Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

with Michael Ninness
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Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts
Video duration: 0s 6h 21m Intermediate


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.

Topics include:
  • The “Make Better” key
  • Cycling through open documents
  • Formatting multiple files with templates and variables
  • Dozens of shortcuts for working with type
  • Manipulating layers and layer masks
  • Hidden uses for the Crop tool
  • Buried gems in the Layers panel
  • Spring-loaded tool shortcuts
Design Photography


(upbeat music) - Hi, I'm Michael Ninness. As a product manager and user interface designer at Adobe, I'm sensitive to saving time and brain power to get projects done. This course, Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts, is aimed at doing just that and while it was recorded for users of Photoshop CS4, over 90% of the course is relevant for you CS3 users as well. In this course, I'll show you the top 20 power shortcuts every Photoshop user must memorize quicker. I will show you how to make Photoshop fly by keeping your hands on the keyboard as much as possible.

I'll also demonstrate better document and panel management strategies aimed at getting the interface out of your way. Plus, I'll show you techniques on how to be quicker and more nimble when using layers, adjustment layers, layer masks and much, much more. By the end of the course, you're gonna be dreaming in keyboard shortcuts. With that in mind, I recommend you skim through the entire course, but then come back often for specific reminders until you've memorized all the power shortcuts that are relevant to you and your Photoshop work. Now, let's get started with Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts.

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