Photoshop Shortcuts PC/Mac


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Key: Tool:
V Move
M Marquee tools
L Lasso tools
W Quick Selection, Magic Wand
C Crop and Slice tools
I Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
J Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Red Eye
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush
S Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
Y History Brush, Art History Brush
E Eraser tools
G Gradient, Paint Bucket
O Dodge, Burn, Sponge
P Pen tools
T Type tools
A Path Selection, Direct Selection
U Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
K 3D tools
N 3D Camera tools
H Hand
R Rotate
Z Zoom
D Default colors
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Q Quick Mask Mode

Tool Switching

To switch between all tools within groups, add the Shift key to the letters above.

Key-combination: Effect:
Shift+M For example, to switch between rectangular and elliptical marquee


Key-combination: Effect:
Alt+Marquee Draw Marquee from Center
Shift Add to a Selection
Alt Subtract from a Selection
Shift+Alt Intersection with a Selection
Alt+Drag+Selection Make Copy of Selection w/Move tool
Ctrl+Alt+Drag+Selection Make Copy of Selection when not in Move tool
Arrow Keys Move Selection (in 1-pixel Increments)
Shift+Arrow Keys Move Selection (in 10-pixel Increments)
Ctrl+click on Layer Thumbnail (in Layers panel) Select all Opaque Pixels on Layer
Ctrl+Shift+D Restore Last Selection
Shift+F6 Feather Selection
Hold Space while drawing marquee Move Marquee while drawing selection


Key-combination: Effect:
Double-click on Hand tool or Ctrl+0 Fit on Screen
Double-Click on Zoom Tool or Ctrl+Alt+0 100% View Level (Actual Pixels)
Ctrl+Space+Click or Ctrl+Plus(+) Zoom in
Alt+Space+Click or Ctrl+Minus(–) Zoom out
Tab Hide all tools and panels
Shift+Tab  Hide all panels except Toolbox and Options bar
F  Rotate through full screen modes
Ctrl+Shift+Page Up/Down Scroll image left or right in window
Ctrl+drag in Navigator panel Jump/Zoom to part of Image
\ Toggles layer mask on/off as rubylith

Layer Shortcuts

Key-combination: Effect:
Ctrl+Shift+N  Create new layer
Ctrl+Click layers  Select non-contiguous layers
Click one layer, then Shift+Click another layer  Select contiguous layers
Delete key (while in the Move tool)  Delete Layer
Alt+Click layer mask icon  View contents of layer mask
Shift+Click layer mask icon  Temporarily turn off layer mask
Alt+Drag  Clone layer as you move it
Right-Click on the object with Move tool  Find/Select layer containing object
Number pad keys (with Move tool selected)  Change layer opacity
Shift+Plus(+) or Minus(–)  Cycle down or up through blend modes
(with Move tool) Shift+Alt+letter (ie: N=Normal, M=Multiply. etc.)  Change to a specific blend mode
Alt-[ or Alt-]  Switch to layer below/above current layer
Ctrl-[ or Ctrl-]  Move layer below/above current layer

Type Shortcuts

Key-combination: Effect:
Double-Click on T thumbnail in Layers panel  Select all text on layer
Ctrl+Shift->/<  Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 2 pts
Ctrl+Shift+Alt->/<  Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 10 pts
Alt+Right/Left Arrow  Increase/Decrease kerning/tracking
Ctrl+Shift+L/C/R Align text left/center/right


Key-combination: Effect:
Ctrl+Backspace  Fill selection with background color
Alt+Backspace  Fill selection with foreground color
Shift+Alt+Backspace  Fill selection with foreground color using Lock Transparent Pixels
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace  Fill selection with source state in History panel
Shift+Backspace  Display Fill dialog box
Alt+Click with Eyedropper tool  Sample as background color
While in any painting/editing tool hold Ctrl  To get Move tool
Alt  To get Eyedropper with Paint tools
Number keys  Change paint opacity (with Airbrush OFF)
Shift+Number keys Change paint opacity (with Airbrush ON)
Number keys  Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush ON)
Shift+Number keys  Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush OFF)
Any painting/editing tool-turn Caps Lock on  Cross-Hair Cursor
[ or ]  Decrease/Increase Brush Size
Shift+[ or Shift+]  Decrease/Increase Hardness of Brush
< or >  Switch between preset Brushes
Right-Click in Image window  Open Brushes pop-up panel
Alt+Eraser  Erase to History panel’s source state
Shift+Plus(+) or Minus(–) Cycle down or up through blend modes
Shift+Alt+letter (ie: N=Normal, M=Multiply, etc.)  Change to a specific blend mode
Shift+Click in image window  Create fixed color target from within a dialog box
Alt+Click on target with Color Sampler tool  Delete fixed color target
Ctrl+Click on New Channel button in Channels panel  Create new spot-color channel from current selection

Pen Tool Shortcuts

Key-combination: Effect:
Ctrl  To get Direct Selection tool while using Pen
Alt  Switch between Add-Anchor and Delete-Anchor Point tools
Ctrl+Alt  Switch from Path Selection tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor point
Alt+click  To Select a whole path w/Direct Selection tool
Ctrl+click on path name (in Paths panel) Convert path to a selection

Panel Shortcuts

Key-combination: Effect:
F5 Show/Hide Brushes panel
F6  Show/Hide Color panel
F7 Show/Hide Layers panel
F8  Show/Hide Info panel
Alt+F9 Show/Hide Actions panel
Ctrl+Alt+O  Open Adobe Bridge

Other Shortcuts

Key-combination: Effect:
Ctrl+Tab  Switch between open documents
Ctrl+Alt+Z/Ctrl+Shift+Z  Undo or Redo operations beyond last one
Ctrl+F  Apply Last Filter
Ctrl+Alt+F  Opens Last Filter Dialog Box
Spacebar  Hand Tool
Hold Alt, Cancel turns into Reset Button, Click it  Reset Dialog Box
Up/Down Arrow  Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 1 unit
Shift+Up/Down Arrow Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 10 units
Ctrl-+Shift+T  Replay last Transformation
After ruler is drawn, Alt+Drag end of line with Ruler Tool  Measure Angle between Lines (Protractor Function)
Hold Space while drawing  Move Crop Marquee while creating
Hold Shift while dragging  Snap Guide to Ruler ticks
Enter  Highlight Fields in Options bar (n/a for all tools)
Hold Ctrl while dragging  Don’t Snap object edge while moving