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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Text Formatting Shortcuts Keys


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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Text Formatting Shortcuts Keys

Select and Edit text

Key
Description

ctrl+drag type when Type layer is selected

Move type in image

shift+arrow keys, ctrl+shift+arrow keys etc.

Select Characters: Use Standard Windows Editing Shortcuts

shift+click

Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point

shift+click

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

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

Select a word, line, paragraph, or story

ctrl+h

Show/Hide selection on selected type

ctrl

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

ctrl+drag a bounding box handle

Scale text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box

space+drag

Move text box while creating text box

Format Type

Key
Description

Horizontal Type tool+ctrl+shift+l, c, or r

Align left, center, or right

Vertical Type tool+ctrl+shift+l, c, or r

Align top, center, or bottom

ctrl+shift+x

Choose 100% horizontal scale

ctrl+shift+alt+x

Choose 100% vertical scale

ctrl+shift+alt+a

Choose Auto leading

ctrl+shift+q

Choose 0 for tracking

ctrl+shift+j

Justify paragraph, left aligns last line

ctrl+shift+f

Justify paragraph, justifies all

ctrl+shift+alt+h

Toggle paragraph hyphenation on/off

ctrl+shift+alt+t

Toggle single/every-line composer on/off

ctrl+shift+;

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

alt+arrow down or arrow up

Decrease or increase leading 2 points or pixels

shift+alt+arrow down or arrow up

Decrease or increase baseline shift 2 points or pixels

alt+arrow left or arrow right

Decrease or increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems

Slicing and Optimizing

Key
Description

ctrl

Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool

shift+drag

Draw square slice

alt+drag

Draw from center outward

shift+alt+drag

Draw square slice from center outward

space+drag

Reposition slice while creating slice

Right-click slice

Open context-sensitive menu

 


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