Common Adobe Photoshop Mistakes

We are sure that you are not interested in a long intro so let us go directly to the common mistakes that appear when beginners use Photoshop. You need to understand that it is hard to use different advanced things without actually knowing basics.

Bad Extraction Methods

Most Photoshop users that are inexperienced might use the quick select tool or the magic wand when they want to extract different objects. Contrary to what you might believe, it is always a lot better to use the built in Pen Tool because everything is going to be a lot more precise. New users will find this to be really tricky but when you actually master it we are sure that you will always use it in the future.

The Use of Rainbow Gradients

Specialists will tell you to simply stay away from using Rainbow Gradients. This is because they are not at all as good as others that are offered by Photoshop. Gradients can be great but you have to make them blend from light to dark when using the same color and not many colors with a belief that this is cooler.

Too Many Filters

Most new Photoshop users will simply abuse and overuse filters. This is because they are very cool and it is very easy to end up believing that you can just add one more. The truth is that they are really easy to use but this will never be a good calling card for a professional designer.

The Creation of Logos

People tend to believe that Adobe Photoshop is used by professionals when creating logos but this is actually not true. Programs that are based on vectors like Adobe Illustrator will create logos that are a lot better.

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

You will never know how much the shortcuts help until you memorize them. If you simply learn as many shortcuts as possible you will be able to increase workflow, save time and even be able to use some tools better. In addition, the user can create his/her own shortcuts in Photoshop in the Edit Menu under “Keyboard Shortcuts”.

The Use of Layers

Most novice Photoshop users will avoid the use of layers. This can only lead to regrets. A layer will make everything a whole lot easier to delete, duplicate, move, edit and so on.

The use of Grids and Guides

We see so many Photoshop users that simply do not use grids and guides. Never do this because they are actually going to make your life a lot better and easier when using Photoshop.

Never read Photoshop Tutorials until you are aware of what actually has to be done to start everything properly. This will help you out in actually managing to learn what it takes to be a good Photoshop Designer.