Welcome to my (hopefully) useful series on being speedier and more efficient in Photoshop. I’m aiming to help those fairly new to Photoshop and maybe even help out one or two seasoned Photoshop veterans.

Designers can spend a great deal of time in Photoshop and there are many plugins and add-ons to make certain tasks easier. I’m shying away from plugins and things from particular versions and offering some advice on how I speed up my time spent in Adobe’s design package. (Your mileage may vary for other packages but theories may still hold true.)

These things help me with my workflow and I hope they help you. This isn’t meant to be preachy but more of an insight into how I work and I thought it may help others.

Anyway, enough babbling – Part 1 is all about keyboard shortcuts:



Custom dashboards are great for delivering an at-a-glance overview of the data you need regularly in Analytics. You may have already installed ready-made dashboards by other Analytics users but perhaps you feel that they don’t quite give you what you need. But where do you start when setting out to make your own dashboard? Let’s learn:

  1. A little about the theory of a good dashboard
  2. How to go about putting theory into practice