Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photoshop CS5 Shortcut Keys For Windows And Mac

Shortcut keys makes our life easier in terms of productivity on Photoshop CS5. It helps us to work faster and more efficiently. These shortcut keys are similar to the previous versions with added new commands. Here is the List of Adobe Photoshop CS5 shortcut keys.
Shortcuts for selecting Tools:
V Move tool
M Rectangular Marquee tool, EllipticalMarquee tool
L Lasso tool, Polygonal Lasso tool, MagneticLasso tool
W Magic Wand tool,Quick Selection tool
C Crop tool
K Slice tool, Slice Select tool
J Spot Healing Brush tool, Healing Brushtool, Patch tool, Red Eye tool
B Brush tool, Pencil tool, ColorReplacement tool
S Clone Stamp tool, Pattern Stamp tool
Y History Brush tool, Art History Brushtool
E Eraser tool, BackgroundEraser tool, Magic Eraser tool (in Photoshop)
G Gradient tool, Paint Bucket tool
R Blur tool, Sharpen tool, Smudgetool
O Dodge tool, Burn tool, Spongetool
P Pen tool, Freeform Pen tool
T Horizontal Type tool, Vertical Typetool , Horizontal Type mask tool, Vertical Type mask tool
A Path Selection tool,Direct Selectiontool
U Rectangle tool, Rounded Rectangle tool, Ellipsetool, Polygon tool, Line tool , Custom Shape tool
N Notes tool, Audio Annotation tool (in Photoshop)
I Eyedropper tool, ColorSampler tool, Measure tool, Count tool
H Hand tool
Z Zoom tool
Keys for selecting tools in the Extract Toolbox:
B Edge Highlighter tool
G Fill tool
I Eyedropper tool
C Cleanup tool
T Edge Touchup tool

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Life may not be a rollercoaster ride for every one and everytime.  It is something comprised of many elements which   may make you feel sad,happy and   confuse you at times.Love life may not be  a bliss for everyone.And not every is lucky enough to get a good partner.Just think over this statement.Think of those times when you  had a merry time with your partner.You could rate it as the best moment of your life.It may not be  best everytime.I have seen people who sometimes felt dejected in relationship.They get to hurt to such an extent that they lose interest in worldly affairs.They fail to interpret things happening around them.This is an aftermath of getting  dejeted in love.Believe me very few people are capable of accepting defeat in lovelife.I've seen my close friends who could serve as the best example for this topic.It is a  state of melancholous
depression where you fail to understand things happening around you.You lose interest in your  closed ones.You reminisce your past thinking of the good times you had with your partner.Well I sue my observation for some reason as I am obsessed with Indian  bollywood movies.I learnt all these  topics from my idiot box.Trust me it can be very entertaining at times watching a Bollywood movies.Jokes apart,let me tell you that these things  often  have the tendency to detioriate your health.It is not going to help you again.That was past and we have future.Who knows in future you may not get dejected.I have always been highlighting these few factors like hurt,trust,fidelity etc.Being loyal and faithful towards   your  partner is the need of the hour.But I am afraid its not the case.These are  the elements in a relationship.Well lets talk about the aftermath of being ditched by your partner. 
Your life is important and I know getting in affair and  moving out is not an easy task at all.I really know how bad it feels and this is the period where depression overtakes us and we feel low.Any how this should not happen.I will write few  lessons where you can overcome or atleast try to overcome your failure in love.
1.                   Try doing something constructive.
In order to avoid thinking of our past flaws in relationship, we can instead utilize our time in doing some constructive work  like helping our siblings, babysitting your neice, going to market etc. These kind of activities will actually help your mind diverting yourself into some other work.
2.            Avoid thinking of the past relationship as life is all about moving on. I know its difficult to get dejected and dumped by  your partner. Faith and Trust is a key element in this context of discussion. Talk about your family and indulge yourself into some activities which would free you off from thinking of your love life.    
3.            Try to change the environment and surroundings.
Forget everything and just remove everything associated with your past love. Not even a single picture or anything which would remind you of him/her.  
4.            Try meeting new people. This would take you off into new things and you can concentrate on your activities.
5.            Try to take all the positives from your past relationship and never lose hope.
6.            You may be past this step, but if the partner wants to try and make the relationship work, think about it. Now, I'm not saying you should forgive them. But this is something you need to figure out on your own. Can you honestly truly ever forgive your partner for doing this to you? Do you feel the relationship can truly ever work again? Or are you just too angry at them that you can't ever forgive them?
Hope these lessons were useful and they are very important.

Thanks to the Author.

IT's My Life

Golden rules for finding your life partner
When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no one wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50%, it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr./Miss. Right!
If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting married, they'll say: "We're in love"; I believe this is the..1 mistake people make when they date.
Choosing a life partner should never be based on love. Though this may sound "not politically correct", there's a profound truth here. Love is not the only basis for getting married. Rather, love is the result of a good marriage. When the other ingredients are right, then the love will come. Let me say it again: "You can't build a lifetime relationship on love alone"; You need a lot more!!!
Here are five questions you must ask yourself if you're serious about finding and keeping a life partner.
1: Do we share a common life purpose?
Why is this so important? Let me put it this way: If you're married for 20 or 30 years, that's a long time to live with someone. What do you plan to do with each other all that time? Travel, eat and jog together? You need to share something deeper and more meaningful. You need a common life purpose. Two things can happen in a marriage: (1) You can grow together, or (2)you can grow apart. 50% of the people out there are growing apart. To make a marriage work, you need to know what you want out of life! Bottom line; marry someone who wants the same thing.
2: Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?
This question goes to the core of the quality of your relationship. Feeling safe means you can communicate openly with this person. The basis of having good communication is trust - i.e. trust that I won't get "punished"; or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings. A colleague of mine defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to express your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one. Make sure you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.
3: Is he/she a mensch?
A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you test? Here are some suggestions. Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis? Are they serious about improving themselves? A teacher of mine defines a good person as "someone who is always striving to be good and do the right ";. So ask about your significant other: What do they do with their time? Is this person extremely materialistic? Usually a materialistic person is not someone whose top priority is character refinement. There are essentially two types of people in the world: (1) People who are dedicated to personal growth and (2) people who are dedicated to seeking comfort. Someone whose goal in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing the right thing. You need to know that before walking down the aisle.
4: How does he/she treat other people?
The one most important thing that makes any relationship work is the Ability to give. By giving, we mean the ability to give another person pleasure. Ask: Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they wrapped up in themselves and self- absorbed? To measure this, think about the following: How do they treat people whom they do not have to be nice to, such as waiters, bus boys, taxi drivers, etc.. How do they treat their parents and siblings? Do they have gratitude and appreciation? If they don't have gratitude for the people who have given them everything; can you do nearly as much for them? You can be sure that someone, who treats others poorly, will eventually treat you poorly as well. Is that person someone who takes from others more than he gives others?
5: Is there anything I'm hoping to change about this person after we're married?
Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the intention of trying to "improve"; them after they're married. As a colleague of mine puts it: "You can probably expect someone to change after marriage for the worse" If you cannot fully accept this person the way they are now, then you are not ready to marry them. In conclusion, dating doesn't have to be difficult and treacherous. The key is to try leading a little more with your head and less with your heart. It pays to be as objective as possible when you are dating; to be sure to ask questions that will help you get to the key issues. Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake up with a ring on your finger, you don't want to find yourself trouble because you didn't do your homework.
Another perspective...
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going anywhere relationships. Observe the relationships around you.
Pay attention...Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill? When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know, or appreciate you?
The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.
An African proverb states, "Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye"; Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity, ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs. Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.
Do you bring out the best in each other? Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare and control? What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain? You can't take someone to the altar to alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.
If you develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and "a life"; you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain. Seeking status, sex, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.
·      TRUST
·      DAILY EXCHANGES (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes, etc.)
If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment withdrawal, abuse, neglect, and dishonesty; and pain will replace....
- By Dov Heller, M.A.