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1. The Colour Range Command
The Color Range command is similar to the Magic Wand Tool in that both are used to select areas based on tonal and color values, but that's really where the similarities end. 
Adobe introduced the Color Range command as a replacement of sorts for the Magic Wand. Yet for all its advanced features and flexibility, not to mention its vastly improved results, the Color Range command became nothing more than one of Photoshop's best kept secrets while the Magic Wand remained the tool of choice for most users.
In this tutorial, we'll learn why the Color Range command, not the Magic Wand, is the tool you should be using when making tone and color-based selections.
2. Content Aware Scale

Content-Aware Scale resizes an image without changing important visual content such as people, buildings, animals, and so forth. While normal scaling affects all pixels uniformly when resizing an image, content-aware scaling mostly affects pixels in areas that don’t have important visual content.

Content-Aware Scale is a second generation Transform feature and  lets you upscale or downscale images to improve a composition, fit a layout, or change the orientation. 

Its awesome...

 

3. Change Brush Size and Hardness on the Fly

A good shortcut to know for changing the brush size in Photoshop is to use the [ and ] (left and right square bracket) keys. Each time you press one of these keys, the current brush will decrease or increase in size. Add the shift key to change the hardness of the brush edge. This works with most other tools besides the Brush tool, such as the Magnetic Lasso, Erasor, History Brush, Blur, Dodge/Burn, etc

But this option blows them all away, check it out...

4. The Birds Eye View Navigation Tool

Bird’s Eye View in Photoshop allows you to easily zoom out and pan to a new area  quickly while you’re working on a high res image. This can certainly save you loads of time while editing.

Give it a try....

5. How to Apply Multiple Styles
Why be happy with just one effect when you can apply more than one. See how in this video.
6. Curves Keyboard Shortcuts
Curves is an incredible powerful adjustment tool. An important one to master. Here are some cool keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow.