QUICKIE: If you’ve been trying out the Photoshop CS6 beta preview you may have noticed the new Cropping behavior. (I won’t get into details about the new behavior as you can find that in so many other places.) If you find this new cropping behavior unwieldy you can go back to the way things were. You might have poked around in Preferences to find this feature, but it’s not there.
QUICKIE: No further need to pull out the pen and tablet to jot down a hexidecimal from Photoshop‘s Info or Color Panel. Photoshop CS5 has a nice new trick hiding in the Color Panel’s flyout menu. Selecting “Copy Color’s Hex Code” will send the active color’s numbers to your clipboard. Now when you flip back to Dreamweaver you can just paste that hex code into your code. Nice.
You can copy an object from Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop as a Smart Object. I often used this feature sparingly because I never really understood what was happening under the hood. The tutorials I’ve seen that describe the process made no effort to explain what was really happening. I’ve since poked around with it and figured it all out. Now I love Smart Objects.
So here’s what’s really going on with smart objects: