86 Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements

Jump to: Tools, Text, Select and Move Object, Layers Panel, Paint and Brushes

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

1. Tools

Option-Click tool

Cycle through nested tools

V

Move

Z

Zoom

H

Hand

I

Eyedropper

M

Rectangular/ Elliptical Marquee tool

L

Lasso, Polygon Lasso, Magnetic Lasso

A

Magic Wand tool, Selection Brush tool, Quick Selection tool, Refined Selection tool, Auto Selection Tool

T

Horizontal Type, Vertical Type, Horizontal Type Mask, Vertical Type Mask, Text on Selection, Text on Shape, Text on Path

C

Crop, Perspective Crop

W

Recompose

C

Cookie Cutter

P

Straighten

Y

Eye

J

Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush

S

Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp

E

Eraser, Magic Eraser, Background Eraser

N

Pencil

B

Brush, Impressionist Brush, Color Replacement Brush

F

Smart Brush, Detailed Smart Brush

K

Paint Bucket

G

Gradient

U

Custom Shape, Rectangle Shape, Rounded Rectangle Shape, Ellipse Shape, Polygon Shape, Star Shape, Line Shape, Shape Select

R

Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Sponge, Dodge, mBurn

Tab

Show/Hide all panels

D

Default forground and background colors

X

Switch foreground and background colors

2. Text

Shift-click

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

Command-drag 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

3. Select and Move Object

Command+D

Deselect a selection

Spacebar- drag

Reposition marquee while selecting

Any selection tool+Shift/Option-drag

Add to or subtract from a selection

Shift-drag

Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)

Option-drag

Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)

Shift+Option-drag

Constrain shape and draw marquee from center

Option-click-drag

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

4. 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+E

Merge down

Command+Shift+E

Merge visible layers

Command+Shift+Option+E

Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer

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

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

5. Paint 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

Created by max on 12/27/2020. Last updated by guest on 12/27/2020

 

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