In this blog I am trying to explain the shortcut keys for Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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 + N.
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.
Preferences – 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.
Image size – Another of my personal favorites is Ctrl + Alt + I.
New Layer – Creating a new layer can simply be done by pressing Shift + Ctrl + N.
Liquify – If you use the Liquify tools often, Shift + Ctrl + X should be your best friend.
Invert - 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.
Ruler – 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.
Different Tools (where starred, it means pressing “Shift” and the respective key will help you cycle through different tools of the same type)
· Switch Foreground / Background Colors – X
· Default Foreground / Background Colors – D
· Line / Polygon / Ellipse tools – U*
· Sponge / Dodge / Burn tools - O*
· Brush History – Y*
· Rotate View Tool – R
· Hand Tool – H
· Pen Tool – P*
· Type Tool - T*
· Lasso Tool - L*
· Crop Tool - C*
· Quick Selection / Magic Wand - W*
· Patching Brushes – J*
· Eraser – E*
· Move Tool - V
· Marquee Tool – M*
· Gradient Tool / Paint Bucket – G*