Development log – Photoshop tools and techniques

  • To go back into edit mode on Shape (rectangle, ellipse etc), hold control and click on the layer icon – this will bring the marching ants back.
  • Layer Groups can be colour coded (to help with category/type separation) by right clicking over the eye symbol and selecting the desired colour
  • .Image
  • To sharpen an image, duplicate the layer, select Filter > Other > High Pass, then add a Overlay, Hard Light or Soft Light blend and Hey Presto – the image is sharpened.  This really works – and the temptation is to now go into ALL of my scanned images of old family photos and sharpen them up!

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