Photoshop Shortcut Key


All shortcut key for Adobe Photoshop All version

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Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: Move Tools

  • Zoom Tool- Hit the letter “Z” on your keyboard
  • Zoom Out- Hold the Alt/Option key
  • Fit to Screen- Command/Ctrl + 0
  • Hand Tool- Move around the image while zoomed in - Hold the spacebar
  • Rotate Your Image- Hit the letter “R” on your keyboard, then click and drag your mouse
  • Rotate in 15 degree increments- Make sure your rotate tool (R) is selected + hold shift and drag your mouse

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: General Tips Shortcuts

  • Unlock your background layer- Double click your background layer and hit the “enter” key or simply click on the lock icon on your background layer.
  • Rulers- Command/Ctrl + R
  • Create Guides- Click and drag from the rulers while they are visible. This works both on the vertical and horizontal axis
  • Hide/Show Guides- Command/Ctrl + H
  • Undo- Command/Ctrl + Z (quick tip: use this keyboard shortcut over and over again to toggle your last history state)
  • Multiple Undos- Command/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + Z 
  • Gradient Tool- Hit the letter “G” on your keyboard
  • Gradient Tool with straight gradient- While the gradient tool is selected, hold “Shift” then click and drag
  • Crop Tool- Hit the letter “C” on your keyboard (Quick Tip: make sure to uncheck “Delete cropped pixels”)
  • Access Photoshop Tool subsets- Hold the shift key, then press the keyboard shortcut for the tool you are trying to access. Doing so multiple times will let you toggle between the sets of tools available in any given panel. For example hitting the letter “J” on your keyboard would let you healing brush tool. If you hold the shift key + hit the letter “J” on your keyboard, you will cycle all of the healing brush tool subsets. The helpful shortcut works for all of the tools in the tool panel that have more than one tool available.
  • Quick Tip: Hover of the tools panel to reveal the keyboard shortcut for the tool your hovering over

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: Brush Tool

  • Brush- Hit the letter “B” on your keyboard
  • Make brush tool bigger- Hit the ] key on your keyboard (right bracket key)
  • Make brush tool smaller- Hit the [  key on your keyboard (left bracket key)
  • Brush Resize (PC)- Right Click + Alt + Drag left or right
  • Brush Softness (PC)- Right Click + Alt + Drag up or down
  • Brush Resize (Mac)- Command + Option + Drag left or right
  • Brush Softness (Mac)- Command + Option + Drag up or down
  • Brush settings- Simply right click while you have the brush tool selected. Hit the “enter” key to exit this panel
  • Sample colors while using the brush tool- Hold the Option/Alt key to temporarily switch to the eye dropper tool

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: Color

  • Eyedropper Tool- Hit the letter “I” on your keyboard