• By :  Piyush Rishi Singh
  • Last Updated :  December 4, 2022
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For all the PhotoShop Geeks , here's a bunch of Keyboard shortcuts you to cut short your efforts !


Although the pictured keyboard above is a Mac Keyboard, all of these Photoshop keyboard shortcuts will work for Windows as well.

Simply make the following substitutions:
Mac: Command = Windows: Ctrl
Mac: Option = Windows: Alt
Mac: Delete = Windows: Backspace
Mac: Control = Windows: Right-Click



Must-Know Keyboard Shortcuts!

The following are 22 of my most commonly used Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts. These are simple commands that are pretty easy to pull off, and they will certainly speed up your productivity and workflow.
Save As:  Command Shift S
Save for Web: Command Shift Option S
Undo: Command Z
Step Back: Command Option Z
Duplicate: Command J
Duplicate all visible Layers: Command Shift Option E
Hide Extras: Command H
Full-screen: F
Default Colors: D (black and white)
Flip Foreground and Background colors: X
Hand tool while in another tool: Hold Spacebar
Fill with Background color: Command Delete
Fill with Foreground color: Option Delete
Open Fill dialog box: Shift Delete
Decrease/Increase Brush Size: [ or ]
Deselect: Command D
Restore Last Selection: Shift Command D
Move tool while in painting tool: hold Command
Eyedropper while in any paint tool: hold Option
Cross-Hair Cursor on any painting tool: Caps Lock
Lock transparent pixels: / (back slash)
Commit edits when typing: Command Return


Number Pad Keyboard Shortcuts!

Although the number pad pictured is from a Mac Keyboard, all of the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts will work for Windows as well.
Layer Opacity & Tool Opacity:
10% : 1
20% : 2
30% : 3
40% : 4
50% : 5
60% : 6
70% : 7
80% : 8
90% : 9
100% : 0
Do a combination of keys for a specific percentage. (i.e. 1 and 2 for 12% opacity)
Flow: Shift (and same as above)
Fit To Screen: Command 0
Actual Pixels (100%): Command 1
Load Channel as a selection: Option Command 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)


Arrow & “Other Keys” Keyboard Shortcuts!

The Arrow & the “other” keys are found in between the “typewriter” keys and the numeric keypad. These Photoshop keyboard shortcuts are used mostly for moving objects, or moving the screen to a different point.
When the Move tool is active press any of the arrow keys to move 1 pixel in that direction. Hold Shift to move 10 pixels at a time.
If the Move tool is not active hold Command and then tap on the arrow keys, and hold shift to move 10 pixels at a time.
Move duplicate of selection 1 px: Command Option (any of the 4 arrow keys)
Move duplicate of selection 10 px: Command Option Shift (any of the 4 arrow keys)

“Other” Keys:

List of Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
Move view to upper-left corner: Home
Move view to lower-right corner: End
Scroll up 1 Screen: Page Up
Scroll down 1 screen: Page Down
Scroll left 1 screen: Command Page Up
Scroll right 1 screen: Command Page Down
(Hold Shift in any of the four above to move by 10 units)


Painting Keyboard Shortcuts!

The Painting Photoshop keyboard shortcuts work with any painting or brush tools.
Fill with background color: Command Delete
(Shift Command Delete to fill only opaque pixels)
Fill with foreground color: Option Backspace
(Shift Option Delete to fill only opaque pixels)
Fill dialog box: Shift Backspace
Sample as background color: Option (w/ Eyedropper)
Move tool while in any painting tool: hold Command
Eyedropper while in any paint tool: hold Option
Cross-Hair cursor: Caps Lock
Decrease/Increase Brush Size: [ or ]
Decrease/Increase Hardness of Brush: Shift [ or Shift ]
Switch between preset Brushes: < or >
Erase to History source state: Option Eraser Tool
Cycle through blend modes: Shift + or Shift –

Selection Keyboard Shortcuts!

Select All: Command A
Select all Opaque Pixels: Command click on Layer Thumbnail
Inverse: Shift Command I
Deselect: Command D
Restore Last Selection: Command Shift D
Feather Selection: Shift F6Draw Marquee from Center: Hold Option
Add to a Selection: Shift
Subtract from a Selection: Option
Intersect with a Selection: Shift-Option
Move Selection (in 1-pixel Increments): Arrow Keys
Move Selection (in 10-pixel Increments): Shift Arrow Keys
Move Marquee while drawing selection: Hold Space
Select layer luminosity: Command Option Shift ~ (2 on Windows)


Type Tool Keyboard Shortcuts!

Align Center: Command Shift C
Align Left: Command Shift L
Align Right: Command Shift R
Justify paragraph left aligns last line: Command Shift J
Justify paragraph force the last line: Command Shift F
Justify paragraph: Command Shift F
Bold / Faux Bold: Command Shift B
Italic / Faux Italic: Command Shift I
Underline: Command Shift U
Small Caps: Command Shift H
Show Hide Selection: Command H
Auto leading: Command Shift Option A
0 for tracking: Command Control Shift Q
All Caps (on/off): Command Shift K
Hyphenation (on/off): Command Option Shift H



Blend Mode Keyboard Shortcuts!

Cycle through blending modes: Shift + or Shift –
Normal: Shift Option N
Dissolve: Shift Option I
Behind (Brush tool only): Shift Option Q
Clear (Brush tool only): Shift Option R



Blend Mode Keyboard Shortcuts!

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


Other Useful Keyboard Shortcuts!

Switch between open documents: Command TabRedo Last Filter: Command F
Opens Last Filter Dialog Box: Command Option F
Reset Dialog Box: Hold Option, Cancel turns into Reset
Repeat last Transformation: Command-Shift-T
Highlight Fields in Options bar: (n/a for all tools) Enter
Canvas Size Dialog Box: Command Option C
Image Size Dialog Box: Command Option I
Show/hide panels and Tool bar: Tab
Show/hide panels: Shift Tab
Don’t Snap object edge while moving: Hold Control
Hide all other layers: Option click on the visibility iconChange the Range of the Dodge or Burn Tools:
(Dodge or Burn Tool must be active)
Shadows: Shift Option S
Midtones: Shift Option M
Highlights: Shift Option H
Keyboard Shortcuts panel: Command Option Shift K
To check or set your own custom shortcuts


Clear print settings: hold spacebar while selecting File > Print.



Credits & Sources – ReDesignCase.com – photoshoplightroomgroup.com


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