Helpful Tips

BC Design Design Icon ImageBest Design Tips I Think You Should Know If You do not all ready know : That Has Helped Me Along The Way ! This list will grow as I go along …..

Both PSP & Photoshop

1: If you use FireFox browser  one of the coolest & little handy tool and addon’s that they have is called ColorZilla it is a color grabber Click Here To get I found that I use in both PSP & Photoshop if you want the Hex color code or a color from a webpage or image online it has 1- 4 options to work with color but I use the eyedropper option and click on a color on the webpage and paste in your graphic program

2 Best Tool I know that works in Fonts .. and it free is Font Runner3 make Sure that in it’s Options/ Preference Area you have work with other graphic programs check marked so it will show PSP or Photoshop you will have to direct it to your Folder .. but usually I have my font folder open any way .. . You can get it from different Places but be careful where you get it from due to spyware and virus .. get it from the owner’s own website Click Here To Get


For Photoshop :

1:Shortcut to Adjust Layer Opacity

To change layer opacity, first select the Move Tool by pressing “V”. This will make any changes applicable to the layer, not a specific tool like the Brush Tool. Use the numbers on the top of the keyboard to correspond to layer opacity. “1” will make opacity at 10%. “5” will make opacity  at 50%.

2:To Reset to default state If you have larger troubles,try this before uninstalling Photoshop it deletes the preference file for the program and  make a new one when photoshop is restarted

hold down Windows : Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keys (Mac: Command, Option, Shift keys ) while starting up Photoshop. A dialog box will appear asking if you wish to delete the preferences/settings file pres yes .. . As soon as you press the PS icon press  the keys .. if you move to slow you will have to keep trying it till the message pops up before photoshop starts

Or  locate the   file manually and delete it manually ( the way I do it usually ) .. it will usually be in in your C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\ Folder in  Windows remove the file called Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Prefs.psp

[NOTE: You need to set Window’s Explorer Options to “View Hidden Files and Folders” to display the Preference file]

Windows Vista-Windows 10  mine was in

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Prefs.psp

Mac All Versions  :

[ NOTE: On MacOS 10.7 and later, Apple has hidden your Library folder, so you may need to make it visible – but the location is the same for all MacOS X versions] it should  be :

/Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Settings/Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Prefs.psp


For PSP :

1: if you have the Newer PSP and Miss the Old Mirror & Flip tool option .. it can be re added  see my PSP Help tutorial .. Add Old Mirror & Flip Back to the new PSP .. Click Here 4 It

2:If You Ever Need to Reset PSP to default state (deleting PSP’s registry this will reset everything you will have to reset everything back ) .. But This Helps if PSP is really messed up  before uninstalling it

Before you open it, hold down the Shift key ( Newer Version of PSP  Older Versions of PSP ALT Key)  and then double click on the PSP icon on your desktop. A dialogue box will appear asking if you want to reset the program. Accept that.

3:Sharpen Option
When making a graphic smaller, go to Adjust>Sharpness >Sharpen press  once, this will bring back the clarity of the pixels that are lost when shrinking the graphic.

4:Applying  Drop Shadow
Been doing this since I  Began  PSP learn this at Kat’s Korners  have done for years and it helps If & while the tube or text ( Floating Text ) is surrounded by the selection(Marching Ants)  do this simple step go to  Selections > Modify > Contract and contract by 1 pixel Then add your drop shadow  this will prevent a ragged white appearance around the tube  or text after shadow has been applied.

5: When Making a New File /New Screen/New Tag  make sure your Resolution  is set to 72/ 72.000 dpi  for the web please  read my tutorial about this Click Here

When Saving Signature Tags and Images

5:When Saving

Signature tag or tube saving for sharing save it as a PNG (.png ) file instead of jpeg png  format is better quality and smaller in size to see how or the Optimize  settings  to use for Png and transparency  click here to read ..



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