I just wanted to share a quick little tut - and a file as well. When I first upgraded from PS-Elements to the full version of Photoshop (PSE to PSCS2), I found a handy chart somewhere that had the main keyboard shortcuts all put together on a page that I was able to print out and put by my monitor - it was SOo handy, and really helped me learn the shortcuts (which really do save a LOT of time!)... but I recently (finally - YAY!) upgraded to PSCS5 (can I say I am officially IN. LOVE. with this software!! LOL!) and thought it would be nice to have a list of shortcuts once again, since there are so many new bells and whistles! I found a couple of sites that will SELL you one of their handy-dandy charts, but I'm too cheap (especially since I just forked out the money for PSCS5!) and really wanted to get the chart for FREE! SO, I did a little poking around in the software, and found the list! (Adobe is really very clever in how they tuck some of these things away, making you hunt them down!)
SO, I figured I must not be the only one who would like to have a handy-dandy shortcut chart, and decided to make up a super-quick little tutorial on how you can print out your own. (It is so easy, I'm almost embarrassed to call it a "tutorial" - but maybe someone else will be like me, not knowing how to get the list until now)
Basically 4 steps: (if you need to see this larger, click on it to see full-size image)
And here is what you should have open in your internet browser:
I use Open Office (a free open-source software compatible with Microsoft Office (and possibly Word/Works?), so it should open for most of you (hopefully!) (In case you're looking for a FABulous free alternative for your documents - including word-processing, spreadsheets, and a couple other things, do check out OpenOffice.org - I'll never use the expensive stuff again, cuz OO is definitely just as good!) If you have trouble opening my document, please let me know (in the comments) and I'll re-save and re-upload as a Google document.
You can download my condensed version here: (all 3 links are the same - just pick one - I like to give alternatives, as some don't like one site or another for file-sharing)
MediaFire (no wait times!)
OK! That's it for now... I've been working on a couple of projects for 2 upcoming E-Zine features with my designs, so I'll have some news on that before too long. ;) Am also working on a collab with the awesomely talented Correen Silke - I've always loved her beautiful and elegant designs, and am so excited to be doing a collab with her! (and so thankful that she is extra-patient with my pokey self!! LOL!)
Hope your summer is going great! I've been doing a bit of canning, and thinking I might post more about that - with pictures and recipe - my Mother-In-Law gave me her recipe for the MOST delicious red cinnamon-spicy pickles - they are SOoo yummy, and now I'm on my 2nd year of making them too. Hopefully as soon as I get the USB cord I need from Ebay (for a new-to-me camera that my son found while tubing IN A RIVER, at the bottom!! A waterproof Olympus Stylus Tough, with no info at all from the owner, so we have no way to know who lost it - and it works perfectly! David didn't really want it, so we worked out a little deal and now it's mine. :) ) I'll be able to get some of those canning pics into my 'puter and posted here. :) Oh - and guess what else David found - a large Black Hills Gold ring, valued between $150 and $200! Again with no way to know who lost it, so he's the lucky boy, I guess!
I hope the keyboard shortcuts is helpful and handy for you! :) If you find this helpful, please hit one of those "share" or "re-tweet" buttons below so more people can grab it - thank you! :)
And one last note - be sure to stop in my ScrapDish shop on Friday, when we have $1 day! Each of the ScrapDish designers can have 3 items on sale for just a buck - your chance to grab stuff at rock-bottom price!