Adobe Photoshop CS6

Photoshop Key Board Shortcut For Windows Series-1

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When navigating through Photoshop to make your editing to your photo, you can save time by using these hand keyboard shortcuts to your advantage. You can use the shortcuts that are located on your keyboard regardless if it’s a laptop or PC. This helpful Photoshop keyboard shortcut tutorial will provide tips on how to use the keyboard to access shortcuts in Photoshop.

The following are Important keyboard shortcuts which every one should know.

Window (PC): Ctrl

Window (PC): Alt

Window (PC): Backspace

Window (PC): Right-Click

The next part below includes the keyboard shortcuts which are more often used in Photoshop. These shortcuts are most basic commands that are easy to use and easy to remember. These shortcuts even improve your speed of workflow and productivity with a little practice.

Tool Bar Item keyboard Shortcuts

  • Move tool : V
  • Rectangular Marquee Tool : M
  • Elliptical Marquee Tool : Shift + M
  • Lasso Tool : L
  • Polygonal Lasso Tool : Shift + L
  • Magnetic Lasso Tool : Shift + L
  • Quick Selection Tool : W
  • Magic Wand Tool : Shift + W
  • Crop Tool : C
  • Slice Tool : Shift + C
  • Perspective Crop Tool : Shift + C
  • Slice Select Tool : Shift + C
  • Eyedropper Tool : I
  • Color Sample Tool : Shift + I
  • Ruler Tool : Shift + I
  • Note Tool : Shift + I
  • Count Tool : Shift + I
  • Spot Healing Brush Tool : J
  • Healing Brush Tool : Shift + J
  • Patch Tool : Shift + J
  • Content-Aware Move Tool : Shift + J
  • Red Eye Tool : Shift + J
  • Brush Tool : B
  • Pencil Tool : Shift + B
  • Color Replacement Tool : Shift + B
  • Pencil Brush Tool : Shift + B
  • Clone Stamp Tool : S
  • Pattern Stamp Tool : Shift + S
  • History Brush Tool : Y
  • Art History Brush Tool : Shift + Y
  • Eraser Tool : E
  • Background Eraser Tool : Shift + E
  • Magic Eraser Tool : Shift + E
  • Gradient Tool : G
  • Paint Bucket Tool : Shift + G
  • Dodge Tool : O
  • Burn Tool : Shift + O
  • Sponge Tool : Shift + O
  • Pen Tool : P
  • Free Form Pen Tool : Shift + P
  • Type Tool : T
  • Horizontal Type Tool : Shift + T
  • Vertical Type Tool : Shift + T
  • Path Selection Tool : A
  • Direct Selection Tool : Shift + A
  • Rectangle Tool : U
  • Rounded Rectangle Tool : Shift + U
  • Ellipse Tool :  Shift + U
  • Polygon Tool : Shift + U
  • Line Tool : Shift + U
  • Custom Shape Tool : Shift + U
  • Hand Tool : H
  • Rotate View Tool : R
  • Zoom Tool : Z

This Photoshop tutorial is design to give you assorted helpful tips on using the shortcuts provided by your keyboard in order to improve your productivity and faster workflow.

These shortcuts are common and are easy to use/remember. Hope you will find interesting and useful in Photoshop work. You may find that once you get used to them, your work become easy and faster then you expected.

For MAC the shortcuts are going to be release in Series-2 of keyboard shortcuts.

 

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