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Disabling (not deleting) a layer mask, Five Photoshop Tips in Five Days, Part 5

Sometimes it's useful to see what your Photoshop image looks like before you apply a layer mask.

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By Matt KloskowskiJune 27, 2008
Topics: Adobe Photoshop

Flattening layers without actually flattening, Five Photoshop Tips in Five Days, Part 4

Flattening all of your layers in Photoshop is usually bad. But sometimes I just want one composite layer that has all my changes on it to work from and I don't want to duplicate the document. There's an easier way.

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By Matt KloskowskiJune 26, 2008
Topics: Adobe Photoshop

Retouching on a blank layer, Five Photoshop Tips in Five Days, Part 3

Photoshop's retouching tools are probably some of its most powerful.

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By Matt KloskowskiJune 25, 2008
Topics: Adobe Photoshop

Cycling through all the blend modes, Five Photoshop Tips in Five Days, Part 2

Clicking the blend modes in Photoshop's Layers palette is a pain. It's much easier to cycle through them quickly so you can pick which one you want.

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By Matt KloskowskiJune 24, 2008
Topics: Adobe Photoshop

Changing type size with the keyboard, Five Photoshop Tips in Five Days, Part 1

If you're like me, you hate going up to the options bar at the top of Photoshop to change your type size. Well there's an easier way.

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By Matt KloskowskiJune 23, 2008
Topics: Adobe Photoshop