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    Often use keyboard shortcut for photoshop


    As a designer, of course we tends to use shortcut keys in photoshop. question, what keyboard shortcut you often use while using photoshop?
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    Find the below interesting useful shortcuts for your photo shop :-

    F1 - Toggles Adobe Online Help

    F5 - Toggles Brush style palette

    F6 - Toggles Colour, Swatches, Styles palette

    F7 - Toggles Layers, Channels, Paths palette

    F8 - Toggles Navigator, Info palette

    F9 - Toggles Actions, History, Presets palette

    Tab (Key) - Toggles all the palettes on screen

    Shift + Tab (Key) - Toggles palettes on screen, excluding the Toolbar.

    Ctrl + N - New Document Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + M - Curves Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + A - Selects all in the currently foreground document or currently selected layer
    Ctrl + J - Automatically creates a duplicate of the currently selected layer
    Ctrl + K - Preferences Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + L - Levels Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + F4 - Closes current document
    Ctrl + ' (Single Quote Key) - Toggles Grid Lines
    Ctrl + Q - Quits Photoshop altogether
    Ctrl + R - Toggles Rulers
    Ctrl + U - Hue/Saturation Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + O - Opens New File
    Ctrl + P - Print Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + Z - Undo last Action
    Ctrl + Tab - Toggle between open documents
    Ctrl + Shift + C - Copy Merged
    Ctrl + C - Copy
    Ctrl + H - Toggle Extras
    Ctrl + ; - Toggle Guides
    Ctrl + Shift + ; - Toggle Snap
    Ctrl + X - Cut
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + X - Pattern Maker
    Ctrl + V - Paste
    Ctrl + Shift + V - Paste into selection
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V - Paste Outside
    Ctrl + T - Transform Tool
    Ctrl + Shift + T - Repeats the last performed Transform
    Shift + F5 / Shift + Backspace (Key) - Fill Layer Dialogue Box
    Combination Number 9 Shortcuts - Ctrl + Shift / Alt -
    Ctrl + Shift + O - Photoshop's File Browser
    Ctrl + Shift + P - Page Setup Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + Shift + S - Save As Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + Shift + K - Color Setting Preferences Box
    Ctrl + Shift + F - Fade Dialogue Box
    Ctrl + Shift + X - Liquify Filter Tool
    Ctrl + Shift + N - Create New Layer Preferences Box
    Ctrl + Shift + M - Launches ImageReady
    Ctrl + Shift + E - Merges all layers into a single layer
    Ctrl + Alt + Z - Step Backward
    Ctrl + Shift + - (Minus Sign Key) - Zoom Out
    Ctrl + Shift + + (Plus Sign Key) - Zoom In
    Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N - Creates a new empty layer
    Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S - Save For The Web Dialogue
    Ctrl + Alt (in most Dialogue Boxes) - Changes the 'Cancel' command to 'Reset'
    Ctrl + Alt (in the 'Save For Web Dialogue') - Changes the 'Cancel' command to 'Reset' & the 'Done' command to 'Remember'
    Ctrl + Alt + ~(Tild Symbol) - Selects the brightest area of the currently selected layer
    Ctrl + Shift + I - Inverts a selection
    Ctrl + Alt + X - Extract
    Shift + -/+ signs(on a layer) - Toggles the different layer modes
    Shift + Ctrl + Z - Step Forward

    File Menu Shortcuts:

    Ctrl+N: New Document
    Ctrl+O: Open Document
    Shift+Ctrl+O: Browse
    Alt+Ctrl+O:Open As
    Ctrl+W: Close
    Ctrl+Shift+W: Close All
    Ctrl+S: Save
    Ctrl+Shift+S: Save As
    Ctrl+Alt+S: Save a Copy
    Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ S: Save for Web
    Ctrl+Shift+P: Page Setup
    Ctrl+Shift+M: Jump to Image Ready
    Ctrl+Q: Exit

    Viewing Shortcuts:

    Ctrl+Y: Proof Colors
    Ctrl++: Zoom In
    Ctrl+-: Zoom Out
    Ctrl+Alt++: Zoom In & Resize Window
    Ctrl+Alt+-: Zoom Out & Resize Window
    Ctrl+Alt+0: Actual Pixels
    Ctrl+Shift+H: Show/Hide Target Path
    Ctrl+R: Show/Hide Rulers
    Ctrl+Shift+; : On/Off Snap
    Ctrl+H: Show/Hide Extras
    Ctrl+Alt+;: Lock Guides
    Ctrl+;: Show Guides
    Ctrl+': Show Grid

    Tools Shortcuts:

    A: Path Component Selection Tool
    B: Paintbrush Tool
    C: Crop Tool
    D: Changes Default Colour Palettes To Black Foreground, White Background
    E: Eraser Tool
    F: Cycle Screen Modes
    G: Gradient Tool
    H: Hand Tool
    I: Eyedropper Tool
    J: Airbrush Tool
    K: Slice Tool
    L: Lasso Tool
    M: Marquee Tool
    N: Notes
    O: Dodge/Burn/Sponge Tool
    P: Pen Tool
    Q: Quick Mask
    R: Blur/Sharpen/ Smudge Tool
    S: Clone Stamp
    T: Type Tool
    U: Shape Tool
    V: Move Tool
    W: Magic Wand
    X: Swap Colours On Colour Pallete
    Y: History Brush
    Z: Zoom Tool


    Ctrl+Shift+N: New Layer
    Ctrl+J: Layer via Copy
    Ctrl+Shift+J: Layer via Cut
    Ctrl+G: Group with Previous
    Ctrl+Shift+] : Bring to Front
    Ctrl+]: Bring Forward
    Ctrl+[: Send Backward
    Ctrl+Shift+[ : Send Back
    Ctrl+E: Merge Layers
    Ctrl+Shift+E: Merge Visible

    Image Manipulation Shortcuts:

    Ctrl+L: Adjust Levels
    Ctrl+Shift+L: Adjust Auto Levels
    Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ L: Adjust Auto Contrast
    Ctrl+M: Adjust Curves
    Ctrl+B: Adjust Color Balance
    Ctrl+U: Adjust Hue/Saturation
    Ctrl+Shift+U: Desaturate
    Ctrl+I: Invert
    Ctrl+Alt+X: Extract

    Filters Shortcuts:

    Ctrl+F: Last Filter
    Ctrl+Shift+F: Fade
    Ctrl+Alt+X: Extract
    Ctrl+Shift+X: Liquify
    Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ X: Pattern Make

    Selection Shortcuts:

    Ctrl+A: Select All
    Ctrl+D: Deselect
    Ctrl+Shift+D: Reselect
    Ctrl+Shift+I: Inverse
    Ctrl+Alt+D: Feather

    Random Shortcuts:

    Alt+Backspace: Fill with Forground Color
    Shift+Backspace: Fill with Background Color
    Alt+]: Ascend through Layers
    Alt+[: Descend through Layers
    Shift+Alt+]: Select Top Layer
    Shift+Alt+[: Select Bottom Layer
    Tab: Show/Hide All Palettes
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    I try to use shortcuts, but their are so many.

    for fun: here is designers keyboard http://www.logickeyboard.com/images/...US121112-p.jpg
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    Very helpful tips above, thanks a lot!
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    tnhamanda


    It is very helpful topic. I appreciate it.
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    i use dragon pro voice activation to create custom voice commands for short cuts. find it easy to say "layer mask" the remembering and pressing short cut keys. increases real-estate too cuz u only need layers panel open most of the time.

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