If you have been reading this blog you may have noticed I do a more in-depth post on Friday, with news and smaller posts during the week. Now each Monday I will be offering a ‘quick tip’, something that will improve your photography or processing, but simple and quick. No twenty layer photoshop tutorials, just things that make a difference with little work on your part!
Teaching online LrC and PS classes this summer, a question frequently came up when folks were diving into Photoshop for the first time. Lightroom users were craving the “L” key Lights Out function in LrC. Hit the “L” key and the screen dimmed, and hit the same key again and the screen created a black border around your image, and nothing else. It is like viewing your image in a gallery.
Does Photoshop have this same feature? Yes, or almost yes. Just hit the “F” key and you go instantly into the black border gallery view. I’m not sure how the “F” key relates to lights out…maybe ‘frame’…but I use this shortcut a lot when I am processing an image and want to see how it looks without all the clutter.