Photoshop Quick Keys

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Photoshop Quick Keys

Tool Bar and Menu Key Shortcuts: Put cursor over tool and you will see the Key Shortcut

  • Move Tool – V
  • Marquee Tool – M
  • Lasso Tool – L
  • Crop Tool – C

Text Tool –T Hand Tool – H Zoom Tool – Z
Shift Key Shortcut – Toggles Tools
Selecting a Tool without Changing the Tool Permanently:

  • Hand Tool – Space Bar
  • Zoom In Tool – Ctrl Space
  • Bar Zoom Out Tool – Alt Space Bar
  • Zoom in without mouse – Ctrl +
  • Zoom out without mouse – Ctrl –

Other Zoom Shortcuts:

  • Double Click Hand Tool to zoom to Fit Screen
  • Double Click Zoom Tool (magnifying glass) to zoom to 100%
  • Click and Drag with Zoom Tool – zooms to area selected

View:

  • Remove workspace – Tab
  • Remove Everything but Tools – Shift Tab
  • Toggle Full Screen and Window Size – F
  • Reverse Toggle – Shift F
  • Toggle Ruler – Ctrl R
  • Toggle Guide Lines – Ctrl H

Colors:

  • Select Default Colors (Black Foreground, White Background) – D
  • Switch Foreground and Background colors – X
  • Fill with Foreground Color – Alt Delete
  • Fill with Background Color – Ctrl Delete

Brushes and Eraser:

  • Larger Brush Size – Right Bracket – ]
  • Smaller Brush Size – Left Bracket – [
  • Softer Brush (Feather) –Shift Right Bracket
  • Harder Brush – Shift Left Bracket

Marquee Selection:

  • Tool – H
  • Hide Marquee Selection – Ctrl H
  • Deselect – Ctrl D
  • Add to Selection – Shift Click and Drag
  • Subtract from Selection – Alt Click and Drag
  • Move Selection while still selecting – space bar
  • Select Inverse – Shift Ctrl I

Layers:

  • Make Single Layer Visible – Alt Click Eye
  • Merge Visible – Shift Ctrl E
  • Merge Visible into new layer – Alt Shift Ctrl E
  • Ctrl Click on portion of the image to select the layer you want

Copying:

  • Copy selection to new layer above present layer – Ctrl J
  • Cut and Paste selection to new layer above present layer – Shift Ctrl J
  • Click and Drag selection to new window to copy
  • Shift Click and Drag selection to new window to copy in the center of the screen

History:

  • Undo/Redo – Ctrl Z
  • Step Back in History – Ctrl Alt Z

Other Shortcuts:

  • Free Transform – Ctrl T
  • Change Tool Cursor to Cross Hair – Caps Lock
  • Change Opacity of Layer or Tool Selected – Number Keys

Ctrl = Control Key for PC and Command or Apple Key for the Mac

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