What are some simple Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

The most important Photoshop shortcuts for Windows and Mac OS

Our overview shows a selection of the most important Photoshop shortcuts - in addition to the standard keyboard commands, you can also define your own shortcuts, perfectly adapted to your own workflow and personal working method, to improve your productivity in Adobe Photoshop. To define your own abbreviations, you have to select the menu under “Edit> Keyboard Shortcuts” (the appropriate shortcut is Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K). The “Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus” dialog box opens. There you can see the standard set provided by Photoshop and also create a new set for your own commands. Each user can thus define individual abbreviations for additional application menus, control panel menus or tools.

The most important file-specific Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

command

Windows

Mac OS

new file

Ctrl + N

Cmd + N

open file

Ctrl + O

Cmd + O

Search in Bridge

Alt + Ctrl + O

Cmd + Option + O

Open as ...

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + O

Cmd + Shift + Option + O

Shut down

Ctrl + W

Cmd + W

Close all files

Alt + Ctrl + W

Alt + Cmd + W

Close + switch to the bridge

Shift + Ctrl + W

Cmd + Shift + W

to save

Ctrl + S

Cmd + S

Save as

Alt + Ctrl + S

Cmd + Shift + S

Save for web

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + S

Cmd + Option + Shift + S

To the last version

F12

F12

information

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + I

Cmd + Shift + Waltaste + I

To press

Ctrl + P

Cmd + P

break up

Ctrl + Q

Cmd + Q

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts for editing images

command

Windows

Mac OS

Cancel

Ctrl + Z

Cmd + Z

Work step forward

Shift + Ctrl + Z

Cmd + Shift + Z

Cut out object

Ctrl + X

Cmd + X

Copy object

Ctrl + C

Cmd + C

Copy reduced to level

Shift + Ctrl + C

Cmd + Shift + V

Insert object

Ctrl + V

Cmd + V

Paste in original position

Shift + Ctrl + V

Cmd + Shift + V

Paste into selection

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + V

Cmd + Shift + Option + V

Fill area

Shift + F5

Shift + F5

Scale based on content

Shift + Ctrl + Q

Cmd + Shift + Q

Transform object freely

Ctrl + T

Cmd + T

Select all

Ctrl + A

Cmd + A

Invert selection

Ctrl + Shift + I

Cmd + Shift + I

Select all levels

Ctrl + Alt + A

Cmd + Shift + A

Deselect

Ctrl + D

Cmd + D

Photoshop shortcuts for orientation

action

Windows

Mac OS

Color settings

Shift + Ctrl + K

Cmd + Shift + K

Keyboard shortcuts

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K

Cmd + Shift + Waltaste + K

Menus

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + M

Cmd + Shift + Waltaste + M

Preferences / General

Ctrl + K

Cmd + K

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to the image

action

Windows

Mac OS

Open tonal value correction

Ctrl + L

Cmd + L

Open gradation curves

Ctrl + M

Cmd + M

Open Hue / Saturation

Ctrl + U

Cmd + U

Open color balance

Ctrl + B

Cmd + B

Color image black and white

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + B

Cmd + Shift + Option + B

Turning back

Ctrl + I

Cmd + I

Decrease saturation

Shift + Ctrl + U

Cmd + Shift + U

Car tint

Shift + Ctrl + L

Cmd + Shift + L

Auto contrast

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + L

Cmd + Shift + Option + L

Car colour

Shift + Ctrl + B

Cmd + Shift + B

Adjust image size

Alt + Ctrl + I

Cmd + Option + I

Set the work surface

Alt + Ctrl + C

Cmd + Option + C

Photoshop shortcuts to the layer

action

Windows

Mac OS

New level

Shift + Ctrl + N

Cmd + Shift + N

New level through copy

Ctrl + J

Cmd + J

New level by cutting

Shift + Ctrl + J

Cmd + Shift + J

Clipping mask +/-

Alt + Ctrl + G

Cmd + Option + G

Group layers

Ctrl + G

Cmd + G

Ungroup

Shift + Ctrl + G

Cmd + Shift + G

Reduce to one level

Shift + Ctrl + E

Cmd + Shift + E

Arrange layers

action

Windows

Mac OS

In the foreground

Shift + Ctrl +]

Cmd + Shift +]

Step forward

Ctrl +]

Cmd +]

Step backwards

Ctrl + [

Cmd + [

Into the background

Shift + Ctrl + [

Cmd + Shift + [

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