Become a PhotoShop ninja: 101 time-slashing tips in 5 minutes!

by Shawn Smith on June 25, 2008

If you work on the web, you likely use PhotoShop regularly. But that doesn’t mean you use it well.

Deke McClelland of has written more than 80 books, including "For Dummies" works on Photoshop and he’s translated some of his knowledge into a 5 minute music video spilling more than 101 PhotoShop quick-keys and shortcuts . Check it out. You might learn something!

If you’re interested in how to do more effects and fancy stuff in PhotoShop, check out PSDTUTS – it’s a great blog with a lot of flashy tutorails.

One other resource I enjoy is the You Suck at PhotoShop video tutorial series . See an example below:

Do you have any great PhotoShop resources that have helped you? Share some link love here!


P.S. For those wondering where I was, I’m still alive. But I am working on a more focused direction for NMB.  Meanwhile, I will  be in Japan for the first two weeks in July. If you’re there, let’s have some sushi!


Andrew Miller June 25, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Great to see you back. Good post, thanks for making me waste the last half hour on youtube…

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name August 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Good day!,

Leontes July 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Sup? thanks a million for this great tutorial. It helped me improving my skills pretty much. It is always great to get some impressive inspiration and I hope to find more of such posts here soon because nobody will ever stop learning new things. Keep on

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