Knowing the Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Knowing the Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop is the software that every artist is familiar with. Every person, whether he/she is a normal one or the one working in a corporate sector, uses this tool. Here are some shortcuts that can be helpful in mastering this tool.

Knowing the Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Create New layer

MAC: Shift+Cmd+N

WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+N

Create new layer behind selected layer

MAC: Ctrl+New Layer icon

WINDOWS: Cmd+New Layer Icon

 

Fill a layer

MAC: Alt+Backspace (foreground) or Cmd+Backspace (background)

WINDOWS: Alt+Delete (foreground) or Ctrl+Delete (background)

Flatten layers

MAC: Cmd+Alt+Shift+E

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E

Merge visible layers

MAC: Cmd+Shift+E

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+E

Stamp down selected layers

MAC: Cmd+Alt+E

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+E

New layer via copy

MAC: Cmd+J

WINDOWS: Ctrl+J

New layer via cut

MAC: Cmd+Shift+J

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+J

Bring layer to top of stack

MAC: Cmd+Shift+]

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+]

Send layer to bottom of stack

MAC: Cmd+Shift+[

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+[

Bring layer forward

MAC: Cmd+]

WINDOWS: Ctrl+]

Send layer back

MAC: Cmd+[

WINDOWS: Ctrl+[

Copy multiple layers

MAC: Shift+Cmd+C

WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+C

Select all layers

MAC: Cmd+Opt+A

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+A

Select bottom layer

MAC: Opt+Comma(,)

WINDOWS: Alt+Comma(,)

Select top layer

MAC: Opt+Period(.)

WINDOWS: Alt+Period(.)

Deselect from the selection area

MAC: Opt+drag

WINDOWS: Alt+drag

Deselect all but the intersected area

MAC: Shift+Opt+drag

WINDOWS: Shift+Alt+drag

Deselect the entire image

MAC: Cmd+D

WINDOWS: Ctrl+D

Find the sizing handles

MAC: Cmd+T, Cmd+0

WINDOWS: Ctrl+T, then Ctrl+0

Move a selection

MAC: Spacebar+Marquee Tool

WINDOWS: Spacebar+Marquee Tool

Select individual channels

MAC: Cmd+3(red),4(green),5(blue)

WINDOWS: Ctrl+3(red),4(green),5(blue)

Select a colour from an image

MAC: Opt+Brush Tool

WINDOWS: Alt+Brush Tool

Increase/decrease brush size

MAC: ]/[

WINDOWS: ]/[

Fill

MAC: Shift+F5

WINDOWS: Shift+F5

Increase/decrease brush hardness

MAC: }/{

WINDOWS: }/{

Previous/next brush

MAC: ,/.

WINDOWS: ,/.

First/last brush

MAC: </>

WINDOWS: </>

 

Toggle airbrush option

MAC: Shift+Alt+P

WINDOWS: Shift+Alt+P

Levels

MAC: Command+L

WINDOWS: Ctrl+L

Free Transform

MAC: Cmd+T

WINDOWS: Cmd+T

Curves

MAC: Cmd+M

WINDOWS: Ctrl+M

Colour Balance

MAC: Cmd+B

WINDOWS: Ctrl+B

Hue/Saturation

MAC: Cmd+U

WINDOWS: Ctrl+U

Desaturate

MAC: Cmd+Shift+U

WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+U

Auto Tone

MAC: Shift+Cmd+L

WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+L

Auto Contrast

MAC: Opt+Shift+Cmd+L

WINDOWS: Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L

Auto Color

MAC: Shift+Cmd+B

WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+B

So friends, now that you are known with these shortcuts, use them regularly to master the Photoshop.

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