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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.
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So, here's a bonus shortcut for you. I have these four images in Bridge. I want to combine them into a single Photoshop document where every image shows up as its own layer. Yeah, I could open up all four of these manually and start dragging and dropping them from one document window to another or from the Bridge application, under the Tools menu, I can choose Photoshop > Load Files into Photoshop Layers and this command will just take care of all that grunt work for me. So, you see it's opening up each one and there they are. They're all combined into a single document, each on their own layer, and then I can do whatever I want to do, like reposition them, scale them, rotate them, apply effects, whatever.
So, there you have it, combining multiple files into a single layered Photoshop file from Bridge.
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