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  09 September 2012
Fran:
Exclusion is basically the same as Difference, except that when similiar colors cancel each other out, the resulting color is grey instead of black.

You can read some more in-depth info about the blend modes here:
https://photoblogstop.com/photoshop...modes-explained

...which also covers some math in case you are a programmer.
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  10 October 2012
The thread is awesome!
I have Photoshop CS5...and I have recently noticed that eraser can also paint . When I make a mistake (f.e. erase too much area) I can hold the "alt" key and move the mouse. Then Photoshop paint exactly the same image as it was. Great function.
 
  02 February 2013
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Very cool thread. Thanks a lot.
 
  02 February 2013
Thank you for this, it helped me very much.
 
  04 April 2013
That's a great thread. I want to learn photoshop from a long time ago. I have seen many video tutorials ago but I can't see this category thread before. Thanks for sharing this. I have created a copy it and save my PC for later use. Please share more like this if you have a lot of tips like this.............
 
  06 June 2017
F5 = brush palette
F6 = color palette
F7 = layer palette

tab = hide gui
shift tab = hide half gui

q = selection mode

ctrl+0 = fit resolution
ctrl + alt + 0 = zoom in full resolution

ctrl + shift + alt + n = new layer

numbers with move tool changes opacity of the layer
with brush tool or other for colors change opacity of the tool

shift + numbers on top of the keyboard with brush tool change flow

(example 5 = 50% 05 = 5% 55 = 55%)

shift + alt + n = normal
shift + alt + m = multiply
shift + alt + s = screen
shift + alt + o = overlay
shift + alt + f = soft light
shift + alt + d = color dodge
shift + alt + b = color burn
shift + alt + c = color

same thing, with move tool change layer blending mode, with brush tool change tool blending mode

alt + backspace = fill with foreground
ctrl + backspace = fill with background
shift + backspace = fill with settings

if you apply something calling the same shortcut + alt recall the same effect with previous settings

ctrl + l = levels
if you press ok
ctrl + alt + l remember the previous change and you can apply to multiple layers
it works also for filters

ctrl + f reapply filter
ctrl + alt + f reapply same filter with settings remembering the previous settings

ctrl + shift + alt + t remember the transform setting, it works also for the movement, is like duplicate special in maya

/ or depends on keyboards or software version is pixel lock

if you know a shortcut for the tools, where ther is an arrow shift + shortcut call the different tool in the same category

example m = selection (maybe rectangular) shift + m = circular selection

if f change view going forward shift + f change view going backward

ctrl + tab change document to work with

ctrl + alt + v = perspective painting

ctrl + shift + x = liquify

working with text ctrl + enter or ctrl + alt + enter = apply

ctrl + click on layer pick layer selection
ctrl + click on channel pick channel selection
alt + click on layer mask go in the layer mask mode
shift + click on layer mask disable layer mask

alt + click on eye icon of the layer go in solo mode

with brush

alt + click = pick a color

alt + right click and drag horizontally change brush size
alt + right click vertically change brush hardness

shift + alt + right click choose color in place

ctrl + alt + spacebar = zoom dinamically
ctrl + + zoom in
ctrl + - zoom out
ctrl + alt + + zoom in with the window
ctrl + alt + - zoom out with the window

if you ctrl + click on new layer button it makes a new layer below instead above

ctrl + shift + u = desaturate

shift + F6 = feather selection

ctrl + w = close document
ctrl + alt + w = close all documents

with move tool if you hit ctrl + click on a layer in the document (not the layer stack) it takes, select that layer
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  07 July 2017
An interesting shortcut that cuts back some extra clicks. Image source


 
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