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Tag It!

One of Photoshop User magazine's readers sent me a newspaper ad, and asked “How do you do this? Did they do it in Photoshop?” Yup, they did, and it's a pretty darn handy effect that you can customize for a number of uses. The tag part is truly simple, but I was stuck on how to create the cord. Luckily, one of our good friends, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE.com, came to the rescue with an easy way to create realistic cord, and how to bend it too!

Quick Tip: Apply changes to multiple layers

There are a number of changes and transformations you can apply to multiple layers at once. The first step is to go to the Layers palette and link together the layers that you want to affect. This is done by clicking in the second column of each layer you want to link. A tiny link icon will appear indicating that the layer is now linked to your currently active layer. Once that's done, whatever transformation (such as scaling, rotating, etc.) you do to your active layer will also affect all your linked layers.



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