Adobe Photoshop Menu Hotkeys

photoshop menu hotkeys

While using Photoshop, we go through the menus and this is a huge waste of time. Below are almost all the shortcuts used in Photoshop with their explanations. Further, Photoshop shortcuts can be a lot help for those who use Photoshop on regular basis. But, it is quite tough to learn them. So, we have enlisted all short cuts in one blog. Moreover, read the blog to know more.

File Menu

  • CTRL + N : (New) Opens a new study.
  • CTRL + O : (Open) Opens the works saved on your computer.
  • CTRL + ALT + O : (Browse) A browser-style window opens and allows you to organize and batch operations in the further folders where you save your work.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + O : (Open As) Opens the works saved on your computer.
  • CTRL + W : (Close) Closes your open work on the screen.
  • CTRL + ALT + W : (Close All) Closes all your open work.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + W : (Close and Go To Bridge) Closes your current work on the screen and also opens the Browse window.
  • CTRL + S : (Save) Saves your work.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + S : (Save As) Saves your previously saved work as.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + S : (Save for Web & Devices) Saves your work that you want to publish on the Internet or that you want to be small in size. Moreover, The save options are very detailed.
  • F12 : Revert
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + I : (File Info) So, this hotkey Shows information about the file you are working on. (File name, producer, description etc.)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + P : (Page Setup) consequently, Shows the page settings of the file you are working on. (A4, A3, etc.)
  • CTRL + P : (Print) So, it Shows the print settings before printing the file you are working on.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + P : (Print One Copy) Creates a print copy of your working file. Also,  You can then print from a computer that does not have Photoshop installed.
  • CTRL + Q : (Exit) Closes Photoshop .

Edit Menu

  • CTRL + Z : (Undo) Undoes your last action.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + Z : (Step Forward) Restores the last undo operations. (One action per application)
  • CTRL + ALT + Z : (Step Backward) Step Forward) Undoes your last action. (One action per application)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + F : (Fade) consequently, Adjusts the Transparency (Opacity) if you are using brush and similar tools.
  • CTRL + X : (Cut) Cuts the selected area.
  • CTRL + C : (Copy) Copies the selected area (selected layer).
  • CTRL + SHIFT + C : (Copy Merged) Copies the selected area along with all layers.
  • CTRL + V : (Paste) to clarify, Pastes the copied area.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + V : (Paste Into) Pastes the copied area into the selected area.
  • SHIFT + F5 : (Fill) therefore, Fills the entire file or the selected area with a color of your choice.
  • CTRL + T : (Free Transform) Adjusts the size, width and vertical/horizontal view of the selected area.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T : (Again Transform) Repeats your settings.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + K : (Color Settings) Shows the color settings of your work.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + K : (Keybord Shortcuts) Shows all shortcuts and their settings.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + M : (Menus) Shows the layout settings of all menus and also all the options.
  • CTRL + K : (General) Opens the general settings window of the program.

Image Menu

  • CTRL + L : (Levels) consequently, Adjusts settings such as saturation and color channels (rgb, green, red, blue).
  • CTRL + ~ : (RGB) As a result Sets the color channel to RGB.
    • CTRL + 1 : Sets the color channel to red.
    • CTRL + 2 : Sets the color channel to green.
    • CTRL + 3 : Sets the color channel to blue.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + L : (Auto Levels)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + L : (Auto Contrast)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + B : (Auto Color)
  • CTRL + M : (Curves)
  • CTRL + B : (Color Balance) It is the color balance setting. Also, You can get different colors by adjusting the balance over red, green and blue.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + B : (Black & White)
  • CTRL + U : (Hue/Saturation) Shows color, saturation and also the light settings.
    • CTRL + 1 : Sets the color channel to red.
    • CTRL + 2 : Sets the color channel to yellow. *
    • CTRL + 3 : Sets the color channel to green. *
    • CTRL + 4 : Sets the color channel to Cyan. *
    • CTRL + 5 : Sets the color channel to Blue. *
    • CTRL + 6 : Sets the color channel to Magenta. *

*Also, The hotkeys here only work on the Hue/Saturation screen.

  • CTRL + SHIFT + U : (Desaturate) Turns your work into shades of gray.
  • CTRL + I : (Invert) Inverts colors.
  • CTRL + ALT + I : (Image Size) Shows the dimensions of the page you are working on.
  • CTRL + ALT + C : (Canvas Size) to clarify, Changes the dimensions of the page you are working on in the proportions you set.

Layer Menu

  • CTRL + SHIFT + N : (Layer) So, this hotkey Creates a new layer.
  • CTRL + J : (Layer via Copy) Copies the selected layer.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + J : (Layer via Cut) Cuts the selected layer.
  • CTRL + ALT + G : (Create Clipping Mask)
  • CTRL + G : (Group Layers) Creates a layer group. In your works where you use too many layers, you can group the layers according to their properties.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + G : (UnGroup Layers) Deletes the selected layer group.
  • CTRL + E : (Merge Layer/Down) to clarify, Merges all layers except the main layer (background layer).
  • CTRL + SHIFT + E : (Merge Visible) Merges all layers.

Select Layer

  • CTRL + A : (All) Selects all of your work.
  • CTRL + D : (Deselect) Drops the selected area.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + D : (Reselect) Repeats the last selection you left.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + I : (Inverse) Selects the inverse of the selected field.
  • CTRL + ALT + A : (All Layers) to clarify, Selects all layers.
  • CTRL + ALT + R : (Refine Edge) Shows some settings related to the selected area.
  • CTRL + ALT + D : (Feather) Makes the corners of the selected area round.

Filter Menu

  • CTRL + F : (Last Filter) Repeats the last filter operation.
  • CTRL + ALT + X : (Extract) Extracts the region you applied in the opened window.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + X : (Liquify) From the window that opens, you can apply many different filter applications on your work with a brush, only to the areas you want.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + X : (Pattern Maker) Consequently, Makes your work into a pattern.

Analysis Menu

  • CTRL + SHIFT + M : (Record Measurements) Shows all measurements related to your work in detail.

View Menu

  • CTRL + + : (Zoom In) to clarify, Zooms in on your work.
  • CTRL + – : (Zoom Out) Zoom out your work.
  • CTRL + 0 : (Fit to Screen) Adjusts your work to fit the screen perfectly.
  • CTRL + ALT + 0 : (Actual Pixels) Shows your work in real size.
  • CTRL + R : (Rules) consequently, A ​​ruler appears on the page edges.

Window Menu

  • ALT + F9 : (Actions) The Actions window opens. Also, It pops up next to the history window.
  • F5 : (Brushes) Brush window opens.
  • F6 : (Color) The color window opens.
  • F7 : (Layer) Layer window opens.
  • F8 : (Info) Information window opens.

So, This article is based on Photoshop CS3. Also,  Some hotkeys may or may not vary depending on the Photoshop version you are using . So, we hope that the blog was helpful. Further, Do scroll our page for more such useful blogs.

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