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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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There is a great shortcut when you are working with filters. I'm going to go ahead and duplicate this layer Command+ J, Ctrl+J and we are going to run say the Gaussian Blur filter on this. So Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and we'll start with say a low blur, say 5 pixels, then go ahead and click OK. Now if you go to the top of the Filter menu now, you'll see the last filter you ran is always listed up at the top here and it has its own keyboard shortcut. It's Command+F or Ctrl+F for Filter. Kind of makes sense. So if you switch to a different document or switch to a different layer or just want to double hit this particular layer with another round of Blur, just do Command+F or Ctrl+F and it'll reapply the last filter you used to your current layer or selection.
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