Photoshop is a vast program, that comes with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever your level of experience in this software may be, here are some nice quick tips to enrich and increase workflow in Photoshop.

1) Rotate the view, not the image
Say you might want to use a different angle while working with Photoshop, but you don’t want to rotate the image itself: Simply press R (or click-and-hold on the Hand Tool icon) to find the Rotate View Tool, which then lets you spin the picture around on screen without rotating the actual image.

2) Quickly View one layer on its own
Here’s another quick tip to save your time. Say you’re working on a project and you just view only layer to see its contents, there’s no need to uncheck all the other eye icons. Instead, hold down Alt and click the eye icon on the layer you do want to see (and click it again to go back).

3) Size and move selections
Photoshop is packed with all manner of keyboard shortcuts that extend its features in some way. Here’s one example: when dragging out a selection window, hold down Space to move the selection as well without releasing the mouse button.

4) Drag selections between tabs
If you need to move a selected part of a picture into another image, and your files are open in tabs, there’s an easy and intuitive way to do it.

Click on the Move tool (use keyboard key V to do that quickly), Drag the selection as normal up to the tab of the other picture, then wait a second for it to appear.

5) Edit multiple text layers together
Say you want to apply the same changes to different texts, you don’t necessarily need to edit each text layer individually. Hold down Ctrl or Cmd when selecting the text layers from the Layers window to snag multiple ones, then make your changes via the toolbar.

6) Make use of paste in place
When you paste in a new layer, it goes in the center of the current image or selection by default, but you can get around this by using the Shift button as well as Ctrl+V (Cmd+V on a Mac). This retains the selection’s original position and it works between images.

7) Save files up to 20x faster
Sometimes, saving files in Photoshop can take a lot of precious time because of the compression but if you want to fasten the process, simply Goto Preferences, choose File Handling then check the Disable Compression of PSD and PSB Files box. Your layered files will no longer be compressed but its gonna take up substantially more room on disk. But most importantly, saving becomes much faster.

7) Quickly straighten an image
Use the Ruler Tool (hidden behind the Eyedropper Tool) then drag out a line across the horizon or another reference point that should be horizontally or vertically straight. Then pick Image, Image Rotation and Arbitrary, and Photoshop picks the required value.

8) Remove fringes on cut-out objects
When you cut and paste something into an existing image, you might (depending on your selection) see a colored fringe of pixels around it. Don’t panic—use the Matting option on the Layer menu to access several tools to help you clean up these pixels. Refine ages also does a good work for rough selections.

9) Dehaze landscape photos
Here’s a very useful new feature added in the most recent Photoshop update. Choose Filter then Camera Raw Filter, open up the Effects panel and there’s now a Dehaze slider that reduces the haze effect you get when shooting sweeping landscape shots.

10) Quickly Insert dummy text
When creating mockups, flyers and other designs where you need some dummy text, you don’t need to tire out your fingers typing it—just choose Paste Lorem Ipsum from the Type menu instead.

11) Quickly export individual layers

Photoshop offers a wealth of export options, and if you need to quickly export individual layers from a project without saving it all you can do this with a right-click or Cmd+click on the layers panel. Use the Preferences, Export option to set the quick export format.

12) Use any image as a brush
Do you know you can easily use any an image as a brush in Photoshop: To do this, open the Edit menu, then pick Define Brush Preset to use the current image (or selection) as a brush. White areas in the source image count as transparent and black areas are where the virtual ink will hit the virtual canvas, so tweak the picture accordingly.