Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop

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Essentials

  • Free Transform T
  • Default Foreground/Background colors D
  • Switch Foreground/Background colors X
  • New layer via copy J
  • New layer via cut J
  • Close all open documents other than the current document P
  • Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace)
  • Select the first edit field of the toolbar
  • Navigate between fields
  • Navigate between fields in the opposite direction
  • Change Cancel to Reset
  • Toggle Standard/Quick Mask modes Q
  • Toggle Preserve Transparency /

Tools I

  • Move tool V
  • Marquee tool M
  • Lasso tool L
  • Magic Wand tool W
  • Crop tool C
  • Eyedropper tool I

Tools II

  • Healing Brush tool J
  • Brush tool B
  • Clone Stamp tool S
  • History Brush tool Y
  • Eraser tool E
  • Gradient tool G
  • Dodge tool O

Tools III

  • Pen tool P
  • Type tool T
  • Selection tool A
  • Shape tool U
  • Hand tool H
  • Rotate View tool R
  • Zoom tool Z

Layers

  • New layer N
  • New layer via copy J
  • New layer via cut J
  • Group layers G
  • Ungroup layers G
  • Create/release clipping mask G
  • Merge visible layers E
  • Move target layer up ]
  • Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer E
  • Merge layers E
  • Move layer to top {
  • Move layer to bottom }
  • Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock /

Select Layers

  • Select all layers A
  • Select top layer .
  • Select bottom layer ,
  • Add to layer selection in Layers panel [
  • Select next layer down [

Brushes

  • Previous Brush ,
  • Next Brush .
  • First Brush <
  • Last Brush >
  • Decrease Brush Size [
  • Increase Brush Size ]
  • Decrease Brush Hardness {
  • Increase Brush Hardness }
  • Rotate the brush tip anti-clockwise
  • Rotate the brush tip clockwise

View Images

  • Cycle through open documents
  • Switch to previous document `
  • Close a file and open Bridge W
  • Toggle Standard & Quick Mask mode Q
  • Toggle forward between screen modes F
  • Toggle backward between screen modes F
  • Magnify 100% 1
  • Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
  • Switch to Zoom In tool
  • Switch to Zoom Out tool
  • Scroll up 1 screen
  • Scroll down 1 screen
  • Scroll up 10 units
  • Scroll down 10 units
  • Toggle layer mask on/off \

Curves

  • Open the Curves dialog box M
  • Select next point on the curve +
  • Select the previous point on the curve -
  • Deselect a point D
  • Delete a point on the curve

Transform Selections

  • Apply
  • Cancel
  • Free transform with duplicate data T
  • Transform again with duplicate data T

Painting

  • Select foreground color with Eyedropper tool
  • Set flow for painting mode to 50% 5
  • Cycle through blending modes +
  • Open Fill dialog box
  • Fill with foreground or background color
  • Fill from history
  • Displays Fill dialog box
  • Lock transparent pixels on/off /

Blending Modes I

  • Cycle through blending modes +
  • Normal N
  • Dissolve I
  • Behind Q
  • Clear R
  • Darken K
  • Multiply M
  • Color Burn B
  • Linear Burn A

Blending Modes II

  • Lighten G
  • Screen S
  • Color Dodge D
  • Linear Dodge W
  • Overlay O
  • Soft Light F
  • Hard Light H
  • Vivid Light V
  • Linear Light J

Blending Modes III

  • Pin Light Z
  • Hard Mix L
  • Difference E
  • Exclusion X
  • Hue U
  • Saturation T
  • Color C
  • Luminosity Y

Format Type

  • Align left L
  • Align center C
  • Align right R
  • Choose 100% horizontal scale X
  • Choose 100% vertical scale X
  • Choose Auto leading A
  • Choose 0 for tracking Q
  • Justify paragraph, left aligns last line J
  • Justify paragraph, justifies all F
  • Toggle paragraph hyphenation H
  • Toggle single/every-line composer on/off T
  • Increase type size of selected text >
  • Increase leading
  • Decrease baseline shift
  • Decrease kerning

Puppet Warp

  • Cancel completely
  • Undo last pin adjustment Z
  • Select all pins A
  • Deselect all pins D
  • Temporarily hide pins H

Refine Edge

  • Open the Refine Edge dialog box R
  • Cycle forward through preview modes F
  • Cycle backward through preview modes F
  • Toggle between original image & selection preview X
  • Toggle between original selection & refined version P
  • Toggle radius preview J
  • Toggle between Refine Radius & Erase Refinements tools E

Filter Gallery

  • Reapply last-used filter F
  • Change Cancel button to Default
  • Change Cancel button to Reset
  • Undo/Redo Z
  • Step forward Z
  • Step backward Z

Liquify Filter

  • Forward Warp tool W
  • Reconstruct tool R
  • Twirl Clockwise tool C
  • Pucker tool S
  • Bloat tool B
  • Push Left tool O
  • Mirror tool M
  • Turbulence tool T
  • Freeze Mask tool F
  • Thaw Mask tool D
  • Cycle through controls on right from top
  • Cycle through controls on right from bottom
  • Change Cancel to Reset

Vanishing Point

  • Zoom 2x (temporary) X
  • Zoom in = +
  • Zoom out -
  • Fit in view 0
  • Deselect all D
  • Hide selection and planes H
  • Move selection 1 pixel left
  • Move selection 10 pixels right
  • Repeat last duplicate and move T
  • Constrain selection to a 15° rotation
  • Delete last node while creating plane

Black-and-White Dialog

  • Open the Black-and-White dialog box B
  • Increase selected value by 1%
  • Decrease selected value by 10%
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