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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Photoshop

By Hanssie on August 3rd 2015

Photoshop is one of those tools that most people have heard of, but few know how to properly use. It’s a very powerful beast. It can be used to turn your images into magical worlds or you can use it incorrectly and become the laughingstock of the world. This is why you should find all the Photoshop tutorials you can get your hands on and learn all you can about the photographer’s favorite post-processing tool. We have many articles on the topic, as well as offer Phlearn’s Photoshop 101 and 201 in our SLR Lounge store, if you’re working on mastery of Photoshop.


There is so much that you can do in Photoshop that even if you are adept, there might be some tricks you didn’t know about, and the following video by Photoshop Training Channel highlights 5 of them. Titled, 5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t Know About, the 9-minute video goes over some useful techniques that the general Photoshop user may or may not know.

  • Photoshop Trick 1: Advanced Blending Options
  • Photoshop Trick 2: Precise Flare
  • Photoshop Trick 3: Clouds With more Contrast
  • Photoshop Trick 4: Black and White Adjustment Layer to Control Luminosity
  • Photoshop Trick 5: Opening the Same Image in Two Windows

Be sure to watch the video below for how these tricks are done and let us know in the comments which ones you knew, or if you have any Photoshop tricks that you use that we may not know about.

Watch 5 Photoshop Tricks You Don’t Know

[Via Reddit/Photoshop Training Channel]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Cameron McKinlay

    Brilliant little trick. I have an LG 21:9 ultra wide monitor and I never use all that real estate when retouching…until now!

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  2. John Cavan

    With respect to trick 5, if you have a second monitor then you can pop the newly created window out of Photoshop and drag it to the other display. Much better than a side-by-side crammed into the same area.

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    • John Cavan

      The next thing I need to do is figure out how to make a script in Photoshop to do that with a click or two.

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  3. John Cavan

    All new tricks for me, so that was well worth watching!

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  4. Colin Woods

    Why didn’t I know how to have the same file as two windows a decade ago? That sweet little trick will be incorporated into my workflow immediately.

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  5. Steven Mole

    I already use the Two Up Vertical window display for retouching, but the others are pretty new. Nice vid!

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  6. Colin Woods

    I’m adept at about 2% of Photoshop. The rest is just an amazing mass of goodness that I never get to see.

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