All Adobe Photoshop CS4 Shortcuts (mac/en)  [edit]

Table of Contents:

  1. Shortcut Keys for selecting tools
  2. Shortcut Keys for selecting tools in the Extract toolbox
  3. Shortcut Keys for working with Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker
  4. Shortcut Keys for using the Filter Gallery
  5. Shortcut Keys for using the Refine Edge dialog box
  6. Shortcut Keys for using the Black-and-White dialog box
  7. Shortcut Keys for using the Camera Raw dialog box
  8. Shortcut Keys for using the Curves dialog box
  9. Shortcut Keys for using Vanishing Point
  10. Shortcut Keys for working with blending modes
  11. Shortcut Keys for viewing images
  12. Shortcut Keys for selecting and moving objects
  13. Shortcut Keys for editing paths
  14. Shortcut Keys for painting objects
  15. Shortcut Keys for transforming selections, selection borders, and paths
  16. Shortcut Keys for selecting, editing, and navigating through text
  17. Shortcut Keys for formatting type
  18. Shortcut Keys for slicing and optimizing
  19. Shortcut Keys for using panels
  20. Shortcut Keys for using the Actions panel
  21. Shortcut Keys for using the Adjustments panel
  22. Shortcut Keys for using the Animation panel
  23. Shortcut Keys for using the Animation panel in Timeline Mode (Photoshop Extended)
  24. Shortcut Keys for using the Clone Source
  25. Shortcut Keys for using the Brushes panel
  26. Shortcut Keys for using the Channels panel
  27. Shortcut Keys for using the Color panel
  28. Shortcut Keys for using the History panel
  29. Shortcut Keys for using the Info panel
  30. Shortcut Keys for using the Layer Comps panel
  31. Shortcut Keys for using the Layers panel
  32. Shortcut Keys for using the Paths panel
  33. Shortcut Keys for using the Swatches panel

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minusplus1. Shortcut Keys for selecting tools
shift-press shortcut key (if "Use shift Key for Tool Switch" preference is selected) Cycle through tools with the same shortcut key
option - click + tool (except add anchor point, delete anchor point, and convert point tools) Cycle through hidden tools
V Move tool
M Rectangular Marquee tool, Elliptical Marquee tool
L Lasso tool, Polygonal Lasso tool, Magnetic Lasso tool
W Magic Wand tool, Quick Selection tool
C Crop tool, Slice tool, Slice Select tool
I Eyedropper tool, Color Sampler tool, Ruler tool, Note tool Count tool
J Spot Healing Brush tool, Healing Brush tool, Patch tool, Red Eye tool
B Brush tool, Pencil tool,Color Replacement tool
S Clone Stamp tool, Pattern Stamp tool
Y History Brush tool, Art History Brush tool
E Eraser tool, Background Eraser tool, Magic Eraser tool
G Gradient tool Paint Bucket tool
O Dodge tool, Burn tool, Sponge tool
P Pen tool, Freeform Pen tool
T Horizontal Type tool, Vertical Type tool, Horizontal Type mask tool, Vertical Type mask tool
A Path Selection tool, Direct Selection tool
U Rectangle tool, Rounded Rectangle tool, Ellipse tool, Polygon tool, Line tool Custom Shape tool
K 3D Rotate tool, 3D Roll tool, 3D Pan tool, 3D Slide tool, 3D Scale tool
N 3D Orbit tool, 3D Roll View tool, 3D Pan View tool, 3D Walk View tool, 3D Zoom tool
H Hand tool
R Rotate View tool
Z Zoom tool

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minusplus2. Shortcut Keys for selecting tools in the Extract toolbox
B Edge Highlighter tool
G Fill tool
I Eyedropper tool
C Cleanup tool
T Edge Touchup tool
W Forward Warp tool
R Reconstruct tool
C Twirl Clockwise tool
S Pucker tool
B Bloat tool
O Push Left tool
M Mirror tool
T Turbulence tool
F Freeze Mask tool
D Thaw Mask tool

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minusplus3. Shortcut Keys for working with Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker
Tab Cycle through controls on right from top (Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker)
Shift+Tab Cycle through controls on right from bottom (Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker)
Space Temporarily activate Hand tool (Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker)
Option Change Cancel to Reset (Extract, Liquify, and Pattern Maker)
]/[ Decreases or increases brush size (Extract and Liquify)
Command+0 (zero) Fit in window(Extract and Pattern Maker)
Command+[+ (plus) Zoom in (Extract and Pattern Maker)
command - - (hyphen) Zoom out (Extract and Pattern Maker)
Option+ Edge Highlighter/Eraser tool Toggle between Edge Highlighter tool and Eraser tool (Extract only)
command with Edge Highlighter tool selected Toggle Smart Highlighting (Extract only)
Option+Delete Remove current highlight (Extract only)
Command+Delete Highlight entire image (Extract only)
shift - click with Fill tool selected Fill foreground area and preview extraction (Extract only)
command - drag Move mask when Edge Touchup tool is selected (Extract only)
option - drag Add opacity when Cleanup tool is selected (Extract only)
X Toggle Show menu options in preview between Original and Extracted (Extract only)
Shift+X Enable Cleanup and Edge Touchup tools before preview (Extract only)
F Cycle through Display menu in preview from top to bottom (Extract only)
Shift+F Cycle through Display menu in preview from bottom to top (Extract only)
Arrow Down/arrow up in Brush Size text box Decrease/increase brush size by 1 (Extract only)
Shift+Arrow Down/Shift+ arrow up in Brush Size text box Decrease/increase brush size by 10 (Extract only)
Arrow Left/arrow right with Brush Size Slider showing Decrease/increase brush size by 1 (Extract only)
Shift+Arrow Left/Shift+ Arrow Right with Brush Size Slider showing Decrease/increase brush size by 10 (Extract only)
0 thru 9 Set strength of Cleanup or Edge Touch-up tool (Extract only)
Option+ tool Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools (Liquify only)
option - drag in preview with Reconstruct tool, Displace, Amplitwist, / Affine mode selected Continually sample the distortion (Liquify only)
Arrow Down/arrow up in Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, / Turbulent Jitter text box Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1 (Liquify only)
Arrow Left/arrow right with Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, / Turbulent Jitter slider showing Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1 (Liquify only)
Command+Z Redo last step (Liquify only)
Command+D Delete current selection (Pattern Maker only)
Command+Z Undo a selection move (Pattern Maker only)
Command+G Generate or generate again (Pattern Maker only)
Shift+Option+ select Intersect with current selection (Pattern Maker only)
X Toggle view: original/generated pattern (Pattern Maker only)
Home Go to first tile in Tile History (Pattern Maker only)
End Go to last tile in Tile History (Pattern Maker only)
arrow left, page up Go to previous tile in Tile History (Pattern Maker only)
arrow right, page down Go to next tile in Tile History (Pattern Maker only)
Delete Delete current tile from Tile History (Pattern Maker only)
arrow right, arrow left, arrow up, /Arrow Down Nudge selection when viewing the original (Pattern Maker only)
Shift+ right arrow, arrow left, arrow up, /Arrow Down Increase selection nudging when viewing the original (Pattern Maker only)

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minusplus4. Shortcut Keys for using the Filter Gallery
option - click a filter Apply a new filter on top of selected
option - click a disclosure triangle Open/close all disclosure triangles
Command Change Cancel button to Default
Option Change Cancel button to Reset
Command+Z Undo/Redo
Command+Shift+Z Step forward
Command+Option+Z Step backward

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minusplus5. Shortcut Keys for using the Refine Edge dialog box
Command+Option+R Open the Refine Edge dialog box
F Cycle (forward) through preview modes
Shift+F Cycle (backward) through preview modes
X Toggle between original image and selection preview

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minusplus6. Shortcut Keys for using the Black-and-White dialog box
P Toggle the preview option (on and off)
Shift+Command+Option+B Open the Black-and-White dialog box
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/decrease selected value by 1%
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/decrease selected value by 10%
Click-drag on the image Change the values of the closest color slider

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minusplus7. Shortcut Keys for using the Camera Raw dialog box
Z Zoom tool
H Hand tool
I White Balance tool
S Color Sampler tool
Command+Option+Shift+T Parametric Curve Targeted Adjustment tool
Command+Option+Shift+H Hue Targeted Adjustment tool
Command+Option+Shift+S Saturation Targeted Adjustment tool
Command+Option+Shift+L Luminance Targeted Adjustment tool
Command+Option+Shift+G Grayscale Mix Targeted Adjustment tool
T Last-used Targeted Adjustment tool
C Crop tool
A Straighten tool
B Spot Removal tool
E Red Eye Removal tool
K Adjustment Brush tool
G Graduated Filter tool
]/[ Increase/decrease brush size
Shift+]/Shift+[ Increase/decrease brush feather
= (equal sign) / - (hyphen) Increase/decrease Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10
Option Temporarily switch from Add to Erase mode for the Adjustment Brush tool, or from Erase to Add mode
Option+]/Option+[ Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool size
Option+Shift+]/Option+Shift+[ Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool feather
Option+=/ option - - Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10
N Switch to New mode from Add or Erase mode of the Adjustment Brush tool or the Graduated Filter
M Toggle Auto Mask for Adjustment Brush tool
Y Toggle Show Mask for Adjustment Brush tool
V Toggle pins for Adjustment Brush tool
V Toggle overlay for Graduated Filter, Spot Removal tool, or Red Eye Removal tool.
L/Command+] Rotate image left
R/Command+[ Rotate image right
Command+[+ (plus) Zoom in
command - - (hyphen) Zoom out
Command Temporarily switch to Zoom In tool
Option Temporarily switch to Zoom Out tool and change the Open Image button to Open Copy and the Cancel button to Reset.
P Toggle preview
F Full screen mode
Shift Temporarily activate the White Balance tool and change the Open Image button to Open Object.
Click the first point; shift-click additional points Select multiple points in Curves panel
command-click in preview Add point to curve in Curves panel
Arrow Keys Move selected point in Curves panel (1 unit)
shift-arrow key Move selected point in Curves panel (10 units)
Command+R Open selected images in Camera Raw dialog box from Bridge
Shift+ double-click image Open selected images from Bridge bypassing Camera Raw dialog box
option-drag Exposure, Recovery, / Black sliders Display highlights that will be clipped in Preview
O Highlight clipping warning
U Shadows clipping warning
Right-click Context menu
Command+K Camera Raw preferences
Command+ option (on open) Deletes Adobe Camera Raw preferences

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minusplus8. Shortcut Keys for using the Curves dialog box
Command+M Open the Curves dialog box
+ (plus) Select next point on the curve
- (minus) Select the previous point on the curve
Shift-click the points Select multiple points on the curve
Command+D Deselect a point
Select a point and press delete To delete a point on the curve
Arrow Keys Move the selected point 1 unit
Shift+Arrow Keys Move the selected point 10 units
option -drag black/white point sliders Display highlights and shadows that will be clipped
command-click the image Set a point to the composite curve
Shift+ command-click the image Set a point to the channel curves
option - click the field Toggle grid size

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minusplus9. Shortcut Keys for using Vanishing Point
Z Zoom tool
X Zoom 2x (temporary)
H Hand tool
Space Switch to Hand tool (temporary)
Command+[+ (plus) Zoom in
command - - (hyphen) Zoom out
Command+ 0 (zero), Double-click Hand tool Fit in view
Double-click Zoom tool Zoom to center at 100%
] Increase brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)
[ Decrease brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)
Shift+] Increase brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)
Shift+[ Decrease brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)
Command+Z Undo last action
Command+Shift+Z Redo last action
Command+D Deselect all
Command+H Hide selection and planes
Arrow Keys Move selection 1 pixel
Shift+Arrow Keys Move selection 10 pixels
Command+C Copy
Command+V Paste
Command+Shift+T Repeat last duplicate and move
Command+Option+T Create a floating selection from the current selection
command-drag Fill a selection with image under the pointer
Command+ option -drag Create a duplicate of the selection as a floating selection
Option+ shift to rotate Constrain selection to a 15° rotation
command-click the plane Select a plane under another selected plane
command-drag Create 90 degree plane off parent plane
Backspace delete last node while creating plane
Double-click the Create Plane tool Make a full canvas plane, square to the camera
Command+Shift+H Show/hide measurements (Photoshop Extended only)
Command+E Export to a DFX file (Photoshop Extended only)
Command+Shift+E Export to a 3DS file (Photoshop Extended only)

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minusplus10. Shortcut Keys for working with blending modes
Shift+[+ (plus) / - (minus) Cycle through blending modes
Shift+Option+N Normal
Shift+Option+I Dissolve
Shift+Option+Q Behind (Brush tool only)
Shift+Option+R Clear (Brush tool only)
Shift+Option+K Darken
Shift+Option+M Multiply
Shift+Option+B Color Burn
Shift+Option+A Linear Burn
Shift+Option+G Lighten
Shift+Option+S Screen
Shift+Option+D Color Dodge
Shift+Option+W Linear Dodge
Shift+Option+O Overlay
Shift+Option+F Soft Light
Shift+Option+H Hard Light
Shift+Option+V Vivid Light
Shift+Option+J Linear Light
Shift+Option+Z Pin Light
Shift+Option+L Hard Mix
Shift+Option+E Difference
Shift+Option+X Exclusion
Shift+Option+U Hue
Shift+Option+T Saturation
Shift+Option+C Color
Shift+Option+Y Luminosity
Sponge tool +Shift+Option+D Desaturate
Sponge tool +Shift+Option+S Saturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Option+S Dodge/burn shadows

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minusplus11. Shortcut Keys for viewing images
Command+Tab Cycles through open documents
shift - command - w Close a file in Photoshop and open Bridge
Q Toggle between Standard mode and quick Mask mode
F Toggle (forward) between Standard screen mode, Maximized screen mode, Full screen mode, and Full screen mode with menu bar
Shift+F Toggle (backward) between Standard screen mode, Maximized screen mode, Full screen mode, and Full screen mode with menu bar
Space+ f (or right-click canvas background and select color) Toggle (forward) canvas color
Space+Shift+F Toggle (backward) canvas color
Double-click Hand tool Fit image in window
Double-click Zoom tool Magnify 100%
Space Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
shift-drag Simultaneously pan multiple documents simultaneously with Hand tool
Command+Space Switch to Zoom In tool
Option+Space Switch to Zoom Out tool
space - drag Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool
Shift+ enter in Navigator panel zoom percentage box Apply zoom percentage, and keep zoom percentage box active
command-drag over preview in Navigator panel Zoom in on specified area of an image
Hold down h and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button Temporarily zoom into an image
space-drag, / drag view area box in Navigator panel Scroll image with Hand tool
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up or down 1 screen
Shift+Page Up/Page Down Scroll up or down 10 units
Home/End Move view to upper-left corner or lower right corner
\ (backslash) Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith (layer mask must be selected)

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minusplus12. Shortcut Keys for selecting and moving objects
Any marquee tool (except single column and single row) + space-drag Reposition marquee while selecting‡
Any selection tool + shift-drag Add to a selection
Any selection tool + option-drag Subtract from a selection
Any selection tool (except quick Selection tool) + shift-option-drag Intersect 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‡
command (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, / any Pen tool is selected) Switch to Move tool
option - drag Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Lasso tool
option - click Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to polygonal Lasso tool
Enter/Esc/Command+ . (period) Apply/cancel an operation of the Magnetic Lasso
Move tool + option-drag selection Move copy of selection
Any selection + arrow right, arrow left, arrow up, /Arrow Down Move selection area 1 pixel
Move tool + arrow right, arrow left, arrow up, /Arrow Down Move selection 1 pixel
Command+ arrow right, arrow left, arrow up, /Arrow Down 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
[/ (forward slash) Toggle crop shield off and on
Ruler tool + option-drag end point Make protractor
shift-drag guide Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View Snap is unchecked)
option-drag guide Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

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minusplus13. Shortcut Keys for editing paths
Direct selection tool + shift-click Select multiple anchor points
Direct selection tool + option - click Select entire path
Pen (any Pen tool), Path Selection / Direct Selection tool +Command+ option-drag Duplicate a path
Command Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools, to Direct Selection tool
Option Switch from Pen tool or Freeform Pen tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Magnetic Pen tool-double-click Close path
Magnetic Pen tool + option-double-click Close path with straight-line segment

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minusplus14. Shortcut Keys for painting objects
Any painting tool +Option/ any shape tool + option (except when Paths option is selected) Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool + option - click Select background color
Eyedropper tool +Shift Color sampler tool
Color sampler tool + option - click deletes color sampler
Any painting / editing tool + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (When airbrush option is enabled, use shift + number keys) Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting mode
Any painting / editing tool +Shift+ number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (When airbrush option is enabled, omit shift) Sets flow for painting mode
Shift+[+ (plus) / - (minus) Cycles through blending modes
Option+ backspace, /Command+Backspace Fills selection/layer with foreground or background color
Command+Option+Backspace Fills from history
Shift+Backspace Displays Fill dialog box
[/ (forward slash) Lock transparent pixels on/off
Any painting tool + shift-click Connects points with a straight line

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minusplus15. Shortcut Keys for transforming selections, selection borders, and paths
Option Transform from center or reflect
Shift Constrain
Command Distort
Enter Apply
Command+./Esc Cancel
Command+Option+T Free transform with duplicate data
Command+Shift+Option+T Transform again with duplicate data

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minusplus16. Shortcut Keys for selecting, editing, and navigating through text
command-drag type when Type layer is selected Move type in image
Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right/Arrow Down/arrow up, /Command+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Select 1 character left/right or 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right
shift-click Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Arrow Left/arrow right, arrow down/arrow up, /Command+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Move 1 character left/right, 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right
shift-click Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, / quintuple-click Select a word, line, paragraph, or story
Command+H Show/Hide selection on selected type
Command Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box
command-drag a bounding box handle Scale text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box
space-drag Move text box while creating text box

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minusplus17. Shortcut Keys for formatting type
Horizontal Type tool +Command+Shift+ l,c, /R Align left, center, or right
Vertical Type tool +Command+Shift+ l,c, /R Align top, center, or bottom
Command+Shift+X Choose 100% horizontal scale
Command+Shift+Option+X Choose 100% vertical scale
Command+Shift+Option+A Choose Auto leading
Command+Shift+Q Choose 0 for tracking
Command+Shift+J Justify paragraph, left aligns last line
Command+Shift+F Justify paragraph, justifies all
Command+Shift+Option+H Toggle paragraph hyphenation on/off
Command+Shift+Option+T Toggle single/every-line composer on/off
Command+Shift+</> Decrease or increase type size of selected text 2 points or pixels
Option+ arrow downor arrow up Decrease or increase leading 2 points or pixels
Shift+Option+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease or increase baseline shift 2 points or pixels
Option+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

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minusplus18. Shortcut Keys for slicing and optimizing
Command Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool
shift-drag Draw square slice
option-drag Draw from center outward
Shift+ option - drag Draw square slice from center outward
space - drag Reposition slice while creating slice
Right-click slice Open context-sensitive menu

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minusplus19. Shortcut Keys for using panels
option - click New button Set options (except for Actions, Animation, Styles, Brushes, Tool Presets, and Layer Comps panels)
option - click delete button delete without confirmation (except for the Brushes panel)
Shift+Enter Apply value and keep text box active
command-click channel, layer, / path thumbnail. Load as a selection
Command+ shift-click channel, layer, / path thumbnail. Add to current selection
Command+ option - click channel, path, / layer thumbnail. Subtract from current selection
Command+Shift+ option - click channel, path, / layer thumbnail Intersect with current selection
Tab Show/Hide all panels
Shift+Tab Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar
Select tool and press enter Highlight options bar
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/decrease units by 10 in a pop-up menu

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minusplus20. Shortcut Keys for using the Actions panel
option - click the check mark next to a command. Turn command on and all others off, or turns all commands on
option - click Turn current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls
Option+ double-click action / action set Change action or action set options
Double-click recorded command Display Options dialog box for recorded command
Command+ double-click an action Play entire action
option - click the triangle Collapse/expand all components of an action
command-click the Play button Play a command
option - click the New Action button Create new action and begin recording without confirmation
shift-click the action/Command Select contiguous items of the same kind
command-click the action/Command Select discontiguous items of the same kind

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minusplus21. Shortcut Keys for using the Adjustments panel
Option+ 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue) Choose a channel for adjustment
Command+ 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue) Select individual channels in the Channels panel
Option+Command+ 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue) Load individual channel as selection
Option+2 Choose composite channel for adjustment
Command+2 Select composite channel in Channel panel
\ (backslash) Toggle layer or smart filter masks
Hold down \ (backslash) Temporarily view the state of previous adjustment layer
Command+1 100% view
Command+Tab Switch to next document
Shift+Command+Tab Switch to previous document
Delete/Backspace delete layer

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minusplus22. Shortcut Keys for using the Animation panel
shift-click second frame deselect multiple contiguous frames
command-click multiple frames Select/deselect multiple discontiguous frames
Option+ Paste Frames command from the Panel pop-up menu Paste using previous settings without displaying the dialog box

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minusplus23. Shortcut Keys for using the Animation panel in Timeline Mode (Photoshop Extended)
Space Start playing the timeline or Animation panel
Option+ click the current-time display in the upper-left corner of the timeline. Switch between timecode and frame numbers (current time view)
Option+ click Expand and collapse list of layers
Hold down the shift key when clicking the Next/Previous Frame buttons (on either side of the Play button). Jump to the next/previous whole second in timeline
Hold down the shift key while dragging the current time. Increase playback speed
Hold down the command key while dragging the current time. Decrease playback speed
shift-drag Snap an object (keyframe, the current time, layer in point, and so on) to the nearest object in timeline
alt-drag (first / last keyframe in the selection) Scale (evenly distribute to condensed or extended length) a selected group of multiple keyframes
Arrow Left/Page Up Back one frame
Arrow Right/Page Down Forward one frame
Shift+Arrow Left/Shift+Page Up Back ten frames
Shift+Arrow Right/Shift+Page Down Forward ten frames
Home Move to the beginning of the timeline
End Move to the end of the timeline
Shift+ home Move to the beginning of the work area
Shift+ end Move to the end of the work area
Arrow Up Move to In point of the current layer
Arrow Down Move to the Out point of the current layer
Shift+Arrow Up Back 1 second
Shift+ down Arrow Foward 1 second
Esc Return a rotated document to its original orientation

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minusplus24. Shortcut Keys for using the Clone Source
Option+Shift Show Clone Source (overlays image)
Option+Shift+Arrow Keys Nudge Clone Source
Option+Shift+</> Rotate Clone Source
Option+Shift+[/] Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source

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minusplus25. Shortcut Keys for using the Brushes panel
option - click brush delete brush
Double-click brush Rename brush
Option+ right click + drag Change brush size
Option+Shift+ right click + drag Decrease/increase brush softness/hardness
, (comma) /. Select previous/next brush size
Shift+ , (comma) /. Select first/last brush
Caps Lock/Shift+ caps Lock Display precise cross hair for brushes
Shift+Option+P Toggle airbrush option

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minusplus26. Shortcut Keys for using the Channels panel
option - click Save Selection As Channel button Set options for Save Selection As Channel button
command-click Create New Channel button Create a new spot channel
shift-click color channel Select/deselect multiple color-channel selection
shift-click alpha channel Select/deselect alpha channel and show/hide as a rubylith overlay
Double-click alpha / spot channel thumbnail Display channel options
~ (tilde) Toggle composite and grayscale mask in quick Mask mode

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minusplus27. Shortcut Keys for using the Color panel
option - click color in color bar Select background color
Right-click color bar Display Color Bar menu
shift-click color bar Cycle through color choices

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minusplus28. Shortcut Keys for using the History panel
Option+ new Snapshot Create a new snapshot
Double-click snapshot name Rename snapshot
Command+Shift+Z Step forward through image states
Command+Option+Z Step backward through image states
option - click the image state Duplicate any image state, except the current state
Option+ clear History (in History panel pop-up menu) Permanently clear history (no Undo)

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minusplus29. Shortcut Keys for using the Info panel
Click eyedropper icon Change color readout modes
Click crosshair icon Change measurement units

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minusplus30. Shortcut Keys for using the Layer Comps panel
Windows Result
option - click Create New Layer Comp button Create new layer comp without the New Layer Comp box
Double-click layer comp Open Layer Comp Options dialog box
Double-click layer comp name Rename in-line
shift-click Select/deselect multiple contiguous layer comps
command-click Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps

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minusplus31. Shortcut Keys for using the Layers panel
command-click layer thumbnail Load layer transparency as a selection
command-click filter mask thumbnail Load filter mask as a selection
Command+G Group layers
Command+Shift+G Ungroup layers
Command+Option+G Create/release clipping mask
Command+Option+A Select all layers
Command+Shift+E Merge visible layers
option - click New Layer button Create new empty layer with dialog box
command-click New Layer button Create new layer below target layer
Option+. Select top layer
Option+ , (comma) Select bottom layer
Shift+Option+[/] Add to layer selection in Layers panel
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
Highlight layers you want to merge, then command +E Merge layers
Command+Shift+[/] Move layer to bottom or top
Option+ Merge Down command from the Panel pop-up menu Copy current layer to layer below
Option+ Merge Visible command from the Panel pop-up menu Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer
Right-click the eye icon Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups
option - click the eye icon Show/hide all other currently visible layers
[/ (forward slash) Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock
Double-click layer effect/style Edit layer effect/style, options
option-double-click layer effect/style Hide layer effect/style
Double-click layer Edit layer style
shift-click vector mask thumbnail Disable/enable vector mask
Double-click layer mask thumbnail Open Layer Mask Display Options dialog box
shift-click layer mask thumbnail Toggle layer mask on/off
shift-click filter mask thumbnail Toggle filter mask on/off
option - click layer mask thumbnail Toggle between layer mask/composite image
option - click filter mask thumbnail Toggle between filter mask/composite image
\ (backslash), /Shift+ option - click Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off
Double-click type layer thumbnail Select all type; temporarily select Type tool
option - click the line dividing two layers Create a clipping mask
Double-click the layer name Rename layer
Double-click the filter effect Edit filter settings
Double-click the Filter Blending icon Edit the Filter Blending options
command-click New Layer Set button Create new layer set below current layer/layer set
option - click New Layer Set button Create new layer set with dialog box
option - click Add Layer Mask button Create layer mask that hides all/selection
command-click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that reveals all/path area
Command+ option - click Add Layer Mask button Create vector mask that hides all or displays path area
Right-click layer group and choose Group Properties, / double-click group Display layer group properties
shift-click Select/deselect multiple contiguous layers
command-click Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layers

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minusplus32. Shortcut Keys for using the Paths panel
Command+ shift-click pathname Add path to selection
Command+ option - click pathname Subtract a path from selection
Command+Shift+ option - click pathname Retain intersection of path as a selection
Command+Shift+H Hide path
option - click button Set options for Fill Path with Foreground Color button, Stroke Path with Brush button, Load Path as a Selection button, Make Work Path from Selection button, and Create New Path button

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minusplus33. Shortcut Keys for using the Swatches panel
Click in empty area of panel Create new swatch from foreground color
command-click swatch Set swatch color as background color
option - click swatch delete swatch

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Uploaded by bernd, updated on 1/2/2016 by bernd