Photoshop shortcuts

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?


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



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



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




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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