2 Photoshop Tips

Photoshop Tip 1: How to Draw a Perfect Circle/Square

Here's a quick but basic Photoshop tip for beginners.Let's take a look at the toolbox and find the set of drawing tools as shown below. (To expand, left click on the rectangular tool and hold)

You can use these tools to draw rectangular or oval shapes, as shown below.

Now here's the trick, if you would like to draw a 'PERFECT" circle or a square, you must hold down the shift key while dragging your mouse.

That's it.


Photoshop Tip 2: Unlocking The Background Layer

Trust me, there will come a time that you will want to
unlock the background layer, for whatever purpose.
To do so, simply "double click" the background layer on
the layer palette, as shown below.

You will then be prompted with a new window, simply click OK.
And you will now see the lock on the background layer is gone,
that means the background layer is now unlocked.

You can now drag the background layer up and down,just like all
other unlocked layers.

That's it.


  1. Thanks for the unlocking tip :) That will be very handy :)

  2. Handy tips! I did know these but keep them coming - there are so many hidden tricks in PS :)

  3. Good tips. Simple shortcuts that can make a world of difference when you are working in photoshop

  4. AnonymousJuly 14, 2010

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Like the unlock tip. Thanks Jerry.

  6. I love the all the variation you can do with photoshop. There are websides which distort things how ever I found I side that presented a great houses and when visit the place I convenced me that was real. In fact I decided to approach the costa rica investment opportunities and buy a beautiful house there.


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