I create a large amount of 3d content on an almost daily basis and I've never actually blogged any of it here. Perhaps it's because I felt that that work was unrelated to this site or maybe its because I don't normally need to create still renders from the things I make. Either way, that's going to change. I'm going to make furniture for Second Life and I'm going to use that furniture to create still renders which I'll actually blog about. I'm actually pretty inexperienced when it comes to creating quality renders with good composition so this will be a great way to practice and have something to blog about on a more regular basis. Two birds, one stone. Awesome.
Forgive me for disregarding CS4 in this tip, I went from CS3 to CS5 so I have no idea what was or wasn't changed in CS4.
In CS3 and back you could easily select a layer by directly clicking on it's contents on the canvas, which made it easy to find and select a layer and quickly move things around. In CS5 I can no longer simple click on something. I spent forever and a day googling this without any luck. I tried a bunch of different keyboard combinations and still nothing worked. And like most great discoveries, this one came to me accidentally while I was randomly smashing keys and clicking things.