Monday, January 26, 2009

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

What are the most helpful shortcuts to use while digiscrapping in Photoshop?

Here's the ones I use the most:

Alt+S - SaveShift+mouse - Draws/paints/erases a straight line
Shift+marquee - Creates a symmetrical circle, square, etc
Alt+Z - Undo
Ctrl+Alt+Z - Undo back more than one time
Ctrl+U - Opens the hue/saturation window
Delete - Clear
Shift+F5 - Fill
D - Resets foreground and background color to default black/white
U - Opens the custom shape tool
Ctrl+T - Transform
Alt+Ctrl+I - Image Size window
Alt+Ctrl+C - Canvas Size window
Spacebar - Turns your cursor into the Hand tool
Ctrl+Shift+N - New Layer (with dialog box)
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N - New Layer (without dialog box)
Ctrl+J - Duplicate Layer (with dialog box)
Ctrl+Alt+J - Duplicate Layer (without dialog box)
Ctrl+= - Zoom In
Ctrl+- - Zoom out
Ctrl+0 (zero) - Fit to window

Did you know there's tons of others? Professional graphic designers use shortcuts for just about everything in their programs, as they save tons of time. If you memorize the shortcuts that you use the most, you'll save time and effort.

Here's a link to a comprehensive list of Photoshop CS2 shortcuts:

Photoshop CS3:

Photoshop 7:

Want to make your own keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K or go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.

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