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How to Edit and Isolate Adjustment Layers in Photoshop CS6

Adjustment layers can come in handy when using Photoshop CS6. Once you have created the adjustment layer, you have the option of editing and isolating the adjustment layer. [more…]

How to Use Fill Layers in Photoshop CS6

Fill layers in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 give you additional options for your image. A fill layer lets you add a layer of solid color, a gradient, or a pattern. Fill layers also have layer masks [more…]

How to Use Type Layers in Photoshop CS6

To create type using type layers in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, click your canvas with the Type tool and type your desired text. After you commit your text by pressing Enter on the numeric keypad [more…]

How to Use Video Layers in Photoshop CS6

In Creative Suite 6, Photoshop did users a favor and made video layers a part of the Standard edition. Previously video layers were only in the Extended version. Not only that, Adobe also simplified the [more…]

How to Create a New Layer in Photoshop CS6

There are multiple ways to use and create layers in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6. These various techniques allow you to tailor the process to your needs. [more…]

How to Composite with Multiple Images in Photoshop CS6

Often, when working with layers, you’re not confined to using a single image. In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you can composite with multiple images to create the finished product you want. [more…]

How to Drag and Drop Layers in Photoshop CS6

To copy an entire layer in Photoshop CS6, simply select your desired layer in the Layers panel, grab the Move tool, and drag and drop that layer onto your destination document. Or simply drag the thumbnail [more…]

How to Use the Paste Special Commands in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 provides a few different paste special commands— Paste Into, Paste in Place and Paste Outside. All three commands are lumped under the new Edit→Paste Special submenu. [more…]

How to Transform Layers in Photoshop CS6

When compositing multiple images in Photoshop CS6, you’ll no doubt have to transform layers in your image to fit it into your layout. Fortunately, Photoshop makes scaling an easy chore by providing you [more…]

How to Use Puppet Warp in Photoshop CS6

Being a puppet master using Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 is an easy task with Puppet Warp. Think of Puppet Warp as a lighter weight Liquify filter. This command enables you to distort specific areas [more…]

How to Auto-Align Layers in Photoshop CS6

One of the coolest features in Photoshop CS6 is the Auto-Align Layers command. How many times have you taken photos at a reunion, wedding, or other family event where not one of the shots is perfect? In [more…]

How to Auto-Blend Layers in Photoshop CS6

The Auto-Blend command in Photoshop Creative Suite 6 helps to smooth out the telltale seams or weird color inconsistencies that occur when stitching together shots with different exposures or contrast [more…]

How to Make a Collage in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 gives you the options of creating layers and using the Paste Into command to make a collage. To create the first layer of your collage, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Manage Layers in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, layers are downright agreeable to being managed. The beauty of layers is that they’re very easy to get along with. You can hide them, shuffle them, link and lock them [more…]

How to Rearrange Layers in Photoshop CS6

If you need to rearrange layers in Photoshop CS6, the following analogy may help. You can shuffle the order of layers like clear sheets of acetate used with overhead projectors. The [more…]

How to Move Layer Elements in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 has made moving layer elements simple. To move an image on a layer, first select that layer in the Layers panel and then just drag it with the Move tool located in the Tools panel; it doesn’t [more…]

How to Align and Distribute Layers in Photoshop CS6

If you’re a precision junkie, you’ll appreciate Photoshop CS6’s ability to align and distribute your layers. These commands can be especially useful when you need to align items such as navigation buttons [more…]

How to Subtract from a Selection in Photoshop CS6

Just like you can add to a selection marquee in Photoshop CS6, you can also subtract from, or take a chunk out of, a selection. Here’s how to subtract from a current selection using the following tools [more…]

How to Use Keyboard Commands to Create or Add to a Selection in Photoshop CS6

How does Photoshop CS6 know whether you want to create a perfect square or add to a selection when you press the Shift key? Photoshop has a little glitch in its way of doing things. Well, not so much a [more…]

How to Use the Select Menu in Photoshop CS6

Although you can add, subtract, and intersect selections in Photoshop CS6 by using the Shift and Alt (Option on the Mac) keys and the selection option buttons on the Options bar, you can do much more with [more…]

How to Feather a Selection Using the Keyboard in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6, most users initially learn how to feather (blur the edges of) a selection when using the Lasso and the Marquee tools by entering a value in the Feather box on the Options bar. This method [more…]

How to Use the Modify Menu Commands in Photoshop CS6

The Select→Modify menu in Photoshop CS6 contains a group of modification commands that are lumped categorically. With the exception of the Feather command, you probably won’t use these options every day [more…]

How to Apply the Grow and Similar Commands in Photoshop CS6

In Adobe Photoshop CS6, the Grow and the Similar commands are close cousins to the Magic Wand tool, and to a lesser extent, the Quick Selection tool. If you’re familiar with the modus operandi of the Magic [more…]

How to Move and Clone Selections in Photoshop CS6

When you have your selection refined to ultimate perfection using Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you may then want to move it or clone it. In both cases, you will use the Move tool. [more…]

How to Use Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6, content-aware scaling is a cool image-sizing feature also known as seam carving. This method of scaling enables you to resize and reshape your images without overdistorting the content [more…]

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