Photoshop Hot Key Hacks!

Have you ever made a funny shape with your fingers, like an elephant or a dog, and plopped them on the key board while in Photoshop to see what kind of effect it has.  Some Hot Keys make you feel like your hand is turning into a claw-like object of mass destruction.  For instance, CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E, to make a layer stamp.  With that one you almost need 2 hands!!!

I was playing around in Photoshop the other day wondering, “What will happen if I do this, CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+M and boom, a genie appeared that granted me three wishes!

Hot key menu

Well, okay, the genie didn’t quite happen, but a new window popped up that scared the daylights out of me.  I didn’t want to mess with it because it looked “official”.  However, the more I looked at it the more I realized I had “cracked” the hot key code.  I hacked Photoshop…. not really… but I felt like it!

What it did was bring me into a window that showed me every single Photoshop Hot Key and allowed me to modify them if I so chose!  How cool is that!  It even allowed me to “Summarize” every hot key in Photoshop.  It does it in a .htm file so I did you the favor of copying it into this post (below the tutorial).  I thinned out all the junk that didn’t have a hot key.

Here is the video tutorial that goes over the Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus window.

 

 

Adobe® Photoshop® CC 2014 Keyboard Shortcuts

Application Menus

CommandShortcut
File
New…Ctrl+N
Open…Ctrl+O
Browse in Bridge…Alt+Ctrl+O
Shift+Ctrl+O
Open As…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+O
CloseCtrl+W
Close AllAlt+Ctrl+W
Close and Go to Bridge…Shift+Ctrl+W
SaveCtrl+S
Save As…Shift+Ctrl+S
Alt+Ctrl+S
Save for Web…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S
RevertF12
File Info…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I
Print…Ctrl+P
Print One CopyAlt+Shift+Ctrl+P
ExitCtrl+Q
Edit
Undo/RedoCtrl+Z
Step ForwardShift+Ctrl+Z
Step BackwardAlt+Ctrl+Z
Fade…Shift+Ctrl+F
CutCtrl+X
F2
CopyCtrl+C
F3
Copy MergedShift+Ctrl+C
PasteCtrl+V
F4
Paste Special>
Paste in PlaceShift+Ctrl+V
Paste IntoAlt+Shift+Ctrl+V
Fill…Shift+F5
Content-Aware ScaleAlt+Shift+Ctrl+C
Free TransformCtrl+T
Transform>
AgainShift+Ctrl+T
Color Settings…Shift+Ctrl+K
Keyboard Shortcuts…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K
Menus…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M
General…Ctrl+K
Image
Adjustments>
Brightness/Contrast…
Levels…Ctrl+L
Curves…Ctrl+M
Hue/Saturation…Ctrl+U
Color Balance…Ctrl+B
Black & White…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B
InvertCtrl+I
DesaturateShift+Ctrl+U
Auto ToneShift+Ctrl+L
Auto ContrastAlt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto ColorShift+Ctrl+B
Image Size…Alt+Ctrl+I
Canvas Size…Alt+Ctrl+C
Layer
New>
Layer…Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer Via CopyCtrl+J
Layer Via CutShift+Ctrl+J
Vector Mask>
Create/Release Clipping MaskAlt+Ctrl+G
Group LayersCtrl+G
Ungroup LayersShift+Ctrl+G
Arrange>
Bring to FrontShift+Ctrl+]
Bring ForwardCtrl+]
Send BackwardCtrl+[
Send to BackShift+Ctrl+[
Merge LayersCtrl+E
Merge VisibleShift+Ctrl+E
Select
AllCtrl+A
DeselectCtrl+D
ReselectShift+Ctrl+D
InverseShift+Ctrl+I
Shift+F7
All LayersAlt+Ctrl+A
Find LayersAlt+Shift+Ctrl+F
Refine Mask…Alt+Ctrl+R
Modify>
Feather…Shift+F6
Filter
Last FilterCtrl+F
Adaptive Wide Angle…Alt+Shift+Ctrl+A
Camera Raw Filter…Shift+Ctrl+A
Lens Correction…Shift+Ctrl+R
Liquify…Shift+Ctrl+X
Vanishing Point…Alt+Ctrl+V
View
Proof ColorsCtrl+Y
Gamut WarningShift+Ctrl+Y
Zoom InCtrl++
Ctrl+=
Zoom OutCtrl+-
Fit on ScreenCtrl+0
100%Ctrl+1
Alt+Ctrl+0
ExtrasCtrl+H
Show>
Target PathShift+Ctrl+H
GridCtrl+’
GuidesCtrl+;
RulersCtrl+R
SnapShift+Ctrl+;
Lock GuidesAlt+Ctrl+;
Window
ActionsAlt+F9
F9
BrushF5
ColorF6
InfoF8
LayersF7
Help
Photoshop HelpF1

Panel Menus

CommandShortcut
3D
RenderAlt+Shift+Ctrl+R
Export 3D Layer…
Close
Close Tab Group
History
Step ForwardShift+Ctrl+Z
Step BackwardAlt+Ctrl+Z
Layers
New Layer…Shift+Ctrl+N
Create/Release Clipping MaskAlt+Ctrl+G
Merge LayersCtrl+E
Merge VisibleShift+Ctrl+E

Tools

ToolsShortcut
Move ToolV
Rectangular Marquee ToolM
Elliptical Marquee ToolM
Lasso ToolL
Polygonal Lasso ToolL
Magnetic Lasso ToolL
Quick Selection ToolW
Magic Wand ToolW
Eyedropper ToolI
3D Material Eyedropper ToolI
Color Sampler ToolI
Ruler ToolI
Note ToolI
Count ToolI
Crop ToolC
Perspective Crop ToolC
Slice ToolC
Slice Select ToolC
Spot Healing Brush ToolJ
Healing Brush ToolJ
Patch ToolJ
Content-Aware Move ToolJ
Red Eye ToolJ
Brush ToolB
Pencil ToolB
Color Replacement ToolB
Mixer Brush ToolB
Clone Stamp ToolS
Pattern Stamp ToolS
History Brush ToolY
Art History Brush ToolY
Eraser ToolE
Background Eraser ToolE
Magic Eraser ToolE
Gradient ToolG
Paint Bucket ToolG
3D Material Drop ToolG
Dodge ToolO
Burn ToolO
Sponge ToolO
Pen ToolP
Freeform Pen ToolP
Horizontal Type ToolT
Vertical Type ToolT
Horizontal Type Mask ToolT
Vertical Type Mask ToolT
Path Selection ToolA
Direct Selection ToolA
Rectangle ToolU
Rounded Rectangle ToolU
Ellipse ToolU
Polygon ToolU
Line ToolU
Custom Shape ToolU
Hand ToolH
Rotate View ToolR
Zoom ToolZ
Default Foreground/Background ColorsD
Switch Foreground/Background ColorsX
Toggle Standard/Quick Mask ModesQ
Toggle Screen ModesF
Toggle Preserve Transparency/
Decrease Brush Size[
Increase Brush Size]
Decrease Brush Hardness{
Increase Brush Hardness}
Previous Brush,
Next Brush.
First Brush<
Last Brush>

 

Blake Rudis
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