Note:

Want to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts (or customize existing shortcuts)? See Customize keyboard shortcuts.

Keys for invoking search experience

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Search across Photoshop UI, Help & Learn content, and Adobe Stock assets. For more information, see Photoshop search. Control + F Command + F

Function keys

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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

Keys for selecting tools

Holding down a key temporarily activates a tool. Letting go of the key returns to the previous tool. To customize shortcuts, see Define new keyboard shortcuts. To view keyboard shortcuts for features that were introduced in Photoshop CS6, see Key shortcuts for CS6 features.

Note:

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

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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

Count 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

3D Object Rotate tool*

3D Object Roll tool*

3D Object Pan tool*

3D Object Slide tool*

3D Object Scale tool*

K

K

3D Camera Rotate tool*

3D Camera Roll tool*

3D Camera Pan tool*

3D Camera Walk tool*

3D Camera Zoom*

N

N

Hand tool

H

H

Rotate View tool

R

R

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Use same shortcut key for Liquify

*Photoshop Extended only

Keys for viewing images

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

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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)

Keys for Puppet Warp

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

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Cancel completely

Esc

Esc

Undo last pin adjustment

Ctrl + Z

Command + Z

Select all pins

Ctrl + A

Command + A

Deselect all pins

Ctrl + D

Command + D

Select multiple pins

Shift-click

Shift-click

Move multiple selected pins

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Temporarily hide pins

H

H

Keys for Refine Edge

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Open the Refine Edge dialog box

Control + Alt + R

Command + Option + R

Cycle (forward) through preview modes

F

F

Cycle (backward) through preview modes

Shift + F

Shift + F

Toggle between original image and selection preview

X

X

Toggle between original selection and refined version

P

P

Toggle radius preview on and off

J

J

Toggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

Shift + E

Shift + E

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Apply a new filter on top of selected

Alt-click a filter

Option-click a filter

Reapply last-used filter Control + Alt + F Command + Alt + F

Open/close all disclosure triangles

Alt-click a disclosure triangle

Option-click a disclosure triangle

Change Cancel button to Default

Control

Command

Change Cancel button to Reset

Alt

Option

Undo/Redo

Control + Z

Command + Z

Step forward

Control + Shift + Z

Command + Shift + Z

Step backward

Control + Alt + Z

Command + Option + Z

Keys for Liquify

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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

Mirror tool

M

M

Turbulence tool

T

T

Freeze Mask tool

F

F

Thaw Mask tool

D

D

Reverse direction for Bloat, Pucker, Push Left, and Mirror 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

Keys for Vanishing Point

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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 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 degree 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

Show/hide measurements (Photoshop Extended only)

Control + Shift + H

Command + Shift + H

Export to a DFX file (Photoshop Extended only)

Control + E

Command + E

Export to a 3DS file (Photoshop Extended only)

Control + Shift + E

Command + Shift + E

Keys for the Camera Raw dialog box

Note:

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

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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 the Adjustment 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 Brushtool 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 the Adjustment 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)

Keys for the Black-and-White dialog box

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Open the Black-and-White dialog box

Shift + Control + Alt + B

Shift + Command + Option+ B

Increase/decrease selected value by 1%

Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Increase/decrease selected value by 10%

Shift + Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Shift + Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Change the values of the closest color slider

Click-drag on the image

Click-drag on the image

Keys for Curves

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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

Keys for selecting and moving objects

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

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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

Keys for transforming selections, selection borders, and paths

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

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Transform from center or reflect

Alt

Option

Constrain

Shift

Shift

Distort

Control

Command

Apply

Enter

Return

Cancel

Control + . (period) or Esc

Command + . (period) or Esc

Free transform with duplicate data

Control + Alt + T

Command + Option + T

Transform again with duplicate data

Control + Shift + Alt + T

Command + Shift + Option + T

Keys for editing paths

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

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Select multiple anchor points

Direct selection tool + Shift-click

Direct selection tool + Shift-click

Select entire path

Direct selection tool + Alt-click

Direct selection tool + Option-click

Duplicate a path

Pen (any Pen tool), Path Selection or Direct Selection tool + Control + Alt-drag

Pen (any Pen tool), Path Selection or Direct Selection tool + Command + Option-drag

Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools to Direct Selection tool

Control

Command

Switch from Pen tool or Freeform Pen tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor or direction point

Alt

Option

Close path

Magnetic Pen tool-double-click

Magnetic Pen tool-double-click

Close path with straight-line segment

Magnetic Pen tool + Alt-double-click

Magnetic Pen tool + Option-double-click

Keys for painting

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

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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 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

Keys for blending modes

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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

Keys for selecting and editing text

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

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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

Keys for formatting type

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

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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

Keys for slicing and optimizing

Result

Windows

macOS

Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool

Control

Command

Draw square slice

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Draw from center outward

Alt-drag

Option-drag

Draw square slice from center outward

Shift + Alt-drag

Shift + Option-drag

Reposition slice while creating slice

Spacebar-drag

Spacebar-drag

Open context-sensitive menu

Right-click slice

Control-click slice

Keys for using panels

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

Result

Windows

macOS

Set options for new items (except for Actions, Animation, Styles, Brushes, Tool Presets, and Layer Comps panels)

Alt-click New button

Option-click New button

Delete without confirmation (except for the Brush panel)

Alt-click Delete button

Option-click Delete button

Apply value and keep text box active

Shift + Enter

Shift + Return

Show/Hide all panels

Tab

Tab

Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Highlight options bar

Select tool and press Enter

Select tool and press Return

Increase/decrease selected values by 10

Shift + Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Shift + Up Arrow/Down Arrow

Keys for 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 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

Keys for 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

Choose specific channel for adjustment

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

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

Choose composite channel for adjustment

Alt + 2

Option + 2

Delete adjustment layer

Delete or Backspace

Delete

Define Auto options for Levels or Curves

Alt-click Auto button

Option-click Auto button

Keys for the Animation panel in Frames mode

Result

Windows

macOS

Select/deselect multiple contiguous frames

Shift-click second frame

Shift-click second frame

Select/deselect multiple discontiguous frames

Control-click multiple frames

Command-click multiple frames

Paste using previous settings without displaying the dialog box

Alt + Paste Frames command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Option + Paste Frames command from the Panel pop‑up menu

Keys for the Animation panel in Timeline Mode (Photoshop Extended)

Note:

To enable all shortcuts, choose Enable Timeline Shortcut Keys from the Animation (Timeline) panel menu.

Result

Windows

macOS

Start playing the timeline or Animation panel

Spacebar

Spacebar

Switch between timecode and frame numbers (current time view)

Alt + click the current-time display in the upper-left corner of the timeline.

Option + click the current-time display in the upper-left corner of the timeline.

Expand and collapse list of layers

Alt + click

Option + click on list triangles

Jump to the next/previous whole second in timeline

Hold down the Shift key when clicking the Next/Previous Frame buttons (on either side of the Play button).

Hold down the Shift key when clicking the Next/Previous Frame buttons (on either side of the Play button)

Increase playback speed

Hold down the Shift key while dragging the current time.

Hold down the Shift key while dragging the current time.

Decrease playback speed

Hold down the Control key while dragging the current time.

Hold down the Command key while dragging the current time.

Snap an object (keyframe, the current time, layer in point, and so on) to the nearest object in timeline

Shift-drag

Shift-drag

Scale (evenly distribute to condensed or extended length) a selected group of multiple keyframes

Alt-drag (first or last keyframe in the selection)

Option-drag (first or last keyframe in the group)

Back one frame

Left Arrow or Page Up

Left Arrow or Page Up

Forward one frame

Right Arrow or Page Down

Right Arrow or Page Down

Back ten frames

Shift + Left Arrow or Shift + Page Up

Shift + Left Arrow or Shift Page Up

Forward ten frames

Shift + Right Arrow or Shift + Page Down

Shift + Right Arrow or Shift + Page Down

Move to the beginning of the timeline

Home

Home

Move to the end of the timeline

End

End

Move to the beginning of the work area

Shift + Home

Shift + Home

Move to the end of the work area

Shift + End

Shift + End

Move to In point of the current layer

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Move to the Out point of the current layer

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Back 1 second

Shift + Up Arrow

Shift + Up Arrow

Foward 1 second

Shift + Down Arrow

Shift + Down Arrow

Return a rotated document to its original orientation

Esc

Esc

Keys for the Brush panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Delete brush

Alt-click brush

Option-click brush

Rename brush

Double-click brush

Double-click brush

Change brush size

Alt + right-click + drag left or right

Ctrl + Option + drag left or right

Decrease/increase brush softness/hardness

Alt + right-click + drag up or down

Ctrl + Option + drag up or down

Select previous/next brush size

, (comma) or . (period)

, (comma) or . (period)

Select first/last brush

Shift + , (comma) or . (period)

Shift + , (comma) or . (period)

Display precise cross hair for brushes

Caps Lock or Shift + Caps Lock

Caps Lock

Toggle airbrush option

Shift + Alt + P

Shift + Option + P

Keys for 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

~ (tilde)

~ (tilde)

Keys for the Clone Source panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Show Clone Source (overlays image)

Alt + Shift

Option + Shift

Nudge Clone Source

Alt + Shift + arrow keys

Option + Shift + arrow keys

Rotate Clone Source

Alt + Shift + < or >

Option + Shift + < or >

Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source

Alt + Shift + [ or ]

Option + Shift + [ or ]

Keys for the Color panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Select background color

Alt-click color in color bar

Option-click color in color bar

Display Color Bar menu

Right-click color bar

Control-click color bar

Cycle through color choices

Shift-click color bar

Shift-click color bar

Keys for the History panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Create a new snapshot

Alt + New Snapshot

Option + New Snapshot

Rename snapshot

Double-click snapshot name

Double-click snapshot name

Step forward through image states

Control + Shift + Z

Command + Shift + Z

Step backward through image states

Control + Alt + Z

Command + Option + Z

Duplicate any image state, except the current state

Alt-click the image state

Option-click the image state

Permanently clear history (no Undo)

Alt + Clear History (in History panel pop‑up menu)

Option + Clear History (in History panel pop‑up menu)

Keys for the Info panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Change color readout modes

Click eyedropper icon

Click eyedropper icon

Change measurement units

Click crosshair icon

Click crosshair icon

Keys for 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

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.

Keys for the Layer Comps panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Create new layer comp without the New Layer Comp box

Alt-click Create New Layer Comp button

Option-click Create New Layer Comp button

Open Layer Comp Options dialog box

Double-click layer comp

Double-click layer comp

Rename in-line

Double-click layer comp name

Double-click layer comp name

Select/deselect multiple contiguous layer comps

Shift-click

Shift-click

Select/deselect multiple discontiguous layer comps

Control-click

Command-click

Keys for the Paths panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Load path as selection

Control-click pathname

Command-click pathname

Add path to selection

Control + Shift-click pathname

Command + Shift-click pathname

Subtract path from selection

Control + Alt-click pathname

Command + Option-click pathname

Retain intersection of path as selection

Control + Shift + Alt-click pathname

Command + Shift + Option-click pathname

Hide path

Control + Shift + H

Command + Shift + H

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

Alt-click button

Option-click button

Keys for the Swatches panel

Result

Windows

macOS

Create new swatch from foreground color

Click in empty area of panel

Click in empty area of panel

Set swatch color as background color

Control-click swatch

Command-click swatch

Delete swatch

Alt-click swatch

Option-click swatch

Keys for 3D tools (Photoshop Extended)

Result

Windows

macOS

Enable 3D object tools

K

K

Enable 3D camera tools

N

N

Hide nearest surface

Alt + Ctrl + X

Option + Command + X

Show all surfaces

Alt + Shift + Ctrl + X

Option + Shift + Command + X

3D Object Tool

Right-click (Windows) / Control-click (macOS)

Alt (Windows) / Option (macOS)

Rotate

Changes to Drag tool

Changes to Roll tool

Roll

Changes to Slide tool

Changes to Rotate tool

Drag

Changes to Orbit tool

Changes to Slide tool

Slide

Changes to Roll tool

Changes to Drag tool

Scale

Scales on the Z plane

Scales on the Z plane

Note:

To scale on the Y plane, hold down the Shift key.

Camera Tool

Right-click (Windows) / Control-click (macOS)

Alt (Windows) / Option (macOS)

Orbit

Changes to Drag tool

Changes to Roll tool

Roll

Changes to Slide tool

Changes to Rotate tool

Pan

Changes to Orbit tool

Changes to Slide tool

Walk

Changes to Roll tool

Changes to Drag tool

Keys for measurement (Photoshop Extended)

Result

Windows

macOS

Record a measurement

Shift + Control + M

Shift + Command + M

Deselects all measurements

Control + D

Command + D

Selects all measurements

Control + A

Command + A

Hide/show all measurements

Shift + Control + H

Shift + Command + H

Removes a measurement

Backspace

Delete

Nudge the measurement

Arrow keys

Arrow keys

Nudge the measurement in increments

Shift + arrow keys

Shift + arrow keys

Extend/shorten selected measurement

Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow key

Command + Left/Right Arrow key

Extend/shorten selected measurement in increments

Shift + Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow key

Shift + Command + Left/Right Arrow key

Rotate selected measurement

Ctrl + Up/Down Arrow key

Command + Up/Down Arrow key

Rotate selected measurement in increments

Shift + Ctrl + Up/Down Arrow key

Shift + Command + Up/Down Arrow key

Keys for DICOM files (Photoshop Extended)

Result

Windows

macOS

Zoom tool

Z

Z

Hand tool

H

H

Window Level tool

W

W

Select all frames

Control + A

Command + A

Deselect all frames except the current frame

Control + D

Command + D

Navigate through frames

Arrow keys

Arrow keys

Keys for 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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