Photoshop CS5 Keyboard shortcuts

Want to speed things up in Photoshop? To get you on your way to super efficiency, you’ll need to learn as many quick keyboard commands as possible.

Here’s our comprehensive list of handy shortcuts of tools, file, select, filter, channel, analysis, edit, layer, 3D, image, blending modes, view, navigation, painting, pen tool…..which will help you to fasten up your designing.

Tools

Add Mode (Shape Tools) +
Subtract mode (Shape Tools)
Lock transparency pixels (on/off) /
 Decrease brush size [
 Increase brush size  ]
 Decrease brush hardness by 25% Shift + [
 Increase brush hardness by 25%  Shift + ]
 Previous brush  ,
 Next brush  .
 First brush  Shift + ,
 Last brush  Shift + .
 Tool opacity 10% → 100%  1 → 0
 Flow 10% → 100% Shift + 1 → 0
 Path / Direct Selection Tools A
 Brush / Pencil / Colour Replacement Tools B
 Crop / Slice / Slice selection Tools C
 Default Foreground and Background Colours D
 Eraser / Background Eraser / Magic Eraser E
Gradient / Paint Bucket tools G
Hand tool (bird’s eye view) H
Eyedropper / Sampler / Ruler / Note / Count I
Spot Healing / Healing / Patch / Red Eye J
3D Rotate / Roll / Pan / Slide / Scale tools K
 Lasso / Polygonal Lasso / Magnetic Lasso L
 Rectangular / Elliptical Marquee tools M
3D Orbit tools (Roll View / Pan View / etc.) N
Dodge / Burn / Sponge tools O
 Pen / freedom Pen tools P
Edit in Quick Mask Mode (on/off) Q
Rotate View tool R
Clone / Pattern Stamp tools S
Type tools (Horiz / Vert / Horiz Mask / Vert Mask) T
 Shape tools (Rect / Round Rect / Ellipse / etc.) U
 Move tool V
Quick selection / Magic Wand tools W
Switch Foreground and Background Colours X
 History / Art History Brush tools Y
 Zoom tool Z
Hand toll (toggle) Space
Zoom in (toggle) cmd + space
Zoom Out (toggle) Opt + space
Cycle Path / Direct Selection tools  Shift + A
Cycle brush / Pencil / Colour Replacement tools Shift + B
 Cycle Crop / Slice / Slice Selection tools  Shift + C
Crop eraser tools Shift + E
Cycle Gradient / Paint Bucker tools Shift + G
Cycle eyedropper / Sampler / ruler / Note / Count Shift + I
Cycle Spot / Healing / Patch / Red Eye tools Shift + J
 Cycle 3D Rotate / Roll / Pan / Slide / Scale Shift + K
 Cycle Lasso tools  Shift + L
 Cycle Rectangular / Elliptical Marquee tools Shift + M
 Cycle 3D Orbit tools (Roll view / Pan View / etc.) Shift + N
Cycle Dodge / Burn / Sponge tools Shift + O
Cycle Pen / Freedom Pen tools Shift + P
Cycle Clone / Pattern Stamp tools Shift + S
Cycle Type tools Shift + T
Cycle shape tools (rect / Round rect / etc.)  Shift + U
 Cycle Quick Selection / Magic Wand tools Shift + W
Cycle History / art History Brush tools Shift + Y
Airbrush (with Brush tools selected) Opt + Shift + P

 

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Miscellaneous

 Accept operation  Return
 Apply zoom and keep zoom field active Shift + Return
Cancel operation Esc / Cmd +
 Don’t snap object edge while moving Hold Ctrl while dragging
Highlight Fields in Options bar (n/a for all tools) Return
Move Crop Marquee while creating Hold Space while drawing
Play action  Cmd + Opt +
Switch between open documents Cmd + ~
Reset Dialog Box Opt + Cancel (Reset)+Click
Undo or Redo operation beyond last one Cmd + Opt +Z/ + Shift +Z
Snap Guide to Ruler ticks Hold Shift while dragging

 

File

 Browse (launch Adobe Bridge)  Cmd + Opt + O
Close Cmd + W
Close All Cmd + Opt + W
Close and Go To Bridge Cmd + Shift + W
Exit Cmd + Q
File Info Cmd + Opt Shift + I
 New Document Cmd + N
 New Document (last settings) Cmd + Opt + N
Open Cmd + O
Open Adobe Bridge Cmd + Opt + O
Open As Cmd+Opt+Shift+O
Page Setup Cmd + Shift + P
Place Cmd + Shift + O
 Print  Cmd + P
 Print One Copy Cmd+Opt+Shift+P
Revert  F12
Save Cmd + S
Save As Cmd + Shift + S
 Save As Copy  Cmd + Opt + S
Save for Web & Devices Cmd+Opt+Shift+S

 

Select

 Add to a Selection  Shift
All Cmd + A
All Layers Cmd + Opt + A
Contract Cmd + Opt + [
Deselect Cmd + D
Draw Marquee from Center Opt + Marquee
 Edit in Quick Mask Mode (on / off) Q
Expand  Cmd + Opt + ]
Feather Cmd + Opt + D
Intersection with a Selection Shift + Opt
Inverse  Cmd + Shift + O
Make Copy of Selection / Move tool Opt + Drag Selection
Make Copy of Selection when not in Move tool Selection  Cmd + Opt + Drag
 Move Marquee while drawing selection  Hold Space + draw marquee
Move duplicate of selection 1 px Cmd + ←, ↑, →, ↓
Move duplicate of selection 10 px  Cmd + Opt + shift + ←, ↑, →, ↓
 Move selection 1 px  Cmd + ←, ↑, →, ↓
Move selection 10 px  Cmd + Shift + ←, ↑, →, ↓
Nudge selection outline 1 px ←, ↑, →, ↓
Nudge selection outline 10 px Shift + ←, ↑, →, ↓
Refine Edge  Cmd + Opt + R
Reposition selection outline Space-drag
Reselect Cmd + Shift + D
Subtract from a Selection  Opt

 

Filter

 Add Noise Cmd+Opt+Shift+Z
Gaussian Blur Cmd+Opt+Shift+G
Last filter (reapply) Cmd + F
Last filter ( show dialog) Cmd + Opt + F
Lens Correction Cmd+Opt+Shift+Y
Liquify Cmd + Shift + X
Smart Sharpen Cmd+Opt+Shift+W
Unsharp Mask Cmd+Opt+Shift+U
Vanishing Point  Cmd + Opt +V

 

Channels

 Add composite selection  Cmd+Opt+Shift+2
Add layer mask selection  Cmd+Opt+Shift+\
Add selection channel 1 → 7 Cmd+Opt+Shift+3→9
Alpha / composite channel (toggle) `
Layer mask as rubylith (on / off) \
Load composite as selection Cmd + Opt + 2
Load layer mask as selection Cmd + Opt + \
Load selection channel 1 → 7 cmd + Opt + 3 → 9
Select channel 1 → 7 Cmd + 3 → 9
Select composite channel Cmd + 2
 Select layer mask (channel)  Cmd + \

 

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Analysis

 Record Measurements  Cmd + Shift + M

 

Edit

 Assign Profile Cmd+Opt+Shift+[
Convert to Profile Cmd+Opt+Shift+]
Clear (selection) Delete
Colour Settings Cmd + Shift + K
Copy Cmd + C
Copy Merged Cmd + Shift + C
Cut Cmd + X
Fade (last filter/adjustment) Cmd + Shift + F
Fill (show dialog) Shift + Delete
Fill from history  Cmd + Opt + Delete
Fill from history & preserve trans.  Cmd+Opt+Shift+ Delete
Fill w/background & preserve trans Cmd+Shift+Delete
Fill w/ foreground & preserve trans Opt + Shift + Delete
 Fill with background colour Cmd + Delete
Fill with foreground colour Opt + Delete
Free Transform Cmd + T
Free Transform with duplicate Cmd + Opt + T
Keyboard shortcuts Cmd+Opt+Shift+K
Menus Cmd+Opt+Shift+M
Paste Cmd + V
Paste Into (selection) Cmd + Shift + V
 Paste Outside (selection) Cmd+Opt+Shift+V
Preferences (General) Cmd +
Preferences (last used) Cmd + Opt + K
Purge All Cmd + Shift + `
Purge All (no dialog) Cmd+Opt+Shift+`
Step Backward (history) Cmd + Opt + Z
Step Forward (history) Cmd + Shift + Z
Transform Again Cmd + Shift +T
Transform Again with duplicate Cmd+Opt+Shift+T
Undo / Redo Cmd + Z

 

Layer

 Add-select layers to bottom layer Opt + Shift + ,
Add-select layers to top layer Opt + Shift + .
Add-select next layer Opt + Shift + ]
Add-select previous layer Opt + Shift + [
Blending Options Cmd + Opt + /
Bring Forward Cmd + ]
Bring to Front Cmd + Shift + ]
Change to a specific blend mode (w/Move tool) Shift +Opt+letter(ie: N=Normal, etc.)
Clone layer as you move it Option-Drag
Convert to Smart Object Cmd+Opt+Shift+D
Create / Release Clipping Mask Cmd + Opt + G
Cycle down or up through blend modes Shift-Plus(+) or Minus(-)
Delete Layers (Groups) Delete
Duplicate Layers (Groups)  Cmd + Shift + /
Duplicate Layers (Groups) (no dialog)  Cmd+Opt+Shift+/
Find/Select layer containing object Ctrl-click on object w/Move tool
Flatten image  Cmd+Opt+shift+F
Group Layers Cmd + G
Layer (Group) Properties F2 / Cmd + /
Layer Opacity 10% → 100%  1 → O
Merge Layers Cmd + E
Merge Visible Cmd + Shift + E
New Layer Cmd + Shift + N
New Layer (no dialog) Cmd+Opt+Shift+N
New Layer via copy Cmd + J
New Layer via Copy (show dialog) Cmd + Opt + J
New Layer via Cut  Cmd + Shift + J
New Layer via Cut (show dialog) Cmd+Opt+shift+J
Select bottom layer  Opt + ,
Select next layer Opt + ]
Select previous layer Opt + [
Select top layer Opt + .
Send Backward Cmd + [
Send to Back Cmd + Shift + [
Stamp Down Cmd + Opt + E
Stamp Visible Cmd+Opt+Shift+E
 Ungroup Layers Cmd + Shift + G
Select non-contiguous layers Cmd-Click layers
Select contiguous layers Click layer, Shift-Click other layer
Switch to layer below/above current layer  Opt + [ or Opt – ]
Temporarily turn off layer mask  Shift-Click layer mask icon
 View contents of layer mask Opt-Click layer mask icon

 

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Image

 8 Bits/Channel mode Cmd + Opt + ,
Arbitrary (Image Rotation) Cmd+Opt+shift+R
Auto Colour cmd + Shift + B
Auto Contrast Cmd+Opt+Shift+L
Auto Levels Cmd + Shift + L
Black & White Cmd+Opt+Shift+B
Brightness/Contrast Cmd + Opt + –
Brightness/Contrast (last settings)  Cmd+Opt+Shift+-
Canvas Size  Cmd + Opt + C
Colour Balance Cmd + B
Colour Balance (last settings) Cmd + Opt + B
Content-Aware Scale Cmd+Opt+Shift+C
Crop Cmd+Opt+Shift+H
Curves Cmd+M
Curves (last settings) Cmd + Opt + M
Desaturate Cmd + Shift + U
Duplicate  Cmd + Shift + A
duplicate (no dialog) Cmd+Opt+Shift+A
Hue/Saturation Cmd + U
Huge/Saturation (last settings) Cmd + Opt + U
Image Size  Cmd + Opt + I
Invert Cmd + I
Levels  Cmd + L
Levels (last settings) Cmd + Opt + L
Reveal All Cmd + Shift + R
RGB mode Cmd + ,
Shadow / Highlight Cmd + Shift + Q
Shadow / Highlight (last settings) Cmd+Opt+Shift+Q
Trim Cmd + Opt + Y
Vibrance Cmd + Opt + +
Vibrance (last settings)  Cmd+Opt+Shift++

 

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Blending Modes

 Cycle blending modes forward  Shift + +
 Cycle blending modes backward shift + –
Behind (brush tool) Opt + Shift + Q
Clear (Brush tool) Opt + Shift + R
Colour Opt + Shift + C
Colour Burn Opt + Shift + B
Colour Dodge Opt + Shift + D
Darken Opt + Shift + K
Difference Opt + Shift + E
Dissolve Opt + Shift + I
Exclusion Opt + Shift + X
Hard Light Opt + Shift + H
Hard Mix Opt + Shift + L
Hue Opt + Shift + U
Lighten Opt + Shift + G
Linear Burn Opt + Shift + A
Linear Dodge Opt + Shift + W
Linear Light Opt + Shift + J
Luminosity Opt + Shift + Y
Multiply Opt + Shift + M
Normal (Threshold) Opt + Shift + N
Overlay Opt + Shift + O
Pin Light Opt + Shift + Z
Saturation Opt + Shift + T
Screen Opt + Shift + S
Soft Light Opt + Shift + F
Vivid Light Opt + Shift + V
Pass Through (groups) Opt + Shift + P
Desaturate (Sponge tool) Opt + Shift + D
Saturate (Sponge tool) Opt + Shift + S
Highlights (Dodge & Burn tools) Opt + Shift + H
Midtones (Dodge & Burn tools) Opt + Shift + M
Shadows (Dodge & Burn tools)  Opt + Shift + S

 

View

 Actual Pixel (view 100%) Cmd+1/Cmd+Opt+0
Clear Guides Cmd+Opt+Shift+;
Cycle canvas colour forward Space + F
Cycle canvas colour backward Space + Shift + F
Cycle screen modes forward F
Cycle screen modes backward Shift + F
Extras (show/hide) Cmd + H
Fit on Screen Cmd + 0
Gamut Warning (on / off) Cmd + Shift + Y
Grid (show / hide) Cmd + ‘
Guides (lock / unlock) Cmd + Opt + ;
Guides (show / hide)  Cmd + ;
Hide all tools and panels Tab
Hide all panels except Toolbox and Options bar Shift + Tab
Jump/Zoom to part of Image Cmd + drag in Nav panel
New Guide Cmd + Opt + ‘
Proof Colours (on / off) Cmd + Y
Rulers (show / /hide) Cmd + R
Scroll image left or right in window Cmd+Shift+Page Up/Down
Smart Guides (on / off) Cmd + Opt + Q
Snap (on/off) Cmd + Shift + ;
Target Path (show / hide) Cmd + Shift + H
 Toggles layer mask on/off as rubylith \
Zoom in Cmd++/Cmd+Space
Zoom in & resize window Cmd + Opt + +
Zoom out Cmd+-/Opt+Space
Zoom out & resize window  Cmd + Opt + –

 

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Adjustments panel

Cycle blending modes forward  Opt + Shift + +
 Cycle blending modes backward  Opt + Shift + –
Delete selected curve points Delete
Deselect selected curve points Cmd + D
Focus next entry field Tab
Focus previous entry field Shift + Tab
Move selected curve points 1 unit ←, ↑, →, ↓
Move selected curve points 10 units  Shift + ←, ↑, →, ↓
Next curve point  + / =
Preview unadjusted document \ (hold)
 Previous curve point – / Shift + –
Select channel 1 → 7  Opt + 1 → 9
Select composite  Opt + 2

 

Help

Help  Help
 About Photoshop Shift + Help

 

Type

 Align Center Cmd + Shift + C
Align Left Cmd + Shift + L
Align Right Cmd + Shift + R
All Caps (on / off) Cmd + Shift + K
Baseline +/- 10pt Cmd+Opt+Shift+↑,↓
Baseline +/- 2pt  Opt + Shift + ↑, ↓
 Bold / Faux Bold (on/off)  Cmd + Shift + B
Cancel changes  Esc
Commit changes Ctrl + Return / Return (Keypad)
Cursor one word left / right Cmd + ←, →
Cursor to end of line  End
 Cursor to end of story Cmd + End
Cursor to start of line Home
Cursor to start of story Cmd + Home
Hyphenation (on / off) Cmd+Opt+Shift+H
Italic / Faux Italic (on / off) Cmd + Shift + I
Justify Paragraph (Force Last Line) Cmd + Shift + F
 Justify Paragraph (Left Align Last Line)  Cmd + Shift + J
 Kerning +/- 100/1000 em Cmd + Opt + ←, →
Kerning +/- 20/1000 em  Opt + ←, →
 Leading +/- 10pt  Cmd + Opt + ↑, ↓
Leading +/- 2pt  Opt + ↑, ↓
Previous / next paragraph Cmd + ↑, ↓
Regular (on / off)  Cmd + Shift + Y
Select one character to left / right Shift + ←, →
Select one line (to end) up / down  Cmd + Shift + ↑, ↓
Select one line up /down  Shift + ↑, ↓
 Select one word to left / right Cmd + Shift + ←, →
 Select type to end of line Shift + End
Select type to end of Story Cmd + Shift + End
Select type to start of line  Shift + Home
Select type to start of story Cmd + Shift + Home
Set Horizontal Scale to 100% Cmd + Shift + X
Set Leading to Auto Cmd+Opt+Shift+A
Set tracking to 0 Cmd + Shift + Q
Set Vertical Scale to 100% Cmd+Opt+Shift+A
Show / hide type Cmd + H
Small Caps (on / off) Cmd + Shift + H
Strikethrough (on / off) Cmd + Shift + /
 Subscript (on / off) Cmd+Opt+Shift++
Superscript (on / off)  Cmd + Shift + +
Toggle Single / Every-Line composer  Cmd+Opt+Shift+T
Type size +/- 10pt  Cmd+Opt+Shift+<,>
Type size +/- 2pt  Cmd + Shift
+ <,>
Underline (on / off)  Cmd + Shift + U

 

Navigation

 Next Document Ctrl + Tab
Previous Document Ctrl + Shift +Tab
Pan / zoom multiple documents Shift-drag
Scroll view down 10 px Shift + Page Down
Scroll view down one page Page Down
Scroll view left 10 px Cmd+Shift+Page Up
 Scroll view left one page Cmd + Page Up
Scroll view right 10 px Cmd+Shift+PageDown
Scroll view right one page  Cmd + Page Down
Scroll view up 10 px Shift + Page Up
 Scroll view up one page  Page Up
View top left of document Home
View to bottom left of document Opt + Home
View bottom right of document End
View to top right of document Opt + End

 

Painting

 Change paint opacity (with Airbrush OFF)  Number keys
Change paint opacity (with Airbrush ON) Shift-Number keys
Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush ON) Number keys
 Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush OFF) Shift-Number keys
Change to a specific blend mode  Shift + Opt + letter
Create fixed color target from within a dialog box  Shift-Click in image window
Cross-Hair Cursor  Tool + turn Caps Lock on
Erase to History panel’s source state Option-Eraser
Decrease/Increase Brush Size [or]
Decrease/Increase Hardness of Brush Shift-[ or Shift-]
Open brushes pop-up panel  Ctrl-Click in Image window
Sample as background color Opt + Click w/Eyedrop tool
Switch between present Brushes  < or >
To get Move tool Tool + hold Cmd
To get Eyedropper with Paint tools Option

 

Pen Tool

 To get Direct Selection tool while using Pen  Cmd
To Select a whole path w/Direct Selection tool Option-Click
Convert path to a selection Cmd-Click on path name

 

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Window

All panels (show / hide)  Tab
All panels except Tools panel (show / hide) Shift + Tab
Action panel Opt + F9
Adjustment panel (show / hide) F3
Animation panel (show / hide) Shift + F10
Brushes panel (show / hide) F5
Channels panel (show / hide) Shift + F7
Clone Source panel (show / hide) Shift + F5
Colour panel (show / hide) F6
Consolidate All to Tabs Cmd + Shift + 0
Float All in Windows  Cmd+Opt+Shift+0
Histogram panel (show / hide)  Shift + F8
History panel (show / hide) F10
Info panel (show / hide) F8
Layer Comps panel (show / hide) Shift + F11
Layers panel (show / hide) F7
Masks panel (show / hide) F4
Navigation panel (show / hide) Shift + F2
Notes panel (show / hide) F11
Option bar (show) Return
Styles panel (show / hide) Shift + F9
Swatches panel (show / hide) Shift + F12

 

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3D

 Hide Nearest Surface Cmd + Opt + X
Reveal All Surfaces Cmd+Opt+Shift+X

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