Quickly Restore Your Original Document

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Digital Scrapper Quick Tip | History Panel

Quickly Restore Your Original Document

In this quick video tip, I’ll show you how to quickly back out of everything (in PS or PSE) at anytime during the editing process. This tip is amazing for:
  • working with lengthy, destructive actions.
  • starting over with scrapbook pages.

This tip works for both Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop.


Want the download?
Click here to download the video and manual for this tip in our FREE Fundamentals class.


Quick Tips for the History Panel:

  • To open the History panel, in the Menu Bar, choose Window > History.
  • If you use the History panel often, I’d recommend docking it with your other panels.
  • Click on the topmost image in the History panel to reset your document to the state it was in when you first opened it.


This tip works even if you’ve:

  • surpassed the number History States set in Preferences.
  • created history snapshots.
  • previously saved your document.

This tip does not work if you’ve closed the document and reopened it.


Here’s the scrapbook page I created with the photo shown in the video:

Page & Photos: Jen White
Kit: Tones of Green by Palvinka Designs


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4 Responses

  1. Jenni Moffatt aka Ozegirl
    | Reply

    Thank you – a great tip Jen.

  2. Sue
    | Reply

    I’m so glad you mentioned this tip. It’s very helpful!
    I also love you page😉

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Thank you for your kind words, Sue!

  3. Margaret
    | Reply

    Thank you!

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