Belle

Short Cuts Cheat Sheet

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For Mac users, Ctrl + Z becomes Cmd + Z, and Alt + Delete becomes Opt + Delete. Soanywhere you see Ctrl, replace it with Cmd (it may look like this: ⌘), and anywhere you see Alt replace it with the Optkey (It may look like this: ⌥).

 

Function Row

 

  • F5 = Brushes Palette
  • F6 = Color Palette

  • F8 = Info Pallet

Numeric Row

 

  • 1 = 10% Opacity

  • 2 = 20% Opacity
  • 3 = 30% Opacity
  • 4 = 40% Opacity
  • 5 = 50% Opacity
  • 6 = 60% Opacity
  • 7 = 70% Opacity
  • 8 = 80% Opacity
  • 9 = 90% Opacity
  • 0 = 100% Opacity
  • Ctrl + 0 = Fit on Screen
  • Ctrl + - = Zoom Out
  • Ctrl + + = Zoom In

Top Row

 

  • Q = Quick Mask
  • Ctrl + Q = Quit
  • W = Magic Wand
  • Ctrl + W = Close
  • E = Eraser
  • Ctrl + E = Merge Layers
  • R = Blur Tool
  • Ctrl + R = Rulers
  • T = Type Tool
  • Ctrl + T = Transform
  • Y = History Brush
  • Ctrl + Y = Proof Colors

  • U = Shape tool

  • Ctrl + U = Hue/Saturation
  • I = Eyedropper
  • Ctrl + I = Invert
  • O = Dodge Tool
  • Ctrl + O = Open File
  • P = Pen Tool
  • Ctrl + P = Print
  • [ = Brush Size (Smaller)
  • Ctrl + [ = Move Layer Down
  • ] = Brush Size (Larger)
  • Ctrl + ] = Move Layer Up

Home Row

 

  • A = Path Select
  • Ctrl + A = Select All
  • S = Clone Stamp
  • Ctrl + S = Save
  • D = Default Colors (Black/White)
  • Ctrl + D = Deselect
  • F = Screen Mode
  • Ctrl + F = Apply Last Filter
  • G = Gradient / Paintbucket
  • Ctrl + G = Group Layers

  • H = Hand Tool
  • Ctrl + H = Show/Hide Extras
  • J = Healing Brush

  • Ctrl + J = Copy Active Layer

  • K = Slice
  • Ctrl + K = Preferences

  • L = Lasso

  • Ctrl + L = Levels
  • Ctrl + ; = Show/Hide Guides

Bottom Row

 

  • Z = Zoom Tool
  • Ctrl + Z = Undo/Redo
  • X = Swap Foreground/Background colors
  • Ctrl + X = Cut
  • C = Crop Tool
  • Ctrl + C = Copy
  • V = Move Tool
  • Ctrl + V = Paste
  • B = Brush Tool
  • Ctrl + B = Color Balance
  • N = Note Tool
  • Ctrl + N = New file
  • M = Marquee (aka Selection Tool)

  • Ctrl + M = Curves

Other Useful Commands

 

  • Alt + Delete = Fill with foreground color
  • Ctrl + Delete = Fill with background color

  • Ctrl + Alt + Z = Step Backwards

  • Ctrl + Alt + C = Canvas Size
  • Ctrl + Alt + I = Image Size

  • Space Bar (hold) = Hand Tool/Panning

  • Ctrl + Shift + I = Invert Selection

  • Shift + Enter = Commit type
  • Hold Shift (with Selection Tool) = Add to existing selection

  • Hold Alt (with Selection tool) = Subtract from existing selection

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Thank you Belle! Quite a few that I haven't used - very nice to have! :-)

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Thank you Belle for taking the time to share these helpful shortcuts - even when you are on vacation! :)

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Belle,

This is great. Thank you so much.

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I've always thought I should make a sheet with all these on it and since I always forget, this is like brand new! Thanks.

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Thanks so much for the shortcuts. About the only ones that I use are Ctrl + S for saving, and Ctrl + T for Transform. I'll have to study this and memorize them. I need something that will help me not use the mouse all the time. Carpal Tunnel, you know.

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Great list Belle! I've seen a few I didn't know about, so I'll have to give them a try. Thanks for posting the list! :)

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Thanks, Belle! I've printed it out and plan on playing with them today. When I first started using PS i would never use shortcuts. Now I use some for commands that I use all the time, and what a timesaver! I would love to learn more and you have given me a convenient guide to use. :thanks:

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Thanks Wendee for bumping this up and thank you Belle for taking your time to put it all together, very helpful!

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This really is helpful to me since I'm just now switching to a Mac. Thanks, Belle!

 

 

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