PHOTOSHOP INTERFACE AND HOTKEYS

This is a short hit list of my most commonly used short-cuts. For a more comprehensive list visit Adobe's support page.

B

C

Cmd/Ctrl + D

E

G

L

Cmd/Ctrl + L

M

O

P

R





Cmd/Ctrl + R

S

T

Cmd/Ctrl + U

V

I

X

Cmd/Ctrl + Z

[  ]

{ }

Cmd/Ctrl + - / =

Cmd/Ctrl + 0

cmd/ctrl + ;

Space Bar

Brush

Crop / Perspective Crop

Turn off selection

Eraser

Gradient / Paint Bucket

Lasso (use the Polygonal Lasso)

Levels (Image > Adjustments)

Marquee Selection

Burn / Dodge

Pen tool - create paths

Rotate canvas - for sketching especially. R key will let you spin the canvas, useful for those using Wacom Tables and their natural drawing hand. R + shift key will constrain the rotation to snap to 12.5º intervals.

Rulers on/off

Clone Stamp

Text tool

Hues & Saturation (Image > Adjustments)

Move

Eye dropper (sample color)

Switch/toggle foreground/background colors

Undo, repeat to go back several times or use History

Brush smaller / larger

Decrease / Increase Brush hardness

Zoom in / out

Zoom to Fit art to screen

Guides on/off

Pan

Smudge tool. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you drag with the Smudge tool to use the Finger Painting option

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

Macs use cmd key,

PC/Windows use ctrl key;

some rare differences

Note: case does not matter for the shortcut letters above, caps lock on or off doesn’t matter. However, if Caps Lock is on, you will not see your brush sizes (Eraser, Brush, Burn, Dodge, etc.)

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