119 Shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop Elements (MacOS)  [edit]

Cycle through tools that have the same keyboard shortcut and preference setting,Use Shift Key for Tool Switch, must be enabled.

minusplus1. Tools
Option+Click tool Cycle through nested tools
V Move
Z Zoom
H Hand
I Eyedropper
M Rectangular Marquee
M Elliptical Marquee
L Lasso
L Polygon Lasso
L Magnetic Lasso
A Quick Selection
A Selection Brush
A Magic Wand
A Refined Selection
A Auto Selection
T Horizontal Type
T Vertical Type
T Horizontal Type Mask
T Vertical Type Mask
T Text on Selection
T Text on Shape
T Text on Path
C Crop
C Perspective Crop
W Recompose
C Cookie Cutter
P Straighten
Y Eye
J Spot Healing Brush
J Healing Brush
S Clone Stamp
S Pattern Stamp
E Eraser
E Magic Eraser
E Background Eraser
N Pencil
B Brush
B Impressionist Brush
B Color Replacement Brush
F Smart Brush
F Detailed Smart Brush
K Paint Bucket
G Gradient
U Custom Shape
U Rectangle Shape
U Rounded Rectangle Shape
U Ellipse Shape
U Polygon Shape
U Star Shape
U Line Shape
U Shape Select
R Blur
R Sharpen
R Smudge
O Sponge
O Dodge
O Burn
Tab Show/Hide all panels
D Default forground and background colors
X Switch forgorund and background colors

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minusplus2. Text
ShiftandClick Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Arrow Keys/Command+Left Arrow/Right Arrow Move 1 character left/right, 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right
Double-click/Triple-click/ Quadruple-click Select word, line, or paragraph
CommandandDrag a bounding box handle Scale and skew text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box
Command+Shift+Y Return to default font style
Command+Shift+U Turn Underlining on/off
Command+Shift+/ Turn Strikethrough on/off
Command+Shift+</> Decrease or increase type size of selected text 1 pt/px

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minusplus3. Selecting and Moving Object
Command+D Deselect a selection
Spacebaranddrag Reposition marquee while selecting
Any selection tool+Shift/Optionanddrag Add to or subtract from a selection
Shiftanddrag Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)
Optionanddrag Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)
Shift+Optionanddrag Constrain shape and draw marquee from center
Option-clickanddrag Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Polygonal Lasso tool
Delete Delete last anchor point for Magnetic or Polygonal Lasso tool
Enter/Esc Apply/cancel an operation of the Magnetic Lasso tool
Move tool+Option-drag selection Move copy of selection
Any selection+Arrow Keys Move selection area 1 pixel
Move tool+Arrow Keys Move selection 1 pixel
Command+Arrow Keys Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer
Magnetic Lasso tool+[/] Increase/decrease detection width
Crop tool+Enter/Esc Accept cropping or exit cropping
/ Toggle crop shield off and on

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minusplus4. Layers Panel
Option-click New button Set layer options
Option-click Trash button Delete without confirmation
Shift+Enter Apply value and keep text box active
Command-click layer thumbnail Load layer transparency as a selection
Command+Shift-click layer Add to current selection
Command+Option-click layer thumbnail Subtract from current selection
Command+Shift+Option-click layer thumbnail Intersect with current selection
Command+Shift+E Merge visible layers
Option-click New Layer button Create new empty layer with dialog
Command-click New Layer button Create new layer below target layer
Option+./ , Activate bottom/top layer
Option+[/] Select next layer down/up
Command+[/] Move target layer down/up
Command+Shift+Option+E Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer
Command+E Merge down
Option-click the eye icon Show/hide all other currently visible layers
/ Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock
Double-click text layer thumbnail Select all text; temporarily select Type tool
Option-click the line dividing two layers Create a clipping mask
Double-click the layer name Rename layer
Shift+Option+[/] Add to layer selection in Layers panel
Option+drag layer mask Copy the mask from one layer to another, and ask to replace if the mask is already present

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minusplus5. Painting and Brushes
Any painting tool or shape tool+Option Switch to Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool+Option-click Select background color
Shift++/- Cycle through blending modes
Option+Backspace/Command+Backspace Fill selection/layer with foreground or background color
Shift+Backspace Display Fill dialog box
/ Lock transparent pixels on/off
Any painting tool+Shift-click Connect points with a straight line (draw a straight line)
Option-click brush Delete brush
[/] Decrease/increase brush size
Shift+[/] Decrease/increase brush softness/hardness in 25% increments
,/. Select previous/next brush size
Shift+,/. Select first/last brush
Caps Lock Display precise cross hair for brushes

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