Gain Speed - Scrub It!

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I don’t know about you, but it seems I am always in a hurry. I never have enough time for all the projects and things I want to do.

One of the reasons why I probably love to digital scrap is that it is a lot quicker than paper scrapping. Even when I'm  digital scrapbooking, I love it when I find a shortcut.

Today I have quick little tip you can use to speed things up. Here’s the tip….

Don’t dial in values within Photoshop and Elements, try scrubbing for more speed.

Here’s what I mean...


Step One: Find a Value Box

  • Value boxes are all over Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Here are a few of them:


Step Two: Learn to Scrub

  • Wherever you see a value box, next to it you will see a text label.
  • Click and hold on that label. If you see a double-headed arrow, you can “scrub” rather than fiddling with minute slider pointers.

Note: The scrubby values in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are much quicker to dive into, drag a value right and left, and move on. Sometimes I don't need super precision numbers or percentages. I just need to make a quick general change and move on to the next task.

So go ahead and …

P.S. Do you want to learn more short cuts to digital scrapping? If you are a Premier Member you may want to check out this members only tutorial.

Digi Scrap Tutorial Scrub It by Nannette Dalton
Clip: August 2012 Premier, Extra Tidbit
Paper that covers the clip came from the kit Winter Wonderland by Elise’s Pieces. Available to Premier Members  January 2013.
Font: DJB Tweenybopper

Download this Digi Scrap Tutorial

9 Responses

  1. Sharron Lamb

    This is one of my favorite short-cuts. I’m always happy when I see a scrub button available.

  2. Connie

    Great tip, I never realized this!!

  3. annette sturgeon

    Thanks, Always something new to learn and that makes it exciting.

    • Nannette Dalton

      Annette, I agree….keeps things fresh and new.

  4. Joanne

    Ohhh, I like that!! Thanks.

  5. Renee Diprose

    Thanks Nanette! I love ‘scrubbing’! I use it whenever it is available – but I never knew that it actually had a name…LOL
    I love learning something new:)


    that is too cool and so simple! Thanks for the tip, Nannette!

  7. Shannon

    maybe i’m a bit dense, but i don’t know what you mean by “scrub” 🙂

    • Nannette Dalton

      Shannon, Sorry I should have told you that it is the term, that Adobe Photoshop gives to the back and forth motion I talk about in this tutorial. Does that help?