You’ve been using Photoshop for a while and you’ve been noticing mouse takes so much time to do small tasks that can be done in milliseconds by keyboards. You cannot accomplish Photoshop mastery if you don’t become acquainted with Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts. You can view, edit, and sum up keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. Photoshop allows you observe a list of all shortcuts, and edit/generate shortcuts. The Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box stand as a shortcut editor and comprises all commands that back up shortcuts.

It is crucial for you to understand how to get set up, choose the right tools, use the brush tool, use the marquee tool, use different blending options, control layers & objects, and save your work for later. Here is the ultimate guide to Adobe Photoshop keyboard shortcuts:

How to Get Set Up

  • Control + Alt + i (Command + Option + i) = Amend the image size.
  • Control + Alt + c (Command + Option + c) = Adjust canvas size.
  • Control + + (Command + +) = Zoom in.
  • Control + – (Command + -) = Zoom out.

keyboard-621830_1920 - Photoshop CC 2017: The Ultimate Guide to Keyboard ShortcutsHow to Choose the Right Tools

  • v = Pointer
  • w = Magic Wand
  • m = Rectangular Marquee
  • l = Lasso
  • i = Eyedropper
  • c = Crop
  • e = Eraser
  • u = Rectangle
  • t = Horizontal Type
  • b = Brush
  • y = History Brush
  • j = Spot Healing Brush
  • g = Gradient
  • a = Path Selection
  • h = Hand
  • r = Rotate View
  • p = Pen
  • s = Clone Stamp
  • o= Dodge
  • z = Zoom Tool
  • d = Default Foreground and Background Colors
  • x = Switch Foreground and Background Colors
  • q = Edit in Quick Mask Mode

How to Use the Brush Tool

  • , or . = Choose preceding or next brush style.
  • Shift + , or . = Choose first or last brush style used.
  • Caps Lock or Shift + Caps Lock (Caps Lock) = Show exact crosshair for brushes.
  • Shift + Alt + p (Shift + Option + p) = Toggle airbrush option.

How to Use the Marquee Tool   

  • Control (Command) = Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool.
  • Shift + drag = Draw square slice.
  • Alt + drag (Option + drag) = Draw from center outward.
  • Shift + alt + drag (Shift + option + drag) = Draw square slice from center outward.
  • Spacebar + drag = Change the position of the slice when creating the slice.

How to Use Different Blending Options

  • Shift + + or – = Cycle through blending modes.
  • Shift + Alt + n (Shift + Option + n) = Normal mode
  • Shift + Alt + i (Shift + Option + i) = Dissolve
  • Shift + Alt + k (Shift + Option + k) = Darken
  • Shift + Alt + g (Shift + Option + g) = Lighten
  • Shift + Alt + m (Shift + Option + m) = Multiply
  • Shift + Alt + o (Shift + Option + o) = Overlay
  • Shift + Alt + u (Shift + Option + u) = Hue
  • Shift + Alt + t (Shift + Option + t) = Saturation
  • Shift + Alt + y (Shift + Option + y) = Luminosity

How to Manipulate Layers & Objects

  • Control + a (Command + a ) = Choose all objects
  • Control + d (Command + d ) = Deselect all objects
  • Shift + Control + i (Shift + Command + i ) = Pick the inverse of the selected objects
  • Control + Alt + a (Command + Option + a) = Choose all layers
  • Control + Shift + E (Command + Shift + e) = Combine all layers
  • Alt +. (Option +.) = Choose top layer
  • Alt + , (Option + ,) = Pick bottom layer
  • Alt + [ OR ] (Option + [ OR ]) = Choose next layer down or up
  • Control + [ OR ] (Command + [ OR ]) = Move target layer down or up
  • Control + Shift + [ OR ] (Command + Shift + [ OR ]) = Shift layer to the bottom or top
  • Shift + Control + n (Shift + Command + n) = Form a new layer
  • Control + g (Command + g) = Group selected layers
  • Control + Shift + g (Command + Shift + g) = Ungroup selected layers
  • Control + e (Command + e) = Combine and flatten selected layers
  • Control + Shift + Alt + e (Command + Shift + Option + e) = Merge all layers into a new layer on top of the other layers.
  • Control + t (Command + t) = Convert your object, which contains resizing and rotating.

How to Save Your Work for Later

  • Control + Shift + s (Command + Shift + s) = Save your work as …
  • Control + Shift + Alt + s (Command + Shift + Option + s) = Save for web and devices.

And that’s all of the shortcuts that you’ll ever use in Photoshop. Find out what’s going on with Photoshop on TrickyPhotoshop.

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