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Someone asked me about this, so here they are, a list of hotkeys that *I* use in photoshop. These are not ALL the hotkeys, just the ones I like. I could probably make a list here if you guys are interested.

If you really want to cut down some wasted time, learning hotkeys is the way! They seem odd at first, but Ctrl+C has been second nature to me since ...I can't even remember.

Sorry about the lack of art on this >_>


More:

V = Move tool
M= Marquee tool
B = Brush
E = Eraser
G = Gradient/Paint bucket
I = Eyedropper
C = Crop tool
W = Magic Wand
L = Lasso tool
H = Hand tool
Ctrl+J = Duplicates a Layer (backup!).
Ctrl + T = Free Transform
Ctrl + (Plus Key ) , Ctrl (Minus Key) = Zoom in and out!


- For a full list click Edit> Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop, and you can edit this to your liking! Thank you :iconrougerunnerx: :)
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:iconmanphoto:
manphoto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Thanks, this tutorial helps me a lot in Photoshop :)
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lonefox17 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
thanks, this tutorial helps me a lot in Photoshop :iconmochiplz:
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Shazly250 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks alot :)
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:iconspoki0:
spoki0 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And if you press shift and any of the tool hotkeys, you're switching between the different tools at the given hotkey.
Shitft + B will change between the Brush tool -> Pencil tool -> Colour replacement tool -> Brush tool
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:icontsukasa-fantc:
Tsukasa-FanTc Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh I know another one =D
use Shift while selecting to select multiple areas :3
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:iconxtwilightwingsx:
xTwilightWingsx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't plain ol' CRTL+z undo ? Do we need alt there or does it do another function? :)
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:iconakeli:
akeli Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011   General Artist
Pretty sure that only works once - and alt is for multiple undos?
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:iconxtwilightwingsx:
xTwilightWingsx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD You're right ( I just went and tried it). Well, I feel intelligent now hahaha
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:iconthejinglier:
TheJinglier Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Ctrl+S is your friend.
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:iconkqeina:
Kqeina Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Also, pressing the ALT key and using the middle mouse button (scrolling it up and down) also lets you zoom in and out.

How strange... I only have to press CTRL + SHIFT + N to make a new layer. not. ctrl + Shift + alt + n
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:icontangolium:
tangolium Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
This is very helpful!

I'll definitely use them. :)
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:icontangolium:
tangolium Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I use alt and scroll to zoom out and in ^^

Also, do you know the hotkeys for putting layers into these folders (the term for those escapes me at the moment)?
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:iconsakitsendiri:
sakitsendiri Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
thank u very mucho
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Oh, I love you, thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconxle3:
Xle3 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there any advance hotkeys such as merglayers and etc.
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:iconkichakicha:
kichakicha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't know only [+Layer] :D
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:iconhonestheart26:
Honestheart26 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx :)
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:icontweeelfin:
TweeElfin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful. :)
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:iconredbuzzardd:
Redbuzzardd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
would you mind if i made a list of shortkeys too ? D: but then with more complicated options, and for macs? c:
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:iconakeli:
akeli Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   General Artist
You can...what ones do you want listed? I can put them all up.
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:iconredbuzzardd:
Redbuzzardd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
what about Alt+ctrl/cmnd + G = create clipping mask layer ? :3
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:iconredbuzzardd:
Redbuzzardd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
also what about the [ and ] keys?
[ = smaller brush ] = bigger brush.
ctrl + ` = switch files
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:iconleuthile:
Leuthile Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
and spacebar = temporarily switch to little hand and move around the document while holding spacebar ^^ I use this very often :)
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:iconcooldude9509:
cooldude9509 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
FOR MAC USERS:
Replace Ctrl with Cmd
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:iconsupershahaf:
SuperShahaf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
tnx!
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:iconpaintbrusher:
paintbrusher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Im taking a digital media class and we are studying photoshop (heaven knows why) so thank you for my new CHEAT SHEET! :lick:
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:iconkihara-quagga:
Kihara-Quagga Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness!!
Thanks Akeli!
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:iconfoxbat-sullavin:
Foxbat-Sullavin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dont forget
[ = shrink brush size and
]+increase brush size. XD
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:iconfoxbat-sullavin:
Foxbat-Sullavin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
correction. XP
[ = shrink brush size
] = increase brush size
XP
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:iconbearonunicycle:
bearOnUnicycle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ctrl/cmd-shift-x = liquify - a most priceless tools for artists, photographers, and all photoshoppers alike. i sometimes wish that i can liquify stuff in real life. and maybe then apply a little bit of gaussian blur, and then maybe increase the saturation or vibrance a little bit :D
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Nexiuz69 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Artist
ctrl+alt+z = undo step
ctrl+shift+z = redo step
ctrl+z=undo whole action

I love these 3 commands XD
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:iconlucieniibi:
Lucieniibi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student General Artist
also for undo you can just use CTRL+Z
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:iconlucieniibi:
Lucieniibi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Oops I just realized that someone already said that XD
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I use CTRL+Z for undo :heart: but basically the same! I've never cut stuff before, I tend to just save something I want as a .png with a clear bg and re-import it. CTRL+N is new canvass. :aww:
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:iconbardicsidhe:
bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I found one that might save you some time, since you use dialogue in your comic panels. When you're done typing, hit Ctrl + enter and it'll commit the text box you were working in, but keep you in the text tool so you can add text elsewhere or edit another text box.

Beats having to go up and click the checkmark every time! You can't do it if you have any text in the box highlighted, though.
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DawnFrost Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
oooo didn't know about the zoom in and out o.o that would REALLY come in handy. All i new was if you pressed z the zoom option was selected.
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:icondare2doubt:
dare2doubt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*eyes the Mac hotkeys*

When I become Dictator of the Universe, my second decree will be that all hotkeys be universal. XD
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:iconangelofwolves:
AngelOfWolves Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i use ctrl+shift+n for adding a layer O_o..maybe its cause i use a diff PS? ^_^"
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:icontirrmeez:
Tirrmeez Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkwinzilla:
kwinzilla Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Haha this is usefull :D
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:iconcreyn:
Creyn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! :)
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:iconexiidus:
eXiidus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When using brush tool "alt" could be used for eyedropper aswell. It makes you use the eyedropper as long as you hold alt in, very handy.
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:icondaughterofthestars:
daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ctrl - H makes the dancing ants around the edges of your selection disappear, so that they can't distract you while coloring or something.
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:icondeyvarah:
DeyVarah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've become so much faster since I started using hotkeys. I love them <3
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:iconbordavix:
Bordavix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh I'm so glad these exist! Makes it all a little easier and faster!
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:iconjayme-kaye:
Jayme-Kaye Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
This is handy! thanks xx
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:iconaamalthea:
aamalthea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For Mac users, you just have to press Apple + Shift + N to make a new layer. And it's Shift + Click if you want to move a whole layer. 8D
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:iconryclmn:
RyClmn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Or Cmd + [key] :meow:
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:icondiscordancy:
Discordancy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Completely fav'd. I'm constantly forgetting these. "orz
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