Resetting preferences: Photoshop CC

We all need to reset Photoshop’s preferences occasionally, either because something is going screwy, or just because our workspace is such a mess we need to start over. In older versions it was a silly process involving holding down the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys while...

Grabbing a 700 x 700 pixel 100% crop

This tutorial explains how to take a 100% crop of your image at the exact size of 700×700 pixels.  The illustrations here were taken in Photoshop CS5, but this method applies to all recent versions of Photoshop and Elements. Often I’ll ask you for a...

Resetting tools

Sometimes, just occasionally, one of your tools will start misbehaving in Photoshop.  It might be the Text Tool which is putting enormous spacing between letters and you don’t know why; or it might be the Crop Tool which keeps cropping to a fixed shape even...