Ten Commandments Of Photoshop - Laughing Lion Design

Ten Commandments for Photoshop Users

I heard this morning that the Vatican has just issued ten commandments for drivers. I could probably learn a thing or two from them. Anyway, I decided to write a ten commandments for Photoshop Users.

Ten Commandments Of Photoshop - Laughing Lion Design

1. Thou shalt worship Photoshop and shall have no other image editors before it.
(Well maybe Illustrator. Ok, maybe GIMP too because it’s Open Source. But that’s it!)

2. Thou shalt remember Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z) because thou will need to undo.

3. Thou shalt not drop shadow or reflect everything.

4. Thou shalt remember that the Lens Flare filter should be used only once – when thou first gets Photoshop and think it’s cool. After that, thou should pretend it does not exist.

5. Honour thy father and mother, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend and do not forget they exist when thou just want to try out “one more thing”.

6. Thou shalt not murder a good photograph by over-using filters.

7. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain when Photoshop crashes and thou hast not saved.

8. Thou shalt not copy other Photoshop designs, thou shalt steal them.

9. Thou shalt not covet your neighbour’s wacom tablet. Get thine own.

10. Thou shalt occasionally turn off Photoshop, go outdoors, get fresh air and inspiration.

I’d be delighted to hear your commandments


  1. jennyrusks says:

    It’s far too easy Randa. My poor beloved sometimes feels he’s married to a laptop.

  2. Randa Clay says:

    Very funny! I do try not to forget my family exists, but it sure is easy when you get engrossed in a design!

  3. jennyrusks says:

    Yep Thomas, I’ve broken that one far too many times. I’m surprised my computers hasn’t been thrown to the floor by now too!

    Sera, I love drop shadows too. I suppose like everything else too much of a good thing …

    Thanks for visting and commenting!

  4. Armen says:

    Thou shalt not mock the Lord thy God’s holy commandments!

    Anyway, this is my first visit, but I doubt it’ll be my last. You’ve got some good stuff here.

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