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31 Hidden Hotkeys in Photoshop CC


On this very video tutorial by portrait photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) we take a look at no less than 31 different lesser known hotkeys in Photoshop CC.

Hotkeys are great way to make your workflow easier and faster. Photoshop was always very strong on using hotkeys to make tasks faster and the following list with the demo in Dodson’s video is going to save you a considerable amount of time if you memorise it (or print it and put it on your desk/wall etc.).

Here is the list:

1.) Precise Brushing Mode – Caps Lock
2.) Clipping Mask – Alt/Opt + G
3.) Fill and Preserve Transparency – Shift + Alt/Opt + Backspace/Delete
4.) Camera RAW Switching Panels – Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + 1-9
5.) Create Filled Layer Mask – Alt/Opt + Click
6.) Copy from Multiple Layers – Shift+Cmd+C
7.) Load Channel as a Selection – Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + Shift + 2-5
8.) Hide/Show Layer(s) – Cmd/Ctrl + ,
9.) Cycle through Brushes – “,” or “.”
10.) Open Adjustment w/ Previous Settings – Add Alt/Opt to Adjustment Hotkey
11.) Last Filter w/ Dialog Box to Adjust – Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + F
12.) Choose Different Layer Styles – Cmd/Ctrl + 0-9
13.) Drag in and Center image – Hold Shift Key
14.) Create New Layer Behind – Cmd/Ctrl + Click
15.) Load Path as a Selection – Cmd/Ctrl + Enter/Return
16.) Find Free Transform Handles – Cmd+T and then Cmd+0
17.) Bird’s Eye View – Hold “H” and drag
18.) Flip Tool Usage – Alt/Opt
19.) Show/Hide Marching Ants – Cmd/Ctrl + H
20.) Align Text Left, Center, Right – Cmd-Shift-L/C/R
21.) Show/Hide Guides – Cmd/Ctrl + ;
22.) Show/Hide Rulers – Cmd/Ctrl + R
23.) Temporarily Disable Snapping – Ctrl key
24.) Hotkey Select “Deep” Tools in Toolbar – Shift + Hotkey
25.)Panel Control in UI – Tab & Shift + Tab
26.) Nudge Points on Curves Line – Arrow Keys & Ctrl/Tab to go to next point
27.) Cycle Through Tools in Toolbar – Alt/Opt + Click Icons
28.) Navigate Document – Mouse Wheel + Cmd/Ctrl & Mouse Wheel
29.) Mouse Wheel to Zoom – Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + Mouse Wheel
30.) Select Layer Contents in Layers Panel – Cmd/Ctrl + Click w/ Move Tool
31.) Duplicate and Nudge Graphic – Alt/Opt + Arrow (add shift to nudge 10px)

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

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