How to free up space on internal hard drive

How do I free up space on my internal hard disc?
I have only about 40 gig of information on my macbook however it says I don't have space while I'm working on photoshop. I have deleted a lot of files on my mac that are already saved in my external hard disc but when I check my memory it says I have  only 1.3gig space available out of a 120gig memory. This data is distributed between audio, apps, movies, pictures and other. I don't understand what 'other' is and it says I have about 76gig worth of data in the other part. Please I would need help on how to delete files from this 'other'. Cheers!

All Mac operating systems use any free space on your hard drive as virtual memory, and this virtual memory plays a part in how well your computer performs. Because of this, the more data you have on your hard drive, the less virtual memory becomes available. Therefore, in order to help increase your Mac boot time, and keep your computer running smoothly, periodically cleaning your hard drive is necessary. To clean it up you want to get rid of any old or unnecessary files. You can do this manually by removing unused applications, emptying your trash etc.,

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