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How to Undo and Revert in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 is very forgiving. This image editor offers many different ways to reverse actions, undo what you did, reapply effects you’ve cancelled, and change your mind as often as [more…]

How to Use the History Panel in Photoshop CS6

The History Panel (Choose Window→History) in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 is like a recipe that lists the steps that you took to cook up your image to its present state. By using the History panel, [more…]

How to View an Image’s Various States in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you can move back to any state listed in the History panel, remove a state to cancel a step, or perform other time-travel stunts by using the History panel. Here are [more…]

How to Use the History Options Dialog Box in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, the History panel has five options that change its behavior. To access these options, select History Options from the History panel pop-up menu, which opens the History [more…]

How to Take a Snapshot in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5, snapshots can be useful when making large changes. Snapshots are duplicates of your image at a particular point in time, similar to saving a document with an alternate [more…]

How to Use the Erase to History Option in Photoshop CS6

When using Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, use the Eraser with the Erase to History option when a portion of an earlier state or snapshot contains information that you want to include in an image that [more…]

How to Use the History Brush Tool in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop CS6, you can use the History Brush tool to apply an image area from a different state or snapshot to your current state. Use this tool to restore a portion of an image to an earlier [more…]

How to Use the Fill with History Feature in Photoshop CS6

The Fill with History Feature in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 is useful when you want to be selective. If you can easily select the area that you want to replace with a specific state, you can use [more…]

How Color Settings Work in Photoshop CS6

After you define your color profiles in the Color Settings dialog box in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 works, you may want to get a handle on how these newly established settings affect how Photoshop [more…]

How to Use Monotone, Duotone, Tritone, and Quadtone in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 has the ability to help you create black and white images. However, there are multiple options for doing this that are not limited to Grayscale: [more…]

How Vector and Raster Images Work in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Digital images fall into two camps in Photoshop CS6 — vector images, which are created by mathematical formulas, and raster images, which are made up of pixels arranged in a grid. Photoshop CS6 allows [more…]

How to Use Vector Images in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 gives you multiple tools to work with. You'll be better equipped if you know how to use vector and raster images. Here are a few tips for vector images. [more…]

How to Crop Out Background Clutter in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop CS6, you can easily crop out distracting background clutter to put your primary subject on center stage. Use the Crop tool to alter images when you want to narrow in on a specific subject [more…]

Photoshop CS6: Tools and Commands to Crop, Trim, and Straighten Images

Photoshop CS6 offers multiple options when you need to crop, trim, or straighten images. Choose from the new Perspective tool, the marquee tool, or the Ruler tool. You can also use the Trim command or [more…]

How to Use the Conditional Mode Change Command in Photoshop CS6

With the Conditional Mode Change command, Photoshop CS 6 enables you to specify instances in which one mode changes into another so you can use the conversion command in an action. [more…]

How to Grab Color from the Swatches Panel in Photoshop CS6

To define a foreground or background color in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, click a color in the Swatches panel. Choose Window→Swatches to bring up the panel. [more…]

Photoshop CS6 Eyedropper Tool: Lift or Sample Color

The Photoshop CS 6 Eyedropper tool enables you to change foreground or background colors by lifting them from the image. Using the Eyedropper tool comes in handy when you want to sample an existing color [more…]

How to Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6 the Rectangular Marquee tool creates rectangular, including square, selections. Use this tool when you want to zero in on an image, plucking it out of a larger background to provide a [more…]

How to Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6, the Elliptical Marquee tool is designed for elliptical, including circular, selections. You can easily select objects such as clocks, balls, and full moons by using this tool. [more…]

How to Use the Single Column and Single Row Marquee Tools in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, the Single Row and Single Column Marquee tools select a single row or single column of pixels.

If you don’t go blind using them, these tools can occasionally come in [more…]

How to Use the Marquee Options in Photoshop CS6

You may want to look at the marquee settings provided by the Options bar in Photoshop CS6, if drawing from the center outward or creating a perfect circle or square doesn’t give you enough control. These [more…]

How to Use the Marquee Refine Edge Option in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6, the Refine Edge tool in the Options bar will give you the ability to fine-tune your selections to give the finished product a polished look. [more…]

How to Use the Lasso Tool in Photoshop CS6

Not much in life is perfectly rectangular or elliptical, and that’s where the Lasso tools in Photoshop CS6 come in handy. Most of the time, you have to deal with irregular shapes that have [more…]

How to Select Straight Lines with the Polygonal Lasso Tool in Photoshop CS6

Whereas the regular Lasso tool in Photoshop CS6 is great for selecting undulating, curvy elements, the Polygonal Lasso tool shines when it comes to the more regimented, straight-sided subjects, such as [more…]

How to Attract with the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop CS6

The trickiest Lasso tool to use in Photoshop CS6 is the Magnetic Lasso tool. The Magnetic Lasso tool works by analyzing the colors of the pixels between the elements in the foreground and the elements [more…]

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