How many times per day do you estimate that you click your mouse button? Hundreds? Sometimes even thousands? That’s me! On heavy work days, I find that my wrist can even be sore at the end of the day, so I want to limit my numbers of clicks as much as possible. Because of this, I love using keyboard shortcuts. Here is one of my favorites!
Did you know that you can cycle through Blending Modes without using your mouse? Here’s how:
- Select the layer that you want to blend. In this example, I want to blend the solid green color onto the Grungy Stripe Overlay beneath it.
- Click on the Blending Mode Options to make it active. In this example, you will see a thin blue line around the “Normal” option. That indicates the mode is active
- Now, instead of clicking on the down or up arrow to select a mode, simply use the Down Arrow key on your keyboard. This will cycle thru the Blending Modes for you!
This is a quick and easy method of cycling through Blending Modes. And it will save you many mouse clicks, which, should help with any sore wrists!
Credits: SnickerdoodleDesigns Grungy Stripe Overlays, which will be available in my Commercial Use store as a FREE GIFT on National Scrapbook Day (Weekend! – November 2, 3, 4th).