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.
Cmd/Ctrl + D
Cmd/Ctrl + L
Cmd/Ctrl + R
Cmd/Ctrl + U
Cmd/Ctrl + Z
Cmd/Ctrl + - / =
Cmd/Ctrl + 0
cmd/ctrl + ;
Crop / Perspective Crop
Turn off selection
Gradient / Paint Bucket
Lasso (use the Polygonal Lasso)
Levels (Image > Adjustments)
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.
Hues & Saturation (Image > Adjustments)
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
Smudge tool. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you drag with the Smudge tool to use the Finger Painting option
* Estimate only. See instructor and calendar for specific due dates. Summer Session schedule is more compressed with one week equal to approximately two and half semester weeks.
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