Graphics Designing

Hidden Photoshop Features You Didn’t Know

Hidden Photoshop Features You Didn’t Know – There is more to Adobe Photoshop than you could ever imagine.

Hidden Photoshop 2022 Features You Didn't Know

With an estimated 29 million users worldwide, Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular and effective Graphics Design programs. Although the software is well-known for its many functions, 80% of Photoshop users are unaware of many Hidden Photoshop 2022 Features.

We have made a list of those features, read below.

What is Adobe Photoshop?

Hidden Photoshop Features – Users of Photoshop can design, edit, and work with a variety of graphics and digital art. Photoshop is a raster graphic design and photo editing tool. Additionally, it allows for the import of photos in various file types as well as the creation and modification of multi-layered raster images. Adobe Systems creates Photoshop for both Windows and MacOS.

Below are the Hidden Photoshop Features You Probably Didn’t Know About.

1. Identify a font in a photo

Hidden Photoshop 2022 Features You Probably Didn't Know About

One Hidden Photoshop Features that every Graphics Designer would love to have is the ability to recognize the fonts in a picture. Well, thanks to Adobe, who included it in the most recent version of Photoshop, this is now possible.

How to identify font in a photo
Below are the steps on how to easily identify fonts in a photo.

Step 1: Download the requisite image and open it with Photoshop

Step 2: With the Rectangular Marquee tool, select the part of the image that contains the font.

Step 3: In the toolbar, under Type, Select Match Font.

After Step 3, you will be given two options, you can either match the font from an already installed font on your computer, or you download it from Typekit by selecting the cloud icon.

Step 4: Add text to the image with the help of the matched font.

Read also – Whatsapp Date and time error fix [Easy Fix]

2. Color replacement brush

Another of the Hidden Photoshop Features – This is arguably one of the most interesting features on this list, the reason being that color replacement in Photoshop takes a bunch of procedures to successfully change the color of an object in an image.

How to Locate the Color Replacement brush

Step 1: Open an image in Photoshop

Step 2: Duplicate the imported image

N/B: Step 2 isn’t mandatory as the image is duplicated for reference purposes.

Step 3: On your toolbox, hover to the brush tool and right click

Step 4: Select the Color Replacement Brush, then adjust the foreground color to your preferred color

Hidden Photoshop Features You Probably Didn't Know About

Step 5: Brush over the area of the image that yoiu wish to change its color.

3. Photoshop Does Maths

Here’s a tip you’ll enjoy if you’re one of the people who chose a career in the creative arts because you struggled with math. In the areas of dialog boxes and panels, Photoshop can perform quick mathematical calculations for you.

For instance, you can put “/3” after either the width or height specifications when saving an image for the web if you want to shrink it to one-third of its original size.

Hidden Photoshop 2022 Features You Probably Didn't Know About

if you wish to increase canvas width by a third, you can easily type in “*4/3” after the width value in the canvas.

Hidden Photoshop 2022 Features You Probably Didn't Know About

N/B: The result might not be a whole number, which could result in a pop-up alert being shown. The pop-up notification won’t stop the calculation from happening.

4. Easier drop shadow positioning

You may now utilize a range of effects in Photoshop to enhance the appearance of your drop shadows. The layer styles dialogue box makes it simple to apply a straightforward black shadow or a colorful one. You’ll learn how to create drop shadows step-by-step in this video, along with some useful advice for getting the shadows to look precisely how you want them to!

How to add drop shadow to object/image

Step 1: Select the object/image layer

Step 2: Select Layer Effects > Drop Shadow

Step 3: Adjust the Drop Shadow Position

Step 4: Modify the looks of the shadow

N/B: Modification of the shadow can be achieve by adjusting the following panels:

  • Distance: The shadow’s separation from your text or picture is controlled by this adjustment. The drop shadow and layer will grow more disjointed the more you are from them.
  • Spread: This regulates the drop shadow’s width in respect to the layer. For instance, a bigger spread will make each letter’s drop shadow appear thicker when using a text layer drop shadow.
  • Size: The size setting functions very similarly to the Brush Tool’s feather adjustment. The edges of your drop shadow will get softer as you go up in size.

Final Step: Click Okay to commit the changes.

5. Content aware scale

Content-Aware Scale repositions the background without affecting our focus. The model in the picture resembles the one in the original picture almost perfectly. The Content Aware Scale detects the topic in your scene automatically and avoids distorting that portion of the image.

How to use Content aware scale

Step 1: Import the image you wish to edit to Photoshop

Step 2: Hover to Edit, then Content-Aware Scale

Step3: Specify any of the following in the options bar:

  1. Reference Point Location
  2. Use Relative Positioning for Reference Point
  3. Reference Point Position
  4. Scaling Percentage
  5. Amount
  6. Protect
  7. Protect Skin Tones

Having selected from the options below, lets move forward.

Step 5: To scale the image, drag a handle on the bounding box. Drag a corner handle while holding down Shift to scale accordingly. The pointer turns into a double arrow when it is above a handle.

Final Step: Select Okay to commit Transform.


Having gone through the listed features above, which one really excites you? and why?

Note that the list above is a sneak of the hundreds of features Adobe Photoshop possesses.

Hidden Photoshop Features You Didn’t Know

Photoshop free download


Ugiankong David Ashipu, mostly known as Alex is a Nigerian content writer and graphic designer from the Cross River State. Instagram: @alexdave0 Whatsapp: 08123190001 Twitter: @Alexdave0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button