100+ Photoshop Shortcut Keys List Download in PDF & Excel File

Adobe Photoshop is used by designers, web developers, graphic artists, photographers, and other creative professionals. Image editing, retouching, creating image compositions, creating website mockups, and applying effects are all frequent applications. It is feasible to edit digital or scanned pictures for use online or in print.

Adobe Photoshop is a computer program for editing and manipulating digital photographs. Photoshop was created by two American brothers, Thomas and John Knoll, in 1987, and the distribution rights were acquired to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988.

✔️ Who Is the Owner of Photoshop?

Adobe now owns Photoshop, but this wasn’t always the case. When Thomas and John originally published Image Pro, they were searching for larger organizations to collaborate with in order to boost the software’s distribution.

Photoshop was intended to be a subclass of the successful design program Adobe Illustrator, with Adobe expecting to sell a few hundred licenses each month. Concerns about the capacity of personal computers (PCs) in the early 1990s to run Photoshop limited expectations for the program’s popularity since it required more computer memory than most PCs came with or, in some circumstances, could be loaded.

✔️ What is the purpose of this Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used picture editing and alteration program. It may be used for everything from full-featured photo editing to creating elaborate digital paintings and sketches that look hand-drawn.

Photoshop is made to execute a certain job.

Adobe Photoshop is a photo-editing application. It’s made to assist you in editing digital or digitized photos, photographs, and other types of images. Photoshop’s primary goal is to do this. Photoshop has evolved and matured throughout time, introducing new capabilities to complement its core functions. Photoshop is, at its core, an image editor.

✔️ What Does Photoshop Have to Offer?

  • Illustration Graphic Design Photography
  • Motion Design Product Design
  • Photoshop may also be used for other purposes.

Photoshop, admittedly, is incapable of doing some tasks. You won’t get a nice cup of coffee out of that. It is unable to press your slacks. It does not vacuum beneath the sofa. It’s not even close to being a replacement for Zoom, Microsoft Excel, or TurboTax—it just doesn’t accomplish what they do.

However, there are a few things you can accomplish in a rush that Photoshop isn’t built for. You may still lay out the pages of a newsletter, magazine, or even a book one page at a time if you don’t have InDesign.

If you are in a design field or you are a creative person then you must come across this software, photoshop is one of the most popular software and by knowing some shortcut that makes your work faster, it like the cherry on the cake! you just need to spend few time learning and practise with photoshop software and believe me you will on the next level of creativity and faster on your work on designing so, below are the few shortcuts that you need to practice to make your work faster and smoother, even you can download the file both on excel or PDF format, a link is given below at the end of these articles

Photoshop Useful Keyboard Shortcuts: Windows

TOOLS Shortcuts
V Move and Artboard tools
M Marquee tools
L Lasso tools
W Quick Selection, Magic Wand
C Crop and Slice tools
I Eyedropper, 3D Material Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
J Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Content-Aware Move, Red Eye
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush
S Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
Y History Brush, Art History Brush
E Eraser tools
G Gradient, Paint Bucket, 3D Material Drop O Dodge, Burn, Sponge P Pen tools
T Type tools
A Path Selection, Direct Selection
U Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
H Hand R Rotate View
Z Zoom D Default colors
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Q Quick Mask Mode
SWITCHING TOOLS To switch between all tools within groups, add the Shift key to the letters above. For example, to switch between Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee …….. Shift–M
Draw marquee selection from the center Alt-drag selection
Add to a selection Shift
Subtract from a selection Alt
Intersect with a selection  Shift–Alt
Make a copy of the selection w/Move tool Alt-drag selection
Make a copy of the selection when not in the Move tool Ctrl–Alt-drag selection
Move selection (in 1-pixel increments)  Arrow keys Move selection (in 10-pixel increments)
Feather selection  Shift–F6
Move marquee while drawing selection Hold Spacebar while drawing a marquee
Shift–Arrow keys Select all opaque pixels on the layer Ctrl-click on layer thumbnail (in the Layers panel)
Reselect last selection Ctrl-Shift–D


Fit on Screen Double–click on Hand tool or Ctrl–0
100% View Level (Actual Pixels) Double–click on Zoom tool or Ctrl–1
Zoom out  Alt–Spacebar–click or Ctrl–Minus (–)
Scroll image left or right in the window Ctrl-Shift–Page Up/Down
Jump/Zoom to part of an image Ctrl–drag in Navigator panel
Hide/Show all tools and panels Shift-Tab
 zoom in Ctrl–Spacebar–click or Ctrl–Plus (+)
 Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith .\
Cycle through full screen modes F


Create new layer Ctrl–Shift–N
Select non-contiguous layers Ctrl–click layers
Select contiguous layers Click one layer, then Shift–click another layer
Delete layer Delete key (while in the Move tool)
View contents of layer mask Alt–click layer mask icon
Temporarily turn off layer mask Shift–click layer mask icon
Clone layer as you move it Alt–drag
Find/Select layer containing object Right–click on the object w/Move tool
Change layer opacity Number pad keys (w/Move tool selected)
Cycle down or up through blending modes Shift–Plus (+) or Minus (–)
Change to a specific blending mode (W/Move tool) Shift–Alt–letter (N=Normal, M=multiply, etc.)
Switch to layer below/above current layer Alt–[or Alt–]
Move layer below/above current layer Ctrl–[or Ctrl–]
Select all text on layer Double–click on T thumbnail in Layers panel
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 1 pt Ctrl–Shift–> or <
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 5 pts. Ctrl–Shift–Alt–> or <
Increase/Decrease kerning/tracking Alt–Right/Left arrow
Align text left/center/right Ctrl–Shift–L/C/R



Fill selection with Background color Ctrl–Backspace
Fill selection with Foreground color Alt–Backspace
Fill selection with Foreground color using Lock Transparent Pixels Shift–Alt–Backspace
Fill selection with source state in History panel Ctrl–Alt–Backspace
Display Fill dialog box Shift–Backspace
Sample as background color Alt–click w/Eyedropper tool to
get Move tool While in any painting/editing tool, hold Ctrl to get
Eyedropper with painting tools Alt
Change paint opacity (with Airbrush OFF) Number keys
Change paint opacity (with Airbrush ON) Shift–Number keys
Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush ON) Number keys
Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush OFF) Shift–Number keys
to get Crosshair cursor While in any painting/editing tool, turn Caps Lock on
Decrease/Increase brush size [Or]
Decrease/Increase hardness of brush Shift–[or Shift–]
Switch between preset brushes < or >
Open Brushes pop-up panel Right–click in image window
Erase to History panel’s source state Alt–Eraser
Cycle down or up through blending modes Shift–Plus (+) or Minus (–)
Change to a specific blending mode Shift–Alt–letter (N=Normal, M=multiply, etc.)
Create fixed color target from within a dialog box Shift–click in image window
Delete fixed color target Alt–click on target with Color Sampler tool
Create new Spot Color channel from current selection Ctrl–click on new channel button in Channels panel


To get Direct Selection tool while using Pen tool Ctrl
Switch between Add Anchor and Delete Anchor Point tools Alt
Switch from Path Selection tool to Convert Point tool when  pointer is over anchor point Ctrl–Alt
To select a whole path w/Direct Selection tool Alt–
click Convert path to a selection Ctrl–click on path name (in Paths panel)


Show/Hide Brush panel F5
Show/Hide Color panel F6
Show/Hide Layers panel F7
Show/Hide Info panel F8
Show/Hide Actions panel Alt–F9
Open Adobe Bridge Ctrl–Alt–O

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