Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
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Using This Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

Although the pictured keyboard above is a Windows Keyboard, all of these Photoshop keyboard shortcuts will also work for macOS.

Simply make the following substitutions:

macOS – Windows
Command – Ctrl
Option = Alt
Delete = Backspace
Control = Right-Click

Must-Know Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts!

The following are 22 of my most commonly used Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts.

These simple commands are pretty easy to pull off, and they will undoubtedly 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 the 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: / (backslash)
Commit edits when typing: Command Return

Number Pad Keyboard Shortcuts!

Although the number pad pictured to the right 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!

You can find the Arrow & “other” keys between the “typewriter” keys and the numeric keypad. These Photoshop keyboard shortcuts are used primarily for moving objects or moving the screen to a different point.

When the Move tool is active, press any 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:

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 the background color: Command Delete
(Shift Command Delete to fill only opaque pixels)
Fill with the 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 F6

Draw 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)

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts for Type!

Align Center: Command Shift C
Align Left: Command Shift L
Align Right: Command Shift R
Justify par., left aligns last line: Command Shift J
Justify par., 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!

Blending Modes have shortcuts as well! You don’t have to memorize them all. Just the ones you use most often.

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

Other Useful Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts!

Switch between open documents: Command Tab
Redo 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 Toolbar: Tab
Show/hide panels: Shift Tab

Don’t Snap object edge while moving: Hold Control
Hide all other layers: Option-click on the visibility icon
Change 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

Desaturate Sponge tool: Shift Option D
Saturate Sponge tool: Shift Option S

Threshold for bitmap images: Shift Option N

Keyboard Shortcuts panel: Command Option Shift K
To check or set your own custom shortcuts

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts For CS6 and Newer

Temporarily hide on-canvas UI: H
Temporarily show blur mask: M

Liquify

Load Last Mesh: M
Mirror Tool: X

Crop Tool

Commit crop: Return
Cancel crop: Esc
Switch crop box orientation (portrait or landscape): X
Reset crop box: Backspace or Delete
Hide and show cropped area: /
Create a new crop box: Shift Drag
Constrain proportions: Shift-drag corner handle
Invoke Straighten tool: Command
Prevent crop box from shrinking: Command rotate
Temporarily disable snap to edge: Command drag
Cycle overlay options: O
Cycle overlay orientation: Shift O
Front Image (Crop tool & Perspective Crop tool): I (Creative Cloud only)

Print

Clear print settings: hold the Spacebar while selecting
File > Print.

Adaptive Wide AngleTool Shortcuts

Constraint tool: C:
Polygon Constraint tool: Y
Move tool: M
Hand tool: H
Zoom tool: Z

Control shortcuts

Preview: P
Show Constraint: W
Show Mesh: E
Correction: T
Scale: S
Focal Length: F
Crop Factor: R
As Shot: A

Hidden shortcuts not visible in the interface

Toggle transparent matte: L
Temporary zoom: X
Revert the last-added polygon corner: E

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Video Tutorials

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Temesgen Graphics

Graphics is real life

Marty

Nice one. That is so much better than a list of shortcuts.
I have 2 questions though:

1. Is there a typo on F1? Shouldn’t it be “Undo” instead of “Unod”?
2. Why is the Keyboard not getting bigger with higher resolutions? Even with 2560×1440 the Keyboard stays the same size in the center of the screen. I would love to have a bigger Keyboard. A vector graphic would be perfect 😀

Liz

Oooooh…! *downloads*

Renrut

Great!

Gabriel

GREAT JOB

Afsar

Superbbbbbbb….

deb

Can you tell me what the shortcut is for closing out of an image after you’ve saved?

savi

nice

AKhsge

Great Job

Ashish

What is the shortcut to select all / visible layers?

Hemcharan

Thank you so much guys

phyo hein kyaw

great

Bob

Thanks

Susie

I use command 1 to resize to 100%, but what is the keystroke for getting to that area and typing in a percentage? It has left me and I can’t find it.

Moin

You’re really great man 👍👍

Namal Semage

Hi Jesus,

Can you pls demonstrate this shortcuts, No idea.

Hidden shortcuts not visible in the interface
Toggle transparent matte: L
Temporary zoom: X
Revert the last-added polygon corner: E

And i guess this shortcut should be control + drag instead of command
“Temporarily disable snap to edge: Command drag”

Fabio

Fantastic!

Derrick Lau

What is the tool CTRL + SHIFT + Y? It changes the image but it does not appear to change from CMYK.. What could it be???

DB

On Windows 10 the brush flow shortcuts posted don’t work. You have to use shift + the number keys above the letters instead of the numeric keypad. It’s quite an odd bug and I hope Adobe fixes it. It works perfectly fine on a Mac.

Malak Nisar Khan

You done a great job I appreciate you 💯%

AAYAN NAYAR

WOW…Its amazing