5 Tricks Pro Artists Use in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most complex and malleable tools in a photographer's arsenal. With many fatigued from the debate over whether an image is edited or not, perhaps you want to weave in some magic to your shots.

With a piece of software as old and as iterated on as Adobe Photoshop, there is more or less no such thing as a complete expert — it is simply too vast a skillset. Nevertheless, a positive spin on that is you can always learn more. I have been using Photoshop for nearly 20 years and am still learning techniques and tools. While some of them are new additions to the software, some have been around for years and I simply hadn't come across them.

In this video by Photo Manipulation, Dean Samed takes you through some tricks used by digital artists that save them time and effort in their creations. Many photographers might turn their nose up at such techniques, but depending on your genre, you might find that there is something that could help your workflow. There is one tip that targets complex hair selections that helps with one of my most hated jobs, for instance.

If you're a purist that does not like editing, you have already spent too long reading this article and it's time to move one!

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