Photoshop is used by millions of people all over the world both professionally and just for fun.

The software can be used for a range of techniques such as photo editing, creating social media graphics, creating posts and much more. At first, photoshop can take time and practice to perfect, but you’ll soon get the hang of it. Here are some of our top tips on using Photoshop to help you become a pro.

Discover Shortcuts

Everybody loves a shortcut and thankfully Photoshop has many of them. Nearly every action you take or every tool that you use in Photoshop will have a keyboard shortcut. These can make things easier for you and also save you the time of looking for particular tools. Take a look at some of the most popular shortcuts.

Work with your layers

Layers are an important tool of Photoshop, they basically allow you to stack each element of your design so that you can edit and play around with different elements of your design without affecting the others. However, they can also allow you to add new dimensions to your image for an example a gradient, by simply adding the gradient to the new layer and then turning down the opacity so you can still see the other layers beneath the gradient.

Get your sizes right

Right at the beginning of your masterpiece, there is one important step to correct and that is your canvas size and ratio. For example, if you need to create a graphic which is meant for a certain size or ratio you need to get that right, whether its a rectangle, square or circle. Do your research find out your dimensions and then you’re ready to begin.

Follow our top tips on using Photoshop and you will become a pro in no time. In the meantime, if you need our advice on your graphic design please get in touch today. We would be happy to help come up with a plan for you.