Photoshop CS6 Tips and Tricks

Students and professionals from all over the world are using Adobe’s Photoshop each and every day, and they all simply love this software application which is most commonly used for editing images and photographs of any kind. However, not all of these people are aware of the fact that Photoshop CS6 is the absolute best version of Photoshop so far, and that there are many different tips and tricks they can use in order to make their use of Photoshop more effective and more fluent. Aside from Photoshop CS6 tutorials and online training, there are many videos that can be found online and that can help you use Photoshop CS6 with ease.

This is a great and new tool that is featured in Photoshop CS6, and it can help you do wonders with your images – both literally and figuratively speaking. Namely, scaling images to larger and smaller sizes is very useful in many instances, and Photoshop CS6 lets you do this with superb results. For example, if you have a photograph of a large plane with just grass, a beautiful sunset and red skies, and a majestic tree in one corner of the photo, you can turn this photo into a masterpiece with the Content Aware Scaling tool and the Area Protection feature. You firstly mark the area you do not want to scale, for example the tree and the sunset, and scale the rest of the image to a size that best suits your wishes. The scaling process takes seconds, and the results are, as mentioned above, magnificent.

The Content Aware Move Tool

Another great trick you can do with Photoshop CS6 is moving content within your image, or cropping it if you like, without loss of any features in the photo. This is a great thing to do if you do not like something in the photo, and if you want it moved or even completely removed from the photo. After you move or remove the area you have selected, the background of this area will be filled with pixels according to the surrounding parts of the photograph. Although this tool is best used with photographs that have simple backgrounds, it can also work with images that have more complex backgrounds – but you will probably have to do some manual corrections afterwards.

Tricks that Will Help You Speed Up Your Photoshop CS6

There are a few things that you can do in order to quicken up your Photoshop CS6, and here are some of them:

• Purge Photoshop CS6 history – Even though it is sometimes useful to have the history saved in your Photoshop CS6, the fact is that purging it frees up resources and speeds up your Photoshop CS6.

• Image resolution – Reducing the resolution of the photos you are working with makes a lot of sense, especially if you will be saving a low-quality version in the end anyway.

Aside from this, you can also draw in basic mode, turn off animated zoom, image previews, flick panning, and some other features. All of this will free up resources and make using Photoshop CS6 more effective.