- as requested by Lisa (dlhoffer):
OMG! I am the PS shortcut queen!!! Here's ones I use all the time!!!:
Ctrl J = copies layer you are on and pastes it again (great for repeat elements!)
Ctrl Z = undo
Ctrl alt z = undo back again and again! (set up at least 50 undos in your cusomise bit!)
Ctrl 0 = show page on whole screen
Ctrl + = zoom in
Ctrl - = zoom out
Ctrl W = close that particular file in PS
Ctrl E = goes to the bottom of the layers palette (great for paper changing!)
Ctrl R = rulers (with move tool selected you can drag a line in and out for perfect positioning)
Ctrl T = Transform (Ctrl and drag one of the squares for distort)
Ctrl U = hue/saturation
Ctrl S = Save!
Ctrl N = new (and save your 12x12 as a custom - mine always opens automatically!)
Alt Ctrl I = image size
Shift Ctrl Alt B = B&W
Shift Ctrl S = save as
Shift Ctrl Alt S = save for web
Ctrl L = levels
Ctrl E = merge layers
.............mmmmm.............can't think of any more!!
oh of course:
Ctrl ] = more (as in brush size for example)
ctrl [ = less
Ctrl ' = grid
Then you have the F buttons - you HAVE to know about these!!!
F1 - can't remember!
F2 = Cut
F3 = copy
F4 = paste
F5 = brushes
F6 = colours
F7 = layers
F12 = revert to saved copy
Then you have the numbers above the letters on your keyboard...........VERY important!!! They are the opacity. So if you are brushing and want 50% - hit the 5; If the layer you are working on needs to be faded by 30% you hit 7 (being 70% opacity), etc. Anythuing you are working on and hit those numbers will change it! The smudge tool but you only want a tiny bit - hit 1 for 10%!
Then you have the letter shortcuts - OK lets see if I can do them all...........I don't use them all though! I used to have a PS keyboard but lost that with the laptop! But they had all worn away anyway!
Q - ? don't use!
W - wand - magic wand!
E - Eraser
R - Blur tool/smudge tool
T - text of course
Y - history brush
U - ? don't use!
I - the colour picker
O - ??? can't remember!!! I use it occasionally - oh what is it!!! I'm not going to cheat!
P - at a guess that would be Pen tool - I don't use that anyway!!! Too scary!!!
A - no idea!
S - Clone
D - Dunno? Oh desaturate sponge tool????? Guessing here!
F - no idea!
G - gradient?? Oh I know paint bucket! I think that IS gradient too!
H - Hand tool
J - band aid thing - spot healing!!!
K - no idea!
L - Lasso
Z - Zoom
X - oh what is X??? Cut!!! That's it!
C - Crop tool
V - move tool
B - brush
N - at a guess that little Note tool that I never use!!
M - marching ants
Anyway that's my test over and done with!!! I am sure there's a website with the whole lot on! For the letters you just press the V for example whilst in PS and it activates the move tool.
So go - get into Photoshop and start pressing the keys rather than the mouse! Maybe you can fill the gaps in for me!
You probably knew all those!!!
I'm sure there's heaps more!
OK...............I'll leave the above as is............but here is the official Photoshop Quick Key list:
Quick Key Map
The Following table is a useful listing of commonly used quick keys.
Note: You will need to hold the 'Shift' key to cycle though obscured tools with the tool palette.
Viewing and Navigation
100% Magnify Alt+CTRL+0 (zero)
Zoom in/out CTRL + or CTRL -
Fit image in window CTRL+0 (zero)
Actual Pixels CTRL+Alt+0 (zero)
Move around canvas Spacebar
Scroll up/down Page Up or Page Down
Go to top left hand corner Home
Go to Bottom right hand corner End
Fill Dialogue box Shft+Backspace
Fill layer or select with foreground colour Alt+Backspace
Fill layer or select with background colour CTRL+Backspace
Paint in straight lines Shft+left click
Set flow Shft+Numeric key (0=100%, 1=10%, 2=20%, etc)
Set Opacity Numeric key (0=100%, 1=10%, 2=20%, etc)
Select colour from image Alt+left click
Select Background colour from image Shft+Alt+left click
Selecting and Moving
Move Layer CTRL
Constrain Marquee Proportions Shft
Draw new Marquee from Centre Alt+left click and drag
Moves selection 1 pixel Arrow keys
Moves selection 10 pixels Shft+Arrow keys
Move non-selected layer CTRL+Arrow keys
Accept changes to Transform Enter or double left click on object
Accept Crop Enter or double left click on object
Select All CTRL+A
Hide/Show Selection CTRL+H
Close Polygonal Selection Enter
Discontinue Polygonal Selection Escape (Esc)
Invert Selection Shift+CTRL+Alt+I
Colouring and Correcting Colour
Auto Levels CTRL+Shift+L
Auto Contrast CTRL+Shift+Alt+L
Auto Colour CTRL+Shift+B
Hue & Saturation CTRL+U
Colour Balance CTRL+B
Inverse Image CTRL+Alt+I
Undo Multiple CTRL+Alt+Z
Redo Multiple CTRL+Shift+Z
Copy CTRL+C (F3 is even quicker!)
Cut CTRL+X (F2 quicker!)
Paste CTRL+V (F4!)
Apply Last Filter CTRL+F
Pattern Maker CTRL+Shift+Alt+X
Free Transform CTRL+T
Transform Again Crtl+Shift+T
Photoshop Preferences CTRL+K
Colour Setup CTRL+Shift+K
Show Grid CTRL+@
Show Ruler CTRL+R
Lock Guides CTRL+Alt+;
Open Image CTRL+O
Close Image CTRL+W
Close All Images CTRL+Shift+W
New Image CTRL+N
Save Image CTRL+S
Save As CTRL+Shift+S
Save For Web CTRL+Shift+Alt+S
Page Setup CTRL+Shift+P
Print with Preview CTRL+P
Print one Copy CTRL+Alt+P
Exit Photoshop CTRL+Q
New Layer CTRL+Shift+N
Layer Via Copy CTRL+J
Layer Via Cut CTRL+Shift+J
Group with Previous CTRL+G
Merge Down CTRL+E
Merge Linked CTRL+Shift+E