Photography is an art and the images you take should define the moments clearly and create lifelong memories. Whether you are a professional photographer or just starting your career in photography, you need to master the arts of post editing your images. An unedited image is dull and lifeless and if you want it to look stunning, you must make good use of Photoshop.
Basically, Photoshop is rich in amazing features and applications and here are some of the tricks and tips you probably don’t know about it.
1. You can protect your images
If you are doing photography as a career, your clients can at times be cruel and ask you to send them the edited photos and fail to pay. Fortunately, Photoshop allows you to protect the file meaning that your clients will require a password either to edit the images or print them. All you need is to save your images as PDF and in the dialog box, press on ‘Security’ and enter your password under ‘Permissions’.
2. You can select any color of your choice from outside of Photoshop
If the colors in the Photoshop are not pleasing your eyes, don’t panic as you can select any other color from outside of this software. To do this, activate the Eyedropper tool on your keyboard and left-click-and-hold inside your image in the software. Then drag the cursor of your computer outside of Photoshop to any application or window and sample the color of your choice and release the mouse button.
That way, sample colors will automatically appear as your foreground color. You can check over here on how to select colors from outside of Photoshop.
3. You can open more than twenty-five recent documents
If you’ve been using Photoshop for a long time, you probably know that the number of recent documents it shows is 25. But, what you don’t know is that you can change it to show more files. Press on Photoshop > Preferences > File Handling and type the number of images you want to see on the ‘recent File List’.
4. It is possible to reset tools
If you set a tool and you realize that it’s not giving the results you’re looking for, there’s nothing to worry about as you can reset it. This process is simple and straightforward and you can do it by right-clicking the tool in the software’s top left corner. Once you press on ‘Reset Tool’, the tools will automatically switch to the default settings. Surprisingly, you can reset all the tools in the Tool Box to default values by clicking on “Reset All Tools’.
5. Tab with information
After opening a file in Photoshop, there’s a file that gives you information such as the color mode, the selected layer, magnification level, and the filename.
Outside the bracket, there is an asterisk that explains if you have added any changes to your image and it is very helpful as it prevents you from shutting down your machine before saving the files. If you see the asterisk outside the bracket, it is telling you that you’ve not saved the changes and once you save, it automatically disappears.