1) What are the Photoshop’s work areas?
The Photoshop’s work area includes Application Bar, Option Bar, Panel Dock and Tools panel.

2) How you can re-size the image in Photoshop?
To resize the image in Photoshop you have to go into menu bar, under menu bar you will find an option “Image Size”. On clicking that option, it will open a dialog box, by which you can adjust the size of the image.

3) What is a smart object?
In Photoshop CS2 and above, it has a special layer known as Smart Object Layer.  Smart objects give freedom to work with multiple copies of a single object. All the multiple copies will be updated simultaneously when single object is updated. Also, changes in the adjustment of layers and layer styles of a single object can be done without affecting the multiple copies. Without any loss in pixel, pixel based objects can be changed several times.

4) How do you organize layers in Photoshop?
A layers shows a picture or image. To organize layers in Photoshop, place various images in separate layers. Lock the unused layers and unlock the layers which are in use. When two or more layers need to be changed, unlock the layers.

5) How do you select an exact color to match?
To sample the color as foreground color, we use the eye-dropper tool.   Select the foreground color square, use the paint bucket tool or brush tool for covering the area. You can also use Clone Stamp Tool.  Now use the key Alt+ and click where you want the color from and hold down the mouse button to cover up the area.

6) What is a Gaussian blur?
Gaussian blur is a tool that blurs the edges of the image to make it more real and adaptive to the surrounding. Often it is believed that Gaussian blur can only blurs the image, but if it is used cleverly it will not blurs the image but enhance the appearance.

7) What is a Bezier curve?
It is a mathematically defined curve used in two-dimensional graphic applications. It is defined by four points, the initial position, two middle point positions and a terminating position.

8) What is healing tool?
Healing tool is used in Photoshop to hide the unwanted spots or pictures that appeared in your original picture and makes picture look like real without any changes.  The tool use complicated algorithm to calculate what would be the area of your picture based on the surrounding pixels.

9) What is the difference between PSB (Photoshop Big) and PSD (Photoshop Document)?
They both are file formats to store digital images.  There is very less difference between PSB and PSD, what they differ is how they are stored and used.  PSD is a default extension for Photoshop files and it can support the file size of 30,000 by 30,000 pixels. While for creating big documents or large image .psb file format is used, and it can save an image size upto 300,000 by 300,000 pixels.

10) Can you fix the blurry images in Photoshop?
To fix the blurry images in Photoshop you can use sharpening tools. Sharpening the image will lose the pixels, make sure you are finished with everything else and saved the changes before you start sharpening the image.

  • Quick duplicate of a layer - with layer selected with Move tool hold down Alt (Opt), click and drag
  • Resize a layer - press Ctrl (Cmd) + T and click and drag using corner handle (hold Shift key to avoid distorting)
  • Rotate a layer - press Ctrl(Cmd) + T and click and drag outside corner handle
  • Creating selection with Magnetic Lasso tool and it gets messy? Press Escape to cancel and start over
  • Want to delete anchor point when working with Magnetic Lasso? Press Delete key
  • Copy layer styles to another layer - hold Alt (Opt) key down, click on layer style and drag and drop it onto another layer
  • Moving objects with Move tool - using arrow keys on keyboard moves 1 pixel at a time, hold shift key down with arrow key and it moves 10 pixels at a time
  • Inside any dialogue box that has Cancel button, hold Alt key down and Cancel button changes to Reset!
  • Reapplying the same filter but want to see dialogue box to change settings? Press Ctrl (Cmd) + Alt + F
  • When cropping Crop tool will snap to edges of the image, to temporarily disable snapping hold Ctrl (Cmd)
  • Merge all layers into a new layer - press Ctrl (Cmd) + Alt (Opt) + Shift + E
  • Using the Clone Stamp Tool or the Healing Brush on a separate layer, change the Sample option to Current and Below or All Layers
  • Use Live Shape Properties on rectangle vector shapes to adjust their corner radius (only works until you start rotating them)
  • Preview next curve segments while drawing with the Pen Tool by enabling Rubber Band feature for the settings of the tool in the Options Bar
  • Press and hold down H to get the Bird's Eye View, which quickly zooms out to show the whole canvas and then zooms back once you repositioned your view
  • To fill a layer or selection with the Foreground color press Alt (Opt) + Backspace and Ctrl (Cmd) + Backspace to fill with Background color
  • Make brush strokes smoother by reducing Spacing to 1 in the Brush panel under the Brush Tip Shape settings
  • Reduce Fill Opacity to zero and keep Opacity on 100 to see only the Layer Styles applied to a layer
  • Press / to lock and unlock transparency of selected layer
  • Quickly cycle through Blend Modes by pressing Shift with '+' or '-' (it will change the Blend Mode of the tool in case a tool is selected, which has Blend Mode option)