Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Photoshop Desk Reference Episode 2: Dynamic Brush Adjustment

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great day!  In Episode 2 of our Desk Reference Series we take a look at another technique specifically designed to speed up your workflow.  In this video we will learn how to quickly and dynamically change the size, hardness, and opacity of our paint brush by using shortcuts and keybinds instead of slogging through secondary panels.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Desk Reference Series Episode 1: HUD Color Picker

Hey guys!  Hope you're having a great week so far.  In this tutorial, we introduce the first episode of our Photoshop Desk Reference Series.  The Desk Reference Series will focus primarily on becoming familiar with the Photoshop user interface instead of projects like we usually cover.  We will explore workflow techniques that can save you both time and effort.  If you're a professional user, that means a potentially better profit margin on your projects.

In Episode 1, we discuss the HUD color picker, which is a streamlined version of the traditional color picker.  The difference is that the HUD picker can be summoned and dismissed quickly with a simple shortcut combo vs. having to pull up a separate window, which is usually how it's managed.

I hope you enjoy this first episode of the Desk Reference Series.  Thanks for watching!