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    21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know

    These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.

    1. Install these free Photoshop actions to get Instagram-like filters.

    2. If you need to process a bunch of photos, use batch editing to resize and watermark all of them literally IN SECONDS.

    3. Use the Dodge and Burn tool to get sparkling eyes.

    4. Mattify shiny skin.

    5. Enhance a photo by crossing it with another photo with a better color palette. You'll get pleasantly interesting results.

    6. Get free frames for your photos and learn how to convert your images into shapes.

    7. Make anything look thinner by using the Shear filter.

    8. Delete pesky tourists from your travel photos.

    9. Hold down shift while using the paintbrush tool to draw straight lines.

    10. How to prevent that weird circle trail effect when using the paintbrush tool.

    11. Have a logo or watermark that you use often? Turn it into a brush preset.

    12. Use the Spot Healing Brush to remove blemishes.

    13. Activate a layer just by clicking on it with the Move Tool.

    14. Learn how to punch up vibrancy and saturation in seconds with TWO EASY STEPS.

    15. Once you've mastered that, learn how to use a high pass filter to sharpen your images.

    16. The Align tools are great little shortcuts that usually go unnoticed.

    17. How to create glitter.

    18. Merge a photo of your child with their own artwork.

    19. Turn your photos matte.

    20. Use the Orton Effect to get a dramatic lighting effect.

    21. Lastly, know your shortcuts!!