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Adobe Photoshop CC Shortcuts

In this article, you will find “Adobe Photoshop CC shortcuts”, all A to Z shortcuts that you can use in Adobe Photoshop CC.

I hope that all these shortcuts will make your work much faster and easier۔

First of all, I’m going to give you a shortcut to how we can get keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop CC.

How to Show Keyboard Shortcuts Menu?

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K

You can use the following shortcuts to open the menus of Adobe Photoshop CC.

 

Basic Selection Shortcuts

Ctrl+A Select all
Ctrl+D Deselect
Shift+Ctrl+D Reselect
Shift+Ctrl+I Inverse selection
Ctrl+Alt+A Select All Layers

 

Alt+Shift+Ctrl+F Find Layers
Ctrl+Alt+R Refine Mask
Shift+F6 Feather

 

Menus Shortcuts

Alt+F File Menu
Alt+E  Edit Menu
Alt+I  Image Menu
Alt+L  Layer Menu
Alt+S  Select Menu
Alt+T  Filter Menu
Alt + D  3D Menu
Alt+ W Window Menu 

What are Adobe Photoshop CC file menu shortcuts?

File Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+N New File
Ctrl+O Open File
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+O Open / Browse
Ctrl+W Close
Ctrl+Alt+W Close all
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+Alt+S Save As
F12 Revert
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+W Export As
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S Save for Web
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I File Info
Ctrl+P Print
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+P Print one Copy
Ctrl+Q Quit Photoshop CC

How to use Edit Menu in Shortcuts?

Edit Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Alt+Z Multiple Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Multiple  Redo
Shift+Ctrl+F Fade
Shift+Ctrl+C Copy Merged
Shift+Ctrl+V Paste in Place
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+V Paste Into
Shift+F5 Fill
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+C Content-Aware Scale
Ctrl+T Free Transform
Shift+Ctrl+T Transform again
Shift+Ctrl+K Color Settings

How to use the Adobe Photoshop CC Image Menu Shortcuts?

Ctrl+L Adjust Levels
Ctrl+M Adjust Curves
Ctrl+U Adjust Hue / Saturation
Ctrl+B Color Balance
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B Adjust to Black and White

What are the shortcuts of  Layer Menu in Adobe Photoshop CC?

Shift+Ctrl+N New Layers
Ctrl+J Layer via Copy
Shift+Ctrl+J Layer via Cut
Ctrl+Alt+G Create / release Clipping Mark
Ctrl+G Group Layers
Shift+Ctrl+G Ungroup Layers
Ctrl+, Hide Layers
Ctrl+] Bring forwards
Ctrl+[ Bring backwards
Shift+Ctrl+] Bring to front
Shift+Ctrl+[ Bring to back
Ctrl+/ Lock Layers
Ctrl+E Merge Layers
Ctrl+Shift+E Merge Visible

 

Filter Menu Shortcuts

Ctrl+F Last Filter
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A Adaptive Wide Angle
Shift+Ctrl+A Camera Raw Filter
Shift+Ctrl+R Lens Correction
Shift+Ctrl+X Liquify
Ctrl+Alt+V Vanishing Point

 

3D

Ctrl+Alt+X Show/Hide Polygons
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+X Reveal all
Alt+Shift+Ctrl+R Render 3D Layer

 

Windows

Ctrl+Alt+` Design Space Preview
F5 Toggle Brush Window
F6 Toggle Color Window
F7 Toggle Layers Window
F8 Toggle Info Window
F9 Toggle Actions Window

 

H Hand tool
V Move Tool
M Marquee Tools
L Lasso Tools
W Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tool
C Crop and Slice Tools
I Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, and Count Tool
J Spot Healing Brush, Patch, and Red Eye Tool
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, and
S Clone Stamp tool
Y History Brush tool
E Eraser tool
G Gradient tool
O Dodge tool
P Pen tool
T Type tool
A Path Selection tool
U Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, and Custom Shape Tool
K 3D Object Tools
N 3D Camera Tools
R Rotate View tool
Z Zoom tool

 

Views

 

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Cycle forwards/ backwards through open documents
F/Shift+F Toggle Fullscreen Modes forward/ backwards
Ctrl+[+]/- Zoom in/ zoom out
Ctrl+0 Zoom to fit the screen
Ctrl+1 Zoom to 100%
Press and hold H, then Click Temporarily Zoom into an Image
Ctrl+’ Show/Hide Grid
Ctrl+; Show/Hide Guides
Ctrl+R Show/Hide Rulers
Space Temporarily Switch to Hand Tool
Shift+Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ scroll down in small increments
Page Up/Page Down Scroll up/ down one screen
Home/End Scroll to top upper-left/ lower-right corner
Ctrl+Shift+; Toggle Snap
Ctrl+Alt+; Lock Guides
Ctrl+Y Proof Colors
Shift+Ctrl+Y Gamut Warning
Q Toggle Quick Mask Mode
Ctrl+H Extras
Shift+Ctrl+H Show Target Path

 

Refine Edge Dialog Box

 

Ctrl+Alt+R Open Refine Edge Dialog Box
F/Shift+F Cycle forwards/backwards through preview modes
X Toggle between the original image and selection preview
P Toggle between the original selection and the refined version
J Toggle radius preview on and off
Shift+E Toggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

 

Liquify Window

 

Shift+Ctrl+X Open Liquify Window
W Forward Warp tool
R Reconstruct tool
C Twirl Clockwise tool
S Pucker tool
B Bloat tool
O Push Left tool
M Mirror tool
T Turbulence tool
F Freeze Mask tool
D Thaw Mask tool
Alt+ tool Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror tools
Alt+Drag in preview Continually sample the distortion
Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or most other parameters by 1 (With Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing)
Tab/Shift+Tab Cycle forwards/backwards through controls on right from the top
Alt Change Cancel to Reset

 

Vanishing Point Tools Brush  Stamp Plane Marquee . . . .

 

[ / ] Increase/ Decrease Brush / Stamp Size
Shift+[/] Increase/ Decrease Brush Hardness

 

Black-and-White Dialog Box

 

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+B Open Black-and-White Dialog Box
Tab/Shift+Tab Jump to next/ jump to the previous slider
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 10%
Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/Decrease selected value by 1%

 

Curves Dialog Box

 

Ctrl+M Open Curves Dialog Box
Click Add a point to the Curve
+/- Cycle through a point on the curve
Ctrl+D Delete a point from the Curve
Shift+Click Select one or multiple points on the curve
Delete Delete selected points on the curve
Arrow Keys Move selected points by 1 unit
Shift+Arrow Keys Move selected points by 10 unit
Ctrl+Click on the Image Add a Point to the composite curve
Shift+Ctrl+Click on the Image Add a Point to the channel curve

 

Transform Selections, Borders, and Paths

 

Alt Transform from the centre or reflect
Shift Constrain
Ctrl Distort
Enter Apply
Esc Cancel
Ctrl+Alt+T Free transform with duplicate data
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T Transform again with duplicate data

 

Painting Tools

 

Any Painting Tool +Shift+Alt+ Right-click and drag Select foreground colour from the colour picker
Any painting/shape tool +Alt Select foreground colour from the image with the Eyedropper tool
Eyedropper tool +Alt+Click Select background-colour
Eyedropper tool +Shift Colour sampler tool
Colour sampler tool +Alt+Click Deletes colour sampler
Any Painting / Editing Tool + 0..9 Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for Painting Mode to 10%, 20% etc. use 0 for 100% and use 2 numbers in quick succession for a specific percentage.
Any Painting / Editing Tool +Shift+0..9 Sets flow for Painting Mode
Alt+Shift+ 1…9 Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
1…9 Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
0 (zero) Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
Shift+[+]/- Cycle through blending modes
Backspace Open Fill dialogue box on background or standard layer
Alt+Backspace Fill with foreground or background-colour
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace Fill from history
Shift+Backspace Displays Fill dialogue box
/ Lock transparent pixels on/ off
Any Painting Tool +Shift+Click Connects points with a straight line

 

Blending Modes

 

Shift+[+]/- Cycle through blending modes
Shift+Alt+N Normal
Shift+Alt+I Dissolve
Shift+Alt+Q Behind (Brush tool only)
Shift+Alt+R Clear (Brush tool only)
Shift+Alt+K Darken
Shift+Alt+M Multiply
Shift+Alt+B Colour Burn
Shift+Alt+A Linear Burn
Shift+Alt+G Lighten
Shift+Alt+S Screen
Shift+Alt+D Color Dodge
Shift+Alt+W Linear Dodge
Shift+Alt+O Overlay
Shift+Alt+F Soft Light
Shift+Alt+H Hard Light
Shift+Alt+V Vivid Light
Shift+Alt+J Linear Light
Shift+Alt+Z Pin Light
Shift+Alt+L Hard Mix
Shift+Alt+E Difference
Shift+Alt+X Exclusion
Shift+Alt+U Hue
Shift+Alt+T Saturation
Shift+Alt+C Colour
Shift+Alt+Y Luminosity
Sponge tool +Shift+Alt+D Desaturate
Sponge tool +Shift+Alt+S Saturate
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+S Dodge/burn shadows
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+M Dodge/burn mid-tones
Dodge tool/Burn tool +Shift+Alt+H Dodge/burn highlights
Shift+Alt+N Set blending mode Normal (or to Threshold for bitmap images)

 

Select and Edit Text

 

Ctrl+Drag type when Type layer is selected Move type in the image
Shift+Arrow Keys Extend selection by 1 character
Shift+Click Select characters from the insertion point to the mouse click point
Shift+Click Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel
Click 2x, 3x, 4x, / 5x in fast succession Select a Word, Line, Paragraph, or Story
Ctrl+H Hide/Show selection on selected type
Ctrl Display the Bounding Box for transforming text (or activate Move Tool when inside the Bounding Box)
Ctrl+Drag a Bounding Box handle Scale text within Bounding Box when resizing the bounding box
Space+Drag Move text box while creating a text box

 

Format Text Type

 

Ctrl+Shift+ L,C, /R Align left, center, or right (Horizontal Type) or top, center, or bottom (Vertical Type)
Ctrl+Shift+X Choose 100% horizontal scale
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X Choose 100% vertical scale
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A Choose Auto leading
Ctrl+Shift+Q Choose 0 for tracking
Ctrl+Shift+J Justify paragraph, left aligns last line
Ctrl+Shift+F Justify paragraph, justifies all
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H Toggle paragraph hyphenation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T Toggle single/every-line composer
Ctrl+Shift+</> Decrease/ increase Type Size by 2 points or pixels
Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase leading 2 points or pixels
Shift+Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Decrease/ increase Baseline Shift 2 points or pixels
Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

 

Slicing and Optimizing

 

Ctrl Toggle between the Slice tool and Slice Selection tool
Shift+Drag Draw square slice
Alt+Drag Draw from center outward
Shift+Alt+Drag Draw a square slice from center outward
Space+Drag Reposition the slice while creating a slice
Right-click slice Open context-sensitive menu

 

 Manage Panels Shortcuts

 

Alt+Click New button Set options for new items (not for all Panels)
Alt+Click Delete button Delete without confirmation (for all except for the Brush panel)
Shift+Enter Apply value and keep the text box active
Tab Show/Hide all panels
Shift+Tab Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar
Select tool and press Enter Highlight options bar
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Increase/decrease selected values by 10

 

Actions Panel

Alt+Click the checkmark next to a command Turn to command on and all others off
Alt+Click Turn the current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls
Alt+Double-click action Change action or action set options
Double-click recorded command Display Options dialogue box for recorded command
Ctrl+Double-click action Play entire action
Alt+Click the triangle Collapse/ expand all components of an action
Ctrl+Click the Play button Play a command
Alt+Click the New Action button Create a new action and begin recording without confirmation
Shift+Click the action/Command Select contiguous items of the same kind
Ctrl+Click the action/Command Select discontiguous items of the same kind

 

Adjustment Panels

Alt+3/4/5 Choose a specific channel (Red/Green/Blue) for adjustment
Alt+2 Choose a composite channel for adjustment
Delete/Backspace Delete adjustment layer
Alt+Click Auto button Define Auto options for Levels or Curves

 

Animation Panel in Fames Mode

Shift+Click second frame Select/deselect multiple contiguous frames
Ctrl+Click multiple frames Select/deselect multiple discontiguous frames
Alt+ Paste Frames command from the Panel popup menu Paste using previous settings without displaying the dialogue box

 

 Brush Panel

Alt+Click brush Delete brush
Double-click brush Rename brush
Alt+ Right-click + drag left / right Change brush size
Alt+ Right-click + drag up / down Decrease/ increase brush softness/ hardness
,/. Select previous/ next brush size
Shift+,/. Select first/last brush
Caps Lock Display precise crosshair for brushes
Shift+Alt+P Toggle airbrush option

 

Channels Panel

Ctrl+3/4/5 Select individual channels (Red/Green/Blue)
Ctrl+2 Select composite channel
Ctrl+Click channel thumbnail, or Alt+3/4/5 Load channel as selection (Red/Green/Blue)
Ctrl+Shift+Click channel thumbnail Add to current selection
Ctrl+Alt+Click channel thumbnail Subtract from the current selection
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Click channel thumbnail Intersect with the current selection
Alt+Click Save Selection As Channel button Set options for Save Selection As Channel button
Ctrl+Click Create New Channel button Create a new spot channel
Shift+Click colour channel Select/deselect multiple color-channel selection
Shift+Click alpha channel Select/deselect alpha channel and show/hide as a rubylith overlay
Double-click alpha/spot channel thumbnail Display channel options
~ Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode

 

Clone Source Panel

Alt+Shift Show Clone Source (overlays image)
Alt+Shift+Arrow Keys Nudge Clone Source
Alt+Shift+</> Rotate Clone Source
Alt+Shift+[/] Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source

 

Color Panel

Alt+Click colour in the colour bar Select background-colour
Right-click colour bar Display Color Bar menu
Shift+Click colour bar Cycle through colour choices

 

History Panel

Alt+ New Snapshot Create a new snapshot
Double-click snapshot name Rename snapshot
Ctrl+Shift+Z Step forward through the image states
Ctrl+Alt+Z Step backwards through image states
Alt+Click the image state Duplicate any image state, except the current state
Alt+ Clear History (in History panel popup menu) Permanently clear history (no Undo)

 

Layers Panel

Ctrl+Click layer thumbnail Load layer transparency as a selection
Ctrl+Shift+Click layer thumbnail Add to current selection
Ctrl+Alt+Click layer thumbnail Subtract from the current selection
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Click layer thumbnail Intersect with the current selection
Ctrl+Click filter mask thumbnail A load filter mask as a selection
Ctrl+G Group layers
Ctrl+Shift+G Ungroup layers
Ctrl+Alt+G Create/release clipping mask
Ctrl+Alt+A Select all layers
Ctrl+Shift+E Merge visible layers
Alt+Click New Layer button Create a new empty layer with a dialogue box
Ctrl+Click New Layer button Create a new layer below the target layer
Alt+. Select top layer
Alt+, Select bottom layer
Shift+Alt+[/] Add to layer selection in the Layers panel
Alt+[/] Select next layer down/up
Ctrl+[/] Move target layer down/up
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E Merge a copy of all visible layers into the target layer
Ctrl+E Merge layers
Ctrl+Shift+[/] Move the layer to the bottom or top
Alt+ Merge Down command from the Panel popup menu Copy current layer to layer below
Alt+ Merge Visible command from the Panel popup menu Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer
Right-click the eye icon Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups
Alt+Click the eye icon Show/hide all other currently visible layers
/ Toggle lock transparency for target layer or last applied lock
Double-click layer effect/style Edit layer effect/style, options
Alt-Double-click layer effect/style Hide layer effect/style
Double-click layer Edit layer style
Shift+Click vector mask thumbnail Disable/enable vector mask
Double-click layer mask thumbnail Open Layer Mask Display Options dialogue box
Shift+Click layer mask thumbnail Toggle layer mask on/off
Shift+Click filter mask thumbnail Toggle filter mask on/off
Alt+Click layer mask thumbnail Toggle between layer mask/composite image
Alt+Click filter mask thumbnail Toggle between filter mask/composite image
\ Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off
Double-click type layer thumbnail Select all types; temporarily select the Type tool
Alt+Click the line dividing two layers Create a clipping mask
Double-click the layer name Rename layer
Double-click the filter effect Edit filter settings
Double-click the Filter Blending icon Edit the Filter Blending options
Ctrl+Click New Group button Create a new layer group below the current layer
Alt+Click New Group button Create a new layer group with dialogue box
Alt+Click Add Layer Mask button Create a layer mask that hides all (or selection)
Ctrl+Click Add Layer Mask button Create a vector mask that reveals all (or path area)
Ctrl+Alt+Click Add Layer Mask button Create a vector mask that hides all or displays path area
Right-click layer group and choose Group Properties, / Double-click group Display layer group properties
Shift+Click Select/ deselect multiple contiguous layers
Ctrl+Click Select/ deselect multiple discontiguous layers

 

Layer Comps Panel

Alt+Click Create New Layer Comp button Create new layer comp without the New Layer Comp box
Double-click layer comp Open Layer Comp Options dialogue box
Double-click layer comp name Rename in-line
Shift+Click Select/ deselect multiple contiguous layer comps
Ctrl+Click Select/ deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps

 

Paths Panel

Ctrl+Click pathname Load path as a selection
Ctrl+Shift+Click pathname Add path to selection
Ctrl+Alt+Click pathname Subtract path from selection
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Click pathname Retain the intersection of a path as a selection
Ctrl+Shift+H Hide path
Alt+Click button Set options for Fill Path with Foreground Color button, Stroke Path with Brush button, Load Path as a Selection button, Make Work Path from Selection button and Create New Path button

 

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