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Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Tips: #3

It's Friday, and you know what that means!

  • If you have multiple/overlapping layers of text and would like to select a particular one, or if you would like to quickly select all of the text on a layer, simply double-click on the type layer in the layers palette and all the text on the selected layer will be highlighted and ready for editing.
  • If you want to apply the same style to multiple layers, copy the style you'd like to apply, select in the layers palette you'd like to apply it to, and paste style. Or Alt-click and drag the layer style icon from one layer to another.
  • If you would like to duplicate a layer, you could drag it to the "Create New Layer" icon or you could hit Ctrl+J. Another really quick way is to select the move tool and Alt-click directly on the object and drag to duplicate.
  • When cropping, you can change the color and opacity of the area that surrounds your crop selection up in the Options bar. This can be a good way to help you visualize the resulting image - especially if you want to see what it looks like on a particular colored background.