PS(E): Keyboard Shortcuts

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  1. Pallavi01

    Pallavi01 You have that sharp, useless look about you

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    We all have our favorite keyboard shortcuts that make it quicker for us to scrap our pages.

    I, for one, am totally a keyboard shortcut gal! If I could...I would have a keyboard shortcut for everything on Photoshop!! lol :)

    With this post, I am trying to create a ready resource .... of most of our over-used photoshop shortcut keys.

    Please reply to this if I have left out any glaring ones - I will update this post with those additions :)

    The ones I use most often are -
    Ctrl Z - HAS to be the first one! lol :)
    Ctrl G - clips layer to the one below
    Ctrl J - Copies Layer
    Ctrl 0 - Fit image to screen
    Ctrl 1 - View at 100%
    Ctrl + - Zooms in
    Ctrl - - Zooms out
    Ctrl T - Transform ( this one should have been at the top!! :))
    Alt + Drag - makes copy of the selected layer
    Ctrl E - Merges Layer to the one below the selected layer
    Ctrl + Click - Selects the layer of the item you clicked
    Ctrl D - Deselects
    Ctrl K - Bucket Fill
    Ctrl U - Hue Saturation Editing
    Ctrl F - Repeat the filter you used previously (God send while tweaking shadows across multiple layers! )
    Ctrl ] - Increase brush size
    Ctrl [ - Decrease Brush size
    Shift ] - Add softer edge to brush
    Shift [ - Decrease softness from egde of the brush
    Ctrl+Shift+J - Justify Text
    Ctrl + N - New document
    Ctrl + S - Save!!! (Which I forget so many times and suffer!! :))

    OK - thats for starters! :) Now the importance of letters and numbers :)

    To select each tool in photoshop - you have a corresponding letter that selects it. Easily explained through this pic I found on the net -


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    Then come the numbers. Each number on the keyboard coordinates with the layer opacity. If you want 10% opcaity , press 1. if you want 20%, press 2...so on and so forth.

    Then come the function buttons. I like my Ctrl buttons so don't end up using these often.

    F1 - Help or Undo ( You can understand why I prefer my Ctrl Z)
    F2 - Cut
    F3 - Copy
    F4 - Paste
    F5 - Brush Panel
    F6 - Colour Panel
    F7 - Layer Panel
    F8 - Info Panel
    F9 - Actions Panel
    F12 - Revert to saved copy

    Leaving you with this image which captures everything above n more! :)

    I am sure this is just scratching the surface but at least it will get us started! Do add your loved keyboard shortcuts below! :)

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  2. klee73010

    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    I'm still learning all these in GIMP. I know a few...
     
  3. scrapsandsass

    scrapsandsass Oh Ricky you're so fine ...

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    Thanks for sharing. I never really think much about shortcuts other than Ctrl J. And I just recently figured out that the Ctrl+ meant I could zoom in to read people's journaling in the gallery. Duh. :giggle
     
  4. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    Wow, Kimberlee! That is a GREAT tip!!!
     
  5. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    In PSE, while pressing SPACEBAR you can use the mouse to switch on the grabby hand to move around the document. I often have to use the Ctrl + ] to move an layer up to the top of the layer stack.
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    I LOVE shortcuts. I don't even know where some of the actual commands are in the menus or icons... because I use mostly the one key shortcuts for like move, marquee, brush, etc. :) I also created a couple of actions and reassigned some to the F2, F3, etc keys like when I open my finished full sized .jpg of a page I click F5 and that runs my resize for gallery action in the blink of an eye. :)
     
  7. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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