Lately I’ve been feeling that I’m not as efficient as I could be in my Photoshop post-processing efforts. As always I’m looking to increase my productivity. I’m curious what techniques you use, big or small, to save time on your post-processing efforts?
Below is one thing I do in an effort to speed things up.
I picked this tip up from Paul Caponigro…
I created an action that I can quickly initiate by pressing a hotkey, my F1 key to be specific, that will create two layer groups for Local and Global Adjustment layers. By default an adjustment layer is created instantly for Curves, Levels, Brightness/Contrast and Hue/Saturation in the Global Adjustments folder.
Now for an additional part of this tip that is my secret..
Not only does this come in handy for a speedy start, but it is also a quick way to apply adjustments to sister images similar in exposure and lighting conditions. Once I make adjustments to my first image I can quickly drag my adjustments layer group to my next. If you make masked adjustment layers hold the shift key down as you drag the folder to your next image. Assuming its the same layout, horizontal or vertical, all the layers will be positioned correctly.
To all that contribute to this post and share your post-processing efficiency tip thanks.
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