The most important Photoshop shortcuts for Windows and Mac OS

Our overview shows a selection of the most important Photoshop shortcuts - in addition to the standard keyboard shortcuts, you can also define your own shortcuts, perfectly adapted to your own workflow and personal way of working, to improve your productivity in Adobe Photoshop. To define your own shortcuts, you have to select the menu under "Edit > Keyboard Commands" (the appropriate shortcut is Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K). The "Keyboard Commands and Menus" dialog box opens. There you can see the Photoshop default set and also create a new set for your own commands. Every user can define individual shortcuts for further application menus, control panel menus or tools.

File Photoshop shortcuts (PC/Mac)

Result Windows Mac OS
New… Ctrl + N Cmd + N
Open… Ctrl + O Cmd + O
Browse in Bridge Alt + Ctrl + O Cmd + Option + O
Open As… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + O Cmd + Shift + Option + O
Close Ctrl + W Cmd + W
Close All… Alt + Ctrl + W Alt + Cmd + W
Close and Go to Bridge Shift + Ctrl + W Cmd + Shift + W
Save Ctrl + S Cmd + S
Save As… Alt + Ctrl + S Cmd + Shift + S
Save for Web… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + S Cmd + Option + Shift + S
Revert F12 F12
File Info… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + I Cmd + Shift + Option + I
Print… Ctrl + P Cmd + P
Finish Ctrl + Q Cmd + Q

Photoshop tricks for editing images

Result Windows Mac OS
Undo Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z
Step Forward Shift + Ctrl + Z Cmd + Shift + Z
Cut Ctrl + X Cmd + X
Copy Ctrl + C Cmd + C
Copy Merged Shift + Ctrl + C Cmd + Shift + V
Paste Ctrl + V Cmd + V
Paste in Place Shift + Ctrl + V Cmd + Shift + V
Paste Into Alt + Shift + Ctrl + V Cmd + Shift + Option + V
Fill… Shift + F5 Shift + F5
Content-Aware Scale Shift + Ctrl + Q Cmd + Shift + Q
Free Transform Ctrl + T Cmd + T
Select All Ctrl + A Cmd + A
Invert Selection Ctrl + Shift + I Cmd + Shift + I
Select All Layers Ctrl + Alt + A Cmd + Shift + A
Deselect Ctrl + D Cmd + D

Photoshop shortcuts for orientation

Result Windows Mac OS
Color Settings… Shift + Ctrl + K Cmd + Shift + K
Keyboard Shortcuts… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K Cmd + Shift + Option + K
Menus… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + M Cmd + Shift + Option + M
General Preferences… Ctrl + K Cmd + K

Photoshop tricks for images

Result Windows Mac OS
Adjust Levels… Ctrl + L Cmd + L
Adjust Curves… Ctrl + M Cmd + M
Adjust Hue/Saturation… Ctrl + U Cmd + U
Adjust Color Balance… Ctrl + B Cmd + B
Black & White… Alt + Shift + Ctrl + B Cmd + Shift + Option + B
Invert Ctrl + I Cmd + I
Desaturate Shift + Ctrl+ U Cmd + Shift + U
Auto Tone Shift + Ctrl + L Cmd + Shift + L
Auto Contrast Alt + Shift + Ctrl + L Cmd + Shift + Option + L
Auto Color Shift + Ctrl + B Cmd + Shift + B
Image Size… Alt + Ctrl + I Cmd + Option + I
Canvas Size… Alt + Ctrl + C Cmd + Option + C

Photoshop shortcuts for layers

Result Windows Mac OS
New Layer… Shift + Ctrl + N Cmd + Shift + N
New Layer via Copy Ctrl + J Cmd + J
New Layer via Cut Shift + Ctrl + J Cmd + Shift + J
Create/Release Clipping Mask Alt + Ctrl + G Cmd + Option + G
Group Layers Ctrl + G Cmd + G
Ungroup Layers Shift + Ctrl + G Cmd + Shift + G
Merge Visible Layers Shift + Ctrl + E Cmd + Shift + E

Arrange Layers

Result Windows Mac OS
Bring to Front Shift + Ctrl + ] Cmd + Shift + ]
Bring Forward Ctrl + ] Cmd + ]
Send Backward Ctrl + [ Cmd + [
Send to Back Shift + Ctrl + [ Cmd + Shift + [

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