Photoshop CC 2015 Web Design Tutorial – Layer Shortcuts you need to know Part 11/48

Photoshop CC 2015 Web Design Tutorial – Layer Shortcuts you need to know Part 11/48

August 29, 2019 1 By Peter Engel


Kyoto youtubers my name is N and this video here is one of the free ones that a giveaway is part of my logic or so if you are keen and you do enjoy it check out there’ll be a link in the description but for now let’s go off and look at the free stuff in this video we’re going to look at some of the essential shortcuts you need in terms of dealing with layers now layers panel see down here I’ve working on a final an image here and you can see the layers have been built up over time and there are hundreds of them now so it’s not really practical to go through and try and remember the names of them also know which layer you’re working on so you need a trick the best one and the one that I use constantly is that make sure you and your move tool okay and make sure that your move tool is set to layer now what will happen is you’re going to learn a little short coat okay so we’re on some random layer at the moment I want to click this word that says more now i’m going to zoom a little bit to select more what i need to do is hold down the command key okay on a Mac or the ctrl key on a PC and what you’ll notice is that can you see up on the top app bar changes this thing called auto select it just kind of toggles it on while you need it okay so if I hold down the command key and I click the word more you see in my layers panel at jump to the more and I can move this around then say I want to move the green box as well I’ll hold down my command key and a little auto select ogle comes on I click on this and even though it’s got some random name called rectangle too I could still move it around okay so i can click more move him across click the rectangle move them across hold down let’s make awesome and it’s just a really easy way to pick the layers and move them around and really essential when you are working on such a layer heavy document i’m going to go to hit it step backwards in it step backwards edit step backwards another useful shortcut is if you’ve got a really complex set of layers and all on top of each other it’s really hard to select the one you want what you can do is let’s pretend for a second there to see this image in the background here I want to select say using this little area here but I can’t because there is a black box in front of it okay so if i use my command click trick it’s going to click this rectangle every time okay of course i could pick down here but that runs my example what i can do is if i right click okay if I right click and if you’re on a Mac you don’t have a right click you control click but if you’re on a PC it’s easy to right click and you’ll notice that it picks everything in my little layer order here so that’s the one that I was that’s the black rectangle underneath it though something called layer 2 and that is my little image another useful shortcut that you’re gonna need is if you’re using say my template and you’re using the column grids okay and you need to be able to go to view show guides and these can be really great when you’re lining things up but real pain when you’re trying to look at things visually because it kind of ruins the look of everything with the lines everywhere so the shortcut for this if you’re on a Mac its command and use the colon key on your keyboard if you’re on a PC it’s come control and colon and you toggle these on and off I do this quite a bit when i’m working with these grids or the Monta line things up and then I turn it off again when I’m trying to look at things and see how they like them now I love to share so made a few of these videos free of course though I’d love for you to go on and do my full course of over 50 videos there’s a discount code in the description plz like and subscribe and hide it our good YouTube people now saluting and waving but you can see wicked you