Default keyboard shortcuts

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Use keyboard shortcuts to become more productive while using Adobe Photoshop.

Notes:

  • You can customize the keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop on the desktop. See Customize keyboard shortcuts.
  • You can view, edit, and summarize keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. To view this in Photoshop, select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts or use the following keyboard shortcuts:
    • Alt + Shift + Control + K (Win)
    • Option + Shift + Command + K (Mac)
  • On newer MacBook Pro models, the Touch Bar replaces the function keys on top of the keyboard. See this Apple documentation article to understand how to use the function keys on these models.
  • You can take a look at the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop on the web beta: Keyboard shortcuts | Photoshop on the web.

Use function keys

Note:

For macOS, press and hold the Fn key along with the function key (F1-F12) to override default macOS functions such as screen brightness, volume, etc. For more information on the behavior of function keys on your Mac, refer to these Apple documentations:

Result
Windows
macOS
Start Help F1 Help key

Undo/Redo

 

F1

Cut

F2

F2

Copy

F3

F3

Paste

F4

F4

Show/Hide Brush panel

F5

F5

Show/Hide Color panel

F6

F6

Show/Hide Layers panel

F7

F7

Show/Hide Info panel

F8

F8

Show/Hide Actions panel

F9

Option + F9

Revert

F12

F12

Fill

Shift + F5

Shift + F5

Feather Selection

Shift + F6

Shift + F6

Inverse Selection

Shift + F7

Shift + F7

Select tools

Holding down a key temporarily activates a tool. Letting go of the key returns to the previous tool.

Note:

In rows with multiple tools, repeatedly press the same shortcut to toggle through the group.

Result

Windows

macOS

Cycle through tools with the same shortcut key

Shift-press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)

Shift-press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)

Cycle through hidden tools

Alt-click + tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Point tools)

Option-click + tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Point tools)

Move tool

V

V

Rectangular Marquee tool

Elliptical Marquee tool

M

M

Lasso tool

Polygonal Lasso tool

Magnetic Lasso tool

L

L

Magic Wand tool

Quick Selection tool

W

W

Crop tool

Slice tool

Slice Select tool

C

C

Eyedropper tool

Color Sampler tool

Ruler tool

Note tool

I

I

Spot Healing Brush tool

Healing Brush tool

Patch tool

Red Eye tool

J

J

Brush tool

Pencil tool

Color Replacement tool

Mixer Brush tool

B

B

Clone Stamp tool

Pattern Stamp tool

S

S

History Brush tool

Art History Brush tool

Y

Y

Eraser tool

Background Eraser tool

Magic Eraser tool

E

E

Gradient tool

Paint Bucket tool

G

G

Dodge tool

Burn tool

Sponge tool

O

O

Pen tool

Freeform Pen tool

P

P

Horizontal Type tool

Vertical Type tool

Horizontal Type mask tool

Vertical Type mask tool

T

T

Path Selection tool

Direct Selection tool

A

A

Rectangle tool

Rounded Rectangle tool

Ellipse tool

Polygon tool

Line tool

Custom Shape tool

U

U

Hand tool

H

H

Rotate View tool

R

R

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Toggle Standard/Quick Mask modes Q Q
Content-Aware Move tool J J
Perspective Crop tool C C
Artboard tool V V
Rotate View tool R R
Toggle Preserve Transparency / (forward slash) / (forward slash)
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Previous Brush , ,
Next Brush . .
First Brush < <
Last Brush > >
Use same shortcut key for Liquify

View images

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

macOS

Cycle through open documents

Control + Tab

Control + Tab

Switch to previous document

Shift + Control + Tab

Shift + Command + `(grave accent)

Close a file in Photoshop and open Bridge

Shift-Control-W

Shift-Command-W

Toggle between Standard mode and Quick Mask mode

Q

Q

Toggle (forward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen mode

F

F

Toggle (backward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen mode

Shift + F

Shift + F

Toggle (forward) canvas color

Spacebar + F (or right-click canvas background and select color)

Spacebar + F (or Control-click canvas background and select color)

Toggle (backward) canvas color

Spacebar + Shift + F

Spacebar + Shift + F

Fit image in window

Double-click Hand tool

Double-click Hand tool

Magnify 100%

Double-click Zoom tool or

Ctrl + 1

Double-click Zoom tool or

Command + 1

Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)

Spacebar

Spacebar

Simultaneously pan multiple documents with Hand tool

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Switch to Zoom In tool

Control + spacebar

Command + spacebar

Switch to Zoom Out tool

Alt + spacebar

Option + spacebar

Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool

Spacebar-drag

Spacebar-drag

Apply zoom percentage, and keep zoom percentage box active

Shift + Enter in Navigator panel zoom percentage box

Shift + Return in Navigator panel zoom percentage box

Zoom in on specified area of an image

Control-drag over preview in Navigator panel

Command-drag over preview in Navigator panel

Temporarily zoom into an image

Hold down H and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button

Hold down H and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button

Scroll image with Hand tool

Spacebar-drag, or drag view area box in Navigator panel

Spacebar-drag, or drag view area box in Navigator panel

Scroll up or down 1 screen

Page Up or Page Down

Page Up or Page Down

Scroll up or down 10 units

Shift + Page Up or Page Down

Shift + Page Up or Page Down

Move view to upper-left corner or lower-right corner

Home or End

Home or End

Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith (layer mask must be selected)

\ (backslash)

\ (backslash)

Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) to scroll left (Page Up) or right (Page Down)

Use Puppet Warp

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

*Currently unavailable in Photoshop on iPad.

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use Select and Mask

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Liquify filter

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Windows

macOS

Forward Warp tool

W

W

Reconstruct tool

R

R

Twirl Clockwise tool

C

C

Pucker tool

S

S

Bloat tool

B

B

Push Left tool

O

O

Freeze Mask tool

F

F

Thaw Mask tool

D

D

Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, and Push Left tools

Alt + tool

Option + tool

Continually sample the distortion

 

Alt-drag in preview with Reconstruct tool, Displace, Amplitwist, or Affine mode selected

Option-drag in preview with Reconstruct tool, Displace, Amplitwist, or Affine mode selected

Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1

Down Arrow/Up Arrow in Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter text box

Down Arrow/Up Arrow in Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter text box

Decrease/increase brush size by 2, or density, pressure, rate, or turbulent jitter by 1

Left Arrow/Right Arrow with Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing

Left Arrow/Right Arrow with Brush Size, Density, Pressure, Rate, or Turbulent Jitter slider showing

Cycle through controls on right from top

Tab

Tab

Cycle through controls on right from bottom

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Change Cancel to Reset

Alt

Option

Hold down Shift to decrease/increase by 10

Use Vanishing Point

Result

Windows

macOS

Zoom 2x (temporary)

X

X

Zoom in

Control + + (plus)

Command + + (plus)

Zoom out

Control + - (hyphen)

Command + - (hyphen)

Fit in view

Control + 0 (zero), Double-click Hand tool

Command + 0 (zero), Double-click Hand tool

Zoom to the center at 100%

Double-click Zoom tool

Double-click Zoom tool

Increase brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)

]

]

Decrease brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)

[

[

Increase brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)

Shift + ]

Shift + ]

Decrease brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)

Shift + [

Shift + [

Undo last action

Control + Z

Command + Z

Redo last action

Control + Shift + Z

Command + Shift + Z

Deselect all

Control + D

Command + D

Hide selection and planes

Control + H

Command + H

Move selection 1 pixel

Arrow keys

Arrow keys

Move selection 10 pixels

Shift + arrow keys

Shift + arrow keys

Copy

Control + C

Command + C

Paste

Control + V

Command + V

Repeat last duplicate and move

Control + Shift + T

Command + Shift + T

Create a floating selection from the current selection

Control + Alt + T

 

Fill a selection with image under the pointer

Control-drag

Command-drag

Create a duplicate of the selection as a floating selection

Control + Alt-drag

Command + Option-drag

Constrain selection to a 15° rotation

Alt + Shift to rotate

Option + Shift to rotate

Select a plane under another selected plane

Control-click the plane

Command-click the plane

Create 90° plane off parent plane

Control-drag

Command-drag

Delete last node while creating plane

Backspace

Delete

Make a full canvas plane, square to the camera

Double-click the Create Plane tool

Double-click the Create Plane tool

Use the Camera Raw dialog box

Note:

Holding down a key temporarily activates a tool. Letting go of the key returns to the previous tool.

Result

Windows

macOS

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Hand tool

H

H

White Balance tool

I

I

Color Sampler tool

S

S

Crop tool

C

C

Straighten tool

A

A

Spot Removal tool

B

B

Red Eye Removal tool

E

E

Basic panel

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Command + Option + 1

Tone Curve panel

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Command + Option + 2

Detail panel

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Command + Option + 3

HSL/Grayscale panel

Ctrl + Alt + 4

Command + Option + 4

Split Toning panel

Ctrl + Alt + 5

Command + Option + 5

Lens Corrections panel

Ctrl + Alt + 6

Command + Option + 6

Camera Calibration panel

Ctrl + Alt + 7

Command + Option + 7

Presets panel

Ctrl + Alt + 9

Command + Option + 9 (macOS Universal Access zoom shortcut must be disabled in System Preferences)

Open Snapshots panel

Ctrl + Alt + 9

Command + Option + 9

Parametric Curve Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T

Command + Option + Shift + T

Hue Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H

Command + Option + Shift + H

Saturation Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S

Command + Option + Shift + S

Luminance Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L

Command + Option + Shift + L

Grayscale Mix Targeted Adjustment tool

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G

Command + Option + Shift + G

Last-used Targeted Adjustment tool

T

T

Adjustment Brush tool

K

K

Graduated Filter tool

G

G

Increase/decrease brush size

] / [

] / [

Increase/decrease brush feather

Shift + ] / Shift + [

Shift + ] / Shift + [

Increase/decrease Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10

= (equal sign) / - (hyphen)

= (equal sign) / - (hyphen)

Temporarily switch from Add to Erase mode for theAdjustment Brush tool, or from Erase to Add mode

Alt

Option

Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool size

Alt + ] / Alt + [

Option + ] / Option + [

Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool feather

Alt + Shift + ] / Alt + Shift + [

Option + Shift + ] / Option + Shift + [

Increase/decrease temporary Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10

Alt + = (equal sign) / Alt + - (hyphen)

Option = (equal sign) / Option + - (hyphen)

Switch to New mode from Add or Erase mode of theAdjustment Brush tool or the Graduated Filter

N

N

Toggle Auto Mask for Adjustment Brush tool

M

M

Toggle Show Mask for Adjustment Brush tool

Y

Y

Toggle pins for Adjustment Brush tool

V

V

Toggle overlay for Graduated Filter, Spot Removal tool, or Red Eye Removal tool.

V

V

Rotate image left

L or Ctrl + ]

L or Command + ]

Rotate image right

R or Ctrl + [

R or Command + [

Zoom in

Ctrl + + (plus)

Command + + (plus)

Zoom out

Ctrl + - (hyphen)

Command + - (hyphen)

Temporarily switch to Zoom In tool

(Doesn’t work when Straighten tool is selected. If Crop tool is active, temporarily switches to Straighten tool.)

Ctrl

Command

Temporarily switch to Zoom Out tool and change the Open Image button to Open Copy and the Cancel button to Reset.

Alt

Option

Toggle preview

P

P

Full screen mode

F

F

Temporarily activate the White Balance tool and change the Open Image button to Open Object.

(Does not work if Crop tool is active)

Shift

Shift

Select multiple points in Curves panel

Click the first point; Shift-click additional points

Click the first point; Shift-click additional points

Add point to curve in Curves panel

Control-click in preview

Command-click in preview

Move selected point in Curves panel (1 unit)

Arrow keys

Arrow keys

Move selected point in Curves panel (10 units)

Shift-arrow

Shift-arrow

Open selected images in Camera Raw dialog box from Bridge

Ctrl + R

Command + R

Open selected images from Bridge bypassing Camera Raw dialog box

Shift + double-click image

Shift + double-click image

Display highlights that will be clipped in Preview

Alt-drag Exposure, Recovery, or Black sliders

Option-drag Exposure, Recovery, or Black sliders

Highlight clipping warning

O

O

Shadows clipping warning

U

U

(Filmstrip mode) Add 1 - 5 star rating

Ctrl +1 - 5

Command + 1 - 5

(Filmstrip mode) Increase/decrease rating

Ctrl +. (period) / Ctrl+, (comma)

Command + . (period) / Command+, (comma)

(Filmstrip mode) Add red label

Ctrl + 6

Command + 6

(Filmstrip mode) Add yellow label

Ctrl + 7

Command + 7

(Filmstrip mode) Add green label

Ctrl + 8

Command + 8

(Filmstrip mode) Add blue label

Ctrl + 9

Command + 9

(Filmstrip mode) Add purple label

Ctrl + Shift + 0

Command + Shift + 0

Camera Raw preferences

Ctrl + K

Command + K

Deletes Adobe Camera Raw preferences

Ctrl + Alt (on open)

Option + Shift (on open)

Use the Black-and-White dialog box

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use Curves

Result

Windows

macOS

Open the Curves dialog box

Control + M

Command + M

Select next point on the curve

+ (plus)

+ (plus)

Select the previous point on the curve

– (minus)

– (minus)

Select multiple points on the curve

Shift-click the points

Shift-click the points

Deselect a point

Control + D

Command + D

To delete a point on the curve

Select a point and press Delete

Select a point and press Delete

Move the selected point 1 unit

Arrow keys

Arrow keys

Move the selected point 10 units

Shift + Arrow keys

Shift + Arrow keys

Display highlights and shadows that will be clipped

Alt-drag black/white point sliders

Option-drag black/white point sliders

Set a point to the composite curve

Control-click the image

Command-click the image

Set a point to the channel curves

Shift + Control-click the image

Shift + Command-click the image

Toggle grid size

Alt-click the field

Option-click the field

Select and move objects

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

macOS

Reposition marquee while selecting

Any marquee tool (except single column and single row) + spacebar-drag

Any marquee tool (except single column and single row) + spacebar-drag

Add to a selection

Any selection tool + Shift-drag

Any selection tool + Shift-drag

Subtract from a selection

Any selection tool + Alt-drag

Any selection tool + Option-drag

Intersect a selection

Any selection tool (except Quick Selection tool) + Shift-Alt-drag

Any selection tool (except Quick Selection tool) + Shift-Option-drag

Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Constrain shape and draw marquee from center

Shift + Alt-drag

Shift + Option-drag

Switch to Move tool

Control (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen tool is selected)

Command (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen tool is selected)

Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Lasso tool

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to polygonal Lasso tool

Alt-click

Option-click

Apply/cancel an operation of the Magnetic Lasso

Enter/Esc or Control + . (period)

Return/Esc or Command + . (period)

Move copy of selection

Move tool + Alt-drag selection

Move tool + Option-drag selection‡

Move selection area 1 pixel

Any selection + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Any selection + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Move selection 1 pixel

Move tool + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow†‡

Move tool + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow†‡

Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer

Control + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Command + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Increase/decrease detection width

Magnetic Lasso tool + [ or ]

Magnetic Lasso tool + [ or ]

Accept cropping or exit cropping

Crop tool + Enter or Esc

Crop tool + Return or Esc

Toggle crop shield off and on

/ (forward slash)

/ (forward slash)

Make protractor

Ruler tool + Alt-drag end point

Ruler tool + Option-drag end point

Snap guide to ruler ticks (except when View > Snap is unchecked)

Shift-drag guide

Shift-drag guide

Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

Alt-drag guide

Option-drag guide

Hold down Shift to move 10 pixels

Applies to shape tools

Transform selections, selection borders, and paths

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Edit paths

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use for painting

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

macOS

Select foreground color from color picker

Any painting tool + Shift + Alt + right-click and drag

Any painting tool + Control + Option + Command and drag

Select foreground color from image with Eyedropper tool

Any painting tool + Alt or any shape tool + Alt (except when Paths option is selected)

Any painting tool + Option or any shape tool + Option (except when Paths option is selected)

Select background color

Eyedropper tool + Alt-click

Eyedropper tool + Option-click

Color sampler tool

Eyedropper tool + Shift

Eyedropper tool + Shift

Deletes color sampler

Color sampler tool + Alt-click

Color sampler tool + Option-click

Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting mode

Any painting or editing tool + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush option is enabled, use Shift + number keys)

Any painting or editing tool + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush option is enabled, use Shift + number keys)

Sets flow for painting mode

Any painting or editing tool + Shift + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush option is enabled, omit Shift)

Any painting or editing tool + Shift + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (when airbrush option is enabled, omit Shift)

Mixer Brush changes Mix setting

Alt + Shift + number

Option + Shift + number

Mixer Brush changes Wet setting

Number keys

Number keys

Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero

00

00

Cycle through blending modes

Shift + + (plus) or – (minus)

Shift + + (plus) or – (minus)

Open Fill dialog box on the background or standard layer

 

Backspace or Shift + Backspace

 

Delete or Shift + Delete

Fill with foreground or background color

Alt + Backspace or Control + Backspace

Option + Delete or Command + Delete

Fill from history

Control + Alt + Backspace

Command + Option + Delete

Displays Fill dialog box

Shift + Backspace

Shift + Delete

Lock transparent pixels on/off

/ (forward slash)

/ (forward slash)

Connects points with a straight line

Any painting tool + Shift-click

Any painting tool + Shift-click

Hold down Shift to preserve transparency

Use for blending modes

Result

Windows

macOS

Cycle through blending modes

Shift + + (plus) or – (minus)

Shift + + (plus) or – (minus)

Normal

Shift + Alt + N

Shift + Option + N

Dissolve

Shift + Alt + I

Shift + Option + I

Behind (Brush tool only)

Shift + Alt + Q

Shift + Option + Q

Clear (Brush tool only)

Shift + Alt + R

Shift + Option + R

Darken

Shift + Alt + K

Shift + Option + K

Multiply

Shift + Alt + M

Shift + Option + M

Color Burn

Shift + Alt + B

Shift + Option + B

Linear Burn

Shift + Alt + A

Shift + Option + A

Lighten

Shift + Alt + G

Shift + Option + G

Screen

Shift + Alt + S

Shift + Option + S

Color Dodge

Shift + Alt + D

Shift + Option + D

Linear Dodge

Shift + Alt + W

Shift + Option + W

Overlay

Shift + Alt + O

Shift + Option + O

Soft Light

Shift + Alt + F

Shift + Option + F

Hard Light

Shift + Alt + H

Shift + Option + H

Vivid Light

Shift + Alt + V

Shift + Option + V

Linear Light

Shift + Alt + J

Shift + Option + J

Pin Light

Shift + Alt + Z

Shift + Option + Z

Hard Mix

Shift + Alt + L

Shift + Option + L

Difference

Shift + Alt + E

Shift + Option + E

Exclusion

Shift + Alt + X

Shift + Option + X

Hue

Shift + Alt + U

Shift + Option + U

Saturation

Shift + Alt + T

Shift + Option + T

Color

Shift + Alt + C

Shift + Option + C

Luminosity

Shift + Alt + Y

Shift + Option + Y

Desaturate

Sponge tool + Shift + Alt + D

Sponge tool + Shift + Option + D

Saturate

Sponge tool + Shift + Alt + S

Sponge tool + Shift + Option + S

Dodge/burn shadows

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Alt + S

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Option + S

Dodge/burn midtones

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Alt + M

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Option + M

Dodge/burn highlights

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Alt + H

Dodge tool/Burn tool + Shift + Option + H

Set blending mode to Threshold for bitmap images, Normal for all other images

Shift + Alt + N

Shift + Option + N

Select and edit text

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

macOS

Move type in image

Control-drag type when Type layer is selected

Command-drag type when Type layer is selected

Select 1 character left/right or 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right

Shift + Left Arrow/Right Arrow or Down Arrow/Up Arrow, or Control + Shift + Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Shift + Left Arrow/Right Arrow or Down Arrow/Up Arrow, or Command + Shift + Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point

Shift-click

Shift-click

Move 1 character left/right, 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right

Left Arrow/Right Arrow, Down Arrow/Up Arrow, or Control + Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Left Arrow/Right Arrow, Down Arrow/Up Arrow, or Command + Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Create a new text layer, when a text layer is selected in the Layers panel

Shift-click

Shift-click

Select a word, line, paragraph, or story

Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click

Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click

Show/Hide selection on selected type

Control + H

Command + H

Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box

Control

Command

Scale text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box

Control-drag a bounding box handle

Command-drag a bounding box handle

Move text box while creating text box

Spacebar-drag

Spacebar-drag

Format type

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result

Windows

macOS

Align left, center, or right

Horizontal Type tool + Control + Shift + L, C, or R

Horizontal Type tool + Command + Shift + L, C, or R

Align top, center, or bottom

Vertical Type tool + Control + Shift + L, C, or R

Vertical Type tool + Command + Shift + L, C, or R

Choose 100% horizontal scale

Control + Shift + X

Command + Shift + X

Choose 100% vertical scale

Control + Shift + Alt + X

Command + Shift + Option + X

Choose Auto leading

Control + Shift + Alt + A

Command + Shift + Option + A

Choose 0 for tracking

Control + Shift + Q

Command + Control + Shift + Q

Justify paragraph, left aligns last line

Control + Shift + J

Command + Shift + J

Justify paragraph, justifies all

Control + Shift + F

Command + Shift + F

Toggle paragraph hyphenation on/off

Control + Shift + Alt + H

Command + Control + Shift + Option + H

Toggle single/every-line composer on/off

Control + Shift + Alt + T

Command + Shift + Option + T

Decrease or increase type size of selected text 2 points or pixels

Control + Shift + < or >

Command + Shift + < or >

Decrease or increase leading 2 points or pixels

Alt + Down Arrow or Up Arrow††

Option + Down Arrow or Up Arrow††

Decrease or increase baseline shift 2 points or pixels

Shift + Alt + Down Arrow or Up Arrow††

Shift + Option + Down Arrow or Up Arrow††

Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

Alt + Left Arrow or Right Arrow††

Option + Left Arrow or Right Arrow††

Hold down Alt (Win) or Option (macOS) to decrease/increase by 10

††Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) to decrease/increase by 10

Slice and optimize

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use panels

This partial list provides shortcuts that don’t appear in menu commands or tool tips.

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Actions panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Turn command on and all others off, or turn all commands on

Alt-click the check-mark next to a command

Option-click the check-mark next to a command

Turn current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls

Alt-click

Option-click

Change action or action set options

Alt + double-click action or action set

Option + double-click action or action set

Display Options dialog box for recorded command

Double-click recorded command

Double-click recorded command

Play entire action

Control + double-click an action

Command + double-click an action

Collapse/expand all components of an action

Alt-click the triangle

Option-click the triangle

Play a command

Control-click the Play button

Command-click the Play button

Create a new action and begin recording without confirmation

Alt-click the New Action button

Option-click the New Action button

Select contiguous items of the same kind

Shift-click the action/command

Shift-click the action/command

Select discontiguous items of the same kind

Control-click the action/command

Command-click the action/command

Use adjustment layers

Note:

If you prefer channel shortcuts starting with Alt/Option + 1 for red, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Use Legacy Channel Shortcuts. Then restart Photoshop.

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Animation panel in Frames mode

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Brush panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Channels panel

Note:

If you prefer channel shortcuts starting with Ctrl/Command + 1 for red, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Use Legacy Channel Shortcuts.

Result

Windows

macOS

Select individual channels

Ctrl + 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)

Command + 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)

Select composite channel

Ctrl + 2

Command + 2

Load channel as selection

Control-click channel thumbnail, or Alt + Ctrl + 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)

Command-click channel thumbnail, or Option + Command + 3 (red), 4 (green), 5 (blue)

Add to current selection

Control + Shift-click channel thumbnail

Command + Shift-click channel thumbnail

Subtract from current selection

Control + Alt-click channel thumbnail

Command + Option-click channel thumbnail

Intersect with current selection

Control + Shift + Alt-click channel thumbnail

Command + Shift + Option-click channel thumbnail

Set options for Save Selection As Channel button

Alt-click Save Selection As Channel button

Option-click Save Selection As Channel button

Create a new spot channel

Control-click Create New Channel button

Command-click Create New Channel button

Select/deselect multiple color-channel selection

Shift-click color channel

Shift-click color channel

Select/deselect alpha channel and show/hide as a rubylith overlay

Shift-click alpha channel

Shift-click alpha channel

Display channel options

Double-click alpha or spot channel thumbnail

Double-click alpha or spot channel thumbnail

Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode

Any tool, including the Brush Tool
Shift + ~ (tilde)

Any tool, excluding the Brush Tool
` (grave accent)

 

Any tool, including the Brush Tool:
Shift + ~ (tilde)

Any tool, excluding the Brush Tool:
` (grave accent)

Use the Clone Source panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Color panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the History panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Info panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Layers panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Load layer transparency as a selection

Control-click layer thumbnail

Command-click layer thumbnail

Add to current selection

Control + Shift-click layer thumbnail

Command + Shift-click layer thumbnail

Subtract from current selection

Control + Alt-click layer thumbnail

Command + Option-click layer thumbnail

Intersect with current selection

Control + Shift + Alt-click layer thumbnail

Command + Shift + Option-click layer thumbnail

Load filter mask as a selection

Control-click filter mask thumbnail

Command-click filter mask thumbnail

New layer Control + Shift+ N Command + Shift+ N
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J

Group layers

Control + G

Command + G

Ungroup layers

Control + Shift + G

Command + Shift + G

Create/release clipping mask

Control + Alt + G

Command + Option + G

Select all layers

Control + Alt + A

Command + Option + A

Merge visible layers

Control + Shift + E

Command + Shift + E

Create new empty layer with dialog box

Alt-click New Layer button

Option-click New Layer button

Create new layer below target layer

Control-click New Layer button

Command-click New Layer button

Select top layer

Alt + . (period)

Option + . (period)

Select bottom layer

Alt + , (comma)

Option + , (comma)

Add to layer selection in Layers panel

Shift + Alt + [ or ]

Shift + Option + [ or ]

Select next layer down/up

Alt + [ or ]

Option + [ or ]

Move target layer down/up

Control + [ or ]

Command + [ or ]

Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer

Control + Shift + Alt + E

Command + Shift + Option + E

Merge layers

Highlight layers you want to merge, then Control + E

Highlight the layers you want to merge, then Command + E

Move layer to bottom or top

Control + Shift + [ or ]

Command + Shift + [ or ]

Copy current layer to layer below

Alt + Merge Down command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Option + Merge Down command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Merge all visible layers to a new layer above the currently selected layer

Alt + Merge Visible command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Option + Merge Visible command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Show/hide this layer/layer group only or all layers/layer groups

Right-click the eye icon

Control-click the eye icon

Show/hide all other currently visible layers

Alt-click the eye icon

Option-click the eye icon

Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock

/ (forward slash)

/ (forward slash)

Edit layer effect/style, options

Double-click layer effect/style

Double-click layer effect/style

Hide layer effect/style

Alt-double-click layer effect/style

Option-double-click layer effect/style

Edit layer style

Double-click layer

Double-click layer

Disable/enable vector mask

Shift-click vector mask thumbnail

Shift-click vector mask thumbnail

Open Layer Mask Display Options dialog box

Double-click layer mask thumbnail

Double-click layer mask thumbnail

Toggle layer mask on/off

Shift-click layer mask thumbnail

Shift-click layer mask thumbnail

Toggle filter mask on/off

Shift-click filter mask thumbnail

Shift-click filter mask thumbnail

Toggle between layer mask/composite image

Alt-click layer mask thumbnail

Option-click layer mask thumbnail

Toggle between filter mask/composite image

Alt-click filter mask thumbnail

Option-click filter mask thumbnail

Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off

\ (backslash), or Shift + Alt-click

\ (backslash), or Shift + Option-click

Select all type; temporarily select Type tool

Double-click type layer thumbnail

Double-click type layer thumbnail

Create a clipping mask

Alt-click the line dividing two layers

Option-click the line dividing two layers

Rename layer

Double-click the layer name

Double-click the layer name

Edit filter settings

Double-click the filter effect

Double-click the filter effect

Edit the Filter Blending options

Double-click the Filter Blending icon

Double-click the Filter Blending icon

Create new layer group below current layer/layer set

Control-click New Group button

Command-click New Group button

Create new layer group with dialog box

Alt-click New Group button

Option-click New Group button

Create layer mask that hides all/selection

Alt-click Add Layer Mask button

Option-click Add Layer Mask button

Create vector mask that reveals all/path area

Control-click Add Layer Mask button

Command-click Add Layer Mask button

Create vector mask that hides all or displays path area

Control + Alt-click Add Layer Mask button

Command + Option-click Add Layer Mask button

Display layer group properties

Right-click layer group and choose Group Properties, or double-click group

Control-click the layer group and choose Group Properties, or double-click group

Select/deselect multiple contiguous layers

Shift-click

Shift-click

Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layers

Control-click

Command-click

Note:

If Kotoeri is your Japanese language input method, the “Toggle rubylith mode for layer mask on/off” shortcut starts an action in Kotoeri. Please switch to another mode (for example, “U.S.”) to enable this shortcut.

Use the Layer Comps panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Paths panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use the Swatches panel

Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush  Hold down ` (grave accent)
Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise) 
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option

Use Extract and Pattern Maker (optional plug-ins)

Result (Extract and Pattern Maker)

Windows

macOS

Fit in window

Control + 0

Command + 0

Zoom in

Control + + (plus)

Command + + (plus)

Zoom out

Control + - (hyphen)

Command + - (hyphen)

Cycle through controls on right from top

Tab

Tab

Cycle through controls on right from bottom

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Temporarily activate Hand tool

Spacebar

Spacebar

Change Cancel to Reset

Alt

Option

Result (Extract only)

Windows

macOS

Edge Highlighter tool

B

B

Fill tool

G

G

Eyedropper tool

I

I

Cleanup tool

C

C

Edge Touchup tool

T

T

Toggle between Edge Highlighter tool and Eraser tool

Alt + Edge Highlighter/Eraser tool

Option + Edge Highlighter/Eraser tool

Toggle Smart Highlighting

Control with Edge Highlighter tool selected

Command with Edge Highlighter tool selected

Remove current highlight

Alt + Delete

Option + Delete

Highlight entire image

Control + Delete

Command + Delete

Fill foreground area and preview extraction

Shift-click with Fill tool selected

Shift-click with Fill tool selected

Move mask when Edge Touchup tool is selected

Control-drag

Command-drag

Add opacity when Cleanup tool is selected

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Toggle Show menu options in preview between Original and Extracted

X

X

Enable Cleanup and Edge Touchup tools before preview

Shift + X

Shift + X

Cycle through Display menu in preview from top to bottom

F

F

Cycle through Display menu in preview from bottom to top

Shift + F

Shift + F

Decrease/increase brush size by 1

Down Arrow/Up Arrow in Brush Size text box

Down Arrow or Up Arrow in Brush Size text box

Decrease/increase brush size by 1

Left Arrow/Right Arrow with Brush Size Slider showing

Left Arrow/Right Arrow with Brush Size Slider showing

Set strength of Cleanup or Edge Touch‑up tool

0–9

0–9

Hold down Shift to decrease/increase by 10

Result (Pattern Maker only)

Windows

macOS

Delete current selection

Control + D

Command + D

Undo a selection move

Control + Z

Command + Z

Generate or generate again

Control + G

Command + G

Intersect with current selection

Shift + Alt + select

Shift + Option + select

Toggle view: original/generated pattern

X

X

Go to first tile in Tile History

Home

Home

Go to last tile in Tile History

End

End

Go to previous tile in Tile History

Left Arrow, Page Up

Left Arrow, Page Up

Go to next tile in Tile History

Right Arrow, Page Down

Right Arrow, Page Down

Delete current tile from Tile History

Delete

Delete

Nudge selection when viewing the original

Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Increase selection nudging when viewing the original

Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow

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