Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Photoshop Global Light Settings Tip
Hi!! I hope you all had a fantastic iNSD! I am working on drawings for a new kit for release later in May and I’ll be back shortly with a little sneak peek and a give away contest!!
Today while I was working, Photoshop crashed on me. When I restarted I realized that my preference settings had reset to default. Most of the default settings are just fine for me, but I have a few modifications to Photoshop that make the program more workable for my purposes. One of the modified settings I love the most is the default global light setting. Did you know you can change your global light angle default setting for new documents?
My personal preference for shadows is not the default 120 degree angle. I usually change my shadow angle to match (as closely as possible) the angle of the bevels and inner shadows that the designer chose when designing kit I’m scrapbooking with. When scrapping with my own kits, I prefer to use a 135 degree angle and since I most often scrap with my own products, I set my global light settings to default at 135 degrees for all new documents. This is a very simple and quick change that you can make to your own settings if you have a preferred shadow angle as well!
Start by opening up Photoshop. Make sure that there are no documents open. Click on Layer, and select Global Light…
Next, in the Angle: box, type the angle you wish to have as your default global light setting for new documents. Click OK.
Now whenever you open a new document, the default will be your preferred shadow angle.
Hope you enjoyed this quick tip!! See you soon with a sneak peek!