Adobe Photoshop shortcuts

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Popular shortcuts

Free Transform⌘ + T
Decrease Brush Size[
Increase Brush Size]
Decrease Brush Hardness{
Increase Brush Hardness}
Default Foreground/Background colorsD
Switch Foreground/Background colorsX
New layer via copy⌘ + J
New layer via cut⇧ + ⌘ + J
Add to a selectionAny selection tool + ⇧-drag
Delete brush or swatch⌥-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with move tool⌘-click
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace)Escape
Navigate between fieldsTab
Navigate between fields in opposite directionTab + ⇧
Change Cancel to Reset
Zoom 2x (temporary)X
Zoom in⌘ + + (plus)
Zoom out⌘ + - (hyphen)
Fit in view⌘ + 0 (zero), Double-click Hand tool
Zoom to center at 100%Double-click Zoom tool

Function keys

Start HelpHelp key
Show/Hide Brush panelF5
Show/Hide Color panelF6
Show/Hide Layers panelF7
Show/Hide Info panelF8
Show/Hide Actions panel⌥ + F9
Fill⇧ + F5
Feather Selection⇧ + F6
Inverse Selection⇧ + F7

Select tools

Cycle through tools with the same shortcut key⇧-press shortcut key (if Use ⇧ Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)
Cycle through hidden tools⌥-click + tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Point tools)
Move toolV
Rectangular Marquee tool / Elliptical Marquee toolM
Lasso tool / Polygonal Lasso tool / Magnetic Lasso toolL
Magic Wand tool / Quick Selection toolW
Crop tool / Slice tool / Slice Select toolC
Eyedropper tool / Color Sampler tool / Ruler tool / Note toolI
Spot Healing Brush tool / Healing Brush tool / Patch tool / Red Eye toolJ
Brush tool / Pencil tool / Color Replacement tool / Mixer Brush toolB
Clone Stamp tool / Pattern Stamp toolS
History Brush tool / Art History Brush toolY
Eraser tool / Background Eraser tool / Magic Eraser toolE
Gradient tool / Paint Bucket toolG
Dodge tool / Burn tool / Sponge toolO
Pen tool / Freeform Pen toolP
Horizontal Type tool / Vertical Type tool / Horizontal Type mask tool / Vertical Type mask toolT
Path Selection tool / Direct Selection toolA
Rectangle tool / Rounded Rectangle tool / Ellipse tool / Polygon tool / Line tool / Custom Shape toolU
Hand toolH
Rotate View toolR
Zoom toolZ
Default Foreground/Background colorsD
Switch Foreground/Background colorsX
Toggle Standard/Quick Mask modesQ
Content-Aware Move toolJ
Perspective Crop toolC
Artboard toolV
Rotate View toolR
Toggle Preserve Transparency/ (forward slash)
Decrease Brush Hardness{
Increase Brush Hardness}
Previous Brush,
Next Brush.
First Brush<
Last Brush>


Cycle through open documents⌃ + Tab
Switch to previous document⇧ + ⌘ + `(grave accent)
Toggle (forward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen modeF
Toggle (backward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen mode⇧ + F
Toggle (forward) canvas colorSpacebar + F (or ⌃-click canvas background and select color)
Toggle (backward) canvas colorSpacebar + ⇧ + F
Fit image in windowDouble-click Hand tool
Magnify 100%Double-click Zoom tool or ⌘ + 1
Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)Spacebar
Simultaneously pan multiple documents with Hand tool⇧-drag
Switch to Zoom In tool⌘ + spacebar
Switch to Zoom Out tool⌥ + spacebar
Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom toolSpacebar-drag
Apply zoom percentage, and keep zoom percentage box active⇧ + Return in Navigator panel zoom percentage box
Zoom in on specified area of an image⌘-drag over preview in Navigator panel
Temporarily zoom into an imageHold down H and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button
Scroll image with Hand toolSpacebar-drag, or drag view area box in Navigator panel
Move view to upper-left corner or lower-right cornerHome or End
Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith (layer mask must be selected)\ (backslash)

Refine Edge

Open the Refine Edge dialog box⌘ + ⌥ + R
Cycle (forward) through preview modesF
Cycle (backward) through preview modes⇧ + F
Toggle between original image and selection previewX
Toggle between original selection and refined versionP
Toggle radius preview on and offJ
Toggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools⇧ + E

Filter Gallery

Apply a new filter on top of selected⌥-click a filter
Reapply last-used filter⌃ + ⌘ + F
Open/close all disclosure triangles⌥-click a disclosure triangle
Change Cancel button to Default
Change Cancel button to Reset
Undo/Redo⌘ + Z
Step forward⌘ + ⇧ + Z
Step backward⌘ + ⌥ + Z

Liquify filter

Forward Warp toolW
Reconstruct toolR
Twirl Clockwise toolC
Pucker toolS
Bloat toolB
Push Left toolO
Mirror toolM
Turbulence toolT
Freeze Mask toolF
Thaw Mask toolD
Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools⌥ + tool
Continually sample the distortion⌥-drag in preview with Reconstruct tool, Displace, Amplitwist, or Affine mode selected
Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1↓/↑ in Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter text box
Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1←/→ with Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing
Cycle through controls on right from topTab
Cycle through controls on right from bottom⇧ + Tab
Change Cancel to Reset

Vanishing Point

Increase brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)]
Decrease brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)[
Increase brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)⇧ + ]
Decrease brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)⇧ + [
Undo last action⌘ + Z
Redo last action⌘ + ⇧ + Z
Deselect all⌘ + D
Hide selection and planes⌘ + H
Move selection 1 pixelArrow keys
Move selection 10 pixels⇧ + arrow keys
Copy⌘ + C
Paste⌘ + V
Repeat last duplicate and move⌘ + ⇧ + T
Create a floating selection from the current selection
Fill a selection with image under the pointer⌘-drag
Create a duplicate of the selection as a floating selection⌘ + ⌥-drag
Constrain selection to a 15° rotation⌥ + ⇧ to rotate
Select a plane under another selected plane⌘-click the plane
Create 90 degree plane off parent plane⌘-drag
Delete last node while creating planeDelete
Make a full canvas plane, square to the cameraDouble-click the Create Plane tool

Camera Raw dialog box

Zoom toolZ
Hand toolH
White Balance toolI
Color Sampler toolS
Crop toolC
Straighten toolA
Spot Removal toolB
Red Eye Removal toolE
Basic panel⌘ + ⌥ + 1
Tone Curve panel⌘ + ⌥ + 2
Detail panel⌘ + ⌥ + 3
HSL/Grayscale panel⌘ + ⌥ + 4
Split Toning panel⌘ + ⌥ + 5
Lens Corrections panel⌘ + ⌥ + 6
Camera Calibration panel⌘ + ⌥ + 7
Presets panel⌘ + ⌥ + 9 (macOS Universal Access zoom shortcut must be disabled in System Preferences)
Open Snapshots panel⌘ + ⌥ + 9
Parametric Curve Targeted Adjustment tool⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + T
Hue Targeted Adjustment tool⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + H
Saturation Targeted Adjustment tool⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + S
Luminance Targeted Adjustment tool⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + L
Grayscale Mix Targeted Adjustment tool⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + G
Last-used Targeted Adjustment toolT
Adjustment Brush toolK
Graduated Filter toolG
Increase/decrease brush size] / [
Increase/decrease brush feather⇧ + ] / ⇧ + [
Increase/decrease Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10= (equal sign) / - (hyphen)
Temporarily switch from Add to Erase mode for theAdjustment Brush tool, or from Erase to Add mode
Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool size⌥ + ] / ⌥ + [
Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool feather⌥ + ⇧ + ] / ⌥ + ⇧ + [
Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10⌥ = (equal sign) / ⌥ + - (hyphen)
Switch to New mode from Add or Erase mode of theAdjustment Brush tool or the Graduated FilterN
Toggle Auto Mask for Adjustment Brush toolM
Toggle Show Mask for Adjustment Brush toolY
Toggle pins for Adjustment Brush toolV
Toggle overlay for Graduated Filter, Spot Removal tool, or Red Eye Removal tool.V
Rotate image leftL or ⌘ + ]
Rotate image rightR or ⌘ + [
Zoom in⌘ + + (plus)
Zoom out⌘ + - (hyphen)
Temporarily switch to Zoom In tool
(Doesn’t work when Straighten tool is selected. If Crop tool is active, temporarily switches to Straighten tool.)
Temporarily switch to Zoom Out tool and change the Open Image button to Open Copy and the Cancel button to Reset.
Toggle previewP
Full screen modeF
Temporarily activate the White Balance tool and change the Open Image button to Open Object.
Select multiple points in Curves panelClick the first point; ⇧-click additional points
Add point to curve in Curves panel⌘-click in preview
Move selected point in Curves panel (1 unit)Arrow keys
Move selected point in Curves panel (10 units)⇧-arrow
Open selected images in Camera Raw dialog box from Bridge⌘ + R
Open selected images from Bridge bypassing Camera Raw dialog box⇧ + double-click image
Display highlights that will be clipped in Preview⌥-drag Exposure, Recovery, or Black sliders
Highlight clipping warningO
Shadows clipping warningU
(Filmstrip mode) Add 1 - 5 star rating⌘ + 1 - 5
(Filmstrip mode) Increase/decrease rating⌘ + . (period) / ⌘+, (comma)
(Filmstrip mode) Add red label⌘ + 6
(Filmstrip mode) Add yellow label⌘ + 7
(Filmstrip mode) Add green label⌘ + 8
(Filmstrip mode) Add blue label⌘ + 9
(Filmstrip mode) Add purple label⌘ + ⇧ + 0
Camera Raw preferences⌘ + K
Deletes Adobe Camera Raw preferences⌥ + ⇧ (on open)

Black-and-White dialog box

Open the Black-and-White dialog box⇧ + ⌘ + ⌥+ B
Increase/decrease selected value by 1%↑/↓
Increase/decrease selected value by 10%⇧ + ↑/↓
Change the values of the closest color sliderClick-drag on the image


Open the Curves dialog box⌘ + M
Select next point on the curve+ (plus)
Select the previous point on the curve– (minus)
Select multiple points on the curve⇧-click the points
Deselect a point⌘ + D
To delete a point on the curveSelect a point and press Delete
Move the selected point 1 unitArrow keys
Move the selected point 10 units⇧ + Arrow keys
Display highlights and shadows that will be clipped⌥-drag black/white point sliders
Set a point to the composite curve⌘-click the image
Set a point to the channel curves⇧ + ⌘-click the image
Toggle grid size⌥-click the field

Select and move objects

Reposition marquee while selectingAny marquee tool (except single column and single row) + spacebar-drag
Add to a selectionAny selection tool + ⇧-drag
Subtract from a selectionAny selection tool + ⌥-drag
Intersect a selectionAny selection tool (except Quick Selection tool) + ⇧-⌥-drag
Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)⇧-drag
Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)⌥-drag
Constrain shape and draw marquee from center⇧ + ⌥-drag
Switch to Move tool⌘ (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen tool is selected)
Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Lasso tool⌥-drag
Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to polygonal Lasso tool⌥-click
Move copy of selectionMove tool + ⌥-drag selection
Move selection area 1 pixelAny selection + →, ←, ↑, or ↓
Move selection 1 pixelMove tool + →, ←, ↑, or ↓
Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer⌘ + →, ←, ↑, or ↓
Increase/decrease detection widthMagnetic Lasso tool + [ or ]
Accept cropping or exit croppingCrop tool + Return or Esc
Toggle crop shield off and on/ (forward slash)
Make protractorRuler tool + ⌥-drag end point
Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View > Snap is unchecked)⇧-drag guide
Convert between horizontal and vertical guide⌥-drag guide

Transform selections, selection borders, and paths

Transform from center or reflect
Cancel⌘ + . (period) or Esc
Free transform with duplicate data⌘ + ⌥ + T
Transform again with duplicate data⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥ + T

Edit paths

Select multiple anchor pointsDirect selection tool + ⇧-click
Select entire pathDirect selection tool + ⌥-click
Duplicate a pathPen (any Pen tool), Path Selection or Direct Selection tool + ⌘ + ⌥-drag
Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools to Direct Selection tool
Switch from Pen tool or Freeform Pen tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor or direction point
Close pathMagnetic Pen tool-double-click
Close path with straight-line segmentMagnetic Pen tool + ⌥-double-click


Select foreground color from color pickerAny painting tool + ⌃ + ⌥ + ⌘ and drag
Select foreground color from image with Eyedropper toolAny painting tool + ⌥ or any shape tool + ⌥ (except when Paths ⌥ is selected)
Select background colorEyedropper tool + ⌥-click
Color sampler toolEyedropper tool + ⇧
Deletes color samplerColor sampler tool + ⌥-click
Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting modeAny painting or editing tool + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush ⌥ is enabled, use ⇧ + number keys)
Sets flow for painting modeAny painting or editing tool + ⇧ + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush ⌥ is enabled, omit ⇧)
Mixer Brush changes Mix setting⌥ + ⇧ + number
Mixer Brush changes Wet settingNumber keys
Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero0
Cycle through blending modes⇧ + + (plus) or – (minus)
Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layerDelete or ⇧ + Delete
Fill with foreground or background color⌥ + Delete or ⌘ + Delete
Fill from history⌘ + ⌥ + Delete
Displays Fill dialog box⇧ + Delete
Lock transparent pixels on/off/ (forward slash)
Connects points with a straight lineAny painting tool + ⇧-click

Blending modes

Cycle through blending modes⇧ + + (plus) or – (minus)
Normal⇧ + ⌥ + N
Dissolve⇧ + ⌥ + I
Behind (Brush tool only)⇧ + ⌥ + Q
Clear (Brush tool only)⇧ + ⌥ + R
Darken⇧ + ⌥ + K
Multiply⇧ + ⌥ + M
Color Burn⇧ + ⌥ + B
Linear Burn⇧ + ⌥ + A
Lighten⇧ + ⌥ + G
Screen⇧ + ⌥ + S
Color Dodge⇧ + ⌥ + D
Linear Dodge⇧ + ⌥ + W
Overlay⇧ + ⌥ + O
Soft Light⇧ + ⌥ + F
Hard Light⇧ + ⌥ + H
Vivid Light⇧ + ⌥ + V
Linear Light⇧ + ⌥ + J
Pin Light⇧ + ⌥ + Z
Hard Mix⇧ + ⌥ + L
Difference⇧ + ⌥ + E
Exclusion⇧ + ⌥ + X
Hue⇧ + ⌥ + U
Saturation⇧ + ⌥ + T
Color⇧ + ⌥ + C
Luminosity⇧ + ⌥ + Y
DesaturateSponge tool + ⇧ + ⌥ + D
SaturateSponge tool + ⇧ + ⌥ + S
Dodge/burn shadowsDodge tool/Burn tool + ⇧ + ⌥ + S
Dodge/burn midtonesDodge tool/Burn tool + ⇧ + ⌥ + M
Dodge/burn highlightsDodge tool/Burn tool + ⇧ + ⌥ + H
Set blending mode to Threshold for bitmap images, Normal for all other images⇧ + ⌥ + N

Select and edit text

Move type in image⌘-drag type when Type layer is selected
Select 1 character left/right or 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right⇧ + ←/→ or ↓/↑, or ⌘ + ⇧ + ←/→
Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point⇧-click
Move 1 character left/right, 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right←/→, ↓/↑, or ⌘ + ←/→
Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel⇧-click
Select a word, line, paragraph, or storyDouble-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click
Show/Hide selection on selected type⌘ + H
Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box
Scale text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box⌘-drag a bounding box handle
Move text box while creating text boxSpacebar-drag

Format type

Align left, center, or rightHorizontal Type tool + ⌘ + ⇧ + L, C, or R
Align top, center, or bottomVertical Type tool + ⌘ + ⇧ + L, C, or R
Choose 100% horizontal scale⌘ + ⇧ + X
Choose 100% vertical scale⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥ + X
Choose Auto leading⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥ + A
Choose 0 for tracking⌘ + ⌃ + ⇧ + Q
Justify paragraph, left aligns last line⌘ + ⇧ + J
Justify paragraph, justifies all⌘ + ⇧ + F
Toggle paragraph hyphenation on/off⌘ + ⌃ + ⇧ + ⌥ + H
Toggle single/every-line composer on/off⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥ + T
Decrease or increase type size of selected text 2 points or pixels⌘ + ⇧ + < or >
Decrease or increase leading 2 points or pixels⌥ + ↓ or ↑
Decrease or increase baseline shift 2 points or pixels⇧ + ⌥ + ↓ or ↑
Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems⌥ + ← or →


Set options for new items (except for Actions, Animation, Styles, Brushes, Tool Presets, and Layer Comps panels)⌥-click New button
Delete without confirmation (except for the Brush panel)⌥-click Delete button
Apply value and keep text box active⇧ + Return
Show/Hide all panelsTab
Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar⇧ + Tab
Highlight options barSelect tool and press Return
Increase/decrease selected values by 10⇧ + ↑/↓

Adjustment layers

Choose specific channel for adjustment⌥ + 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)
Choose composite channel for adjustment⌥ + 2
Delete adjustment layerDelete
Define Auto options for Levels or Curves⌥-click Auto button

Brush panel

Delete brush⌥-click brush
Rename brushDouble-click brush
Change brush sizeCtrl + ⌥ + drag left or right
Decrease/increase brush softness/hardnessCtrl + ⌥ + drag up or down
Select previous/next brush size, (comma) or . (period)
Select first/last brush⇧ + , (comma) or . (period)
Display precise cross hair for brushesCaps Lock
Toggle airbrush option⇧ + ⌥ + P

Clone Source panel

Show Clone Source (overlays image)⌥ + ⇧
Nudge Clone Source⌥ + ⇧ + arrow keys
Rotate Clone Source⌥ + ⇧ + < or >
Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source⌥ + ⇧ + [ or ]

Color panel

Select background color⌥-click color in color bar
Display Color Bar menu⌃-click color bar
Cycle through color choices⇧-click color bar

History panel

Create a new snapshot⌥ + New Snapshot
Rename snapshotDouble-click snapshot name
Step forward through image states⌘ + ⇧ + Z
Step backward through image states⌘ + ⌥ + Z
Duplicate any image state, except the current state⌥-click the image state
Permanently clear history (no Undo)⌥ + Clear History (in History panel pop‑up menu)

Layers panel

Load layer transparency as a selection⌘-click layer thumbnail
Add to current selection⌘ + ⇧-click layer thumbnail
Subtract from current selection⌘ + ⌥-click layer thumbnail
Intersect with current selection⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥-click layer thumbnail
Load filter mask as a selection⌘-click filter mask thumbnail
New layer⌘ + ⇧+ N
New layer via copy⌘ + J
New layer via cut⇧ + ⌘ + J
Group layers⌘ + G
Ungroup layers⌘ + ⇧ + G
Create/release clipping mask⌘ + ⌥ + G
Select all layers⌘ + ⌥ + A
Merge visible layers⌘ + ⇧ + E
Create new empty layer with dialog box⌥-click New Layer button
Create new layer below target layer⌘-click New Layer button
Select top layer⌥ + . (period)
Select bottom layer⌥ + , (comma)
Add to layer selection in Layers panel⇧ + ⌥ + [ or ]
Select next layer down/up⌥ + [ or ]
Move target layer down/up⌘ + [ or ]
Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥ + E
Merge layersHighlight the layers you want to merge, then ⌘ + E
Move layer to bottom or top⌘ + ⇧ + [ or ]
Copy current layer to layer below⌥ + Merge Down ⌘ from the Panel pop‑up menu
Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer⌥ + Merge Visible ⌘ from the Panel pop‑up menu
Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups⌃-click the eye icon
Show/hide all other currently visible layers⌥-click the eye icon
Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock/ (forward slash)
Edit layer effect/style, optionsDouble-click layer effect/style
Hide layer effect/style⌥-double-click layer effect/style
Edit layer styleDouble-click layer
Disable/enable vector mask⇧-click vector mask thumbnail
Open Layer Mask Display Options dialog boxDouble-click layer mask thumbnail
Toggle layer mask on/off⇧-click layer mask thumbnail
Toggle filter mask on/off⇧-click filter mask thumbnail
Toggle between layer mask/composite image⌥-click layer mask thumbnail
Toggle between filter mask/composite image⌥-click filter mask thumbnail
Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off\ (backslash), or ⇧ + ⌥-click
Select all type; temporarily select Type toolDouble-click type layer thumbnail
Create a clipping mask⌥-click the line dividing two layers
Rename layerDouble-click the layer name
Edit filter settingsDouble-click the filter effect
Edit the Filter Blending optionsDouble-click the Filter Blending icon
Create new layer group below current layer/layer set⌘-click New Group button
Create new layer group with dialog box⌥-click New Group button
Create layer mask that hides all/selection⌥-click Add Layer Mask button
Create vector mask that reveals all/path area⌘-click Add Layer Mask button
Create vector mask that hides all or displays path area⌘ + ⌥-click Add Layer Mask button
Display layer group properties⌃-click the layer group and choose Group Properties, or double-click group
Select/deselect multiple contiguous layers⇧-click
Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layers⌘-click

Paths panel

Load path as selection⌘-click pathname
Add path to selection⌘ + ⇧-click pathname
Subtract path from selection⌘ + ⌥-click pathname
Retain intersection of path as selection⌘ + ⇧ + ⌥-click pathname
Hide path⌘ + ⇧ + H
Set options for Fill Path with Foreground Color button, Stroke Path with Brush button, Load Path as a Selection button, Make Work Path from Selection button, and Create New Path button⌥-click button

Swatches panel

Create new swatch from foreground colorClick in empty area of panel
Set swatch color as background color⌘-click swatch
Delete swatch⌥-click swatch