I am sure many of you know this but I recently did this in front of someone who I thought knew this trick already but it turned out they did not. So I am sharing it here in case this proves helpful to some out there.
Typically when one screenshots what is visible on screen one uses command + shift and the number 3. That works but then you have to open the file it creates, select-all + copy + paste it into your design. It also leaves a file on your desktop. That’s one file filling-up your desktop every time you take a screenshot.
Instead, next time try command + control + shift and the number 3.
Now you can just go into photoshop and paste right into any file or create a new file that will automatically be sized to whatever is on your clipboard. A small difference in one instance alone, but big difference overtime. This saves couple of seconds and it also saves time since you won’t have to go back and clear your desktop of unwanted leftover screenshots.
This also works for selective screen captures: command + shift and the number 4. Instead of making a screenshot of the entire viewport, this allows you to select an area of the screen to screenshot. Using command + control + shift and the number 4 will also allow you to copy into your clipboard instead of creating a file on your desktop.
Hope this is clear and helpful.