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Duplicating Layers

A quick way to unlock the background layer is by clicking on the padlock icon and dragging it to the trash.  An even quicker way is to hold down the Alt (Mac: Option) key and double click the padlock!  After Photoshop CC 2014, you can simply double click on the padlock to unlock.

Quickly Unlock The Background Layer

They keyboard shortcut for increasing or decreasing the corner radius of the Rounded rectangle tool by one pixel is [ or ]. Adding the Shift key will increase or decrease the radius in increments of 10 pixels.

You can load channels as selections by using a keyboard shortcut.Red Channel…

Load Channel As Selection

To change the Canvas color (The area outside of a document’s boundaries), Right-clicking anywhere on the canvas and select any shade of gray that you like (from Black to Light Gray). To select any other color choose “Select Custom Color…“. You can then select any color that you want from the Color Picker that pops up. Remember that the color you choose will affect how you see other colors, so it’s a good idea to stick with grays or black in most cases.

How To Change The Canvas Color

When working with an audio file in Photoshop in the Timeline panel, you can…

Working With Audio Files In Photoshop

When working with an audio file in Photoshop in the Timeline panel, you can…

To lock transparent pixels, so that you can only paint in pixels that are opaque, press the / (forward slash) key or click on the first icon next to the word 'Lock:' in the Layers panel. To unlock transparent pixels press the / key again.

Lock Transparent Pixels

Press Alt Shift Backspace (Mac: Option Shift Delete) to fill with the foreground color on only opaque pixels and not transparent pixels. Or Press Ctrl Shift Backspace (Mac: Command Shift Delete) to fill with the background color on opaque pixels.

If you want to collapse all your groups at the same time, open the flyout menu and click on "Collapse All Groups."

Collapse All Groups

If you want to collapse all your groups at the same time, open the flyout menu…

In CS6 and newer, press Shift f1 to darken the interface or Shift f2 to lighten.

Change The Interface Color

To Switch brushes press < or > to move to the previous/next brush on the Brushes Panel. adding the Shift key goes to the first or last brush.

Switching Brushes Keyboard Shortcut

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