Shortcuts Adobe Photoshop for Windows

Hot keys for Adobe Photoshop CC allow you not only to increase productivity and work faster, but also to focus on really important work, when, for example, you need to work continuously with a picture and there is no possibility to switch to the menu. In this case, the shortcut combinations help out great. In Adobe Photoshop SS in the menu, opposite each team, spelled shortcuts. Calling shortcuts works in combination with English letters on any layout. The main modifiers are Ctrl, Shift and Alt. We collected all the combinations available in Photoshop, divided them into categories for convenience. Determine what actions you perform most often, remember the list of hot keys, and work faster and better.

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Click in empty area of panel Create new swatch from foreground color
Ctrl+Click swatch Set swatch color as background color
Alt+Click swatch Delete swatch

Selecting Tools

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
For selecting tools, press Shift+Letter to cycle through the sub-tools of each. Alt+Click on Tool cycles through hidden tools H
Hand tool V
Move Tool M
Marquee Tools L
Lasso Tools W
Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tool C
Crop and Slice Tools I
Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, and Count Tool J
Spot Healing Brush, Patch, and Red Eye Tool B
Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, and S
Clone Stamp tool Y
History Brush tool E
Eraser tool G
Gradient tool O
Dodge tool P
Pen tool T
Type tool A
Path Selection tool U
Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, and Custom Shape Tool K
3D Object Tools N
3D Camera Tools R
Rotate View tool Z
Zoom tool

Manage Views

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Cycle forwards/ backwards through open documents
F/Shift+F Toggle Fullscreen Modes forward/ backwards
Ctrl+[+]/- Zoom in/ zoom out
Ctrl+0 Zoom to fit screen
Ctrl+1 Zoom to 100%
Press and hold H, then Click Temporarily Zoom into an Image
Ctrl+' Show/Hide Grid
Ctrl+; Show/Hide Guides
Ctrl+R Show/Hide Rulers
Space Temporarily Switch to Hand Tool
Shift+Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ scroll down in small increments
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ down one screen
Home/End Scroll to to upper-left/ lower-right corner
Ctrl+Shift+; Toggle Snap
Ctrl+Alt+; Lock Guides
Ctrl+Y Proof Colors
Shift+Ctrl+Y Gamut Warning
Q Toggle Quick Mask Mode
Ctrl+H Extras
Shift+Ctrl+H Show Target Path

Refine Edge Dialog Box

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Alt+R Open Refine Edge Dialog Box
F/Shift+F Cycle forwards/backwards through preview modes
X Toggle between original image and selection preview
P Toggle between original selection and refined version
J Toggle radius preview on and off
Shift+E Toggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

Liquify Window

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Ctrl+X Open Liquify Window
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
Alt+ tool Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools
Alt+Drag in preview Continually sample the distortion
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or most other parameters by 1 (With Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing)
Tab/Shift+Tab Cycle forwards/backwards through controls on right from top
Alt Change Cancel to Reset

Vanishing Point Tools (Brush, Stamp, Plane, Marquee, etc)

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
[/] Increase/ Decrease Brush Size (Brush and Stamp Tools)
Shift+[/] Increase/ Decrease Brush Hardnewss

Black-and-White Dialog Box

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Ctrl+Alt+B Open Black-and-White Dialog Box
Tab/Shift+Tab Jump to next/ jump to previous slider
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 10%
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 1%

Curves Dialog Box

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+M Open Curves Dialog Box
Click Add a point to the Curve
+/- Cycle through point on the curve
Ctrl+D Delete a point from the Curve
Shift+Click Select one or multiple points on the curve
Delete Delete selected points on the curve
Arrow Keys Move selected points by 1 unit
Shift+Arrow Keys Move selected points by 10 unit
Ctrl+Click on the Image Add a Point to the composite curve
Shift+Ctrl+Click on the Image Add a Point to the channel curve

Select and Move Objects

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Any selection tool then press and hold Shift Add to a selection
Any selection tool +Alt+Drag Subtract from a selection
Any selection tool +Shift+Alt+Drag Intersect a selection
Shift+Drag Constrain marquee to square or circle
Alt+drag Draw marquee from center
Shift+Alt+Drag Constrain shape and draw marquee from center
Press and hold Ctrl Switch to Move Tool (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen Tool is selected
Alt+Drag Switch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to Lasso Tool
Alt and click Switch from Magnetic Lasso Tool to polygonal Lasso Tool
Enter Apply an operation of the Magnetic Lasso; press Escape to cancel
Move Tool +Alt+Drag selection Move copy of selection
Any selection +Arrow Keys Move selection area 1 pixel
Move Tool +Arrow Keys Move selection 1 pixel
Ctrl+Arrow Keys Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer
Magnetic Lasso Tool +[/] Increase/decrease detection width (follow width in status bar)
Crop tool +Enter Accept cropping. Press Escape to exit croppoing
/ Toggle crop shield off and on
Ruler Tool +Alt+Drag end point Make protractor
Shift+Drag guide Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View > Snap is unchecked)
Alt+Drag guide Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

Transform Selections, Borders, and Paths

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt Transform from center or reflect
Shift Constrain
Ctrl Distort
Enter Apply
Esc Cancel
Ctrl+Alt+T Free transform with duplicate data
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T Transform again with duplicate data

Edit Paths

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Direct selection tool +Shift+Click Select multiple anchor points
Direct selection tool +Alt+Click Select entire path
Pen (any Pen Tool), Path Selection / Direct Selection tool +Ctrl+Alt+Drag Duplicate a path
Ctrl Switch to Direct Selection tool (from Path Selection, Pen, etc.)
Alt Switch to Convert Point Tool (from Pen Tools) when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Magnetic Pen Tool + Double-click Close path
Magnetic Pen Tool +Alt+ Double-click Close path with straight-line segment

Painting Tools

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Any Painting Tool +Shift+Alt+ Right-click and drag Select foreground color from color picker
Any painting / shape tool +Alt Select foreground color from image with Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool +Alt+Click Select background color
Eyedropper tool +Shift Color sampler tool
Color sampler tool +Alt+Click Deletes color sampler
Any Painting / Editing Tool + 0..9 Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for Painting Mode to 10%, 20% etc. use 0 for 100%, and use 2 numbers in quick succession for specific percentage.
Any Painting / Editing Tool +Shift+0..9 Sets flow for Painting Mode
Alt+Shift+ 1...9 Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
1...9 Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
0 (zero) Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
Shift+[+]/- Cycle through blending modes
Backspace Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layer
Alt+Backspace Fill with foreground or background color
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace Fill from history
Shift+Backspace Displays Fill dialog box
/ Lock transparent pixels on/ off
Any Painting Tool +Shift+Click Connects points with a straight line

Blending Modes

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+[+]/- Cycle through blending modes
Shift+Alt+N Normal
Shift+Alt+I Dissolve
Shift+Alt+Q Behind (Brush tool only)
Shift+Alt+R Clear (Brush tool only)
Shift+Alt+K Darken
Shift+Alt+M Multiply
Shift+Alt+B Color Burn
Shift+Alt+A Linear Burn
Shift+Alt+G Lighten
Shift+Alt+S Screen
Shift+Alt+D Color Dodge
Shift+Alt+W Linear Dodge
Shift+Alt+O Overlay
Shift+Alt+F Soft Light
Shift+Alt+H Hard Light
Shift+Alt+V Vivid Light
Shift+Alt+J Linear Light
Shift+Alt+Z Pin Light
Shift+Alt+L Hard Mix
Shift+Alt+E Difference
Shift+Alt+X Exclusion
Shift+Alt+U Hue
Shift+Alt+T Saturation
Shift+Alt+C Color
Shift+Alt+Y Luminosity
Sponge tool +Shift+Alt+D Desaturate
Sponge tool +Shift+Alt+S Saturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+S Dodge/burn shadows
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+M Dodge/burn midtones
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+H Dodge/burn highlights
Shift+Alt+N Set blending mode Normal (or to to Threshold for bitmap images)

Select and Edit Text

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Drag type when Type layer is selected Move type in image
Shift+Arrow Keys Extend selection by 1 character
Shift+Click Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point
Shift+Click Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Click 2x, 3x, 4x, / 5x in fast succession Select a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Story
Ctrl+H Hide/Show selection on selected type
Ctrl Display the Bounding Box for transforming text (or activate Move Tool when inside the Bounding Box)
Ctrl+Drag a Bounding Box handle Scale text within Bounding Box when resizing the bounding box
Space+Drag Move text box while creating text box

Format Text Type

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Shift+ L,C, /R Align left, center, or right (Horizontal Type) or top, center, or bottom (Vertical Type)
Ctrl+Shift+X Choose 100% horizontal scale
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X Choose 100% vertical scale
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A Choose Auto leading
Ctrl+Shift+Q Choose 0 for tracking
Ctrl+Shift+J Justify paragraph, left aligns last line
Ctrl+Shift+F Justify paragraph, justifies all
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H Toggle paragraph hyphenation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T Toggle single/every-line composer
Ctrl+Shift+ Decrease/ increase Type Size by 2 points or pixels
Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase leading 2 points or pixels
Shift+Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase Baseline Shift 2 points or pixels
Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

Slicing and Optimizing

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool
Shift+Drag Draw square slice
Alt+Drag Draw from center outward
Shift+Alt+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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Date of change: 18.02.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program