Photoshop Keyboard Shortcutkeys
keyboard shortcuts might be obvious to you, some you might already
know, and some might be new to you.There's nothing more damaging
to your productivity than having to wrestle with the program
you are using to get it to do what you want. Searching for tools
or buttons is a task that can easily be bypassed with some quick
memorization of shortcuts.
Ctrl + Alt + Z
programs allow you to press Ctrl + Z multiple times to perform
multiple Undo's, but Photoshop requires Alt, otherwise you'll
just keep undoing then re-doing then undoing then re-doing then
undoing then re-doing.
the spacebar will turn your cursor into the hand in almost any
situation... when using different tools, with dialog boxes open,
etc... allowing you to quickly navigate your document no matter
what you're doing.
Ctrl + Tab
Photoshop workspace can become a mess when working on multiple files,
especially when you hate minimizing, like I do, so being able to
switch windows quickly is a must.
Ctrl + Shift + N - with dialog
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N - without dialog
are the greatest thing(s) ever invented in any (design) program
and being able to manage your layers properly is important. I'm
Errorphobic, which makes me a layer junky, which also makes this
a favorite shortcut of mine.
Ctrl + J - without dialog
Ctrl + Alt + J - with dialog
can duplicate an entire layer, or, if you have a selection, the
selection will be duplicated to it's own layer. This is great when
trying different techniques or effects without having to worry about
errors (Errorphobic, remember?).
In/ Zoom Out / Fit to Window
Ctrl + = - zoom in
Ctrl + - - zoom out
Ctrl + 0 â€“ fit to window
you're slightly obsessive and need to get that 1-perfect pixel zooming
in and out quickly is a necessity to achieving that perfection.
Filter/ Fade Filter
Ctrl + F - run filter again
Ctrl + Alt + F - run filter again, with dialog
Ctrl + Shift + F - fade filter
though Photoshop provides preview windows in the dialog box for
most filters, there's still no true way of telling whether you've
achieved your desired effect until you see the full image. If something
goes wrong, you can quickly undo, then go back to your filter and
try again without having to go through the hassle of moving your
cursor. Or, if your filter effect is too intense, you can quickly
fade it down without having to re-adjust the filter settings.
Your Own Shortcuts
These shortcuts may not be on the top of everybody's list, but that
all depends on your project and workflow. Luckily, Photoshop allows
you to custom tailor your own Keyboard shortcuts to suit your needs.
Just press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K or go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.