When I first was learning Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, I was actually annoyed when, in taking an online class, the instructor would continually note the keyboard shortcut, or talk about little tricks for whatever technique they were teaching. At the time, it just seemed that keyboard shortcuts and tips and tricks are exactly that—shortcuts—and that’s not the way to learn anything.
But what I didn’t know then was that the keyboard shortcuts and the tips and tricks that help you move more effectively are integral to the working in Photoshop and Elements. They’re part of the process. So, I’ve learned to appreciate (really appreciate) the beauty and inherent need for shortcuts in any Photoshop/Elements workflow.
With that in mind, here are some great tips, tricks and shortcuts:
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For the last several posts, we have been talking about exposure and how we can use it to creatively change the look of our photos. And in our previous post, we looked at using the aperture settings to change the depth of field of an image.
n the last few weeks we have been talking about exposure and the settings that control it.
In this post, we’ll look at the aperture setting, another of the exposure controls, and see how you can use it to enhance your photos, direct focus onto your subject and give your images a sense of dimension.
In our last post, we talked about shutter speed and how it affects the way motion is portrayed in an image.