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Photoshop CS4 offers an abundance of helpful shortcuts and hidden tricks that allow designers and photographers to get more done in less time. In Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts, Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every Photoshop user must know. He covers strategies for better document and panel management, and offers techniques for becoming quicker and more nimble when using layers, adjustment layers, and layer masks. Exercise files accompany the course.
Download the keyboard shortcut guide from the Exercise Files tab.
The default measurement system inside Photoshop is actually set to inches, but there is a couple different ways to change that. You can change it on the fly. If I turn on my Rulers, Command+R, Ctrl+ R, you can see there it is. It's set to inches. If you right-click on any of the Ruler bars, either vertical or horizontal, you get a pop-up menu where you can actually change the measurement system right there. So if I want to switch to Pixels I can just right-click and choose that. And there you go. If I want to choose Inches or Points and Picas and sometimes I like choosing Percent, I'll talk about that in different movie why that's helpful, but anytime you want to change measurement system you just right-click on the Ruler Bar and then you get what you want. If you double-click on the ruler that opens Preferences and takes you to the Units & Rulers pane where you can actually specify the application default that you want it to be and then also the Screen Resolution and a couple other options there.
So right-click on the ruler to edit a pop-up menu to change a measurement system on the fly and double-click on the ruler to change the default measurement system. If you want it to always to be set to Pixels, you can change it there and click OK.
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