Remember the last time you asked for a little more time? You wished you could find a better heroic image. Reconsider the color scheme. Take some time to do last minute polishing.
The fact is you as a graphic designer on deadline no matter what, will always be looking for more time to polish every pixel that got away without amending; But rather than asking your project managers for more time on your projects, and giving a chance to that second thought to cross your mind about what if I’ve had.. ? Perhaps it’s time you look at your own functionality and see if you can do something to make just a little more time. It’s time to start with new set of practices that will not only manage your time well but eventually you’ll also not miss out on that single untouched pixel.
Some Photoshop Shortcuts Commands that are worth being on tips. Note: Following shortcuts require Windows operating system.
- Merge all visible Layers: Ctrl+Shift+E
This command will allow you to merge all your existing layers in order to create one new layer.
- New layer via copy: Ctrl+J
This command will create a new copy of selected layer.
- New layer via cut: Ctrl+Shift+J
This is the command that will create a new layer with the selected image area in it, the only difference (from copy) via cut is that it will remove the selected image portion from the original image.
- Bring layer to top: Ctrl+Shift+]
Move the selected layer to the top of the all layers.
- Send layer to bottom: Ctrl+Shift+[
This command is same as above but in an opposite direction. It moves the selected layer to the bottom of the all layers.
2. Layer Blend Mode Shortcuts: Normal (Shift + Alt + N), Multiply (Shift + Alt + M), Screen (Shift + Alt + S), Overlay (Shift + Alt + O), Soft Light (Shift + Alt + F), Saturation (Shift + Alt + T), Color (Shift + Alt + C), and Luminosity (Shift + Alt + Y)
Like traversing through various blending modes? This shortcut allows you to move up and down your present layer’s blending mode.
(Shift+'-') or (Shift+'+')
4. Keyboard shortcuts for changing foreground and background (X):
Press 'X' to switch between your present foreground and background colors of the toolbar.
5. Brush tool shortcuts for adjusting the size:
Press the bracket keys, [or], to change the size of your brush.
Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts
Create your own cool customized keyboard shortcuts by going to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (or Art + Shift + Ctrl + K)!
6. Flip Horizontally and Flip Vertically:
You can create Shift + Ctrl + H shortcut for Flip Horizontally and Shift + Ctrl + J shortcut for Flip Vertically.
These are few Photoshop keyboard shortcuts that are commonly used. But you can practice a lot like these, default as well as of your choice i.e customized, and eventually you’ll be ahead of your deadline.