Keys for selecting tools

  1. Photoshop Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop Elements
    1. What's new in Photoshop Elements
    2. System requirements | Photoshop Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Making photo projects
  3. Workspace and environment
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. Workspace basics
    3. Tools
    4. Panels and bins
    5. Open files
    6. Rulers, grids, and guides
    7. Enhanced Quick Mode
    8. File information
    9. Presets and libraries
    10. Multitouch support
    11. Scratch disks, plug‑ins, and application updates
    12. Undo, redo, and cancel actions
    13. Viewing images
    14. Using Windows 7 features
  4. Fixing and enhancing photos
    1. Resize images
    2. Cropping
    3. Process camera raw image files
    4. Add blur, replace colors, and clone image areas
    5. Adjust shadows and light
    6. Retouch and correct photos
    7. Sharpen photos
    8. Transforming
    9. Auto Smart Tone
    10. Recomposing
    11. Using actions to process photos
    12. Photomerge Compose
    13. Create a panorama
  5. Adding shapes and text
    1. Add text
    2. Edit text
    3. Create shapes
    4. Editing shapes
    5. Painting overview
    6. Painting tools
    7. Set up brushes
    8. Patterns
    9. Fills and strokes
    10. Gradients
    11. Work with Asian type
  6. Guided edits, effects, and filters
    1. Guided mode
    2. Filters
    3. Guided mode Photomerge edits
    4. Guided mode Basic edits
    5. Adjustment filters
    6. Effects
    7. Guided mode Fun edits
    8. Guided mode Special edits
    9. Artistic filters
    10. Guided mode Color edits
    11. Guided mode Black & White edits
    12. Blur filters
    13. Brush Stroke filters
    14. Distort filters
    15. Other filters
    16. Noise filters
    17. Render filters
    18. Sketch filters
    19. Stylize filters
    20. Texture filters
  7. Working with colors
    1. Understanding color
    2. Set up color management
    3. Color and tonal correction basics
    4. Choose colors
    5. Adjust color, saturation, and hue
    6. Fix color casts
    7. Using image modes and color tables
    8. Color and camera raw
  8. Working with selections
    1. Make selections in Photoshop Elements
    2. Saving selections
    3. Modifying selections
    4. Move and copy selections
    5. Edit and refine selections
    6. Smooth selection edges with anti-aliasing and feathering
  9. Working with layers
    1. Create layers
    2. Edit layers
    3. Copy and arrange layers
    4. Adjustment and fill layers
    5. Clipping masks
    6. Layer masks
    7. Layer styles
    8. Opacity and blending modes
  10. Creating photo projects
    1. Project basics
    2. Making photo projects
    3. Editing photo projects
  11. Saving, printing, and sharing photos
    1. Save images
    2. Printing photos
    3. Share photos online
    4. Optimizing images
    5. Optimizing images for the JPEG format
    6. Dithering in web images
    7. Guided Edits - Share panel
    8. Previewing web images
    9. Use transparency and mattes
    10. Optimizing images for the GIF or PNG-8 format
    11. Optimizing images for the PNG-24 format
  12. Keyboard shortcuts
    1. Keys for selecting tools
    2. Keys for selecting and moving objects
    3. Keys for the Layers panel
    4. Keys for showing or hiding panels (expert mode)
    5. Keys for painting and brushes
    6. Keys for using text
    7. Keys for the Liquify filter
    8. Keys for transforming selections
    9. Keys for the Color Swatches panel
    10. Keys for the Camera Raw dialog box
    11. Keys for the Filter Gallery
    12. Keys for using blending modes
    13. Keys for viewing images (expertmode)

This list includes the keyboard shortcuts that you can use to work with the Photoshop Elements tools. For more information about the Photoshop Elements tools, see Tools. You'll find additional shortcuts in menu commands and tool tips.

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Cycle through tools that have the same keyboard shortcut

Shift-press keyboard shortcut (preference setting, Use Shift Key for Tool Switch, must be enabled)

Shift-press keyboard shortcut (preference setting, Use Shift Key for Tool Switch, must be enabled)

Cycle through nested tools

Alt-click tool

Option-click tool

Move tool

V

V

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Hand tool

H

H

Eyedropper tool

I

I

Rectangular Marquee tool

Elliptical Marquee tool

M

M

Lasso tool

Magnetic Lasso tool

Polygonal Lasso tool

L

L

Magic Wand tool

Selection Brush tool

Quick Selection tool

Refined Selection tool

Auto Selection tool

A

A

Horizontal Type tool

Vertical Type tool

Horizontal Type Mask tool

Vertical Type Mask tool

Text on Selection

Text on Shape

Text on Path

T

T

Crop tool

Perspective Crop

Cookie Cutter tool

C

C

Recompose tool

W

W

Straighten tool

P

P

Eye tool

Y

Y

Spot Healing Brush tool

Healing Brush tool

J

J

Clone Stamp tool

Pattern Stamp tool

S

S

Eraser tool

Background Eraser tool

Magic Eraser tool

E

E

Pencil tool

N

N

Brush tool

Impressionist Brush

Color Replacement tool

B

B

Smart Brush tool

Detail Smart Brush tool

F

F

Paint Bucket tool

K

K

Gradient tool

G

G

Custom Shape tool

Rectangle tool

Rounded Rectangle tool

Ellipse tool

Polygon tool

Star tool

Line tool

Shape Selection tool

U

U

Blur tool

Sharpen tool

Smudge tool

R

R

Sponge tool

Dodge tool

Burn tool

O

O

Show/Hide all panels

Tab

Tab

Default foreground and background colors

D

D

Switch foreground and background colors

X

X

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