Photoshop CC 2014 Shortcuts: PC

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are many keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop CC 2014, including lesser known and hidden keystrokes!

Draw marquee selection from center Alt-drag selection
Add to a selection Shift
Subtract from a selection Alt
Intersect 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)
Reselect last selection Ctrl-Shift-D
Feather selection Shift-F6
Move marquee while drawing selection Hold Spacebar while drawing marquee
Fit on Screen Double-click on Hand tool or Ctrl-0
100% View Level (Actual Pixels) Double-Click on Zoom Tool or Ctrl-1
Zoom in Ctrl-Spacebar-Click or Ctrl-Plus(+)
Zoom out Alt-Spacebar-Click or Ctrl-Minus(–)
Hide/Show all tools and panels Tab
Hide/Show all panels except Tools panel and Options bar Shift-Tab
Cycle 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
Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith \
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 blending modes Shift-Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blending 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-]
Select all text on layer Double-click on T thumbnail in Layers panel
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 1 pts/td> Ctrl-Shift-> or <
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 5 pts Ctrl-Shift-Alt-> or <
Increase/Decrease kerning/tracking Alt-Right/Left arrow
Align text left/center/right Ctrl-Shift-L/C/R
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 painting 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
To get Crosshair Cursor While in 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 & Paths
To get Direct Selection tool while using Pen tool 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)
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
Miscellaneous Good Stuff
Switch between open documents Ctrl-Tab
Undo or Redo operations beyond last one Ctrl-Alt-Z/Ctrl-Shift-Z
Reapply Last Filter Ctrl-F
Reapply last filter used, but display dialog box to alter settings Ctrl-Alt-F
Temporarily switch to 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
Reapply 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/Selection marquee while creating Hold Spacebar 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
V Move
M Marquee tools
L Lasso tools
W Quick Selection, Magic Wand
C Crop and Slice Tools
I Eyedropper, 3D Material Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
J Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Content-Aware Move, 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, 3D Material Drop
O Dodge, Burn, Sponge
P Pen tools
T Type tools
A Path Selection, Direct Selection
U Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
H Hand
R Rotate View
Z Zoom
D Default colors
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Q Quick Mask Mode
To switch between all tools within groups, add the Shift key to the letters above
For example, to switch between Rectangular and Elliptical marquee hit Shift-M
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