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Toolbar in Photoshop

toolbar in photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Toolbar in Photoshop‘. Toolbar command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Menus in Photoshop

Menus in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Menus in Photoshop‘. Menus command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Menus command under edit menu in photoshop
Menus in photoshop

Menus command again open Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus dialog box, but with Menus tab active.

Keyboard shortcuts and menus dialog box
Menus tab active in Keyboard Shortcuts and menus dialog box

In the Menus, we’ll find all the options available in Menu Bar and Panel Menus in Photoshop. We can control the visibility of options available under Menus.


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There are three types of menus in Photoshop which are as follow:

  • Application Menus
  • Panel Menus
  • Context Menus

Application Menus

Application menus are the menu items available in the top bar (or menu bar) of Photoshop. For Example: File, Edit, Image, Select, Filter, View and Window etc.

Application Menu in Photoshop
Edit menu (active) in Photoshop

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box has ‘Menu For’ setting which allows us to choose Application Menus.

Application Menus in keyboard shortcuts and menus dialog box
Application Menus

Here, we can find all the Applications Menu items and all the options available inside them. We can choose the visibility of options as well as assign a color to a certain option.

For Example: I’ll open the File menu items in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box and change the color for New command to Red. Along with the change of color, I’ll also turn off the visibility for following commands:

  • Open…
  • Browse in Bridge…
  • Open As…
Menus tab in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box
Menus tab

The change in file menu afterwards is shown below:

File menu in Photoshop
File menu

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Panel Menus

Panel Menus are the menus available at the top-right corner of every Panel available in Photoshop. For Example: Character Panel, Layers Panel etc.

panel menu open in character panel in photoshop
Panel menu of Character Panel

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box has ‘Menu For’ setting which allows us to choose Panel Menus.

Panel Menus under Menus tab in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box
Panel Menus

It also has same options as the above for visibility and color for different panel menus items.


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Context Menus

Context Menus is not available in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box. It is a menu which is accessible with right-clicking by active tool. For Example: If we choose Eye Dropper Tool and right click on the canvas, we’ll get the following context menu:

Context menu of eye dropper tool
Context menu of eye dropper tool

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Keyboard Shortcuts in photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop‘ and default keyboard shortcuts in photoshop. Keyboard Shortcuts command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts command in photoshop
Keyboard Shortcuts

By using Keyboard Shortcuts command under Edit menu in Photoshop, we can view, edit or create shortcuts in Photoshop. The Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box is shown below.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box in Photoshop
Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus

Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box serves as a shortcut editor in Photoshop. It includes all the commands that support shortcuts. Some of these shortcut supporting commands are not addressed in the default shortcut set.

In addition to keyboard shortcuts, we have access to various commands using context-sensitive menus which are relevant to the active tool, selection or panel. To access context-sensitive menu, right-click in the document window or panel.


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How to define new keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop

To define a new keyboard shortcut in Photoshop, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Open Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus dialog box. It can be done by anyone of the following:

  • Go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts…
  • Go to Window > Workspace > Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus command under Window menu in Photoshop
Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus command under Workspace in Window menu

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Step 2

In the Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus dialog box, choose a set of shortcuts from the Set menu.

Set menu highlighted in keyboard shortcuts & menus dialog box
Set menu

Step 3

We can choose a shortcut type from the Shortcut For menu. It has four options, namely, Application Menus, Panel Menus, Tools, Taskspaces.

Shortcuts For menu in Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus dialog box
Shortcuts For menu
  • Application Menus: Lets you customize keyboard shortcuts for items in the menu bar of Photoshop.
  • Panel Menus: Lets you customize keyboard shortcuts for items in panel menus of Photoshop.
  • Tools: Lets you customize keyboard shortcuts for tools in the toolbox of Photoshop.
  • Taskspaces: Lets you customize keyboard shortcuts for the ‘Content-Aware Fill‘ and Select and Mask workspaces.

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Step 4

Now, in the Shortcut column, select the shortcut you want to modify.

Shortcut column in Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box
Shortcut column

Step 5

Type in a new shortcut. If the newly assigned shortcut is already associated to another command or tool in the shortcut set, an alert appears.

alert appears for same shortcut in keyboard shortcuts and menus dialog box
Alert for same shortcut

Click Accept to assign the new shortcut to the command or tool and remove the previously assigned shortcut.

Accept button highlighted
Accept button highlighted

After we reassign a shortcut, we can either Undo changes or Accept changes and go to conflict to assign new shortcut to the command or tool in conflict.


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Step 6

After we’ve changed the shortcut, we can save the changed shortcut either on the same selected Shortcut Set or as a new Shortcut Set.

  • To save all the changes to the current set of keyboard shortcuts, click on the ‘Save all changes to the current set of shortcuts’ button.
Save all changes to the current set of shortcuts
Save all changes to the current set of shortcuts
  • To create a new Shortcut Set based on current set of shortcuts, click on the ‘Create a new set based on the current set of shortcuts’ button.
Create a new set based on the current set of shortcuts' button
Create a new set based on the current set of shortcuts’ button

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Clear shortcuts from a command or tool

In the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, select the command or tool name whose shortcut you need to delete. Then click on the Delete Shortcut.

Delete Shortcut
Delete Shortcut

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Delete a set of shortcuts

To delete a Set of Shortcut, first select the shortcut set you want to delete.

Set menu in Keyboard Shortcuts & menus dialog box
Set menu

Then click on ‘Delete the current set of shortcuts’.

Delete the current set of shortcuts
Delete the current set of shortcuts

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View a list of current shortcuts

To view a list of current shortcuts, we can export them as an HTML file which can be displayed or printed with a web browser. For this we have to open Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog box. Choose the shortcut type and then click Summarize.

Summarize
Summarize

It’ll open a Save As dialog box, choose the appropriate location and name for the file. Then click Save.

Photoshop shortcuts html file
Save As dialog box

File will be saved as an HTML file at the location chosen.

file explorer
Photoshop defaults

The HTML file will open in a web browser.

html file with photoshop shortcuts
HTML file with Photoshop shortcuts

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Photoshop Shortcuts

Here are lists of few shortcuts as per popularity, function, selection tools etc.


ResultWindowsmacOS
Free TransformCtrl + TCommand + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brushHold down ~Hold down ~
Deselect selectionsCtrl + DCommand + D
Undo last commandCtrl + ZCommand + Z
Decrease Brush Size[[
Increase Brush Size]]
Decrease Brush Hardness{{
Increase Brush Hardness}}
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degreeLeft Arrow (anti-clockwise), Right Arrow (clockwise)Left Arrow (anti-clockwise), Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degreesShift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise), Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise), Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/ Background colorsDD
Switch Foreground/ Background colorsXX
Fit layer(s) to screenAlt + click layerOption + click layer
New layer via copyCtrl + JCommand + J
New layer via cutShift + Ctrl + JShift + Command + J
Add to a selectionHold Shift + drag with any selection toolHold Shift + drag with any selection tool
Delete brush or swatchAlt + click on brush or swatchOption + click on brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select checkbox in the option bar with Move Tool selectedHold Ctrl + clickHold Command + click
Close all open documents other than the current documentCtrl + Alt + PCommand + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace)EscEscape
Selects the first edit field of the toolbarEnterReturn
Navigate between fieldsTabTab
Navigate between fields in the opposite directionShift + TabShift + Tab
Change Cancel to ResetHold AltHold Option
Some popular shortcuts in Photoshop

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Uses of Function Keys in Photoshop

ResultWindowsmacOS
Start HelpF1Help key
Undo/RedoF1
CutF2F2
CopyF3F3
PasteF4F4
Show/ Hide Brush PanelF5F5
Show/ Hide Color PanelF6F6
Show/ Hide Layers PanelF7F7
Show/ Hide Info PanelF8F8
Show/ Hide Actions PanelF9Option + F9
RevertF12F12
FillShift + F5Shift + F5
Feather SelectionShift + F6Shift + F6
Inverse SelectionShift + F7Shift + F7
Uses of Function Keys in Photoshop

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Selection Tools

ResultWindowsmacOS
Cycle through tools with the same shortcut keyHold Shift + press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)Hold Shift + press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)
Cycle through hidden toolsHold Alt + click on tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point and Convert Point Tools)Hold Option + press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)
Move Tool,
Artboard Tool
VV
Rectangular Marquee Tool,
Elliptical Marquee Tool
MM
Lasso Tool,
Polygonal Lasso Tool,
Magnetic Lasso Tool
LL
Object Selection Tool,
Quick Selection Tool,
Magic Wand Tool
WW
Crop Tool,
Perspective Crop Tool,
Slice Tool,
Slice Select Tool
CC
Eyedropper Tool,
3D Material Eyedropper Tool (ADD),
Color Sampler Tool,
Ruler Tool,
Note Tool,
Count Tool
II
Frame ToolKK
Spot Healing Brush Tool,
Healing Brush Tool,
Patch Tool,
Red Eye Tool,
Content-Aware Move Tool
JJ
Brush Tool,
Pencil Tool,
Color Replacement tool,
Mixer Brush Tool
BB
Clone Stamp Tool,
Pattern Stamp Tool
SS
History Brush Tool,
Art History Brush Tool
YY
Eraser Tool,
Background Eraser Tool,
Magic Eraser Tool
EE
Gradient Tool,
Paint Bucket Tool,
3D Material Drop Tool
GG
Dodge Tool,
Burn Tool,
Sponge Tool
OO
Pen Tool,
Freeform Pen Tool,
Curvature Pen Tool
PP
Horizontal Type Tool,
Vertical Type Tool,
Horizontal Type Mask Tool,
Vertical Type Mask Tool
TT
Path Selection Tool,
Direct Selection Tool
AA
Rectangle Tool,
Ellipse Tool,
Polygon Tool,
Line Tool,
Custom Shape Tool
UU
Hand ToolHH
Rotate View ToolRR
Zoom ToolZZ
Toggle Standard/ Quick Mask modesQQ
Artboard ToolVV
Toggle Preserve Transparency/ (forward slash)/ (forward slash)
Previous Brush,,
Next Brush..
First Brush<<
Last Brush>>
Shortcuts generally used with Selection tools

Holding down a key temporarily activates a tool. Letting go of the key returns to the previous tool. In a row with multiple tools, repeatedly press the same shortcut to toggle through the group.


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View images

These are the shortcuts used while viewing an image.

ResultWindowsmacOS
Cycle through open documentsCtrl + TabCommand + Tab
Switch to previous documentShift + Ctrl + TabShift + Command + Tab
Close a file in Photoshop and open BridgeShift + Ctrl + WShift + Command + W
Toggle between Standard mode and Quick Mask modeQQ
Toggle (forward) between Standard Screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar and Full screen modeFF
Toggle (backward) between Standard Screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar and Full screen modeShift + FShift + F
Toggle (forward) canvas colorSpacebar + F (or right-click canvas background and select color)Spacebar + F (or right-click canvas background and select color)
Toggle (backward) canvas colorSpacebar + Shift + FSpacebar + Shift + F
Fit image in windowCtrl + 0 (zero) or Double-click hand toolCommand + 0 (zero) or Double-click hand tool
Magnify 100%Ctrl + 1 or Double-click Zoom toolCommand + 1 or Double-click Zoom tool
Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)Hold SpacebarHold Spacebar
Simultaneously pan multiple documents with Hand toolHold Shift and dragHold Shift and drag
Switch to Zoom In toolCtrl + SpacebarCommand + Spacebar
Switch to Zoom Out toolAlt + SpacebarOption + Spacebar
Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom toolSpacebar and dragSpacebar and drag
Apply zoom percentage and keep zoom percentage box activeShift + Enter in Navigation Panel zoom percentage boxShift + Return in Navigation Panel zoom percentage box
Zoom in on specified area of an imageCtrl and drag over preview in Navigation PanelCommand and drag over preview in Navigation Panel
Temporarily zoom into an imageHold down H and then click in the image and hold down the mouse buttonHold down H and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button
Scroll image with Hand toolSpacebar and drag or drag view area box in Navigation panelSpacebar and drag or drag view area box in Navigation panel
Scroll up or down 1 screenPage Up or Page DownPage Up or Page Down
Scroll up or down 10 unitsShift + Page Up or Shift + Page DownShift + Page Up or Shift + Page Down
Move view to upper-left corner or lower-right cornerHome or EndHome or End
Toggle layer mask on/ off (layer mask must be selected)\ (backslash)\ (backslash)
Shortcuts helpful for viewing in Photoshop

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Shortcuts with Puppet Warp

This is the list of shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

ResultWindowsmacOS
Use the black-and-white adjustmentShift + Ctrl + Alt + BShift + Command + Option + B
Select all pinsCtrl + ACommand + A
Deselect all pinsCtrl + DCommand + D
Select multiple pinsHold Shift then click on any pinHold Shift then click on any pin
Hide pinsHold down the H key to hide the pins and release to bring back the pinsHold down the H key to hide the pins and release to bring back the pins
Delete pinsHold Alt and click on pinHold Option and click on pin
Reveal a circle that allows you to rotate the pinHold Alt then go near the pin but not over the pinHold Option then go near the pin but not over the pin
Cancel distortionsEscEsc
Shortcuts with Puppet Warp

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Shortcuts with Select and Mask

This is the list of shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

ResultWindowsmacOS
Select and MaskCtrl + Alt + RCommand + Option + R
Target the layerCtrl + 2Command + 2
Target the maskCtrl + \\
Disable the mask temporarilyHold Shift and click on maskHold Shift and click on mask
Add a layer mask icon to automatically hide the content of the layer (or active selection)Hold Alt and click on mask iconHold Option and click on mask icon
Invert a layer maskCtrl + ICommand + I
Shortcuts with Select and Mask

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This is the list of shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

ResultsWindowsmacOS
Apply new filter on top of selected filterHold Alt and click on filterHold Option and click on filter
Change Cancel button to defaultHold Ctrl + clickHold Command + click
Step ForwardCtrl + Shift + ZCommand + Shift + Z
Step BackwardCtrl + Alt + ZCommand + Option + Z
Clear brushed areasC
Invert the brush maskI
Toggle between OK/ Cancel buttons to Revert/ ApplyAltOption
Toggle the blur view visibilityP
Take a snapshot, saving a copy of blurred image in the layers panel, layer stack`
Toggle from Add or Subtract blur brushes“`” Grave key
Invert the selection or command to hide the selectionShift + Command + I
Toggle the quick mask rubylith overlay display if there is a selectionShift + Q
OK – Applies the current effect and dismisses the dialog boxEnterReturn
Close dialog box without savingEscEsc
Shortcut for panningHold SpacebarHold Spacebar
Toggle view modeTab
Zooming in/ outCtrl + + and Ctrl + –Command + + and Command + –
Zoom in and out without changing current toolHold Ctrl + Spacebar together and dragHold Command + Spacebar together and drag
Crosshair brushCaps lockCaps lock
Shortcuts with Filter Gallery

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Convert to Profile in Photoshop

Convert to Profile in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Convert to Profile in Photoshop‘. Convert to Profile command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop. I would recommend reading the following lessons before this one:

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Convert to Profile

Convert to Profile under edit menu in photoshop
Convert to profile

The convert to profile command does change the numbers in the document and it will also tag the ICC profile that we’ve selected into the document.

Convert to Profile dialog box
Convert to Profile dialog box

So, assign profile commands and convert to profile commands have some similarities. But the important thing to understand here is that the assign profile command never changes the RGB or CMYK numbers. It simply changes the definition of those numbers.


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Convert Image Color Profile to another Color Profile

  • Open the image or document in photoshop.
  • Go to Edit > Convert To Profile
  • Under Destination Space, choose the color profile required for your work. Photoshop will automatically convert as well as tag the document with this new profile.
  • Under Conversion Options, choose the Color Management Engine, a rendering Intent, Black Point Compensation, Dither option (if available)
  • To flatten all the layers of the document onto a single layer upon conversion, select Flatten image.
  • Preview option will show the live changes, if checked.

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For Multichannel, Device Link or Abstract Color Profiles

  • Click Advanced button, following additional ICC Profiles are made available under Destination Space:
    • Multichannel: Profiles that support more than four color channels. These are useful when printing with more than four inks.
    • Device Link: Profiles that transform from one device color space to another, without using an intermediate color space in the process. These are useful when specific mappings of device values (like 100% black) are required.
    • Abstract: Profiles that enable custom image effects. Abstract profiles can be LAB/XYZ values for both input and output values which enables generation of a custom LUT to achieve the desired special effect.
    • Note: Gray, RGB, LAB and CMYK Color Profiles are grouped by category in Advanced view. They are combined on the Profile menu in Basic view.
  • To preview the effects of the conversion in the document, select Preview.

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Assign Profile in Photoshop

Assign Profile in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Assign Profile in Photoshop‘. Assign Profile command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop. I would recommend reading the following lessons before this one:

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Assign Color Profile

Photoshop always uses currently selected RGB or CMYK working space that you have set up in your color settings as an assumption for what those numbers are associated with an untagged document.

Assign color profile in photoshop
Assign Profile under Edit menu

For example: if you’ve opened an image which is in sRGB, it will be assumed that it is in Pro Photo RGB if the image is untagged. And that’s simply because you may have Pro Photo RGB selected in your RGB working spaces in my color settings.

Assign Profile dialog box
Assign Profile dialog box

And the assign profile command allows us to override that. It provides a new scale or proper tagging of your document so that you can preview it correctly.


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Don’t Color Manage This Document

Removes the existing profile from the document. Select this option only if you are sure that you do not want to color manage the document.

After removing the profile from a document, the appearance of colors is defined by the application’s working space profile.


Working (Color Model: Working Space)

Assigns the working space profile to the document.


Profile

Here we can select different profile for our use. The application assigns the new profile to the document without converting colors to the profile space. This may dramatically change the appearance of the colors as displayed on monitor.


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The Power of Thinking

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The Power of Thinking has become an over-expressed topic with time especially after the success of ‘The Secret‘.

You have already heard and read about the power of positive thinking through different books, blogs and even advertisements. Everyone is trying to capitalize over this topic and trying to present you with some commercial views.

I’ll try to present something different in the same topic of ‘The Power of Thinking’. It’ll a different viewpoint from the general perspective.

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Remote Connections in Photoshop

Remote connections in photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Remote Connections in Photoshop‘. Remote connections command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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What is Remote Connections in Photoshop

Enabling Remote Connections setting in Photoshop allows us to connect Adobe Express App on your phone to the desktop Adobe Photoshop. Hence, it can utilize the power of desktop Photoshop to apply Advance Effects on photos.

It was beautifully explained by Unmesh Dinda in the following video.

Photoshop Remote Connections

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Photoshop Remote Connections

To connect desktop Photoshop to Photoshop Express App:

  • Launch Adobe Photoshop on your desktop
  • Go to Edit > Remote Connections
Remote Connections under Edit menu in Photoshop
Remote Connections

The following dialog box will open up.

Remote Connections setting photoshop

By default, the Enable Remote Connections option will not be checked. Compare the above screenshot with your settings. After that, we can use the Service Name as default or as per our choice. Then we should also change Password. Click OK.


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Points to Note

If you’re unable to connect to Photoshop through your Photoshop Express App:

  • Ensure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • The Photoshop version should be 16.0 or above. To check this:
    • Launch Photoshop
    • Go to Help > About Photoshop or in Mac, choose Photoshop > About Photoshop
    • To update, go to Help > Updates in Photoshop
    • Re-launch Photoshop Express App. Then tap Photoshop Effects icon in the bottom to reconnect.
  • Ensure that Remote Connection is enabled in Photoshop.

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Connect to Photoshop from Photoshop Express App

  • Launch Photoshop and connect your desktop and mobile to same Wi-Fi network.
  • Open Photoshop Express App and then tap on the Photoshop Effects icon in the bottom panel.
  • Tap on the effect you wish to apply.
Photoshop Express Effects
  • Photoshop will search for the available servers. Select the server in the second instruction screen.
Photoshop server screen in photoshop express
  • Enter the password you created in Photoshop, and you’re set to work with Photoshop Effects. The selected effect is then applied to your photo.
Photoshop effects applied

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Disable auto connect

To disable the auto-connect setting of Photoshop Express App to Photoshop, disable save password and auto-connect.

If you have already enabled auto connect, then go to App settings > Preferences > Reset Photoshop Connections, then click Yes.


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Presets in Photoshop

Presets in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Presets in Photoshop’. Presets command in Photoshop is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Presets command

Presets command under edit menu in photoshop
Presets command in Photoshop

Presets command under Edit menu in Photoshop has following three options:

  • Preset Manager…
  • Migrate Presets
  • Export/Import Presets…

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Preset Manager

Preset Manager under Presets command in Photoshop
Preset Manager…

The Preset Manager allows us to save or load presets for Contours and Tools. Each set of presets has its own extention and default folder. All the optional preset files are available inside the Presets folder in Photoshop Application folder as shown below.

Presets folder of Photoshop
Presets folder of Photoshop

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Working with Preset Manager

The Preset Manager dialog box appear as shown below.

Preset Manager dialog box
Preset Manager dialog box

We can choose a specific Preset Type from the Preset Type menu in Preset Manager dialog box as shown below.

Preset Type menu in Preset Manager dialog box
Preset Type menu

To have a clear visibility of presets, click on the settings icon and chose Large List option as shown below:

Settings in Preset manager dialog box
Settings in Preset manager dialog box

All display modes available are as follow:

  • Text Only: Displays the name of each preset item.
  • Small Thumbnail or Large Thumbnail: Displays a thumbnail of each preset item.
  • Small List or Large List: Displays the name and thumbnail of each preset item.

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Delete Preset item

Preset items can be delete by anyone of the following ways:

  • To delete a preset in the Preset Manager, select the preset and click Delete.
Delete preset option in Preset manager dialog box
Delete preset option
  • Or simply, press and hold Alt key and click on the preset you want to delete.

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Restore Default Presets

If you have deleted a preset mistakently then use the Reset command to restore the default presets.

Reset Contours option in preset manager
Reset Contours option

After that Photoshop will ask to replace current presets with default preset, Click OK.

Replace current contours with default contours warning box
Warning box for contours replacement

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Rearranging presets

To rearrange your listed presets click and drag any item up or down in the list.

Rearranging Presets in Photoshop

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Load Presets

To load presets with the Preset Manager, do one of the following:

  • Click Load… select the preset file you want to add and click Open.
Load preset option in Preset Manager dialog box
Load preset option

Now depending on Preset Type selected, a Load dialog box will open up as shown below.

Load preset dialog box
Load preset dialog box

Here, we will have to locate our *.SHC file to be loaded.


  • To replace with a different set of presets, choose Replace [Preset Type] from the Settings icon as shown below.
Replace Contours options in preset manager in photoshop
Replace Contours option

Select the preset file you want to use and click Open.


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Rename Preset item

First, select the preset item. Shift click to select multiple items.

Then click on the Rename button on the right as shown below.

Rename option in preset manager dialog box
Rename option

Another way to rename a preset, if the Preset Manager is currently displaying presets as thumbnails, then we can double-click a preset icon and enter a New Name and click OK as shown below.

Rename Contour dialog box
Rename Contour dialog box

If the Preset Manager is currently displaying presets as a list or text only, then in this case, we can double-click a preset and enter the New Name inline and press Enter.

Renaming Contour inline option
Renaming Contour inline

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Save Set

First, we need to select the preset items. We can either select all the presets or a subset of the current list.

Then click Save Set…, Choose a memorable location, enter a file name and click Save.

Preset can be saved anywhere. However, if we save to the appropriate Presets folder in the default preset location, the set will appear at the bottom of the panel menu after you restart Photoshop.


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Migrate Presets

Presets can be migrated from earlier versions of Photoshop into newer versions. Migrate Presets command, automatically migrate brushes, swatches, gradients, patterns and more.

  • Choose Edit > Presets > Migrate Presets
  • Click Yes when prompted to import presets from an earlier version of Photoshop
  • Click OK

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Adobe PDF Presets in Photoshop

Adobe PDF Presets in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Adobe PDF Presets in Photoshop‘ and ‘Save as PDF dialog box’. Adobe PDF Presets command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Photoshop PDF Format

Photoshop PDF document can save Photoshop data such as Layer, Channels, Notes, Spot Color and even Color Modes like RGB, indexed-color, CMYK, Grayscale, Bitmap, Lab color and duotone.

If you are an advanced user, you can also make the document PDF/X complaint which is an essential step when you have to send your document to a large commercial press.

PDF/X stands for Portable Document Format Exchange. It is a subset of Adobe PDF that eliminates color, font and trapping variables which may cause printing problems.

You can also apply security options for restricting access of the PDF document.

PDF settings could also be saved as PDF preset for creating consistent Photoshop PDF files. These PDF preset and settings could be shared across Adobe applications like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat. PDF files could be edited using Photoshop, Illustrator or SodaPDF.


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Adobe PDF Presets

Adobe PDF Presets command under Edit menu in Photoshop
Adobe PDF Presets command in Photoshop

Adobe’s PDF presets are a group of settings which will affect the whole process of creating a PDF. Depending on how you are going to use the PDF, these settings are designed to balance the PDF’s file size with PDF’s quality.

Adobe PDF Presets dialog box
Adobe PDF Presets dialog box

Most predefined presets are shared across Adobe applications including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat.

A few of the presets are not available until we move them from the ‘Extras’ folder to the ‘Settings’ folder.

Extras & Settings folder of Adobe PDF
‘Extras’ and ‘Settings’ folders of Adobe PDF

Always review your PDF settings periodically. These settings do not automatically revert to the default settings. Photoshop uses the last set of PDF settings defined or selected.


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High Quality Print

It creates PDFs for quality printing on desktop printers and proofing devices.

This preset uses PDF 1.4, downsamples color and grayscale images to 300 ppi and monochrome images to 1200 ppi, embeds subsets of all fonts, leaves color unchanged, and does not flatten transparency (for file types capable of transparency).

These PDFs can be opened in Acrobat 5.0 and Acrobat Reader 5.0 and later. In InDesign, this preset also creates tagged PDFs.


PDF/X-1a (2001 and 2003)

PDF/X-1a requires all fonts to be embedded, the appropriate marks and bleeds to be specified and color to appear as CMYK, spot colors or both.

Compliant files must contain information describing the printing condition for which they are prepared.

PDF files created with PDF/X-1a compliance can be opened in Acrobat 4.0 and Acrobat Reader 4.0 and later.

PDF/X-1a uses PDF 1.3, downsamples color and grayscale images to 300 ppi and monochrome images to 1200 ppi, embeds subsets of all fonts, creates untagged PDFs and flattens transparency using the High-Resolution setting.

Note: The PDF/X1-a:2003 and PDF/X-3 (2003) presets are placed on our computer during installation but are not available until you move them from the Extras folder to the Settings folder.


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PDF/X-3

This preset creates a PDF based on the ISO standard PDF/X-3:2002. The PDF created in this setting can be opened in Acrobat 4.0 and Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later.


PDF/X-4 (2008)

This preset creating ISO PDF/X-4:2008 files supports live transparency (transparency is not flattened) and ICC color management. PDF files exported with this preset are in PDF 1.4 format.

Images are downsampled and compressed and fonts are embedded in the same manner as with the PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 settings.

You can create PDF/X-4:2008-compliant PDF files directly from Creative Suite 4 and 5 components including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Acrobat 9 Pro provides facilities to validate and preflight PDF files for PDF/X-4:2008 compliance as well as convert non-PDF/X files to PDF/X-4:2008 if possible.

Adobe recommends PDF/X-4:2008 as the optimal PDF file format for reliable PDF print publishing workflows.


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Press Quality

Creates PDF files for high-quality print production (for example, for digital printing or for separations to an imagesetter or platesetter), but does not create files that are PDF/X-compliant.

In this case, the quality of the content is the highest consideration. The objective is to maintain all the information in a PDF file that a commercial printer or print service provider needs in order to print the document correctly.

This set of options uses PDF 1.4, converts colors to CMYK, downsamples color and grayscale images to 300 ppi and monochrome images to 1200 ppi, embeds subsets of all fonts, and preserves transparency (for file types capable of transparency).

These PDF files can be opened in Acrobat 5.0 and Acrobat Reader 5.0 and later.

Note: Before creating an Adobe PDF file to send to a commercial printer or print service provider, find out what the output resolution and other settings should be, or ask for a .joboptions file with the recommended settings. You might need to customize the Adobe PDF settings for a particular provider and then provide a .joboptions file of your own.


Smallest File Size

Creates PDF files for displaying on the web, an intranet, or for email distribution. This set of options uses compression, downsampling and a relatively low image resolution.

It converts all colors to sRGB and embeds fonts. It also optimizes files for byte serving.

For best results, avoid using this preset if you intend to print the PDF file.


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Save in Photoshop PDF format

To demonstrate different options while creating a PDF, I’ve selected the following image.

Image from Pexels

I’ll simply go to File > Save As

Save As command under File menu in Photoshop
Save As command in photoshop

Choose Photoshop PDF from the format menu.

Photoshop PDF format
Photoshop PDF format

Photoshop may show a warning dialog box as shown below. It warns us that the setting we choose in the Save Adobe PDF dialog box can override our current settings in the Save As dialog box.

You can check the ‘Don’t show again’ checkbox, so it will not be shown again and click OK.

Warning dialog box
Warning dialog box

Following Save Adobe PDF dialog box will open up:

Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Save Adobe PDF dialog box

The first option is Adobe PDF Preset which we had already discussed above.

Then we have Standard menu and Compatibility menu. They specify the PDF/X compliance and the Acrobat version compatibility for the PDF document.


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What is PDF/X and PDF/A standards

Before we can go further in our discussion for Photoshop PDF, it is important to know a little about PDF/X and PDF/A.

PDF/X and PDF/A standards are defined by the ISO.

PDF/X standards apply to graphic content exchange; PDF/A standards apply to long-term archiving of electronic documents.

During PDF conversion, the file that is being processed is checked against the specified standard.

If the PDF will not meet the selected ISO standard, a message appears, asking you to choose between canceling the conversion or going ahead with the creation of a non-compliant file.

The most widely used standards for a print publishing workflow are several PDF/X formats: PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and (in 2007) PDF/X-4.

The most widely used standards for PDF archiving are PDF/A-1a, and PDF/A-1b (for less stringent requirements).

For more information on PDF/X and PDF/A standards, see the ISO website.


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PDF compatibility levels

While creating a PDF, we need to decide which PDF version to use. Generally, if there’s no need for backward compatibility, we should use the most recent version. As the latest version will include all the newest features and functionality.

However, if you’re creating a document that will be distributed widely then consider choosing Acrobat 5.0 (PDF 1.4) or Acrobat 6.0 (PDF 1.5) to ensure all users can view and print it.


General options

General tab in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
General options in Save Adobe PDF dialog box

On the left pane we have different options available for Adobe PDF starting with General options. Here we have the following options:

  • Description: Displays the description from the selected preset and provides a place to edit the description. You can paste a description from the clipboard. If you edit the description of a preset, the word ‘(Modified)’ is added at the end of the preset name.
  • Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities: Preserves Photoshop data in the PDF such as layers, alpha channels and spot colors. Photoshop PDF documents with this option can be opened in Photoshop later for changes.
  • Embed Page Thumbnails: Creates a thumbnail image of artwork.
  • Optimize for Fast Web View: Optimizes the PDF for faster viewing in a web browser.
  • View PDF after saving: Opens the newly created PDF file in the default PDF viewing application.

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Compression options

Compression options in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Compression option in Save Adobe PDF

Artworks while being saved in Adobe PDF, we can compress ‘Text’, ‘Line Art’ and Bitmap images could be compressed and downsampled. Depending on our settings chosen, compression and downsampling can significantly reduce the size of a PDF file with little or no loss of detail.

Downsampling

Downsampling options in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Downsampling drop-down in Save Adobe PDF

If our PDF file is meant to be used on the web, we should use downsampling to allow for higher compression. If its meant to be printed at high resolution, do not use downsampling. Select the Do Not Downsample option to disable all downsampling options.

Downsampling refers to decreasing the number of pixels in an image. To downsample images, choose an interpolation method:

  • Average Downsampling
  • Subsampling
  • Bicubic Downsampling

After that enter the desired resolution (in pixels per inch). Then enter a resolution in the For Images Above box. All images with resolution above this threshold are downsampled.

The interpolation method we choose determines how pixels are deleted. Different downsampling methods available are discussed below:

  • Average Downsampling To: Averages the pixels in a sample area and replaces the entire area with the average pixel color at the specified resolution. Average downsampling is the same as Bilinear resampling.
  • Subsampling To: Chooses a pixel in the center of the sample area and replaces the entire area with that pixel color. Subsampling significantly reduces the conversion time compared with downsampling but results in images that are less smooth and continuous. Subsampling is the same as Nearest Neighbor resampling.
  • Bicubic Downsampling To: Uses a weighted average to determine pixel color, which usually yields better results than the simple averaging method of downsampling. Bicubic is the slowest but most precise method, resulting in the smoothest gradations.

For full information on Interpolation methods, read our blog on ‘How to enlarge an image in Photoshop‘.

Compression

compression option in save adobe pdf dialog box
Compression option in Save Adobe PDF

Here we will determine the type of compression to be used. They are as follow:

  • ZIP compression: Works well on images with large areas of single colors or repeating patterns, and for black-and-white images that contain repeating patterns. ZIP compression is lossless.
  • JPEG compression: Is suitable for grayscale or color images. JPEG compression is lossy, which means that it removes image data and may reduce image quality; however, it attempts to reduce file size with a minimal loss of information. Because JPEG compression eliminates data, it can achieve much smaller file sizes than ZIP compression.
  • JPEG2000: Is the new international standard for the compression and packaging of image data. Like JPEG compression, JPEG2000 compression is suitable for grayscale or color images. It also provides additional advantages, such as progressive display and lossless compression not available with JPEG. JPEG2000 is only available if Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5) or later is selected from the Compatibility menu.

Image Quality

Image quality in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Image quality in Save Adobe PDF

It specifies the amount of compression to be applied. The options available under it depends on the method of compression chosen earlier.

For JPEG2000 compression, Photoshop provides Lossless, Maximum, High, Medium, Low, and Minimum options.

For JPEG compression, Photoshop provides Minimum, Low, Medium, High, and Maximum options.

For ZIP compression, Photoshop provides an 8-bit Image Quality option. The 8-bit Image Quality option is lossless; that is, data is not removed to reduce file size, so image quality is not affected.

Tile Size

Specifies the size of the tiles used in images with JPEG 2000 compression.

When low Image Quality values are used to optimize images smaller than 1024 x 1024 pixels, using the largest tile size produces better results.

In general, a tile size of 1024 is best for most images.

Lower tile sizes are generally used for images with small dimensions (for viewing on devices such as mobile phones).

Convert 16 Bit/Channel Image To 8 Bit/Channel

Converts 16-bits-per-channel images to 8-bits-per-channel images (selected by default).

ZIP is the only compression method available if the Convert 16 Bits option is unselected.

If the document’s Compatibility setting is Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4) or earlier, the Convert 16 Bits option is unavailable, and images are automatically converted to 8 bits per channel.

For full information on Bit system in Photoshop, read our blog ‘Bit Depth‘.


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Output Options

Output option in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Output option in Save Adobe PDF

Here, we can adjust the Color Management and PDF/X options for the Adobe PDF. Output options’ interaction changes depending on whether Color Management is on or off and which PDF standard is selected.

Color Conversion

Specifies how to represent color information in the Adobe PDF file. When you convert color objects to RGB or CMYK, also select a destination profile from the pop-up menu.

All spot color information is preserved during color conversion; only the process color equivalents convert to the designated color space.

It can have either of these two values:

  • No Conversion: Preserves color data as is.
  • Convert To Destination: Converts all colors to the profile selected for Destination. Whether the profile is included or not is determined by the Profile Inclusion Policy.

Destination

Describes the gamut of the final RGB or CMYK output device, such as your monitor or a SWOP standard.

Using this profile, Photoshop converts the document’s color information (defined by the source profile in the Working Spaces section of the Color Settings dialog box) to the color space of the target output device.

Profile Inclusion Policy

Determines whether a color profile is included in the file.

Output Intent Profile Name

Specifies the characterized printing condition for the document. An output intent profile is required for creating PDF/X-compliant files.

This menu is available only if a PDF/X standard (or preset) is selected in the Adobe PDF Options dialog box.

Output Condition

Describes the intended printing condition. This entry can be useful for the intended receiver of the PDF document.

Output Condition Identifier

A pointer to more information on the intended printing condition. The identifier is automatically entered for printing conditions that are included in the ICC registry.

Registry Name

Indicates the web address for more information on the registry. The URL is automatically entered for ICC registry names.


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Security option

Security options in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Security options in Save Adobe PDF

A password protection can be added to limit not only who can open the file but also who can copy or extract contents, print the document and more.

There are two passwords which could be setup:

  • Document Open Password
  • Permissions Password

If we use any security restrictions in our file, we should set both passwords; otherwise, anyone who opens the file could remove the restrictions.

If a file is opened with a permissions password, the security restrictions are temporarily disabled.

The RC4 method of security from RSA Corporation is used to password-protect PDF files. Depending on the Compatibility setting (in the General category), the encryption level will be high or low.

Note: Adobe PDF presets don’t support passwords and security settings. If you select passwords and security settings in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box, and then click Save Preset, the passwords and security settings won’t be preserved.


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Summary

Summary option in Save Adobe PDF dialog box
Summary option in Save Adobe PDF

It shows the summary of all the setting chosen by us in the previous options.


At the bottom we have ‘Save Preset’ button to save the settings as a preset.

Lastly, click on the ‘Save PDF’ button to create PDF file.


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Purge in Photoshop

Purge in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘What is Purge in Photoshop‘. Purge command is found under Edit menu in Photoshop. This one of the methods used to delete Photoshop Caches.

My name is Lalit Adhikari and we are at LTY. Let’s begin!



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Purge command

Purge under Edit menu in photoshop
Purge under Edit menu

Purge command is used to delete all the Photoshop memory off the RAM which includes Clipboard, Histories, All and Video Cache. These different options other than All, will delete the cache files related to that particular option.

  • Clipboard: This will remove files stored by coping in photoshop.
  • Histories: This will remove all the history associated with the file open in photoshop.
  • All: This will delete all the cache files.
  • Video Cache: This will remove all video related cache.

Manually clearing one or more of these, may recover RAM but may impact our work. We can’t revert our image to an earlier state.


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Define Custom Shape in Photoshop

define custom shape in photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Define Custom Shape command in Photoshop‘ and ‘How to create a custom shape in Photoshop’. Define Custom Shape command is available under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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Define Custom Shape in Photoshop

Here, we’ll learn how to create and save our own reusable custom shape in Photoshop. The reusable custom shape can be used through Custom Shape Tool in Photoshop.

Custom Shape Tool in Photoshop
Custom Shape Tool

After selecting Custom Shape Tool, we get multiple predefined custom shapes in the option bar. Our finished shape after saving, will end up here.

Custom Shape Library in Photoshop
Custom Shape Library

Custom Shape Tool allows us to place shapes in a cookie cutter fashion in our Photoshop Document. As shown in the image above, predefined Custom Shapes in Photoshop are divided in 4 groups:

  • Wild Animals
  • Leaf Trees
  • Boats
  • Flowers

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Basic Rule to Define Custom Shape

To Define a Custom Shape in Photoshop, you need to create a ‘Shape Layer’ or ‘Work Path’. It is my recommendation to have a bit of a knowledge about Vector and Raster. It will improve your understanding of this process.


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Steps to create Custom Shape in Photoshop

To create a custom shape in Photoshop, we can either directly create the shape using Pen Tool in Photoshop or we can use an image for reference. In this example, I’ll use the following emoticon image.


Step 1: Open the reference image in Photoshop

Open the image in Photoshop.

Emoticon image opened in Photoshop
Emoticon image

Step 2: Create Shape or Path

Now, we need to create either a shape layer of the image or path for our shape. This can be done in any one of the following two ways:

  • Using Pen tool and creating shape or path.
  • Creating selection and turning selection into path.

As per your expertise, you can choose any one of the above methods. Here, I’ll be showing both ways below.

Creating Path using Pen Tool

Select Pen tool and chose Path option in Option bar.

Pen Tool's Path option in Option bar in Photoshop
Path in Option bar

Then create the circular path around the emoticon.

Circular Path around the emoticon shape created using Pen tool in photoshop
Circular Path around the emoticon shape

Now, we need to create path for eyes and lips. These paths will be subtracted from our previous path of the emoticon. For this, we need to select ‘Subtract Front Shape’ in option bar as shown in image below.

Subtract Front Shape option in Pen Tool in Photoshop
Subtract Front Shape

Start creating paths for eyes and lips. It’ll automatically be subtracted from the current path. Final path will appear as shown below.

Path created for Emoticon using Pen tool in Photoshop
Path created for Emoticon

This is how we can create Path using Pen tool. Now, I’ll show you how to create a selection and then convert it into a path.

Creating selection for our image

I’ll use Magic Wand tool to select the yellow portion of the emoticon. The selection will look as shown below.

Selection of the yellow part of emoticon created using Magic Wand Tool in photoshop
Selection of the yellow part of emoticon

Then right click inside the selection and chose Make Work Path…

Make Work Path option from selection in Photoshop
Make Work Path option

The following dialog box will open up. Here, the Tolerance controls the number of anchor point that will be created with our Path. I’ll keep it to 1.

Make Work Path from selection dialog box in photoshop
Make Work Path dialog box

The path created will be little bit rough, but it will give a good starting point to us.

Rough Path from selection created
Rough Path

We can use Pen Tool or Direct Selection Tool to edit the Path.

After refining path using pen tool and direct selection tool in photoshop
After refining path

Now we have created path by both ways. Let’s get ahead.


Step 3: Define Custom Shape Command

After creating path using any of above method, we can go to Edit menu > Define Custom Shape…

Define Custom Shape command under Edit menu in photoshop
Define Custom Shape…

It’ll open the following dialog box where we can name our shape as per our choice. I’ll be leaving it for default naming.

Define Custom Shape dialog box in photoshop
Shape Name

Then click OK. It’ll be saved in the Custom Shape Library of Photoshop.

Custom Shape Library in photoshop
Custom Shape library

Step 4: Testing our new saved Custom Shape

Create a New Document in Photoshop. Choose Custom Shape Tool and select our recently saved shape. Here’s the testing result.

Testing custom shape saved in photoshop in a new document
Testing Custom Shape

As with any other shape, we can easily edit our shape from Properties Panel.

Properties Panel to edit shape in photoshop
Properties panel

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Why should we Define Custom Shape in Photoshop

If we need any shape to be created repetitively in our Photoshop Documents, then we should save our custom shape with Define Custom Shape command in Photoshop.


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Define Pattern in Photoshop

Define Pattern in Photoshop

In this Photoshop Lesson, we’ll learn about ‘Define Pattern command in Photoshop‘ and ‘How to make a pattern in Photoshop’. Define Pattern command is available under Edit menu in Photoshop.

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What is a Pattern in Photoshop

A pattern is an image or visual that is repeated or tiled. Tiling, here, means sub-dividing a computer graphics selection into a series of squares and placing them on a layer or within the selection.

We can use patterns in Photoshop to fill a layer or selection. Photoshop comes with various preset patterns. We can create new patterns and save them to use with different tools and commands.

Preset patterns are displayed in the pop-up panels in the option bar for the Paint Bucket tool, Pattern Stamp tool, Healing Brush and Patch tools as well as in the Layer Style dialog box.

We can change how patterns are displayed in the pop-up panels by choosing a display option from the pop-up panel menu.


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How to make a Pattern in Photoshop

To make a pattern from a image, we’ll need a base image. This base image will provide us with parts to be used as pattern. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen the following image.

Royalty free image from Pexels

Now, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open image in Photoshop

Image open in Photoshop
Image open in Photoshop

Step 2: Select Rectangular Marquee Tool

Select Rectangular Marquee Tool and create a selection around the part of the image to be used as pattern.

Rectangular selection around one of the flowers
Selection created using Rectangular Marquee Tool

Step 3: Go to Edit > Define Pattern…

Define Pattern in Photoshop
Define Pattern command under Edit menu

The following dialog box will open.

Define pattern in photoshop
Define Pattern dialog box

Enter a name for the pattern and click OK.


Step 4: Create a New Document

Now, we’ll create a New Document to try out our new pattern.


Step 5: Go to Edit > Fill

After creating new document, go to Edit > Fill and chose following settings in the dialog box.

  • From contents, chose Pattern.
Fill command dialog box in photoshop
Fill dialog box
  • From Custom Pattern chose the newly defined pattern at the bottom.
Fill command dialog box in photoshop
Fill dialog box

Then click OK.


Step 6: Final output

Pattern filled in photoshop
Pattern filled in photoshop

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How to create custom pattern in Photoshop

As we know, a pattern includes a repeating design or visual. So, to create a custom pattern, we need to create the small part of the pattern which will be repeated.

Step 1: Create a new document

In this case, we’ll need to create a small document for repetition. I’ll be creating 30 px by 30 px document.

new document dialog box in photoshop
New Document dialog box

Step 2: Create your design or visual

Now, we’ll have to create the smallest part of our pattern which we need to repeat in order to create a pattern. I’ve created the following smiley.

Design to be made pattern in photoshop
Smiley to be made pattern

Step 3: Define Pattern

Go to Edit > Define Pattern again. Then rename it if needed and click OK.

Define Pattern in photoshop
Define Pattern dialog box

Step 4: Create new document

Now, to try out the pattern, we’ll have to create a New Document.


Step 5: Go to Edit > Fill

Chose Pattern from Contents and again from Custom Pattern chose the newly defined pattern at the bottom.

Fill dialog box in photoshop
Fill dialog box

Step 6: Final Result

Pattern filled in photoshop
Custom pattern filled in photoshop

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