5 Handy Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Know

The Photoshop Training Channel has published a video detailing five Photoshop tricks and tips to help casual users of the software.

The guide covers advanced blending options, creating a precise lens flare, black and white for color control, developing high contrast clouds, controlling the luminosity of specific colors and viewing the same image simultaneously in two windows. Here’s a quick overview of the different tricks and techniques shared in the video.


#1. Advanced blending options

Uncheck “Transparency Shapes Layer” in the Layer Styles panel to make pixels blend differently when using blending options.

Photoshop tricks Advanced blending options

#2. Precise lens flare

Photoshop tricks Precise lens flare

#3. High contrast clouds

Photoshop tricks High contrast clouds

#4. Black and white for color control

Photoshop tricks Black and white for color control

#5. One image in two windows

Photoshop tricks One image in two windows

You can have the same photo open in two windows that are side-by-side, with one view zoomed in and one view zoomed out. You can find more from the creator over in this YouTube channel.