Spring-loaded tools


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Spring-loaded tools

Now I want to show you a really tiny new feature, tiny and hidden new feature inside of Photoshop CS4; its spring-loaded tools. And the idea is you can press and hold a keyboard shortcut in order to temporarily access a tool. So for example let's say I want to take this image from Joseph Jean Rolland Dube and I want to lighten the lips a little bit using the Dodge tool. So I'd go ahead and select the Dodge tool by pressing the O key. So just a tap on the O key gets me the Dodge tool just like it has in the past.

And that's a standard tool selection right? But I'm thinking gosh, if I just start painting in on these lips it's going to be hard to get into these corners here, unless I make the brush really small. So I think I'll go ahead and define a selection, and I can quickly select those lips using the Quick Selection tool and here's an even quicker way to get to that tool. That tool's keyboard shortcut, by the way, let me show it to you, is the W key. All ...

Spring-loaded tools
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Spring-loaded tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 New Features

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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