10 Hidden & Obscure Photoshop CC Tools

On this very extensive video, portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) takes a look at 10 lesser known tool in Photoshop CC.

Photoshop is a complex piece of software and very few people can say they know everything there is to know about it (and we shall still be sceptical even than). Dodson decided to try and find a number of useful tools for photographers and graphic designers which includes Defringing, Color LUTs, Global Colors, Hyper-Target Colors, and a few others. If you think of yourself as an expert check out if you know all of these.

Here are the different ones by time in the video:
00:39 1: Calculations for hair extraction and channel blending
10:28 2: Defringing to get better edges
14:39 3: The Power of Color LUTs
18:42 4: Color Replacement Brush tool
22:40 5: Hyper-Targeting Colors
26:29 6: Create Pixel Grids in Perspective
30:09 7: Brush Size/Hardness Hotkey Heads Up Trick
31:54 8: Rotating Clone Stamp or Healing Brush
34:06 9: Hidden sharpening viewing mode
36:41 10: The Global Color Trick/Hack
41:04 Bonus: Open and Flatten PSD to save time

Dodson published quite a few lists in the past including his 10 Things You Never Knew About Photoshop CC10 Best and Worst Things in Photoshop CC15 Hotkeys You Should Know in Photoshop CC and his 31 Hidden Hotkeys in Photoshop CC more recently we also had – 10 Photoshop Actions to Speed Up Your Retouching amongst other tutorials.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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