If you work with Photoshop on a frequent basis, you probably have some shortcuts that you use to help you save time. Photoshop has an immense amount of features, however, so there may be many shortcuts that you are unaware of. The following will discuss Photoshop shortcuts that you can use to help you improve your productivity while using the program. Over time, you can become familiar with them and implement them into your routine to help cut down on the time you spend on projects.
Photoshop Productivity Tips and Tricks - More Photoshop Productivity Shortcuts (Page 2 of 2 )
How to Cycle Through Blending Modes
Press Shift and the + or - key
How to show or hide all panels
Use this tip if you want less clutter as you work. All you have to do is press Tab.
How to Show or Hide All Panels Except for the Toolbox and Options Bar
Press Shift + Tab
How to Merge All Visible Layers
Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + E
Mac: Press Command + Shift + E
How to Group Layers
Use this to group your selected layers together.
Windows: Press Ctrl + G
Mac: Press Command + G
How to Ungroup Layers
Use this to ungroup selected layers.
Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + G
Mac: Press Command + Shift + G
How to Copy Visible Layers and Paste Them in a New Layer
Windows: Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E
Mac: Press Command + Option + Shift + E
How to Duplicate a Layer
Windows: Press Ctrl + Alt + any of the Up, Down, Left, or Right arrow keys.
Mac: Press Command + Option + any of the Up, Down, Left, or Right arrow keys.
How to Lock Layer Transparency
Simply press /
How to Show or Hide More Than One Layer
Click the visibility icon and drag it past the layers you want to show or hide.
How to Hide All Other Layers
Windows: Hold the Alt key and click on the visibility icon.
Mac: Hold the Option key and click on the visibility icon.
How to Undo Your Last Change
Keep in mind that this undo can only be used one time.
Windows: Press Ctrl + Z
Mac: Press Command + Z
How to Step Forward
Windows: Press Ctrl + Shift + Z
Mac: Press Command + Shift + Z
How to Step Backward
Windows: Press Ctrl + Alt + Z
Mac: Press Command + Option + Z
The shortcuts we have listed are just a very small sample of the ones that exist for Photoshop and its users. If you are new to the program, however, they do provide a good base for you to build on, and you should see your Photoshop productivity increase.
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