Adobe Photoshop CS6 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
In this blog I am trying to explain the shortcut keys for Adobe
Open File – This is where all starts from – opening a
picture. Do this by pressing Ctrl + O.
Create document – Create a new document by pressing Ctrl +
Zooming in and out – You can click CTRL+PLUS (+) or CTRL+MINUS
(-) and you can also press the CTRL key and Scroll up for Zoom In and press CTRL
key and Scroll down for Zoom Out.
Save for the web - Alt + Ctrl + Shirt + S will always take
you to the “Save for the web” box. Keep in mind that you can press the first
three keys in any order you wish – the shortcut will still work.
Transform layer - If you wish to transform the active layer,
all you have to do is press Ctrl + T.
Edit key shortcuts - If you want to customize the keyboard
shortcuts, all you have to do is press Alt+ Shift + Ctrl + K.
Ctrl + K will always take you to the Preferences menu.
Levels - If you alter the pictures, accessing the levels box
is something you do often. From now on, do it by pressing Ctrl + L.
Curves – Ctrl + M will allow you to quickly edit the Curves.
Hue/Saturation - To edit this, press Ctrl + U.
Color Balance – Color Balance is another thing very useful
for photo manipulation. Ctrl + B is the shortcut for this.
Desaturate – If you quickly want to desaturate, press Ctrl +
Shift + U.
– Another of my personal favorites is Ctrl + Alt + I.
– Creating a new layer can simply be done by pressing Shift + Ctrl + N.
If you use the Liquify tools often, Shift + Ctrl + X should be your best
Inverting the colors in Photoshop on Windows can simply be done by using the
Ctrl + I shortcut.
Fit on screen
– Fitting the image on your screen is simply done by pressing Ctrl + 0.
You might not always want the ruler on, especially if you have a small screen,
therefore keeping in mind Ctrl + R could be useful.
Show grid - You can show or hide the grid by pressing Ctrl +
Show guides – If you want to quickly show or hide the
guides, simply press Ctrl +;
Locking guides – If you work with guides and want to lock
them, Alt + Ctrl +; will do the job.
Brush size – If you want to increase or decrease the brush
size, [and] will do the job very quickly.
Brush hardness – If you want to modify the hardness of the
brush, Shift + [and Shift +] will do the trick.
(where starred, it means pressing “Shift” and the respective key will help you
cycle through different tools of the same type)
Foreground / Background Colors – X
Foreground / Background Colors – D
Polygon / Ellipse tools – U*
Dodge / Burn tools - O*
History – Y*
View Tool – R
Tool - L*
Selection / Magic Wand - W*
Brushes – J*
Tool – M*
Tool / Paint Bucket – G*