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10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop Ep833 Adobe Photoshop for Beginners with English subtitles   Complain

hello and welcome to this video

Gareth here from tasty treats comm in

this tutorial I'm going to cover ten

handy tips in Photoshop that you should

know as a beginner the tips I'm going to

cover in the next few minutes are things

that are going to improve your workflow

and help you use the program effectively

to follow along with this video you will

need to open this document I have

prepared especially for this tutorial

this can be found in the introduction

folder in the project folder now you can

download this project folder for free

the download link is in the description

so with the project folder open click

introduction handy tips and open the

document inside and you shall have

something that looks like this along the

way I will be mentioning some useful

shortcut keys which you can find in the

description and in the shortcut key page

in the project PDF which you can also

download in the description we're going

to be covering a lot in this video and

in quite some depth if you wish to skip

ahead or back at any point in the video

you can do so quite simply the topics

covered in this video are listed in the

description along with their times so be

sure to check that out okay so let's get

into it

tip number one and do one of the most

common things you may find yourself

doing in Photoshop is undoing your

actions if you make a mistake or wish to

go back a few steps you will want to

undo so for example I click a layer in

the layers panel I'll press V to

activate the move tool and move one of

the origami birds around across the

canvas if I want to go back a step I can

press command Z command Z is the

shortcut for undo now keep in mind

command Z is only for one step this time

I will move the same bird into a new

space then select another layer and move

that then select a new layer move that

and select another bird and move that so

I have just taken multiple steps to move


elements around if I want to go back now

this time I will press and hold command

and alt on the keyboard and press

command Z as many times as I wish to go

back like so

so remember command Z for one-step

command + Alt + Z for multiple steps tip

number two zooming

getting a good grip of the zoom tool can

really help speed things up the shortcut

key for the zoom tool is Z pressing the

Z key on the keyboard you will notice

the mouse change to a magnifying glass

with a plus in it this will allow you to

click and zoom in like so to zoom out

simply press and hold alt on the

keyboard and notice the + change to a

minus then simply click again a few

times to zoom out now in Photoshop CC

and later with the zoom tool active you

can come up to the control panel here

you will notice the option called

scrubby zoom with this ticked with the

zoom tool active you will be able to

click and drag as you click and drag you

can easily zoom in and out of your

document rather smoothly like so now

should you uncheck scrubby zoom up in

the control panel instead of clicking

and dragging in and out like before this

time you can click and drag to make a

particular selection of what you would

like to zoom into upon release you will

zoom into that particular area so be

sure to practice these zoom techniques

and keep in mind scrubby zoom and go

with whichever you prefer another handy

shortcut is command 0 this will snap the

current canvas dock to your workspace

area so let's say we are zoomed in quite

a lot in the canvas area pressing

command 0 will zoom out to show the full

document area like so

another handy Zoom shortcut is command 1

this will snap the current canvas dock

to 100% so let's say we are zoomed in

quite a lot on the canvas area pressing

command 1 will zoom out to show the

document at 100% notice the percentage

value in the bottom left of your

document window

tip number three maneuvering another

cool tip is to use the spacebar no

matter what tool you have active if you

press and hold spacebar you will notice

the cursor change to what looks like a

little hand symbol with the spacebar

held down I'm going to click and drag

around the canvas maneuvering around the

area like so I can zoom out and press

the spacebar to move around I can zoom

back in hold the spacebar and move

around like so this is a really useful

tip to move maneuver around your artwork

swiftly tip number four layer tips and

shortcuts so here are some useful

shortcuts and tips to keep in mind with

regards to using and managing layers in

Photoshop first up selecting a

particular layer fast so currently in

this document we can see I have multiple

layers in the layers panel each one of

these origami Birds is a separate layer

now there may be an occasion where you

wish to move a particular element around

with multiple layers in your composition

it can commit can become tedious and

time-consuming to find the one you're

looking for a handy tip is to first

press V to activate the move tool then

place your mouse cursor over the element

you wish to move around for example I

want to find this Bluebird layer and

move it around if I put my mouse cursor

over this visual element and right click

upon click up or pop a menu listing all

the layers beneath the mouse area here

we can see blue bird white and blue base

these are the names of the layers

beneath my mouse area from this list I'm

going to select blue bird upon click the

blue bird layer is selected and I can

now move this visual element around with

my mouse tool with mum with the move

tool if I move my mouse over this red

bird right-click and select the red bird

just like that I have that layer

selected and can move that layer around


next up duplicating layers

now there will be occasions where you

will want to duplicate elements in your

document which exists on their separate

layers so let's say we want to duplicate

this orange bird at the bottom here if I

press v2 right click on the bird to

select the layer with the layer now

selected in the layers panel if I press

and hold alt on the keyboard click and

drag I can very quickly duplicate that

creative element like so upon release

notice in the layers panel we have a new

layer called orange bird copy Photoshop

has copied the layer and renamed it for

us to identify the new layer another

cool tip to duplicate a layer if you

come into the layers panel select the

layer you wish to duplicate by pressing

command J this will quickly duplicate

the layer maintain the same name but add

copy on the end for identification

next up new layer if you wish to create

a new layer in the layers panel to fill

with color or draw with a pen tool

simply press command shift n on the

keyboard upon click you will get the new

layer menu which you can rename now keep

in mind when creating a new layer it

will make it immediately above the layer

you had selected previously next delete

layer so if you wish to remove a

creative element from your composition


simply select the layer for example I'll

press V right click on the green bird

select the layer and press backspace on

the keyboard that will delete the layer

permanently next up select multiple

layers in the layers panel on occasions

you may find you want to move multiple

objects in your document around at once

let's say I want to move all the birds

in the composition by coming into the

layers panel I will first select the top

layer by pressing and holding shift I'll

scroll down and select the bottom bird

layer upon click you will see all the

layers become selected in the layers

panel once you have your layers selected

you can then use the move tool by

pressing V and move them around at the

same time in the document area

to select multiple layers individually

first click the layer you want to start

with and by pressing and holding command

on the Mac or ctrl button on a PC with

this held down on the keyboard this will

allow you to select multiple layers one

at a time in the layers panel once you

have your layer selected you can then

use the move tool by pressing V and move

them around at the same time in the

document area

lastly grouping now if you have some

layers you wish to group in a folder a

swift way to do this is to first select

the layers you wish to place into a

folder group again I'll select them all

with the layer selected press command G

upon pressing command G we will create a

new group folder in the layers panel and

the selected layers will be contained

easy so tip number 5 aligning so

currently I have these origami Birds on

individual layers in the document now

for this I'm just going to toggle the

visibility of some of the birds eyes I

have here just to focus on a few now

these currently appear scattered in the

canvas area if I want to align these

objects I can do this quite simply first

I will need to select the objects I wish

to align together and that will mean

first selecting the layers so just like

earlier I'm going to select the first

layer then press and hold command ctrl

for PC users and select my other layers

in the layers panel with them all

selected I'm going to come to the top

control panel across the top my

interface and you should notice some

alignment buttons here if you're using

earlier versions of Photoshop and you

don't see these buttons for whatever

reason you should go to menu along the

top of the screen go to window and open

your align panel from the panel

selection I'm going to go ahead and

click the align vertical center button

and upon click you can see them align to

the center horizontal like so now as you

can see they are oddly spaced out if I

want to align them with equal spacing


I can simply click on the distribute

horizontal Center button and no they are

perfectly spaced out

excellent so keep in mind you can also

align in other ways using other

alignment option options so be sure to

experiment with these tip number six

rulers and guides now this is a function

that can allow you to create margins in

a document and accurately place and

align your objects in relation to each

other on your canvas area a useful

shortcut for this is command or as you

can see if you look around the edge of

my document area as I press command R

repeatedly you can see the rulers

becoming visible and hiding again so I'm

going to press this until I can see them

now I'm going to move my mouse over the

vertical ruler and click and drag out

and over into the right like so and as

you do this notice a grey line appear

this is your new guide you're about to

drop into the canvas area so I'm going

to drag this over to the right and place

it roughly in the middle and once I'm

happy I'm simply going to release a my

guide will be placed now if for some

reason you do not see your guide you can

press command : this is the shortcut to

hide and reveal guides or you can simply

come to view come down to show and come

across to guides so what if I want to

edit this current guide for example I

want to move this guide over to the

right well this is easy all you have to

do is select the guide with a move tool

though you must first make sure that you

can edit guides if we come back to view

and scroll down we have an option here

called lock guides to edit guides we

need to make sure this is unchecked and

then we can simply click a guide on the

canvas area and move it around like so

simple if we set up some guides in the

composition and wish to lock them come

up to view and make sure that there is a

tick next to lock guides

tip number seven image size canvassize

and crop now if you want to know exactly

what size and dimension and image you

have open in photoshop is by pressing

and holding command and alt and pressing

I up will pop the image size menu box

here you can clearly see image size

dimension and resolution with the

ability to change the image size if you

wish if you wish to change the canvas

size simply come up to image and select

canvas size here we can expand or

decrease the size of a canvas easily if

you wish to crop an image simply press C

on the keyboard this will activate the

crop tool here I can either toggle the

tabs on the outside or click and drag an

area like so by pressing enter this will

commit to the crop though I'll just

press command Z to undo that tip number

eight full screen and toggle panels this

is a really simple tip but kind of

useful if you want to remove all the

interface panels and take a look at your

work nice and clear on the screen first

if you press tab on the keyboard this is

going to remove all the panels in the

interface and if I press tab again this

will bring them back so as I press tab

repeatedly you can see the panels toggle

off and on if I press F on the keyboard

once this will remove the panels from

view and if I press F again this will go

into full screen mode simple yet useful

tip number 9 rotate canvas now this is a

small tip but can be useful if you're

using a pen tablet or you are working on

a complex layout that would require you

to have to rotate the canvas area by

simply pressing R on the keyboard you

will activate the rotate canvas tool now

if you click and drag you can rotate the

canvas like so if you press and hold

shift while you drag you can snap to

increments of 50 degrees if you're

looking for an approximate value you can

look up in the control panel to the left

and click in the angle field to type in

a precise value once you're done

you can click the reset View button up

in the control panel to snap back to

normal view tip number 10 grid for the

last tip I'm going to show you grids

the shortcut to show your grid is

command apostrophe or you could simply

come to view and show grid if you are

creating an intricate piece of artwork

and need to use a grid you will find

this useful if you wish to customize

your grid you can come to photoshop in

the top left corner I believe this is

edit for window users and click

preferences scroll down and select

guides and grid up will pop a menu and

here you can change the grid properties

such as the color style grid line

quality and subdivisions as you can see

here I have mine set to a grid line

every 2 centimeters and the subdivision

of fall here I'll change my grid line to

every one centimeter with a subdivision

of 10 to the right of this you can set a

color I'll click into this and set this

color to a magenta color and click OK so

that's a few handy tips in Adobe

Photoshop to help with your workflow in

the next video we are going to move into

the essential practice section of this

course in this section we will be

practicing some of the basic tools and

familiarizing ourselves with some of the

features in Photoshop to ready ourselves

before we embark on the full project in

the next video we are going to be

focusing on one of the most basic

principles in Photoshop and that's

making selections see you in the neck

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