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100+ Must-Know Keyboard Shortcuts For Photoshop (Mac & PC)

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Whether it’s your first time editing or you’ve been at it for years, keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop are sure to save you some serious time in the program.

Here, I have put together a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts that you will actually use. All of the shortcuts below are broken up into their specific uses. To find specific shortcuts, simply locate the section that’s most applicable to you!

Let’s get started!

Document Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
New file Control + NCommand + N 
Open a FileControl + OCommand + O
Browse in BridgeAlt + Control + OOption + Command + O
Open AsAlt + Shift + Control + OOption + Shift + Command + O
Close FileControl + WCommand + W
Close AllAlt + Control + WOption + Command + W
Close and go to BridgeShift + Control + WShift + Command + W
Save a FileControl + SCommand + S
Save As Control + Shift + SCommand + Shift + S
Save a CopyAlt + Control + SOption + Command + S
File InfoAlt + Shift + Control + IOption + Shift + Command + I
PrintControl + PCommand + P
Print One CopyAlt + Shift + Control + POption + Shift + Command + P
ExitControl + QCommand + Q

Tool Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindows/Mac
Cycle Through Tools With the Same Shortcut KeyShift + [shortcut key]
Move Tool
Artboard Tool
V
Rectangular Marquee Tool
Elliptical Marquee Tool
M
Lasso Tool
Polygonal Lasso Tool
Magnetic Lasso Tool
L
Object Selection Tool
Quick Selection Tool
Magic Wand Tool
W
Crop Tool
Perspective Crop Tool
Slice Tool
Slice Select Tool
C
Frame ToolK
Eyedropper Tool
3D Material Eyedropper Tool
Color Sampler Tool
Ruler Tool
Note Tool
Count Tool
I
Spot Healing Brush Tool
Remove Tool
Healing Brush Tool
Patch Tool
Content-Aware Move Tool
Red Eye Tool
J
Brush Tool
Pencil Tool
Color Replacement Tool
Mixer Brush Tool
B
Clone Stamp Tool
Pattern Stamp Tool
S
History Brush Tool
Art History Brush Tool
Y
Eraser Tool
Background Eraser Tool
Magic Eraser Tool
E
Gradient Tool
Paint Bucket Tool
3D Material Drop Tool
G
Dodge Tool
Burn Tool
Sponge Tool
O
Pen Tool
Freeform Pen Tool
Curvature Pen Tool
P
Horizontal Type Tool
Vertical Type Tool
Vertical Type Mask Tool
Horizontal Type Mask Tool
T
Path Selection Tool
Direct Selection Tool
A
Rectangle Tool
Ellipse Tool
Triangle Tool
Polygon Tool
Line Tool
Custom Shape Tool
U
Hand Tool
Rotate View Tool
H
Zoom ToolZ
Switch Foreground/Background ColorsX
Default Foreground/Background ColorsD
Edit in Quick Mask ModeQ
Standard Screen Mode
Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar
Full Screen Mode
F

Brush Tool Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindows/Mac
Previous Brush Style,
Next Brush Style.
First Brush Style<
Last Brush Style>
Show/Hide Brush PanelF5
Increase or Decrease Brush Size] or [
FillShift + F5

Selection Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
Select AllControl + ACommand + A
DeselectControl + DCommand + D
ReselectShift + Control + DShift + Command + D
InverseShift + Control + IShift + Command + I
Select All LayersAlt + Control + AOption + Command + A
Find LayersAlt + Shift + Control + FOption + Shift + Command + F
Select and MaskAlt + Control + ROption + Command + R

Photoshop History & Edit Shortcuts

ResultWindowsMac
UndoControl + ZCommand + Z
RedoShift + Control + ZShift + Command + Z
Toggle Last StateAlt + Control + ZOption + Command + Z
FadeShift + Control + FShift + Command + F
CutControl + XCommand + X
CopyControl + CCommand + C
Copy MergedShift + Control + CShift + Command + C
PasteControl + VCommand + V
Paste in PlaceShift + Control + VShift + Command + V
Paste IntoAlt + Shift + Control + VOption + Shift + Command + V
SearchControl + FCommand + F
Content-Aware ScaleAlt + Shift + Control + COption + Shift + Command + C
Free TransformControl + TCommand + T
Color SettingsShift + Control + KShift + Command + K
Keyboard ShortcutsAlt + Shift + Control + KOption + Shift + Command + K
MenusAlt + Shift + Control + MOption + Shift + Command + M
General PreferencesControl + KCommand + K

Image And Adjustment Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
LevelsControl + LCommand + L
CurvesControl + MCommand + M
Hue/SaturationControl + UCommand + U
Color BalanceControl + BCommand + B
Black and WhiteAlt + Shift + Control + BOption + Shift + Command + B
InvertControl + ICommand + I
DesaturateShift + Control + UShift + Command + U
Auto ToneShift + Control + LShift + Command + L
Auto ContrastAlt + Shift + Control + LOption + Shift + Command + L
Auto ColorShift + Control + BShift + Command + B
Image SizeAlt + Control + IOption + Command + I
Canvas SizeAlt + Control + COption + Command + C

Layer Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
New LayerShift + Control + NShift + Command + N
New Layer Via Copy/Duplicate LayerControl + JCommand + J
New Layer Via CutShift + Control + JShift + Command + J
Select Multiple LayersShift + ClickShift + Click
Select Alternate LayersControl + ClickCommand + Click
Change Layer Opacity1-91-9
Hide All Layer Except Selected LayerAlt + Eye iconOption + Eye icon
Quick Export as PNGShift + Control + ‘Shift + Command + ‘
Export AsAlt + Shift + Control + ‘Option + Shift + Command + ‘
Bring to FrontShift + Control + ]Shift + Command + ]
Bring ForwardControl + ]Command + ]
Send BackwardControl + [Command + [
Send to BackShift + Control + [Shift + Command + [
Group LayersControl + GCommand + G
Ungroup LayersShift + Control + GShift + Command + G
Create/Release Clipping MaskAlt + Control + GOption + Command + G
Hide LayersControl + ,Command + ,
Lock LayersControl + /Command + /
Merge DownControl + ECommand + E
Merge VisibleShift + Control + EShift + Command + E
Delete LayerDelete Delete
Create a Merged Copy of All LayersAlt + Shift + Control + EOption + Shift + Command + E
Fill a Layer With Foreground ColorAlt + DeleteOption + Delete
Fill a Layer With Background ColorControl + DeleteCommand + D

Layer Mask Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
View Layer MaskAlt + Click on MaskOption + Click on Mask
Invert Layer MaskControl + ICommand + I
Create a SelectionControl + Click on MaskCommand + Click on Mask
Copy Layer MaskAlt + Click + DragOption + Click + Drag
Fill Mask With Foreground ColorAlt + BackspaceOption + Delete
Fill Mask With Background ColorControl + BackspaceCommand + Delete
Enable Quick Mask\\
Edit Layer Linked to Layer MaskControl + 2Command + 2
Edit Layer Mask Linked to LayerControl + \Command + \
Delete Layer MaskDeleteDelete

Filter Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
Last FilterAlt + Control + FOption + Command + F
Adaptive Wide AngleAlt + Shift + Control + AOption + Shift + Command + A
Camera RAW FilterShift + Control + AShift + Command + A
Lens CorrectionShift + Control + RShift + Command + R
LiquifyShift + Control + XShift + Command + X
Vanishing PointAlt + Control + VOption + Command + V

Blending Options Shortcuts In Photoshop

ResultWindowsMac
Cycle Through Blending ModesShift + + or – Shift + + or – 
Normal ModeShift + Alt + NShift + Option + N
DissolveShift + Alt + IShift + Option + I 
DarkenShift + Alt + KShift + Option + K 
Lighten Shift + Alt + GShift + Option + G
MultiplyShift + Alt + MShift + Option + M
OverlayShift + Alt + OShift + Option + O
HueShift + Alt + UShift + Option + U
Saturation Shift + Alt + TShift + Option + T
LuminosityShift + Alt + YShift + Option + Y 

There you have it, every shortcut to help you streamline your workflow in Photoshop. Although it’d be nearly impossible to remember all of these at once, feel free to bookmark this page and implement these different shortcuts gradually into your projects!

Happy Editing!

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I'm a Canadian photographer and photo retoucher turned founder of bwillcreative.com. Around here I help you to decode the mystery of photo editing with no-fluff videos and written guides to help you achieve your creative goals. Outside of shooting photos and my passion for educating, you'll find me mountain biking or on the trails with my dog, Sunny!

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