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Shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop CC


1. Basic Shortcuts for PhotoShop CC 2015

Menu Basics
Command+Option+Shift+K Show Keyboard Shortcuts Menu
Command+K Preferences
Option+F File Menu
Option+E Edit Menu
Option+I Image Menu
Option+L Layer Menu
Option+S Select Menu
Option+T Filter Menu
Option+D 3D Menu
Option+W Window Menu

File Basics

Command+N New File
Command+O Open File
Command+Option+O Open/ Browse in CC Bridge
Command+Option+Shift+O Open/ Brows in Bridge
Command+W Close
Command+Option+W Close all
Command+S Save
Command+Option+S Save as…
F12 Revert to last saved state
Command+Option+Shift+W Export as…
Command+Option+Shift+S Save for Web
Command+Option+Shift+I File Info
Command+P Print
Option+Shift+Command+P Print one Copy
Command+Q Quit PhotoShop
Edit Basics
Command+Z Toggle Undo (one step forwards/ backwards only)
Command+Option+Z Undo (multiple steps possible; referred to as ‘step backwards’)
Command+Shift+Z Redo (multiple steps possible; referred to as ‘step backwards’)
Shift+Command+F Fade
Shift+Command+C Copy Merged
Shift+Command+V Paste in Place
Option+Shift+Command+V Paste Into
Shift+F5 Fill
Option+Shift+Command+C Content-Aware Scale
Command+T Free Transform
Shift+Command+T Transform again
Shift+Command+K Color Settings
Image Basics
Command+L Adjust Levels
Command+M Adjsut Curves
Command+U Adjust Hue/ Saturation
Command+B Adjust Color Balance
Option+Shift+Command+B Adjust to Black and White
Layers Basics
Shift+Command+N New Layers
Command+J Layer via Copy
Shift+Command+J Layer via Cut
Command+Option+G Create/release Clipping Mark
Command+G Group Layers
Shift+Command+G Ungroup Layers
Command+, Hide Layers
Command+]/] Bring forwards/ bring backwards
Shift+Command+]/] Bring to front/ bring to back
Command+/ Lock Layers
Command+E Merge Layers
Command+Shift+E Merge Visible
Select Basics
Command+A Select all
Command+D Deselect
Shift+Command+D Reselect
Shift+Command+I Inverse selection
Command+Option+A Select All Layers
Option+Shift+Command+F Find Layers
Command+Option+R Refine Mask
Shift+F6 Feather
Filter Basics
Command+F Last Filter
Command+Option+Shift+A Adaptive Wide Angle
Shift+Command+A Camera Raw Filter
Shift+Command+R Lens Correction
Shift+Command+X Liquify
Command+Option+V Vanishing Point
3D Basics
Command+Option+X Show/Hide Polygons
Option+Shift+Command+X Reveal all
Option+Shift+Command+R Render 3D Layer
Windows Basics
Command+Option+` Design Space Preview
F5 Toggle Brush Window
F6 Toggle Color Window
F7 Toggle Layers Window
F8 Toggle Info Window
F9 Toggle Actions Window
2. Selecting Tools
For selecting tools, press Shift+Letter to cycle through the sub-tools of each. Alt+Click on Tool cycles through hidden tools
H Hand tool
V Move Tool
M Marquee Tools
L Lasso Tools
W Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tool
C Crop and Slice Tools
I Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, and Count Tool
J Spot Healing Brush, Patch, and Red Eye Tool
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, and
S Clone Stamp tool
Y History Brush tool
E Eraser tool
G Gradient tool
O Dodge tool
P Pen tool
T Type tool
A Path Selection tool
U Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, and Custom Shape Tool
K 3D Object Tools
N 3D Camera Tools
R Rotate View tool
Z Zoom tool
3. Manage Views
Ctrl+Tab Cycle forwards/ backwards through open documents
F/Shift+F Toggle Fullscreen Modes forward/ backwards
Command+[+]/ Zoom in/ zoom out
Command+0 Zoom to fit screen
Command+1 Zoom to 100%
Press and hold H, then Click Temporarily Zoom into an Image
Command+ Show/Hide Grid
Command+; Show/Hide Guides
Command+R Show/Hide Rulers
Space Temporarily Switch to Hand Tool
Shift+Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ scroll down in small increments
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ down one screen
Home/End Scroll to to upper-left/ lower-right corner
Command+Shift+; Toggle Snap
Command+Option+; Lock Guides
Command+Y Proof Colors
Shift+Command+Y Gamut Warning
Command+H Extras
Shift+Command+H Show Target Path
4. Refine Edge Dialog Box
Command+Option+R Open Refine Edge Dialog Box
F/Shift+F Cycle forwards/backwards through preview modes
X Toggle between original image and selection preview
P Toggle between original selection and refined version
J Toggle radius preview on and off
Shift+E Toggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

5. Liquify Window
Shift+Command+X Open Liquify Window
W Forward Warp tool
R Reconstruct tool
C Twirl Clockwise tool
S Pucker tool
B Bloat tool
O Push Left tool
M Mirror tool
T Turbulence tool
F Freeze Mask tool
D Thaw Mask tool
Option+ tool Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools
Option+Drag in preview Continually sample the distortion
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or most other parameters by 1 (With Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing)
Tab Cycle forwards/backwards through controls on right from top
Option Change Cancel to Reset

6. Vanishing Point Tools (Brush, Stamp, Plane, Marquee, etc)
[/] Increase/ Decrease Brush Size (Brush and Stamp Tools)
Shift+[/] Increase/ Decrease Brush Hardnewss

7. Black-and-White Dialog Box
Shift+Command+Option+B Open Black-and-White Dialog Box
Tab/Shift+Tab Jump to next/ jump to previous slider
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 10%
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 1%

8. Curves Dialog Box
Command+M Open Curves Dialog Box
Click Add a point to the Curve
+/- Cycle through point on the curve
Command+D Delete a point from the Curve
Shift+Click Select one or multiple points on the curve
Delete Delete selected points on the curve
Arrow Keys Move selected points by 1 unit
Shift+Arrow Keys Move selected points by 10 unit
Command+Click on the Image Add a Point to the composite curve
Shift+Command+Click on the Image Add a Point to the channel curve

9. Select and Move Objects
Any selection tool +Shift+Drag Add to a selection
Any selection tool +Option+Drag Subtract from a selection
Any selection tool (except Quick Selection tool) + Shift-Option+Drag Intersect a selection
Shift+Drag Constrain marquee to square or circle
Option+Drag Draw marquee from center
Option+Shift+Drag Constrain shape and draw marquee from center
Command Switch to Move Tool (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen Tool is selected
Option+Drag Switch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to Lasso Tool
Option+Click Switch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to polygonal Lasso Tool
Enter Apply an operation of the Magnetic Lasso; press Escape to cancel
Move Tool +Option+Drag selection Move copy of selection
Any selection +Arrow Keys Move selection area 1 pixel
Move Tool +Arrow Keys Move selection 1 pixel
Command+Arrow Keys Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer
Magnetic Lasso Tool +[/] Increase/decrease detection width (follow width in status bar)
Crop tool +Enter Accept cropping. Press Escape to exit croppoing
/ Toggle crop shield off and on
Ruler Tool +Option+Drag end point Make protractor
Shift+Drag guide Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View > Snap is unchecked)
Option+Drag guid Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

10. Transform Selections, Borders, and Paths
Option Transform from center or reflect
Shift Constrain
Command Distort
Enter Apply
Esc Cancel
Command+Option+T Free transform with duplicate data
Command+Option+Shift+T Transform again with duplicate data

11. Edit Paths
Direct selection tool +Shift+Click Select multiple anchor points
Direct selection tool +Option+Click Select entire path
Pen (any Pen Tool), Path Selection / Direct Selection tool +Command+Option+Drag Duplicate a path
Command Switch to Direct Selection tool (from Path Selection, Pen, etc.)
Option Switch to Convert Point Tool (from Pen Tools) when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Magnetic Pen Tool + Double-click Close path
Magnetic Pen Tool +Option+ Double-click Close path with straight-line segment

12. Painting Tools
Any Painting Tool +Ctrl+Option+ Command and drag Select foreground color from color picker
Any Painting Tool +Option Select foreground color from image with Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool +Option+Click Select background color
Eyedropper tool +Shift Color sampler tool
Color sampler tool +Option+Click Deletes color sampler
Any painting / Editing Tool + 0..9 Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for Painting Mode to 10%, 20% etc. use 0 for 100%, and use 2 numbers in quick succession for specific percentage.
Any Painting / Editing Tool +Shift+0..9 Sets flow for Painting Mode
Option+Shift+ 19 Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
19 Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
0 (zero) Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
Shift+[+]/ Cycle through blending modes
Delete Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layer
Option+Delete Fill with foreground or background color
Command+Option+Delete Fill from history
Shift+Delete Displays Fill dialog box
/ Lock transparent pixels on/ off
Any Painting Tool +Shift+Click Connects points with a straight line

13. Blending Modes
Shift+[+]/ Cycle through blending modes
Option+Shift+N Normal
Option+Shift+I Dissolve
Option+Shift+Q Behind (Brush tool only)
Option+Shift+R Clear (Brush tool only)
Option+Shift+K Darken
Option+Shift+M Multiply
Option+Shift+B Color Burn
Option+Shift+A Linear Burn
Option+Shift+G Lighten
Option+Shift+S Screen
Option+Shift+D Color Dodge
Option+Shift+W Linear Dodge
Option+Shift+O Overlay
Option+Shift+F Soft Light
Option+Shift+H Hard Light
Option+Shift+V Vivid Light
Option+Shift+J Linear Light
Option+Shift+Z Pin Light
Option+Shift+L Hard Mix
Option+Shift+E Difference
Option+Shift+X Exclusion
Option+Shift+U Hue
Option+Shift+T Saturation
Option+Shift+C Color
Option+Shift+Y Luminosity
Sponge tool +Option+Shift+D Desaturate
Sponge tool +Option+Shift+S Saturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+S Dodge/burn shadows
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+M Dodge/burn midtones
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+H Dodge/burn highlights
Option+Shift+N Set blending mode Normal (or to to Threshold for bitmap images)

14. Select and Edit Text
Command+Drag type when Type layer is selected Move type in image
Shift+Arrow Keys Extend selection by 1 character
Shift+Click Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Shift+Click Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Click 2x, 3x, 4x, / 5x in fast succession Select a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Story
Command+H Hide/Show selection on selected type
Command Display the Bounding Box for transforming text (or activate Move Tool when inside the Bounding Box)
Command+Drag a bounding box handle Scale text within Bounding Box when resizing the bounding box
Space+Drag Move text box while creating text box

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15. Format Text Type
Command+Shift+ L,C, /R Align left, center, or right (Horizontal Type) or top, center, or bottom (Vertical Type)
Command+Shift+X Choose 100% horizontal scale
Command+Option+Shift+X Choose 100% vertical scale
Command+Option+Shift+A Choose Auto leading
Command+Ctrl+Shift+Q Choose 0 for tracking
Command+Shift+J Justify paragraph, left aligns last line
Command+Shift+F Justify paragraph, justifies all
Command+Ctrl+Option+Shift+H Toggle paragraph hyphenation
Command+Option+Shift+T Toggle single/every-line composer
Command+ Shift </> Decrease/ increase Type Size by 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase leading 2 points or pixels
Option+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase Baseline Shift 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

16. Slicing and Optimizing
Command Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool
Shift+Drag Draw square slice
Option+Drag Draw from center outward
Option+Shift+Drag Draw square slice from center outward
Space+Drag Reposition slice while creating slice
Ctrl+Click slice Open context-sensitive menu

minus17. Manage Panels
Shortcuts for all Panels
Option+Click New button Set options for new items (not for all Panels)
Option+Click Delete button Delete without confirmation (for all except for the Brush panel)
Shift+Enter Apply value and keep text box active
Tab Show/Hide all panels
Shift+Tab Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar
Select tool and press Return Highlight options bar
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/decrease selected values by 10
Actions Panel
Option+Click the check mark next to a command Turn command on and all others off
Option+Click Turn current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls
Option+ Double-click action Change action or action set options
Double-click recorded command Display Options dialog box for recorded command
Command+ Double-click an action Play entire action
Option+Click the triangle Collapse/ expand all components of an action
Command+Click the Play button Play a command
Option+Click the New Action button Create new action and begin recording without confirmation
Shift+Click the action/Command Select contiguous items of the same kind
Command+Click the action/Command Select discontiguous items of the same kind
Adjustment Panels
Option+3/4/5 Choose specific channel (Red/Green/Blue) for adjustment
Option+2 Choose composite channel for adjustment
Delete Delete adjustment layer
Option+Click Auto button Define Auto options for Levels or Curves
Animation Panel in Fames Mode
Shift+Click second frame Select/deselect multiple contiguous frames
Command+Click multiple frames Select/deselect multiple discontiguous frames
Option+ Paste Frames command from the Panel pop?up menu Paste using previous settings without displaying the dialog box
Brush Panel
Option+Click brush Delete brush
Double-click brush Rename brush
Ctrl+Option+ drag left / right Change brush size
Ctrl+Option+ drag up / down Decrease/ increase brush softness/ hardness
,/. Select previous/ next brush size
Shift+,/. Select first/last brush
Caps Lock Display precise cross hair for brushes
Option+Shift+P Toggle airbrush option
Channels Panel
Command+3/4/5 Select individual channels (Red/Green/Blue)
Command+2 Select composite channel
Command+Click channel thumbnail, /Command+Option+3/4/5 Load channel as selection (Red/Green/Blue)
Command+Shift+Click channel thumbnail Add to current selection
Command+Option+Click channel thumbnail Subtract from current selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click channel thumbnail Intersect with current selection
Option+Click Save Selection As Channel button Set options for Save Selection As Channel button
Command+Click Create New Channel button Create a new spot channel
Shift+Click color channel Select/deselect multiple color-channel selection
Shift+Click alpha channel Select/deselect alpha channel and show/hide as a rubylith overlay
Double-click alpha / spot channel thumbnail Display channel options
~ Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode
Clone Source Panel
Option+Shift Show Clone Source (overlays image)
Option+Shift+Arrow Keys Nudge Clone Source
Option+Shift+</> Rotate Clone Source
Option+Shift+[/] Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source
Color Panel
Option+Click color in color bar Select background color
Ctrl+Click color bar Display Color Bar menu
Shift+Click color bar Cycle through color choices
History Panel
Option+ New Snapshot Create a new snapshot
Double-click snapshot name Rename snapshot
Command+Shift+Z Step forward through image states
Command+Option+Z Step backward through image states
Option+Click the image state Duplicate any image state, except the current state
Option+ Clear History (in History panel pop?up menu) Permanently clear history (no Undo)
Layers Panel
Command+Click layer thumbnail Load layer transparency as a selection
Command+Shift+Click layer thumbnail Add to current selection
Command+Option+Click layer thumbnail Subtract from current selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click layer thumbnail Intersect with current selection
Command+Click filter mask thumbnail Load filter mask as a selection
Command+G Group layers
Command+Shift+G Ungroup layers
Command+Option+G Create/release clipping mask
Command+Option+A Select all layers
Command+Shift+E Merge visible layers
Option+Click New Layer button Create new empty layer with dialog box
Command+Click New Layer button Create new layer below target layer
Option+. Select top layer
Option+ , (comma) Select bottom layer
Option+Shift+[/] Add to layer selection in Layers panel
Option+[/] Select next layer down/up
Command+[/] Move target layer down/up
Command+Option+Shift+E Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer
Highlight the layers you want to merge, then Command +E Merge layers
Command+Shift+[/] Move layer to bottom or top
Option+ Merge Down command from the Panel pop?up menu Copy current layer to layer below
Option+ Merge Visible command from the Panel pop?up menu Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer
Ctrl+Click the eye icon Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups
Option+Click the eye icon Show/hide all other currently visible layers
/ Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock
Double-click layer effect/style Edit layer effect/style, options
Option-Double-click layer effect/style Hide layer effect/style
Double-click layer Edit layer style
Shift+Click vector mask thumbnail Disable/enable vector mask
Double-click layer mask thumbnail Open Layer Mask Display Options dialog box
Shift+Click layer mask thumbnail Toggle layer mask on/off
Shift+Click filter mask thumbnail Toggle filter mask on/off
Option+Click layer mask thumbnail Toggle between layer mask/composite image
Option+Click filter mask thumbnail Toggle between filter mask/composite image
\ Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off
Double-click type layer thumbnail Select all type; temporarily select Type tool
Option+Click the line dividing two layers Create a clipping mask
Double-click the layer name Rename layer
Double-click the filter effect Edit filter settings
Double-click the Filter Blending icon Edit the Filter Blending options
Command+Click New Group button Create new layer group below current layer
Option+Click New Group button Create new layer group with dialog box
Option+Click Add Layer Mask button Create layer mask that hides all (or selection)
Command+Click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that reveals all (or path area)
Command+Option+Click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that hides all or displays path area
Ctrl+Click the layer group and choose Group Properties, / Double-click group Display layer group properties
Shift+Click Select/ deselect multiple contiguous layers
Command+Click Select/ deselect multiple discontiguous layers
Layer Comps Panel
Option+Click Create New Layer Comp button Create new layer comp without the New Layer Comp box
Double-click layer comp Open Layer Comp Options dialog box
Double-click layer comp name Rename in-line
Shift+Click Select/ deselect multiple contiguous layer comps
Command+Click Select/ deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps
Paths Panel
Command+Click pathname Load path as selection
Command+Shift+Click pathname Add path to selection
Command+Option+Click pathname Subtract path from selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click pathname Retain intersection of path as selection
Command+Shift+H Hide path
Option+Click button Set options for Fill Path with Foreground Color button, Stroke Path with Brush button, Load Path as a Selection button, Make Work Path from Selection button, and Create New Path button
Swatches Panel
Click in empty area of panel Create new swatch from foreground color
Command+Click swatch Set swatch color as background color
Option+Click swatch Delete swatch

Sources: Official Adobe Photoshop Help