I was just wondering – does everyone know the power of shortcuts in Photoshop? Well these are the ones that I have used to edit a photo from Santorini.
Now I am in Photoshop the first thing I do is this shortcut
Control 1 – this zooms in to 100%
Space bar – introduces the hand tool so I can move about an image with the mouse
Home – this takes me top left in the photo
J – selects the spot healing brush.
Shift J scrolls through the different tools – this is how you get to the fantastic patch tool
Page down – scrolls down one screens worth at a time.
S – selects the clone/ stamp tool
M – selects the Marquee tool
Control Z – this undoes something.
L – lasso tool.
From there make a free selection and right click and up pops the content aware fill option, This is my new favourite tool.
Control 0 – takes you back to the full image view.
Control S saves the edited image back to Photoshop
Control W closes the image in Photoshop
One final tip for editing photos in Photoshop – make sure the work you have done looks natural, and get rid of any repeating patterns that you have introduced.