Photoshop Shortcuts
PC / Mac

cheat sheet

TOOLS

V Move
M Marquee tools
L Lasso tools
W Quick Selection, Magic Wand
C Crop and Slice tools
I Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
J Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Red Eye
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush
S Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
Y History Brush, Art History Brush
E Eraser tools
G Gradient, Paint Bucket
O Dodge, Burn, Sponge
P Pen tools
T Type tools
A Path Selection, Direct Selection
U Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
K 3D tools
N 3D Camera tools
H Hand
R Rotate
Z Zoom
D Default colors
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Q Quick Mask Mode

SWITCHING TOOLS

To switch between all tools within groups, add the Shift key to the letters above.
For example, to switch between rectangular and elliptical marquee...........Shift-M

SELECTING

Draw Marquee from Center..............................................................Alt-Marquee
Add to a Selection........................................................................................Shift
Subtract from a Selection................................................................................Alt
Intersection with a Selection....................................................................Shift-Alt
Make Copy of Selection w/Move tool.........................................Alt-Drag Selection
Make Copy of Selection when not in Move tool...................Ctrl-Alt-Drag Selection
Move Selection (in 1-pixel Increments)...............................................Arrow Keys
Move Selection (in 10-pixel Increments).....................................Shift-Arrow Keys
Select all Opaque Pixels on Layer.....Ctrl-click on Layer Thumbnail (in Layers panel)
Restore Last Selection........................................................................Ctrl-Shift-D
Feather Selection....................................................................................Shift-F6
Move Marquee while drawing selection..........Hold Space while drawing marquee

VIEWING

Fit on Screen .................................................Double-click on Hand tool or Ctrl-0
100% View Level (Actual Pixels).............. Double-Click on Zoom Tool or Ctrl-Alt-0
Zoom in ..............................................................Ctrl-Space-Click or Ctrl-Plus(+)
Zoom out............................................................Alt-Space-Click or Ctrl-Minus(–)
Hide all tools and panels ............................................................................... Tab
Hide all panels except Toolbox and Options bar..................................... Shift-Tab
Rotate through full screen modes......................................................................F
Scroll image left or right in window.................................Ctrl-Shift-Page Up/Down
Jump/Zoom to part of Image .....................................Ctrl-drag in Navigator panel
Toggles layer mask on/off as rubylith...................................................................\

LAYER SHORTCUTS

Create new layer................................................................................Ctrl-Shift-N
Select non-contiguous layers.......................................................Ctrl-Click layers
Select contiguous layers..................Click one layer, then Shift-Click another layer
Delete Layer....................................................Delete key (while in the Move tool)
View contents of layer mask ...........................................Alt-Click layer mask icon
Temporarily turn off layer mask....................................Shift-Click layer mask icon
Clone layer as you move it...................................................................... Alt-Drag
Find/Select layer containing object ..............Right-Click on the object w/Move tool
Change layer opacity.............................Number pad keys (w/Move tool selected)
Cycle down or up through blend modes.........................Shift-Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blend mode ......................(w/Move tool) Shift-Alt-letter (ie: N=Normal, M=Multiply. etc.)
Switch to layer below/above current layer...........................................Alt-[ or Alt-]
Move layer below/above current layer..............................................Ctrl-[ or Ctrl-]

TYPE SHORTCUTS

Select all text on layer......................Double-Click on T thumbnail in Layers panel
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 2 pts...............................Ctrl-Shift->/<
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 10 pts........................Ctrl-Shift-Alt->/<
Increase/Decrease kerning/tracking.......................................Alt-Right/Left Arrow
Align text left/center/right..............................................................Ctrl-Shift-L/C/R

PAINTING

Fill selection with background color..............................................Ctrl-Backspace
Fill selection with foreground color.................................................Alt-Backspace
Fill selection with foreground color using Lock Transparent Pixels...................Shift-Alt-Backspace
Fill selection with source state in History panel ........................Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
Display Fill dialog box.................................................................Shift-Backspace
Sample as background color......................................Alt-Click w/Eyedropper tool
To get Move tool ..................................While in any painting/editing tool-hold Ctrl
To get Eyedropper with Paint tools...................................................................Alt
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
Cross-Hair Cursor..............................Any painting/editing tool-turn Caps Lock on
Decrease/Increase Brush Size..................................................................... [ or ]
Decrease/Increase Hardness of Brush......................................... Shift-[ or Shift-]
Switch between preset Brushes .................................................................< or >
Open Brushes pop-up panel ....................................Right-Click in Image window
Erase to History panel’s source state.....................................................Alt-Eraser
Cycle down or up through blend modes.........................Shift-Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blend mode.... Shift-Alt-letter (ie: N=Normal, M=Multiply, etc.)
Create fixed color target from within a dialog box .......Shift-Click in image window
Delete fixed color target........................Alt-Click on target with Color Sampler tool
Create new spot-color channel from current selection....................Ctrl-Click on New Channel button in Channels panel

PEN TOOL SHORTCUTS

To get Direct Selection tool while using Pen ....................................................Ctrl
Switch between Add-Anchor and Delete-Anchor Point tools.............................Alt
Switch from Path Selection tool to Convert Point tool when 
pointer is over anchor point.............................................................. Ctrl-Alt
To Select a whole path w/Direct Selection tool..........................................Alt-click 
Convert path to a selection.....................Ctrl-click on path name (in Paths panel)

PANEL SHORTCUTS

Show/Hide Brushes panel ..............................................................................F5
Show/Hide Color panel....................................................................................F6
Show/Hide Layers panel..................................................................................F7
Show/Hide Info panel......................................................................................F8
Show/Hide Actions panel............................................................................Alt-F9
Open Adobe Bridge...............................................................................Ctrl-Alt-O

OTHER SHORTCUTS

Switch between open documents ............................................................Ctrl-Tab
Undo or Redo operations beyond last one ............................Ctrl-Alt-Z/Ctrl-Shift-Z
Apply Last Filter......................................................................................... Ctrl-F
Opens Last Filter Dialog Box..................................................................Ctrl-Alt-F
Hand Tool............................................................................................ Spacebar
Reset Dialog Box........................Hold Alt, Cancel turns into Reset Button, Click it
Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 1 unit.................Up/Down Arrow
Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 10 units.....Shift-Up/Down Arrow
Replay last Transformation ................................................................. Ctrl-Shift-T
Measure Angle between Lines (Protractor Function)............After ruler is drawn, Alt-Drag end of line with Ruler Tool
Move Crop Marquee while creating...............................Hold Space while drawing
Snap Guide to Ruler ticks..............................................Hold Shift while dragging
Highlight Fields in Options bar (n/a for all tools)...........................................Enter
Don’t Snap object edge while moving ........................Hold Control while dragging