5 hidden gems in Adobe Photoshop which will help you get the most out from the photo editor


posted Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT


If you use Adobe Photoshop, you likely know how powerful the software is. You probably also know that there are so many different ways you can use the software. With so much flexibility comes numerous opportunities to add new tricks to your Photoshop repertoire.

Photographer and educator Blake Rudis of f64 Academy is certainly a Photoshop expert, but even he regularly picks up new skills along the way. In the video below, produced for CreativeLive, Rudis shares five tools and tricks in Photoshop you may not have used before that will certainly speed up and improve your photo editing workflow.

While you need to watch the video below for the full details, it's worth discussing some of Rudis' gems. For example, do you know about snapshots in Adobe Camera Raw? You can save edits you've made to your RAW file in Adobe Camera Raw and then be able to call them back at any time to see what a new photo would look like with edits you've made to a prior image. Another neat trick involves using a gradient map adjustment layer. There are a lot of ways to convert color images to rich, dynamic black and white images. However, for a very wide tonal range, a gradient map adjustment layer may be ideal. To learn how to use a gradient map for creating black and white conversions, and much more, watch the video below.

For more great educational content like this, head to CreativeLive. To see more from Blake Rudis himself, click here to the f64 Academy YouTube channel.

(Via CreativeLive