Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

19th Sep 2016 15:56:05 - ( 0 Comments)
Author: supak0ma - Level: Beginner
Comprehensive list of useful keyboard shortcuts. For PC (Windows) version: substitute Command with CTRL and Option for Alt.

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Tools selection

V Move tool
M (Shift+M) Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee tool
L (Shift+L) Lasso tool or Polygona/ Magnetic Lasso tool
W (Shift+W) Magic Wand tool, Quick Selection tool
C (Shift+C) Crop tool, slide tool, slide select tool
I (Shift+I) Eyedropper tool, Color Sampler tool, Note Tool, Count Tool
J (Shift+J) Spot Healing Brush tool, Healing Brush tool, Patch tool, Red Eye tool
B (Shift+B) Brush tool, Pencil tool, Color Replacement tool, Mixer Brush tool
S (Shift+S) Clone Stamp tool, Pattern Stamp tool
Y (Shift+Y) History Brush tool, Art History Brush tool
E (Shift+E) Eraser tool, Background Eraser tool, Magic Eraser tool
G (Shift+G) Gradient tool, Paint Bucket tool
O (Shift+O) Dodge tool, Burn tool, Sponge tool
P (Shift+P) Pen tool, Freeform Pen tool
T (Shift+t) Horizontal, vertical Type tool or Type mask tool
A (Shift+A) Path Selection tool, Direct Selection tool
U (Shift+U) Rectangle tool, Rounded Rectangle tool, Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, Line tool, Custom Shape tool
K (Shift+K) 3D Object Rotate, Roll, Pan, Slide, Scale tool
N (Shift+N) 3D Camera Rotate, Roll,Pan, Walk, Zoom tool
H Hand tool
R Rotate View tool
Z Zoom tool

View images

Control+Tab Cycle through open documents
Shift+Command+` Switch to previous document
Shift+Command+W Close a file in Photoshop and open Bridge
Q Toggle between Standard mode and Quick Mask mode
F/Shift+F Toggle (forward) between Standard screen mode, Maximized screen mode, Full screen mode, and Full screen mode with menu bar
Space+F/Space+Shift+F Toggle (forward) canvas color
Double-click Hand tool Fit image in window
Command+1 Magnify 100%
Space Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
Shift+drag Simultaneously pan multiple documents simultaneously with Hand tool
Command+Space Switch to Zoom In tool
Option+Space Switch to Zoom Out tool
Space+drag Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool
Shift+return in Navigator panel zoom percentage box Apply zoom percentage, and keep zoom percentage box active
Command+drag over preview in Navigator panel Zoom in on specified area of an image
Space+drag, / drag view area box in Navigator panel Scroll image with Hand tool
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up or down 1 screen
Shift+Page Up/Page Down Scroll up or down 10 units
HomeorEnd Move view to upper-left corner or lower right corner
  Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith (layer mask must be selected)

Select and Move Objects

Any marquee tool (except single column and single row), press space+drag Reposition marquee while selecting
Any selection tool+Shift+drag Add to a selection
Any selection tool+Option+drag Subtract from a selection
Any selection tool (except Quick Selection tool)+Shift-Option+drag Intersect a selection
Shift+drag Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)
Option+drag Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)
Shift+Option+drag Constrain shape and draw marquee from center
Command Switch to Move tool (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen tool is selected)
Option+drag Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Lasso tool
Option+click Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to polygonal Lasso tool
Enter/Esc/Command+. (period) Apply/cancel an operation of the Magnetic Lasso
Move tool+Option+drag selection‡ Move copy of selection
Any selection+Arrow Keys Move selection area 1 pixel
Move tool+Arrow Keys Move selection 1 pixel
Control+Arrow Keys Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer
Magnetic Lasso tool+[/] Increase/decrease detection width
Crop tool+return /Esc Accept cropping or exit cropping
[/ Toggle crop shield off and on
Ruler tool+Option+drag end point Make protractor
Shift+drag guide Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View Snap is unchecked)
Option+drag guide Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

Transform Objects, Selections, Selection Borders, and Paths

Option Transform from center or reflect
Shift Constrain
Command Distort
Enter Apply
Command+. or Esc Cancel
Command+Option+T Free transform with duplicate data
Command+Shift+Option+T Transform again with duplicate data

Edit Paths

Direct selection tool+Shift+click Select multiple anchor points
Direct selection tool+Option+click Select entire path
Pen (any Pen tool), Path Selection / Direct Selection tool+Command+Option+drag Duplicate a path
Command Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools, to Direct Selection tool
Option Switch from Pen tool or Freeform Pen tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Magnetic Pen tool-double-click Close path
Magnetic Pen tool+Option-double-click Close path with straight-line segment


Any brush+Option+Right click and drag (horizontally) Increase/decrease brush size
Any brush+Option+Right click and drag (vertically) Increase/decrease brush hardness
Any painting tool+Control+Option+Command and drag Select foreground color from color picker
Any painting tool+Option/ any shape tool+Option
(except when Paths option is selected)
Select foreground color from image with Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool+Option+click Select background color
Eyedropper tool+Shift Color sampler tool
Color sampler tool+Option+click Deletes color sampler
Any painting / editing tool+1...9 Set opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting mode.
0 = 100%, 1 = 10%. Two numbers in quick succession (e.g. 45 = 45%)
When airbrush option is enabled
use Shift+0...9
Any painting / editing tool+Shift+1...9 Sets flow for painting mode
0 = 100%, 1 = 10%. Two numbers in quick succession (e.g. 45 = 45%)
When airbrush option is enabled, use Shift+1...9
Option+Shift+1...9 Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
0...9 Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
0 (zero) Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
Shift+[+]/Shift+- Cycle through blending modes
DeleteorShift+Delete Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layer
Option+DeleteorCommand+Delete Fill with foreground or background color
Command+Option+Delete Fill from history
Shift+Delete Displays Fill dialog box
[or/ Lock transparent pixels on/off
Any painting tool+Shift+click Connects points with a straight line

Blending modes

Shift+[+]/Shift+- Cycle through blending modes
Shift+Option+N Normal
Shift+Option+I Dissolve
Shift+Option+Q Behind (Brush tool only)
Shift+Option+R Clear (Brush tool only)
Shift+Option+K Darken
Shift+Option+M Multiply
Shift+Option+B Color Burn
Shift+Option+A Linear Burn
Shift+Option+G Lighten
Shift+Option+S Screen
Shift+Option+D Color Dodge
Shift+Option+W Linear Dodge
Shift+Option+O Overlay
Shift+Option+F Soft Light
Shift+Option+H Hard Light
Shift+Option+V Vivid Light
Shift+Option+J Linear Light
Shift+Option+Z Pin Light
Shift+Option+L Hard Mix
Shift+Option+E Difference
Shift+Option+X Exclusion
Shift+Option+U Hue
Shift+Option+T Saturation
Shift+Option+C Color
Shift+Option+Y Luminosity
Sponge tool+Shift+Option+D Desaturate
Sponge tool+Shift+Option+S Saturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool+Shift+Option+S Dodge/burn shadows
Dodge tool/Burn tool+Shift+Option+M Dodge/burn midtones
Dodge tool/Burn tool+Shift+Option+H Dodge/burn highlights
Shift+Option+N Set blending mode to Threshold for bitmap images, Normal for all other images

Select and edit text

Command+drag type when Type layer is selected Move type in image
Shift+arrow keys, Control+Shift+arrow keys etc. Select Characters: Use Standard Use Standard Mac OS Editing Shortcuts
Shift+click Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Shift+click Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, / quintuple-click Select a word, line, paragraph, or story
Command+H Show/Hide selection on selected type
Command Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box
Command+drag a bounding box handle Scale text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box
Space+drag Move text box while creating text box

Format type

Horizontal Type tool+Command+Shift+l, c, /R Align left, center, or right
Vertical Type tool+Command+Shift+l, c, /R Align top, center, or bottom
Command+Shift+X Choose 100% horizontal scale
Command+Shift+Option+X Choose 100% vertical scale
Command+Shift+Option+A Choose Auto leading
Command+control+Shift+Q Choose 0 for tracking
Command+Shift+J Justify paragraph, left aligns last line
Command+Shift+F Justify paragraph, justifies all
Command+control+Shift+Option+H Toggle paragraph hyphenation on/off
Command+Shift+Option+T Toggle single/every-line composer on/off
Command+Shift+</> Decrease or increase type size of selected text 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease or increase leading 2 points or pixels
Shift+Option+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease or increase baseline Shift 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

Layers panel

Command+click layer thumbnail Load layer transparency as a selection
Command+Shift+click layer thumbnail. Add to current selection
Command+Option+click layer thumbnail. Subtract from current selection
Command+Shift+Option+click layer thumbnail. Intersect with current selection
Command+click filter mask thumbnail Load filter mask as a selection
Command+G Group layers
Command-Shift+G Ungroup layers
Command-Option+G Create/release clipping mask
Command+Option+A Select all layers
Command+Shift+E Merge visible layers
Option+click New Layer button Create new empty layer with dialog box
Command+click New Layer button Create new layer below target layer
Option+. (period) Select top layer
Option+, (comma) Select bottom layer
Shift+Option+[/] Add to layer selection in Layers panel
Option+[/] Select next layer down/up
Command+[/] Move target layer down/up
Command+Shift+Option+E Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer
Highlight the layers you want to merge, then Command+E Merge layers
Command+Shift+[/] Move layer to bottom or top
Option+Merge Down command from the Panel pop-up menu Copy current layer to layer below
Option+Merge Visible command from the Panel pop-up menu Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer
Control+click the eye icon Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups
Option+click the eye icon Show/hide all other currently visible layers
[/ (forward slash) Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock
Double-click layer effect/style Edit layer effect/style, options
Option-double-click layer effect/style Hide layer effect/style
Double-click layer Edit layer style
Shift+click vector mask thumbnail Disable/enable vector mask
Double-click layer mask thumbnail Open Layer Mask Display Options dialog box
Shift+click layer mask thumbnail Toggle layer mask on/off
Shift+click filter mask thumbnail Toggle filter mask on/off
Option+click layer mask thumbnail Toggle between layer mask/composite image
Option+click filter mask thumbnail Toggle between filter mask/composite image
(backslash), /Shift+Option+click Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off
Double-click type layer thumbnail Select all type; temporarily select Type tool
Option+click the line dividing two layers Create a clipping mask
Double-click the layer name Rename layer
Double-click the filter effect Edit filter settings
Double-click the Filter Blending icon Edit the Filter Blending options
Command+click New Group button Create new layer group below current layer/layer set
Option+click New Group button Create new layer group with dialog box
Option+click Add Layer Mask button Create layer mask that hides all/selection
Command+click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that reveals all/path area
Command+Option+click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that hides all or displays path area
Control+click the layer group and choose Group Properties, / double-click group Display layer group properties
Shift+click Select/deselect multiple contiguous layers
Command+click Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layers

Paths panel

Command+click pathname Load path as selection
Command+Shift+click pathname Add path to selection
Command+Option+click pathname Subtract path from selection
Command+Shift+Option+click pathname Retain intersection of path as selection
Command+Shift+H Hide path
Option+click button Set options for Fill Path with Foreground Color button, Stroke Path with Brush button, Load Path as a Selection button, Make Work Path from Selection button, and Create New Path button

Function keys

help key Start Help
F2 Cut
F3 Copy
F4 Paste
F5 Show/Hide Brush panel
F6 Show/Hide Color panel
F7 Show/Hide Layers panel
F8 Show/Hide Info panel
Option+F9 Show/Hide Actions panel
F12 Revert
Shift+F5 Fill
Shift+F6 Feather Selection
Shift+F7 Inverse Selection


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