65 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Photoshop Like a Pro. By pressing a few keys on your computer keyboard at the same time, you can select tools, manipulate images and layers, and even make adjustments to your project's canvas. 2) Control + Alt + c (Command + Option + c ) = Change canvas size. To use these keyboard shortcuts, first select the Brush tool by pressing b. To use these keyboard shortcuts, first select the Marquee tool by pressing m. 33) Control (Command) = Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool. To use the shortcuts, select the Move tool ("v"), and then select the layer you'd like to use the blending options on. Manipulating Layers & Objects If you want to modify an object or get complex with multiple layers, here are some shortcuts you might like to know: 48) Control + a (Command + a ) = Select all objects 49) Control + d (Command + d ) = Deselect all objects 50) Shift + Control + i (Shift + Command + i ) = Select the inverse of the selected objects 51) Control + Alt + a (Command + Option + a) = Select all layers 52) Control + Shift + E (Command + Shift + e) = Merge all layers 53) Alt + . (Option + .) = Select top layer 54) Alt + , (Option + ,) = Select bottom layer Note: In shortcuts 55-57, the brackets ([ ]) are the keystrokes in the command, and "OR" refers to the actual word -- as in, press one bracket OR the other, not the letters "o" and "r." 55) Alt + [ OR ] (Option + [ OR ]) = Select next layer down or up 56) Control + [ OR ] (Command + [ OR ]) = Move target layer down or up 57) Control + Shift + [ OR ] (Command + Shift + [ OR ]) = Move layer to the bottom or top 58) Shift + Control + n (Shift + Command + n) = Create a new layer 59) Control + g (Command + g) = Group selected layers 60) Control + Shift + g (Command + Shift + g) = Ungroup selected layers 61) Control + e (Command + e) = Merge and flatten selected layers 62) Control + Shift + Alt + e (Command + Shift + Option + e) = Combine all layers into a new layer on top of the other layers. Save time saving your project by using these simple shortcuts: 64) Control + Shift + s (Command + Shift + s) = Save your work as ... 65) Control + Shift + Alt + s (Command + Shift + Option + s) = Save for web and devices Which Photoshop shortcuts can't you live without?
Have you ever accidentally wasted an entire day in Photoshop?
I have. It’s not like you start out aimlessly. You have a simple goal in mind, like cropping a photo, improving the resolution, or changing the size of the canvas. But then, you look at how many options there are — and trying to figure out which buttons to press to execute a single task suddenly turns into an attempt to solve The Riddle of the Sphinx.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just press a button, and magically, do what you wanted to do? Well, we’ve got good news for you: It turns out there are a wealth of Photoshop shortcuts that pretty much work just that way.
By pressing a few keys on your computer keyboard at the same time, you can select tools, manipulate images and layers, and even make adjustments to your project’s canvas. But if we’re being honest, if you’re just starting out with the software, there might be far too many Photoshop shortcuts to remember them all. That’s why we created this guide — for you to bookmark and return to next time your design project leaves you stumped.
Note: All of these shortcuts can be accessed on PC and Mac, but sometimes, they’re different on each operating system. We’ve included both types below, and in the cases where they might be different, Mac instructions appear in italicized parentheses. Also, in these formulas, the plus sign (+) is present only to represent the combination of key commands. On occasion, it might be part of the command itself, like when you press the plus sign to zoom into a part of an image, but otherwise, don’t press the plus sign between commands.
65 Photoshop Shortcuts to Save You Time
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Getting Set Up
You’d think setting up your content in Photoshop would be second nature. But sometimes, the shortcuts to change the background size, or zoom into your project aren’t what you think. Here are some of the most crucial fundamental shortcuts to know:
1) Control + Alt + i (Command + Option + i ) = Change the image size.
2) Control + Alt + c (Command + Option + c ) = Change canvas size.
3) Control + + (Command + + ) = Zoom in.
4) Control + – (Command + – ) = Zoom out.
Control + ‘ (Command + ‘ ) = Show or hide the grid, the automatically-generated horizontal and vertical lines that help align objects to the canvas.
Choosing the Right Tools
These shortcuts will activate different groups of tools, like “Lasso,” “Brush,” or “Spot Healing Brush.” Within these tools, though, there are different functions. Under the “Magic Wand” tool group, for example, you have the option to execute a new selection or add and subtract from a current one.
Each one of these tools has a keyboard shortcut, and we’ve outlined some of them below.
5) v = Pointer, a.k.a. Move Tool
6) w = Magic Wand
7) m = Rectangular Marquee, a.k.a. the Select Tool
8) l = Lasso
9) i = Eyedropper
10) c = Crop
11) e = Eraser
12) u = Rectangle
13) t = Horizontal Type
14) b = Brush
15) y = History Brush
16) j = Spot Healing Brush
17) g = Gradient
18) a = Path Selection
19) h = Hand
20) r = Rotate View
21) p = Pen
22) s = Clone Stamp
23) o = Dodge
24) z = Zoom…