Photoshop Shortcuts To Speed Up Your Workflow


Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool. By learning a few shortcuts you can speed up your processes by a huge amount and ultimately spend more time making design decisions than messing with menus.

If 3D apps have taught me one things, it’s the importance of shortcut keys. I recorded a quick video tutorial showing you a few of my most commonly used Photoshop shortcut keys. Hopefully you’ll find them useful.

Photoshop Shortcut Keys

Tools

  • Eyedropper – I
  • Direct select – A
  • Select – V
  • Magic Wand – W
  • Eraser – E
  • Move canvas – Spacebar
  • Transform – Command T
  • Levels – Command L
  • Curves – Command M
  • Zoom in – Command +
  • Zoom out – Command -

Brushes

  • Brush size increase – ]
  • Brush size decrease – [

Layers

  • Select layer – Command click on layer
  • Fill layer with foreground colour – Command delete/backspace
  • Fill layer with background colour – Option delete/backspace
  • Layer opacity – Number keys
  • Multiply layer – Option Shift M
  • Screen layer – Option Shift S
  • Overlay layer – Option Shift O
  • Colour dodge layer – Option Shift D
  • Duplicate layer – Command J

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