Today's tip/trick is an easy one, but may be crazy as I put it down in words for ya! So I hope you can all follow along and love this little tip!
First and for most, be sure that your "move tool" "Auto-Select" box is checked!
This week you are lucky, you actually get to learn TWO tricks in one!! While working in Photoshop (I use CS5) select your "Rectangular Marquee Tool." Now, for the first little tip, hover over something on your LO. See that little "+" sign? While hovering there, click on your CTRL key!! See that? With all of the other tools, when you click on the CTRL key, it temporarily switches your cursor to the move tool! How awesome is that? Such a time saver! (I have to admit, at times I forget to use it)
Now I'm going to share with you a way to use this along with putting together a title using one of those alpha sheets out there!! Instead of pulling up your alpha sheet next to your LO and doing a copy, move and paste, I'll show you how to do this a little faster....which can be especially nice for those long titles!
Here's the page I am going to add a title to:
In my case I used two separate alpha sheets. After getting all of your letters copied, go ahead and click on the eye ball next to the alpha sheets in the layers palate and you will see your letters for your title!
Here's my final layout:
Hope this helps you save time making a layout!! Have a great weekend!