brusheezy.com, and you will discover soon enough if you have the curiosity to check, that you’ll find much more than just brushes on the website. If you need textures, premade psd files and other resources like shapes, stiles and gradients, they’re all in one place. That being said,
Enjoy and Prosper
Of course, as always, you can leave your interesting or creative comment in the section bellow.
Rich Free Photoshop Brushes Collection
The Web Designers section of the website was a little bit neglected, so here is a resource for the Photoshop savvy, because sooner or later you will need new brushes and although you can create them yourselves, finding some pre-made is always better and less time consuming. So without further ado, as the author of the free photoshop brushes collection says:
Every good designer needs an arsenal of brushes to use within Photoshop, whether its a grunge effect or some tehno swirls that are required there is sure to be a brush that fits your needs. Here we have dugg out the very best we could find. If there isn’t a suitable brush, we have also included some links on how to create your own.
So there you go, enjoy and leave your “interesting or creative comment bellow”.