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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Design Funda : Photoshop CS5 Short cuts


Quick List of Adobe Photoshop Tool Selection Shortcuts

Q = QUICK MASK
Q = MAGIC WAND
E = ERASER
R = Rotate Tool (CS5), with the new snap tools, if you hold R and rotate, after you let got it will snap back to the same tool as you had previously
T = TYPE TOOL
Y = HISTORY BRUSH
U = VECTOR SHAPE
I = EYE DROPPER
O = DODGE AND BURN
P = PEN TOOL (drawing paths)
A = PATH SELECTION TOOL
S = STAMP TOOL (clone)
G = PAINT BUCKET/GRADIENT TOOL
H = HAND
J = HEALING BRUSH
L = LASSO
Z = ZOOM
X = SWAP BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND
C = CROP
V = MOVE TOOL
B = BRUSH
N = NOTES
M = MARQUEE
[ = Make brush smaller
] = Make brush bigger
SHIFT + (key of tool) will switch between that tool family. ALT+Click on tool do the same function.
By Ali Raza
•   Alt+Delete Fills the selection or layer with foreground color. Ctrl+Delete Fills the selection or layer with background color.
•   Alt+Shift+Delete Fills the selection or layer with foreground color while preserving transparency.Ctrl+Shift+Delete Fills the selection or layer with background color preserving transparency.
•   Shift+F5 Opens the Fill Dialog Box

Text

•   Ctrl+H Manipulates the visibility of currently selected text.
•   Ctrl+Shift+B Makes the text Bold
•   Ctrl+Shift+I Italic
•   Ctrl+Shift+U Underline
•   Ctrl+Shift+? Strikethrough
•  Ctrl+Shift+K All Block Letters
•  Ctrl+Shift+H All Small Caps (Block Letters in smaller font size)
•  Ctrl+Shift+= SuperScript
•   Ctrl+Shift+- SubScript
•   Ctrl+Shift+L Aligns the text to left.
•   Ctrl+Shift+R Aligns right.
•   Ctrl+Shift+C Aligns Center.
•   Ctrl+Shift+J Justified Alignment.
•   Ctrl+Shift+F Forced Justified.

Work Space

Q = QUICK MASK
CTRL + Click on a layer thumbnail in the layers panel to select the contents (works well for alpha channel selections).

•  CTRL + 1 or 2 or 3 to show only Red, Green or Blue color channels respectively (1, 2, 3, 4 for CMYK mode).
•  CTRL + 4 (RGB)/5(CMYK) and up to show only alpha channels in the order they were created in.
•  CTRL + Z is undo/redo, everyone knows that, but for stepping back more than one step, CTRL + ALT + Zsteps back through history…CTRL + ALT + Y.
•  CTRL+J duplicates the current Layer while you have nothing selected.
If you have any active selection and press CTRL+J, the selected area will be copied to the new layer. If you press SHIFT+CTRL+J when you have something selected, it will be cut out and put on a new layer.
•  Scrolling (with your mouse scroll) moves the document up and down. CTRL+Scroll moves it left and right.
•  ALT+Click on the visibility icon of a layer to hide all other layers.
•  CTRL+TAB to switch between open windows.
•  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E will merge all visible layers into the newly created layer. Also Ctrl+E will merge selected layers.
•  Ctrl+Alt+2 It selects tonal range higher than 50% (look at the histogram).
You can easily reverse it with Ctrl+Shift+I
•  ALT+[ GO DOWN THROUGH LAYERS ALT+] GO UP
•  CTRL+[ MOVE TARGET LAYER DOWN CTRL+] MORE TARGET LAYER UP
•  Ctrl+[ Moves layer downwards. Ctrl+] Moves layer upwards.
•  Ctrl+Shift+[ Moves the layer to the bottom of current group. Ctrl+Shift+] Moves the layer to the top of current group.
•  Ctrl+J Duplicates the layer, you know that. Ctrl+Shift+J Duplicates layer or selection with the Cut function.
•  Alt+ (any) Arrow Key Duplicates the layer or selection by 1 pixel.  Alt+Shift+Arrow Key Duplicates and nudges by 10 pixels.
•  Ctrl+Shift+E Merges everything. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E Creates a new layer by merging the selected layers.

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