Video:Photoshop Tutorial: Useful Keyboard Shortcutswith Chris Davis
Using keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CS6 will really speed up your work flow. This video from About.com will show you some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop.See Transcript
Transcript:Photoshop Tutorial: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
Hi, I'm Chris Davis for About.com. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and streamline your work. Here are some useful shortcuts in Photoshop CS6.
Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, learning some keyboard shortcuts is a good practice. Quick note: on a Mac you will use the Command key while on a PC it's Control. Also, a Mac will use option and a PC will use Alt.
Basic Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
To move around your image quickly, use Command or Control plus and minus; this will zoom you in and out of your image. Holding down the space bar then click and dragging around the work area will allow you to move about the image.
Tab or Alt will toggle on and off your tool windows while Command or Control 0 will fit your image to your screen. If you need to see the actual size of your image, press Command or Control 1.
Photoshop Tools and Layers Shortcuts
Shortcuts in your Layers tab include pressing Option or Alt and double clicking a locked background to unlock it. Command or Control J duplicates layer. To adjust your layers blend modes, hold Shift and press plus or minus to toggle through the options.
Common tool short cuts: press V for the arrow tool, M for your marquee selection tools, W for the magic wand, E for eraser, T for text, and Z for zoom. If you want to know other tool shortcuts, hover over the tool. Photoshop will display the keystroke.
Some quick selection tips: Command or Control A will select all. Command or Control D will deselect your selection and Shift Command or Control will select the inverse of your selection.
Command or Control T will open free transform mode while Command or Control H will hide Photoshop completely.
Just remember you can often find short cuts by hovering over the tool or option. To learn more, check us out on the web at About.com. Thanks for watching.