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Geometry options in Ps and pse

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Geometry options are very useful and somehow hidden feature in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. With these options you can draw a star for example in Ps and pse, to draw a shape from center where you clicked first time or to draw a shape in specific size or proportions. Select any shape tool or custom shape tool in Ps or pse and click triangle in options bar next to shape icon in Photoshop Elements.   Or triangle next to Custom Shape icon in Photoshop, choose or specify option, click and draw. Hidden options in Photoshop CS6 New Adobe Photoshop CS6 have exactly same hidden options (Geometry options) on different location in options bar. To access geometry options in CS6 click gear icon on thr right side of options bar. Hidden geometry options in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Reference: Photoshop Help / Drawing shapes Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CS5 , Photoshop Elements 10

Apply (and remove) style when drawing shape in Ps and pse

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You can choose to apply layer style in Ps and pse to the shape even before actually start drawing shape. To apply style to the shape choose style from Style: drop down list in options bar then draw shape ( you can even move shape around while drawing it ) or after drawing shape click on layer with shape to select it then choose style. To remove style in pse repeat step (select layer with shape then click style or triangle next to it in options bar) click double arrow on the right side of pop-up window and choose Remove Style. To remove style in Photoshop open style pop-up window in options bar (select layer with shape then click style or triangle next to it in options bar) and choose Default Style (None) thumbnail if happens that default set of styles is displayed or click triangle in upper right corner of pop-up window and choose No Style. Reference : Photoshop Help / Drawing shapes Photoshop / Layer effects and styles Photoshop / Default keyboard shortcuts Products us

APS Illustrator Decorative Patterns for Ps & pse

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48 Decorative patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Ai decorative patterns . Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). After downloading and unzipping patterns, copy and paste .ptn file in Photoshop\Presets\Patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns folder on your computer. Ai decorative patterns preview:

Clip Thumbnails to Layer Bounds in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

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When you have small graphics, shapes or placed content inside Photoshop and Photoshop Elements with Entire Document in Layers Panel Options > Thumbnail Contents checked, thumbnail in Layers palette shows you an empty layer. Click the triangle in the upper right corner of the Layers panel. Choose Panel Options. Check (click on) Layer Bounds in Layers Panel Options dialog and confirm on OK button in upper right corner. Optionally check and Large Thumbnail in Thumbnail Size section  to have large thumbnails in LAYERS palette. Now you can see layer content in Layers palette. Reference: Photoshop / Layer basics Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5

Power of the Brush panel in Photoshop

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Brush panel is one of the most powerful panels in Photoshop. This panel offers almost any control over Brush tip, size and behavior. In this tutorial I will mention some of controls and how to combine them to create interesting paintings, backgrounds. I asked some additional options for the Brush tool pop-up menu. You can join this conversation. First select Brush tool from Toolbox ( keyboard shortcut is letter B) then click Toggle the brush panel icon in Options bar, press F5 key on your keyboard or go to Window > Brush. Brush Tip Shape tab will appear selected where you can choose brush at top of panel window, adjust Size ( you can do that and on the fly dynamically ), Angle, Roundness, Hardness and Spacing. Below Size slider you can Flip X or Y or adjust angle and Roundness in mini preview window on the right side of panel. Click on arrow in mini window and drag to set Angle (or type number in Angle: text field) or click on one of two dots in circle and set roundness (or t

Free APS Photoshop Text Styles

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23 free Photoshop Text Styles. Tutorial on how to install, load and use styles in PDF format is included in RAR package which can be unpacked with any RAR or ZIP archiver. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Text Styles . APS Text Styles 2 Sometimes I am adding Free in title sometimes not but all content already published on APS and Photoshop Exchange is free for personal and commercial use. It is not free to resale and publish on other sites. Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). APS Text Styles preview: APS Text Styles 2

Change Pasteboard color in Ps and pse

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To change pasteboard (Image) area color in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements right click in pasteboard area outside of image and choose from defaults or click Select Custom Color and choose color in Select Custom Background Color dialog.

Quick open image in Ps and pse

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I guess you are starting Photoshop and Photoshop Elements using mouse button altough you can assign and keyboard shortcut to start both application . To quick open image while still holding mouse in hand just double click anywhere in Canvas (Image) area to open Open dialog where you can browse for images. Reference: Photoshop / Creating, opening, and importing images Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended

APS Organic Photoshop and Photoshop Elements patterns

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34 Organic Photoshop & Photoshop Elements patterns. All patterns created with the best Photoshop plugin - Filter Forge. Get Filter Forge – an advanced Photoshop plugin allowing you to build your own filters. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Organic . Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). After downloading and unzipping patterns, copy and paste .ptn file in Photoshop\Presets\patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns folder on your computer. APS Organic patterns preview:

APS Metal Ps & pse patterns

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57 Metal patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Patterns created with the best Photoshop plugin - Filter Forge. Get Filter Forge – an advanced Photoshop plugin allowing you to build your own filters. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Metal patterns . Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). After downloading and unzipping patterns, copy and paste .ptn file in Photoshop\Presets\patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns  folder on your computer. APS Metal patterns preview:

APS Wood Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Patterns

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34 Photoshop & Photoshop Elements Wood patterns. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Wood Patterns.  Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). After downloading and unzipping patterns, copy and paste .ptn file in Photoshop\Presets\Patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns folder on your computer. Wood patterns preview:

APS Bricks and Stone Wall Patterns

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19 Bricks and 14 Stone Wall patterns for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Bricks APS Stone Wall Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). After downloading and unzipping patterns, copy and paste .ptn file in Photoshop\Presets\Patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns folder on your computer. Bricks patterns preview: Stone Wall preview:

Free APS Cool Borders Gradients

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Free set of gradients to add cool borders to the images. Set contains 7 different variations. Downloads from Photoshop Exchange: APS Cool Borders Gradients . Check my Photoshop Exchange Contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). Unzip, copy and paste gradients in Photoshop\Presets\Gradients folder. Package contains detailed instructions in PDF format how to use and modify gradients.

Free APS Diamond Plate Patterns for Ps & pse

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45 Free Diamond Plate Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Patterns are divided in 2 sets and available for free on Photoshop Exchange: APS Diamond Plate (22 patterns) . APS Diamond Plate2 (23 patterns) . Check and my Photoshop Exchange contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). Package have RAR extension but U can unpack it with any ZIP archiver like WinZip, WinRAR, IZArc.. After unpacking copy and paste patterns in Photoshop\Presets\Patterns or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Patterns folder. Diamond Plate preview: Diamond Plate2 preview: Diamond Plate 2 patterns created with Filter Forge - the best Photoshop plugin . Get Filter Forge – an advanced Photoshop plugin allowing you to build your own filters.

APS stripes, squares and circles gradients

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Photoshop and Photoshop Elements gradients useful to draw stripes, squares and circles. Downloads from this link (Photoshop Exchange) . Check and my Photoshop Exchange contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). Although package have RAR extension, unpack with any software which can unpack ZIP files like WinZIP, WinRAR, IZArc, Hamster Free ZIP Archiver, copy and paste gradients in Photoshop\Presets\Gradients or Photoshop Elements\Presets\Gradients folder.   There are 4 sets: Set A is useful to draw small circles (Radial Gradient), squares (Diamond Gradient) and stripes (Linear Gradient). Set B is for medium circles (50 – 130 pixels in Width), squares and stripes. Set C is for big circles, squares and stripes. Set C is for one color small stripes, squares and circles. You can draw stripes in almost any direction without any problem but sometimes tiny stripes may appear with somewhat jagged edges, just press Ctrl + Z and draw again. When drawing circl

APS Fashion Elements Photoshop shapes

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20 Fashion Elements Custom Shapes for your creations and projects. Downloads from here (Photoshop Exchange) . Check and my Photoshop Exchange contributions or Free APS stuff page (navigation on top). Here is preview of Fashion Elements set:

Photoshop Crop tool tips and keyboard shortcuts

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Crop tool is one of most important Photoshop tools and here are some handy tips and keyboard shortcuts . Keyboard shortcut to activate Crop tool is letter C. Crop tool is grouped with Slice and Slice Select tools so you may need to press couple of times letter C on your keyboard till your cursor changes to Crop tool icon. Crop tool icon is also visible in Toolbar and have lighter shade of gray when this tool is active. Before start dragging marquee to select area in image to keep take a look at options bar: type numbers in Width, Height and Resolution fields to crop image to specific size and resolution (don’t forget to type px, in, cm after numbers or set Rulers to measurement you want to use), or use Front Image button to crop image based on Width, Height and Resolution of another open image in Photoshop. Press Enter to place insertion point in Width field, type number followed with dimension (px,in, cm) then press Tab to move insertion point to the next field. When finish