In this post, I will discuss about three Adobe Photoshop tips and tricks for beginners:
1) Working with the move tool in Photoshop
Move tool helps in moving objects on the working area. It is more helpful while working with layers. The options on the menu bar reading Auto Select Layer which helps select the object by clicking on it irrespective of the layer on which it is situated. If this option is unclicked then first the concerned layer will have to be clicked and then if the move tool is moved the object drawn on that layer moves automatically. Another option available on the menu bar is the Show Boundary Box option which shows the outline of the construction and nodes which can be stretched for size. This is different from transformation tool which also shows a similar bounding box but it allows more editing options.
2) Make cool text effects using Type Mask tool in Photoshop
Type mask horizontal and vertical options are available in the tool bar. When you click and drag or right-click on the type tool option you also find the type mask option. The Type Mask option allows you to add effects to your text. You can make you test look like any color, shade, effect or even contain parts of an image.
This effect is used popularly in movie posters and book covers. This effect can be obtained by following these easy steps. Select the picture that you want in the background or inside the text.
Select the Type mask tool and write the desired text on it. Then click on the move tool. Then you see the written text appears in running brackets. Next is just cut and paste.
3) Define your desired design as a pattern in Photoshop
To define your desired design as a pattern in Photoshop first of all you need to make up your mind about the design. The open edit option from the menu bar and click on define as pattern. A follow-up menu appears where a name can be entered. Select an area where you need to fill the pattern, click edit and then fill > pattern, select the pattern that you have defined , make sure the area to be filled is selected and then press ok.
In case you want the tiles to be smaller or larger than the size of the individual defined unit has to be altered accordingly.