Image editing with multiple layers presents some navigational challenges. Sometimes you select the wrong layer, or sometimes you simply want to cycle through the layers panel selecting different layers. It’s easy to select different layers with the keyboard instead of the mouse, saving yourself some time and aggravation. First, see what layer you have selected in the Layers panel. To select the layer above, press [option][ ] ]([Alt][ ] ] in Windows). To select the layer below, press [option][ [ ]([Alt][ [ ] in Windows). For either direction, if you continue pressing the bracket key while holding the modifier, Photoshop will cycle through the layers.
Staring at a computer screen all day takes a significant toll on your eyes. When shutting down your computer just isn’t an option, changing your document’s color from bright white to something more soothing may soothe your eyes. Open your document and choose the Design tab on the main ribbon. In the Page Background group, click on Page Color. Choose a less glaring color such as light grey or blue from the resulting dropdown menu.
This new background color affects your onscreen display only. Your printed document retains a white background.
Fortunately, the GETDATE() function replaces human fallibility and pulls a dynamic weekly performance data report starting on any specified day. This provides flexibility to the program and maintains consistency. A real win-win!
To specify the report start date use: WHERE CAST(table.Date as DATE) < CAST(DATEADD(DAYS, -DATEPART(dw, getdate())-1), getdate()) as DATE). If this code is run on a Tuesday, the results will begin on the most recent Monday and so on until Sunday.
A suitable compromise is to allow users to keep stuffing files in folders while incorporating metadata information through column default value settings. If the folder structure is logical and matches the desired metadata, this setting allows you to define a default value to a column based on the folder it is in.
To set this up, navigate to Policies > Settings > Column default value settings. Your document library folders will display on the left. Click each one to set the desired default value.
Select the Dodge or Burn tool from the Tools panel. Press [ [ ] to decrease the brush size, and press [ ] ] to increase the brush size.
To edit the Exposure, you don’t need to highlight the text field on the tool Options bar, simply enter a value on the keyboard from 0-100. For a value of 1-9 percent, enter values as two digits, such as “02” for 2 percent.
To select which range you wish to target, press [shift][option]S ([Shift][Alt]S in Windows) to select Shadows, press [shift][option]M ([Shift][Alt]M in Windows) to choose Midtones, or press [shift][option]H ([Shift][Alt]H in Windows) to select Highlights.
Before you get excited, don’t expect to step on the pad and beam down to the planet yet. Since 2015 German scientists have been talking about a system that scans items, sends the scans elsewhere, and then does a 3D print of them on the other side. Really more of a long-distance replicator. But they could “perfect” it in 2019. Doesn’t sound ready for
Best Practices. Who says they’re best? Who decides which are the best practices and which are not?
As regards IT, the most widely accepted definitions and descriptions of best practices are to be found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). ITIL is considered by most professionals to be the best approach to Information Technology Service Management (ITSM).
When you write a check, sign a contract, make a bank deposit or a withdrawal, you’re doing something the same way it’s been done for decades. These are among the most sensitive things we do because they each involve our financial health. We want assurance that the transaction is completed, but we also want complete privacy. You would think, in our age of digital transformation, that we would have found a far better way to use technology to provide these and other assurances.