Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (PDF)

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Over the last months we released a variety of icon sets, tools and templates, but now we would like to release something a bit different for a change. In this post we are glad to release Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts, a PDF-file with a handy overview of most useful keyboard shortcuts available in Adobe Photoshop. The cheat sheet was created by Kenneth Setzer1 and released especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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The cheat sheet is a mousepad-sized image featuring a typical PC keyboard. Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts are listed for each key, with the shortcut and its icon printed on the individual key. In red is the shortcut you will get by hitting the key in combination with the Ctrl key. For example, typing "t" in Photoshop will activate the Type tool, while typing Ctrl+t will allow you to use the Transformation tool. Additional shortcuts requiring more than two keys are listed as well.

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Download the cheat sheet for free!

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  1. 1

    If anyone needs a “cheat sheet” they obviously haven’t been using the program long enough & ain’t a real designer! ha!

    – oh, and real designers don’t use PC.
    – oh, and this is not very well designed.

    lulz

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  2. 154

    Great overview thanx

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  3. 205

    Thanks a lot. its relay useful

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  4. 256

    Thanks for this. Here’s my version: http://informaaron.com/images/photoshop_kb_sm.png

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  5. 307

    I use both Macs and PC’s, so I’m not biased toward either. They each have their pros and cons. That said… Hey Mac users, please stop getting bent out of shape because this was posted in reference to a PC.

    If you read the entire article, including the “Behind the Design” section you will see a comment from the designer of the PDF that clearly states why it’s for a PC…

    “Originally, I intended to buy a keyboard overlay with Photoshop shortcuts, but couldn’t find any for a PC, just for Macs.”

    As a matter of fact, the last article I saw listing keyboard shortcuts was for a Mac and PC users were asked to do the conversion.

    As for the poster who asked about switching between open applications in Windows… It’s actually [Alt] + [Tab]. [Ctrl] + [Tab] switches between files open within the same application.

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  6. 358

    Can someone please put up a version without the awful blue gradient? It would be so much better to read that way and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d be thankful.

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  7. 409

    wow, great resource! I printed it.

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  8. 460

    Iphone Application Developer

    February 11, 2010 10:38 pm

    Well these Photoshop keyboard shortcut keys cheat sheet is awesome.

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  9. 511

    Hi,
    Very useful resource for Photoshop designers.

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  10. 562

    its a nice idea – but to print out? NO

    Simple mistake of putting a fancy background on a piece of artwork because the content doesnt really work. Plus its not really a cheat sheet, its a shortcut sheet.

    Better suited as a desktop wallpaper or something maybe if you are a beginner. Thanks!

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  11. 613

    Hi there, nice thing – but i think there are a lot of shortcuts missing. like all combinations with “alt” and “shift” and combined … and combined with the command key.

    Think of that.

    Photoshop has got much more Shortcuts than displaied above.
    Photoshop is a mighty tool and MUCH FASTER if you learn and use as much shortcuts as you can.

    greetz.

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  12. 664

    Hi everyone,

    The shortcuts are very useful, but for beginners :)

    321webdesigner

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  13. 715

    Check out Adobe Photoshop Keyboard – http://is.gd/ooG5 and Adobe Illustrator Keyboard – http://is.gd/ooH0 #adobe #shortcuts

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  14. 766

    Yes a handy tool should one have the same version ps. But honestly the actual design is severly lacking is it not. I don’t just mean the gradient but the while thing is fairly naff.

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  15. 817

    Hi everyone,

    Does anybody know shortcut for Brightness/Contrast?

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  16. 868

    Thanks for the post.

    Regards

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  17. 919

    They should include more cheatsheets on this site….

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  18. 970

    this one is very cute!

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  19. 1021

    Thanx ….. awesome job Man

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  20. 1072

    Thanks so much for the cheat sheet!

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  21. 1123

    Very nice! Thank you! I would love one for Lightroom as well! :)

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  22. 1174

    Thank you soooo much!

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  23. 1225

    Very Nice, Thanks so much for the cheat sheet.

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  24. 1276

    Very useful, thanks for sharing it free!

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  25. 1327

    thanks for the nice info. i would like to share
    Best Photography Cheat Sheets to Make your Life Easier
    http://www.smashinghub.com/best-photography-cheat-sheets-to-make-your-life-easier.htm

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  26. 1378

    Меня все полностью устраивает, поэтому и молчу.

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  27. 1429

    Оболденно ты придумал, главное что все элементарно.

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  28. 1480

    Blog liked, but a lot of unnecessary comments.

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  29. 1531

    the pdf link was broken.
    thank for sharing ! I love you smashingmag :)

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  30. 1582

    thanks so much for sharing

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  31. 1633

    Thank you so much. This is sooo useful and convenient.

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  32. 1684

    The cheat sheet is a mousepad-sized image featuring a typical PC keyboard. Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts are listed for each key, with the shortcut and its icon printed on the individual key. In red is the shortcut you will get by hitting the key in combination with the Ctrl key.

    ipad bag

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  33. 1735

    A good resource. Thanks :D
    But for the “Enter” key on numberpad – on a laptop, you should hit Ctrl + Enter and not Shift + Enter. Please correct this :)

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  34. 1786

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  36. 1888

    Thanks for cheat sheet !

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  37. 1939

    I am stupid about topics: “acura cl spark plug cover”, “acura maintance”, “adding remote starter to acura”, .

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  38. 1990

    Thanks for this. One keyboard short cut that I use a lot that seem to not be on this cheatsheet is the key, shows the mask in red. Very helpful while editing

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  39. 2041

    Needed to create you one tiny observation to be able to give many thanks as before for all the awesome tips you’ve provided above. It’s so seriously open-handed of people like you to supply without restraint precisely what most people would’ve offered for an e-book in order to make some bucks for themselves, especially since you could possibly have done it if you ever desired. Those creative ideas as well worked as a great way to recognize that the rest have a similar interest the same as my very own to know a great deal more with reference to this issue. I am sure there are some more enjoyable moments in the future for many who go through your forum post.

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  40. 2092

    Thank you a lot! Very useful :)

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  41. 2143

    Does anyone know how you toggle between first (the open state) and last step of the history pallet?
    I know the Cmd + Alt/Shift + Z stuff I was just wondering if there is such an option.
    Regards

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  42. 2194

    wiktoria banasiak; ppp

    March 2, 2011 11:10 am

    weśie tu nic nie ma

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  43. 2245

    Cant thank you enough. Very helpful.

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  44. 2296

    dear devoloper
    please provide me how to use Photoshop 7 ‘s
    shortcut key and their use.

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  45. 2347

    Thank you a lot! Very useful

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  46. 2398

    http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/photo-app-keyboards/

    your shortcut sheet is great. Above is a link for keyboard overlay.

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  47. 2449

    Dear
    Hi everyone
    Does anyone know how you toggle between first (the open state) and last step of the history pallet?
    I know the Cmd + Alt/Shift + Z stuff I was just wondering if there is such an option.
    they are interesting for u and i like this

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  48. 2500

    this shortcut will make you work fast at short period of time

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  49. 2551

    This is a very fantastic trick of short keys to them who have started to work on Photoshop.
    But some short keys you have missed. So please completely prepare it for every users.

    Thanks a lot

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  50. 2602

    what is the shortcut to move the text in Photoshop….?

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