List of 65 Photoshop Shortcuts that Save Your Time

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Do you want to use Photoshop in a Shortcut way ?

Do you want to spend less time and increase your productivity while using photoshop whether it is cropping a photo or improving the resolution or changing the size of the canvas.

There are tonnes of option out there to make your photoshop journey simple and easy, All you have to do is take a print out of all these shortcuts and start practicing them daily and within few days you can easily save some time with themes amazing keyboard shortcuts.

Note: All of these shortcuts can be accessed on Windows 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.

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 Tool

25) d = Default Foreground and Background Colors

26) x = Switch Foreground and Background Colors

27) q = Edit in Quick Mask Mode

28) x = Change Screen Mode

Using Different Blending Options :

Blending options has numerous features to enhance the look of your graphics. You can always choose a blending option by going to the top menu bar, under Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options. Or, you can double-click any layer to bring up the options for that particular layer.

Once you open blending options, you can use keyboard shortcuts to select them without moving your mouse. To use the shortcuts, select the Move tool (“v“), and then select the layer you’d like to use the blending options on. Below are some of the most popular modes.

38) Shift + + or – = Cycle through blending modes.

39) Shift + Alt + n (Shift + Option + n) = Normal mode

40) Shift + Alt + i (Shift + Option + i) = Dissolve

41) Shift + Alt + k (Shift + Option + k) = Darken

42) Shift + Alt + g (Shift + Option + g) = Lighten

43) Shift + Alt + m (Shift + Option + m) = Multiply

44) Shift + Alt + o (Shift + Option + o) = Overlay

45) Shift + Alt + u (Shift + Option + u) = Hue

46) Shift + Alt + t (Shift + Option + t) = Saturation

47) Shift + Alt + y (Shift + Option + y) = Luminosity

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 + ) = 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 + (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.

Note: This step gets you one, combined layer, with all elements of that layer in separate layers below — which is different than a traditional merge-and-flatten layers command.

63) Control + t (Command t) = Transform your object, which includes resizing and rotating

And finally save your work for later

64) Control + Shift + (Command + Shift + s) = Save your work as …

65) Control + Shift + Alt + s (Command + Shift + Option + s) = Save for web and devices

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