Shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop CC

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1. Basic Shortcuts for PhotoShop CC 2015

Menu Basics
Command+Option+Shift+KShow Keyboard Shortcuts Menu
Option+FFile Menu
Option+EEdit Menu
Option+IImage Menu
Option+LLayer Menu
Option+SSelect Menu
Option+TFilter Menu
Option+D3D Menu
Option+WWindow Menu

File Basics

Command+NNew File
Command+OOpen File
Command+Option+OOpen/ Browse in CC Bridge
Command+Option+Shift+OOpen/ Brows in Bridge
Command+Option+WClose all
Command+Option+SSave as…
F12Revert to last saved state
Command+Option+Shift+WExport as…
Command+Option+Shift+SSave for Web
Command+Option+Shift+IFile Info
Option+Shift+Command+PPrint one Copy
Command+QQuit PhotoShop
Edit Basics
Command+ZToggle Undo (one step forwards/ backwards only)
Command+Option+ZUndo (multiple steps possible; referred to as ‘step backwards’)
Command+Shift+ZRedo (multiple steps possible; referred to as ‘step backwards’)
Shift+Command+CCopy Merged
Shift+Command+VPaste in Place
Option+Shift+Command+VPaste Into
Option+Shift+Command+CContent-Aware Scale
Command+TFree Transform
Shift+Command+TTransform again
Shift+Command+KColor Settings
Image Basics
Command+LAdjust Levels
Command+MAdjsut Curves
Command+UAdjust Hue/ Saturation
Command+BAdjust Color Balance
Option+Shift+Command+BAdjust to Black and White
Layers Basics
Shift+Command+NNew Layers
Command+JLayer via Copy
Shift+Command+JLayer via Cut
Command+Option+GCreate/release Clipping Mark
Command+GGroup Layers
Shift+Command+GUngroup Layers
Command+,Hide Layers
Command+]/]Bring forwards/ bring backwards
Shift+Command+]/]Bring to front/ bring to back
Command+/Lock Layers
Command+EMerge Layers
Command+Shift+EMerge Visible
Select Basics
Command+ASelect all
Shift+Command+IInverse selection
Command+Option+ASelect All Layers
Option+Shift+Command+FFind Layers
Command+Option+RRefine Mask
Filter Basics
Command+FLast Filter
Command+Option+Shift+AAdaptive Wide Angle
Shift+Command+ACamera Raw Filter
Shift+Command+RLens Correction
Command+Option+VVanishing Point
3D Basics
Command+Option+XShow/Hide Polygons
Option+Shift+Command+XReveal all
Option+Shift+Command+RRender 3D Layer
Windows Basics
Command+Option+`Design Space Preview
F5Toggle Brush Window
F6Toggle Color Window
F7Toggle Layers Window
F8Toggle Info Window
F9Toggle 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
HHand tool
VMove Tool
MMarquee Tools
LLasso Tools
WMagic Wand and Quick Selection Tool
CCrop and Slice Tools
IEyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, and Count Tool
JSpot Healing Brush, Patch, and Red Eye Tool
BBrush, Pencil, Color Replacement, and
SClone Stamp tool
YHistory Brush tool
EEraser tool
GGradient tool
ODodge tool
PPen tool
TType tool
APath Selection tool
URectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, and Custom Shape Tool
K3D Object Tools
N3D Camera Tools
RRotate View tool
ZZoom tool
3. Manage Views
Ctrl+TabCycle forwards/ backwards through open documents
F/Shift+FToggle Fullscreen Modes forward/ backwards
Command+[+]/Zoom in/ zoom out
Command+0Zoom to fit screen
Command+1Zoom to 100%
Press and hold H, then ClickTemporarily Zoom into an Image
Command+Show/Hide Grid
Command+;Show/Hide Guides
Command+RShow/Hide Rulers
SpaceTemporarily Switch to Hand Tool
Shift+Page Up/Page DownScroll up/ scroll down in small increments
Page Up/Page DownScroll up/ down one screen
Home/EndScroll to to upper-left/ lower-right corner
Command+Shift+;Toggle Snap
Command+Option+;Lock Guides
Command+YProof Colors
Shift+Command+YGamut Warning
Shift+Command+HShow Target Path
4. Refine Edge Dialog Box
Command+Option+ROpen Refine Edge Dialog Box
F/Shift+FCycle forwards/backwards through preview modes
XToggle between original image and selection preview
PToggle between original selection and refined version
JToggle radius preview on and off
Shift+EToggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

5. Liquify Window
Shift+Command+XOpen Liquify Window
WForward Warp tool
RReconstruct tool
CTwirl Clockwise tool
SPucker tool
BBloat tool
OPush Left tool
MMirror tool
TTurbulence tool
FFreeze Mask tool
DThaw Mask tool
Option+ toolReverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools
Option+Drag in previewContinually sample the distortion
Arrow Down/Arrow UpDecrease/increase brush size by 2, or most other parameters by 1 (With Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing)
TabCycle forwards/backwards through controls on right from top
OptionChange 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+BOpen Black-and-White Dialog Box
Tab/Shift+TabJump to next/ jump to previous slider
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow DownIncrease/Decrease selected value by 10%
Arrow Up/Arrow DownIncrease/Decrease selected value by 1%

8. Curves Dialog Box
Command+MOpen Curves Dialog Box
ClickAdd a point to the Curve
+/-Cycle through point on the curve
Command+DDelete a point from the Curve
Shift+ClickSelect one or multiple points on the curve
DeleteDelete selected points on the curve
Arrow KeysMove selected points by 1 unit
Shift+Arrow KeysMove selected points by 10 unit
Command+Click on the ImageAdd a Point to the composite curve
Shift+Command+Click on the ImageAdd a Point to the channel curve

9. Select and Move Objects
Any selection tool +Shift+DragAdd to a selection
Any selection tool +Option+DragSubtract from a selection
Any selection tool (except Quick Selection tool) + Shift-Option+DragIntersect a selection
Shift+DragConstrain marquee to square or circle
Option+DragDraw marquee from center
Option+Shift+DragConstrain shape and draw marquee from center
CommandSwitch to Move Tool (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen Tool is selected
Option+DragSwitch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to Lasso Tool
Option+ClickSwitch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to polygonal Lasso Tool
EnterApply an operation of the Magnetic Lasso; press Escape to cancel
Move Tool +Option+Drag selectionMove copy of selection
Any selection +Arrow KeysMove selection area 1 pixel
Move Tool +Arrow KeysMove selection 1 pixel
Command+Arrow KeysMove layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer
Magnetic Lasso Tool +[/]Increase/decrease detection width (follow width in status bar)
Crop tool +EnterAccept cropping. Press Escape to exit croppoing
/Toggle crop shield off and on
Ruler Tool +Option+Drag end pointMake protractor
Shift+Drag guideSnap guide to ruler ticks (except when View > Snap is unchecked)
Option+Drag guidConvert between horizontal and vertical guide

10. Transform Selections, Borders, and Paths
OptionTransform from center or reflect
Command+Option+TFree transform with duplicate data
Command+Option+Shift+TTransform again with duplicate data

11. Edit Paths
Direct selection tool +Shift+ClickSelect multiple anchor points
Direct selection tool +Option+ClickSelect entire path
Pen (any Pen Tool), Path Selection / Direct Selection tool +Command+Option+DragDuplicate a path
CommandSwitch to Direct Selection tool (from Path Selection, Pen, etc.)
OptionSwitch to Convert Point Tool (from Pen Tools) when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Magnetic Pen Tool + Double-clickClose path
Magnetic Pen Tool +Option+ Double-clickClose path with straight-line segment

12. Painting Tools
Any Painting Tool +Ctrl+Option+ Command and dragSelect foreground color from color picker
Any Painting Tool +OptionSelect foreground color from image with Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool +Option+ClickSelect background color
Eyedropper tool +ShiftColor sampler tool
Color sampler tool +Option+ClickDeletes color sampler
Any painting / Editing Tool + 0..9Sets 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..9Sets flow for Painting Mode
Option+Shift+ 19Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
19Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
0 (zero)Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
Shift+[+]/Cycle through blending modes
DeleteOpen Fill dialog box on background or standard layer
Option+DeleteFill with foreground or background color
Command+Option+DeleteFill from history
Shift+DeleteDisplays Fill dialog box
/Lock transparent pixels on/ off
Any Painting Tool +Shift+ClickConnects points with a straight line

13. Blending Modes
Shift+[+]/Cycle through blending modes
Option+Shift+QBehind (Brush tool only)
Option+Shift+RClear (Brush tool only)
Option+Shift+BColor Burn
Option+Shift+ALinear Burn
Option+Shift+DColor Dodge
Option+Shift+WLinear Dodge
Option+Shift+FSoft Light
Option+Shift+HHard Light
Option+Shift+VVivid Light
Option+Shift+JLinear Light
Option+Shift+ZPin Light
Option+Shift+LHard Mix
Sponge tool +Option+Shift+DDesaturate
Sponge tool +Option+Shift+SSaturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+SDodge/burn shadows
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+MDodge/burn midtones
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Option+Shift+HDodge/burn highlights
Option+Shift+NSet blending mode Normal (or to to Threshold for bitmap images)

14. Select and Edit Text
Command+Drag type when Type layer is selectedMove type in image
Shift+Arrow KeysExtend selection by 1 character
Shift+ClickSelect characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Shift+ClickCreate a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Click 2x, 3x, 4x, / 5x in fast successionSelect a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Story
Command+HHide/Show selection on selected type
CommandDisplay the Bounding Box for transforming text (or activate Move Tool when inside the Bounding Box)
Command+Drag a bounding box handleScale text within Bounding Box when resizing the bounding box
Space+DragMove text box while creating text box

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15. Format Text Type
Command+Shift+ L,C, /RAlign left, center, or right (Horizontal Type) or top, center, or bottom (Vertical Type)
Command+Shift+XChoose 100% horizontal scale
Command+Option+Shift+XChoose 100% vertical scale
Command+Option+Shift+AChoose Auto leading
Command+Ctrl+Shift+QChoose 0 for tracking
Command+Shift+JJustify paragraph, left aligns last line
Command+Shift+FJustify paragraph, justifies all
Command+Ctrl+Option+Shift+HToggle paragraph hyphenation
Command+Option+Shift+TToggle single/every-line composer
Command+ Shift </>Decrease/ increase Type Size by 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Down/Arrow UpDecrease/ increase leading 2 points or pixels
Option+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow UpDecrease/ increase Baseline Shift 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Left/Arrow RightDecrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

16. Slicing and Optimizing
CommandToggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool
Shift+DragDraw square slice
Option+DragDraw from center outward
Option+Shift+DragDraw square slice from center outward
Space+DragReposition slice while creating slice
Ctrl+Click sliceOpen context-sensitive menu

minus17. Manage Panels
Shortcuts for all Panels
Option+Click New buttonSet options for new items (not for all Panels)
Option+Click Delete buttonDelete without confirmation (for all except for the Brush panel)
Shift+EnterApply value and keep text box active
TabShow/Hide all panels
Shift+TabShow/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar
Select tool and press ReturnHighlight options bar
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow DownIncrease/decrease selected values by 10
Actions Panel
Option+Click the check mark next to a commandTurn command on and all others off
Option+ClickTurn current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls
Option+ Double-click actionChange action or action set options
Double-click recorded commandDisplay Options dialog box for recorded command
Command+ Double-click an actionPlay entire action
Option+Click the triangleCollapse/ expand all components of an action
Command+Click the Play buttonPlay a command
Option+Click the New Action buttonCreate new action and begin recording without confirmation
Shift+Click the action/CommandSelect contiguous items of the same kind
Command+Click the action/CommandSelect discontiguous items of the same kind
Adjustment Panels
Option+3/4/5Choose specific channel (Red/Green/Blue) for adjustment
Option+2Choose composite channel for adjustment
DeleteDelete adjustment layer
Option+Click Auto buttonDefine Auto options for Levels or Curves
Animation Panel in Fames Mode
Shift+Click second frameSelect/deselect multiple contiguous frames
Command+Click multiple framesSelect/deselect multiple discontiguous frames
Option+ Paste Frames command from the Panel pop?up menuPaste using previous settings without displaying the dialog box
Brush Panel
Option+Click brushDelete brush
Double-click brushRename brush
Ctrl+Option+ drag left / rightChange brush size
Ctrl+Option+ drag up / downDecrease/ increase brush softness/ hardness
,/.Select previous/ next brush size
Shift+,/.Select first/last brush
Caps LockDisplay precise cross hair for brushes
Option+Shift+PToggle airbrush option
Channels Panel
Command+3/4/5Select individual channels (Red/Green/Blue)
Command+2Select composite channel
Command+Click channel thumbnail, /Command+Option+3/4/5Load channel as selection (Red/Green/Blue)
Command+Shift+Click channel thumbnailAdd to current selection
Command+Option+Click channel thumbnailSubtract from current selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click channel thumbnailIntersect with current selection
Option+Click Save Selection As Channel buttonSet options for Save Selection As Channel button
Command+Click Create New Channel buttonCreate a new spot channel
Shift+Click color channelSelect/deselect multiple color-channel selection
Shift+Click alpha channelSelect/deselect alpha channel and show/hide as a rubylith overlay
Double-click alpha / spot channel thumbnailDisplay channel options
~Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode
Clone Source Panel
Option+ShiftShow Clone Source (overlays image)
Option+Shift+Arrow KeysNudge Clone Source
Option+Shift+</>Rotate Clone Source
Option+Shift+[/]Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source
Color Panel
Option+Click color in color barSelect background color
Ctrl+Click color barDisplay Color Bar menu
Shift+Click color barCycle through color choices
History Panel
Option+ New SnapshotCreate a new snapshot
Double-click snapshot nameRename snapshot
Command+Shift+ZStep forward through image states
Command+Option+ZStep backward through image states
Option+Click the image stateDuplicate 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 thumbnailLoad layer transparency as a selection
Command+Shift+Click layer thumbnailAdd to current selection
Command+Option+Click layer thumbnailSubtract from current selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click layer thumbnailIntersect with current selection
Command+Click filter mask thumbnailLoad filter mask as a selection
Command+GGroup layers
Command+Shift+GUngroup layers
Command+Option+GCreate/release clipping mask
Command+Option+ASelect all layers
Command+Shift+EMerge visible layers
Option+Click New Layer buttonCreate new empty layer with dialog box
Command+Click New Layer buttonCreate 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+EMerge a copy of all visible layers into target layer
Highlight the layers you want to merge, then Command +EMerge layers
Command+Shift+[/]Move layer to bottom or top
Option+ Merge Down command from the Panel pop?up menuCopy current layer to layer below
Option+ Merge Visible command from the Panel pop?up menuMerge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer
Ctrl+Click the eye iconShow/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups
Option+Click the eye iconShow/hide all other currently visible layers
/Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock
Double-click layer effect/styleEdit layer effect/style, options
Option-Double-click layer effect/styleHide layer effect/style
Double-click layerEdit layer style
Shift+Click vector mask thumbnailDisable/enable vector mask
Double-click layer mask thumbnailOpen Layer Mask Display Options dialog box
Shift+Click layer mask thumbnailToggle layer mask on/off
Shift+Click filter mask thumbnailToggle filter mask on/off
Option+Click layer mask thumbnailToggle between layer mask/composite image
Option+Click filter mask thumbnailToggle between filter mask/composite image
\Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off
Double-click type layer thumbnailSelect all type; temporarily select Type tool
Option+Click the line dividing two layersCreate a clipping mask
Double-click the layer nameRename layer
Double-click the filter effectEdit filter settings
Double-click the Filter Blending iconEdit the Filter Blending options
Command+Click New Group buttonCreate new layer group below current layer
Option+Click New Group buttonCreate new layer group with dialog box
Option+Click Add Layer Mask buttonCreate layer mask that hides all (or selection)
Command+Click Add Layer Mask buttonCreate vector mask that reveals all (or path area)
Command+Option+Click Add Layer Mask buttonCreate vector mask that hides all or displays path area
Ctrl+Click the layer group and choose Group Properties, / Double-click groupDisplay layer group properties
Shift+ClickSelect/ deselect multiple contiguous layers
Command+ClickSelect/ deselect multiple discontiguous layers
Layer Comps Panel
Option+Click Create New Layer Comp buttonCreate new layer comp without the New Layer Comp box
Double-click layer compOpen Layer Comp Options dialog box
Double-click layer comp nameRename in-line
Shift+ClickSelect/ deselect multiple contiguous layer comps
Command+ClickSelect/ deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps
Paths Panel
Command+Click pathnameLoad path as selection
Command+Shift+Click pathnameAdd path to selection
Command+Option+Click pathnameSubtract path from selection
Command+Option+Shift+Click pathnameRetain intersection of path as selection
Command+Shift+HHide path
Option+Click buttonSet 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 panelCreate new swatch from foreground color
Command+Click swatchSet swatch color as background color
Option+Click swatchDelete swatch

Sources: Official Adobe Photoshop Help


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