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One of Photoshop's key features is that almost everything in it can be controlled using keyboard shortcuts. This allows the user to stay in a creative thought pattern and quickly change tools in monotonous work that requires it.


F1 - Toggles Adobe Online Help
F5 - Toggles Brush style palette
F6 - Toggles Colour, Swatches, Styles palette
F7 - Toggles Layers, Channels, Paths palette
F8 - Toggles Navigator, Info palette
F9 - Toggles Actions, History, Presets palette
Tab (Key) - Toggles all the palettes on screen
Shift + Tab (Key) - Toggles palettes on screen, excluding the Toolbar.


Main Toolbar

m
Marquee Tool

Move Tool
v

l
Lasso Tool

Magic Wand Tool
w

j
Airbrush Tool

Paintbrush Tool
b

s
Rubber Stamp Tool

History Brush Tool
y

e
Eraser Tool

Pencil Tool
n

r
Blur Tool
 Dodge Tool
o

p
Pen Tool

Type Tool
t

u
Measure Tool
 Linear Gradient Tool
g

k
Paint Bucket Tool

Eyedropper Tool
i

h
Hand Tool

Zoom Tool
z

d
Default foreground and background colors.

x
Switches between foreground and background colors.

q
Switches between standard mode or quick mask mode.

f
Switches between screen modes.

TAB
Hides/Unhides open tools.

 
File Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + N
New

CTRL + O
Open

CTRL + ALT + O
Open As

CTRL + W
Close

CTRL + S
Save

CTRL + SHIFT + S
Save As

CTRL + ALT + S
Save a Copy

CTRL + SHIFT + P
Page Setup

CTRL + P
Print

CTRL + K
Preferences > General

 
Edit Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + Z
Undo

CTRL + X
Cut

CTRL + C
Copy

CTRL + SHIFT + C
Copy Merged

CTRL + V
Paste

CTRL + SHIFT + V
Paste Into

CTRL + T
Free Transform

CTRL + SHIFT + T
Transform > Again

 
Image Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + L
Adjust > Levels

CTRL + SHIFT + L
Adjust > Auto Levels

CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + L
Adjust > Auto Contrast

CTRL + M
Adjust > Curves

CTRL + B
Adjust > Color Balance

CTRL + U
Adjust > Hue/Saturation

CTRL + SHIFT + U
Adjust > Desaturate

CTRL + I
Adjust > Invert

CTRL + ALT + X
Extract

 
Layer Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + SHIFT + N
New > Layer

CTRL + J
New > Layer Via Copy

CTRL + SHIFT + J
New > Layer Via Cut

CTRL + G
Group with Previous

CTRL + SHIFT + G
Ungroup

CTRL + SHIFT + ]
Arrange > Bring to Front

CTRL + ]
Arrange > Bring Forward

CTRL + [
Arrange > Send Backward

CTRL + SHIFT + [
Arrange > Send to Back

CTRL + E
Merge Down

CTRL + SHIFT + E
Merge Visible

 
Select Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + A
All

CTRL + D
Deselect

CTRL + SHIFT + D
Reselect

CTRL + SHIFT + I
Inverse

CTRL + ALT + D
Feather

 
Filter Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + F
Last Filter

CTRL + SHIFT + F
Fade

 
View Menu

Key
Action

CTRL + Y
Preview > CMYK

CTRL + SHIFT + Y
Gamut Warning

CTRL + +
Zoom In

CTRL + -
Zoom Out

CTRL + 0
Fit on Screen

CTRL + SHIFT + 0
Actual Pixels

CTRL + H
Hide Edges

CTRL + SHIFT + H
Hide Path

CTRL + R
Show Rulers

CTRL + ;
Hide Guides

CTRL + SHIFT + ;
Snap To Guides

CTRL + ALT + ;
Lock Guides

CTRL + "
Show Grid

CTRL + SHIFT + "
Snap To Grid

 
Help Menu

Key
Action

F1
Contents

 
Other Shortcuts

Key
Action

Page Up/Down
Move view up/down 1 screen.

SHIFT + Page Up/Down
Nudge view up/down.

CTRL + Page Up/Down
Move view left/right 1 screen.

CTRL + SHIFT + Page Up/Down
Nudge screen left/right.

CTRL + SHIFT + Z
Previous History entry.

CTRL + ALT + Z
Next History entry.

SHIFT + -
Previous blending mode.

SHIFT + +
Next blending mode.


  Ctrl Short Cuts -   Ctrl + N - New Document Dialogue Box
Ctrl + M - Curves Dialogue Box
Ctrl + A - Selects all in the currently foreground document or currently selected layer
Ctrl + D - Deselects all in the currently foreground document or currently selected layer
Ctrl + J - Automatically creates a duplicate of the currently selected layer
Ctrl + K - Preferences Dialogue Box
Ctrl + L - Levels Dialogue Box
Ctrl + F4 - Closes current document
Ctrl + ' (Single Quote Key) - Toggles Grid Lines
Ctrl + Q - Quits Photoshop altogether
Ctrl + R - Toggles Rulers
Ctrl + U - Hue/Saturation Dialogue Box
Ctrl + O - Opens New File
Ctrl + P - Print Dialogue Box
Ctrl + Z - Undo last Action
Ctrl + Tab - Toggle between open documents
Ctrl + Shift + C - Copy Merged
Ctrl + C - Copy
Ctrl + H - Toggle Extras
Ctrl + ; - Toggle Guides
Ctrl + Shift + ; - Toggle Snap
Ctrl + X - Cut
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + X - Pattern Maker
Ctrl + V - Paste
Ctrl + Shift + V - Paste into selection
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V - Paste Outside
Ctrl + T - Transform Tool
Ctrl + Shift + T - Repeats the last performed Transform
Shift + F5 / Shift + Backspace (Key) - Fill Layer Dialogue Box

Combination Number 9 Shortcuts - Ctrl + Shift / Alt -   Ctrl + Shift + O - Photoshop's File Browser
Ctrl + Shift + P - Page Setup Dialogue Box
Ctrl + Shift + S - Save As Dialogue Box
Ctrl + Shift + K - Color Setting Preferences Box
Ctrl + Shift + F - Fade Dialogue Box
Ctrl + Shift + X - Liquify Filter Tool
Ctrl + Shift + N - Create New Layer Preferences Box
Ctrl + Shift + M - Launches ImageReady
Ctrl + Shift + E - Merges all layers into a single layer
Ctrl + Alt + Z - Step Backward
Ctrl + Shift + - (Minus Sign Key) - Zoom Out
Ctrl + Shift + + (Plus Sign Key) - Zoom In
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N - Creates a new empty layer
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S - Save For The Web Dialogue
Ctrl + Alt (in most Dialogue Boxes) - Changes the 'Cancel' command to 'Reset'
Ctrl + Alt (in the 'Save For Web Dialogue') - Changes the 'Cancel' command to 'Reset' & the 'Done' command to 'Remember'
Ctrl + Alt + ~(Tild Symbol) - Selects the brightest area of the currently selected layer
Ctrl + Shift + I - Inverts a selection
Ctrl + Alt + X - Extract
Shift + -/+ signs(on a layer) - Toggles the different layer modes
Shift + Ctrl + Z - Step Forward  File Menu Shortcuts:
Ctrl+N: New Document
Ctrl+O: Open Document
Shift+Ctrl+O: Browse
Alt+Ctrl+O:Open As
Ctrl+W: Close
Ctrl+Shift+W: Close All
Ctrl+S: Save
Ctrl+Shift+S: Save As
Ctrl+Alt+S: Save a Copy
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ S: Save for Web
Ctrl+Shift+P: Page Setup
Ctrl+Shift+M: Jump to Image Ready
Ctrl+Q: Exit

Viewing Shortcuts:
Ctrl+Y: Proof Colors
Ctrl++: Zoom In
Ctrl+-: Zoom Out
Ctrl+Alt++: Zoom In & Resize Window
Ctrl+Alt+-: Zoom Out & Resize Window
Ctrl+Alt+0: Actual Pixels
Ctrl+Shift+H: Show/Hide Target Path
Ctrl+R: Show/Hide Rulers
Ctrl+Shift+; : On/Off Snap
Ctrl+H: Show/Hide Extras
Ctrl+Alt+;: Lock Guides
Ctrl+;: Show Guides
Ctrl+': Show Grid

Tools Shortcuts:
A: Path Component Selection Tool
B: Paintbrush Tool
C: Crop Tool
D: Changes Default Colour Palettes To Black Foreground, White Background
E: Eraser Tool
F: Cycle Screen Modes
G: Gradient Tool
H: Hand Tool
I: Eyedropper Tool
J: Airbrush Tool
K: Slice Tool
L: Lasso Tool
M: Marquee Tool
N: Notes
O: Dodge/Burn/Sponge Tool
P: Pen Tool
Q: Quick Mask
R: Blur/Sharpen/ Smudge Tool
S: Clone Stamp
T: Type Tool
U: Shape Tool
V: Move Tool
W: Magic Wand
X: Swap Colours On Colour Pallete
Y: History Brush
Z: Zoom Tool

Layer Shortcuts:
Ctrl+Shift+N: New Layer
Ctrl+J: Layer via Copy
Ctrl+Shift+J: Layer via Cut
Ctrl+G: Group with Previous
Ctrl+Shift+] : Bring to Front
Ctrl+]: Bring Forward
Ctrl+[: Send Backward
Ctrl+Shift+[ : Send Back
Ctrl+E: Merge Layers
Ctrl+Shift+E: Merge Visible

Image Manipulation Shortcuts:
Ctrl+L: Adjust Levels
Ctrl+Shift+L: Adjust Auto Levels
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ L: Adjust Auto Contrast
Ctrl+M: Adjust Curves
Ctrl+B: Adjust Color Balance
Ctrl+U: Adjust Hue/Saturation
Ctrl+Shift+U: Desaturate
Ctrl+I: Invert
Ctrl+Alt+X: Extract

Filters Shortcuts:
Ctrl+F: Last Filter
Ctrl+Shift+F: Fade
Ctrl+Alt+X: Extract
Ctrl+Shift+X: Liquify
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ X: Pattern Make

Selection Shortcuts:
Ctrl+A: Select All
Ctrl+D: Deselect
Ctrl+Shift+D: Reselect
Ctrl+Shift+I: Inverse
Ctrl+Alt+D: Feather

Random Shortcuts:

Alt+Backspace: Fill with Forground Color
Shift+Backspace: Fill with Background Color
Alt+]: Ascend through Layers
Alt+[: Descend through Layers
Shift+Alt+]: Select Top Layer
Shift+Alt+[: Select Bottom Layer
Tab: Show/Hide All Palettes


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