If you are trying to align 2 exact copies of the same layer (or more likely a portion of a layer), set the blending mode to Difference on the layer on top. Then use the Move tool or the arrow keys to position the layer. When the layer turns completely black, you will have a perfect alignment.

When working in the Refine Edge panel (or the Refine Mask panel), you can press the F key to cycle through view modes. You can press X to disable or enable the view mode.

If you want to lock your guides so you don't accidentally move them, you can press Ctrl Alt (semicolon) (Mac: Command Option semicolon ) or you can go to the View menu and choose Lock Guides.

Lock Guides

If you want to lock your guides so you don't accidentally move them, you can press Ctrl Alt (semicolon) (Mac: Command Option semicolon ) or you can go to the View menu and choose Lock Guides.

One way of controlling the luminescence values on your image is by creating a Black and White adjustment layer, and setting the Blending Mode to Luminosity. Then use the sliders to control the darkness or lightness of each color.

Control Luminescence Values With Black & White Adjustment Layer

One way of controlling the luminescence values on your image is by creating a Black and White adjustment layer, and setting the Blending Mode to Luminosity. Then use the sliders to control the darkness or lightness of each color.

The History Brush tool allows you to paint back portions of your image to an earlier state. Think of it as the clone tool, but the source is a previous version of your current image. By default the history brush tool will paint back the pixels found on your image when it was first opened. To change the default history brush state, open the History panel by going into Window > History. Then define which History state you will use by clicking on the box to the left of any of the history…

Change Your History Brush Tool Source

You can import photos from a PDF by opening the document or by Placing it (File > Place). After doing either of these you will get an Import dialog box, click the “images” button to see all the images included in that PDF document.Select the image you would like to import by clicking on the thumbnail, or select multiple image by holding Ctrl (Mac: Command) as you click on the thumbnails. Click OK when you’re done and Photoshop will open the images as new documents.

Import Photos From a PDF

When using any tool you can quickly switch to the Move tool without switching tools by holding down the Ctrl  (Mac: Command) key. When you let go of the key, the tool you previously had selected will return. #Photoshop

When using any tool you can quickly switch to the Move tool without switching tools by holding down the Ctrl (Mac: Command) key. When you let go of the key, the tool you previously had selected will return.

To load a layer as a selection, press-and-hold the Ctrl (Mac: Command) key and…

Loading/Adding/Subtracting/Intersecting Layers As Selections

When using the brush tool you can change the blending mode of the brush (in the Option's bar) to get different painting effects. For example, a good way of creating digital blood is to select red and change the brush's blending mode to Multiply. You can then start painting in a new layer, once you go over an area you have already painted on, the red will get darker with every pass, giving it the illusion of blood.

Brush Tool Blending Modes

If you would like to select all your linked layers at the same, you can right-click (Mac: Control-click) to the right of any linked layer thumbnail and choose 'Select Linked Layers'.

Selecting All Linked Layers At The Same Time

If you would like to select all your linked layers at the same, you can right-click (Mac: Control-click) to the right of any linked layer thumbnail in the Layers panel and choose “Select Linked Layers“.

Press and hold Shift to keep things constrained to the same aspect ratio (not distort) or to create straight lines. This works when creating selections, creating shapes, or distorting a layer.You can also hold Shift to create lines in a 45° angle when using the line tool and make straight lines with the brush tool.

Hold Shift To Create Straight Lines and 45° Angle Lines

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