Top 5 mistakes
Art is all about learning from missteps, but here are some mistakes to avoid altogether
Don’t put every little thing on different layers: it can slow down the process and the program. Try and be more efficient… …but make sure you avoid merging everything into one layer until you’re fairly certain there are no more revisions. Moving an object or character is a lot easier when it’s on its own layer. Which layer was it that had the magic ring highlights? Was it 406? Or 309 copy12? Seriously, name your files sensibly and avoid interrupting your painting flow. An extended painting session can slow down Photoshop. It’s all down to its virtual memory usage. So save your work, restart the program to free up this memory and take a quick screen break. Working on projects with a high resolution or excessive layers can also slow the program down, which will change the way some tools such as Smudge perform. If you need the tool to run more smoothly, save as a new file and reduce resolution temporarily.