Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (PDF)


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

    Great….but would be a lot more useful without the blue gradient, it doesn’t come out well on a black and white printer.

  2. 102

    Great thank you !!! But I think they may have changed a bit in cs6

  3. 203

    Thank you very much, this is great!!

  4. 304

    Great contributions, thanks for those.

  5. 405

    Was about to print this out, but stumbled upon this. Very helpful :)

  6. 506

    reealllyy cool ..Great thank you !

  7. 607

    These are great keyboard tips for people just getting comfortable with PS. Great work!

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    Andre Anbarchian

    April 26, 2013 8:32 pm

    Thank you for your efforts, I am a beginning coder, and learning to implement Photoshop with web design features to attach my CSS/html work and learning how to work these programs together. Much love to those who take the time to make life easier for those who are willing to take the time to find these optional tools and cheat sheets. If there are any other things someone whom can relate to what I am currently Expressing, please do feel free to contact me with those ideas.

  9. 809

    Its very useful ! thank you

  10. 910

    Great…but it’s a shame that it’s ugly as hell. Gotta make my own version :))

  11. 1011

    very useful. thanks and appreciate the effort.

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    Dr Siddharth S Das

    November 27, 2013 7:15 pm

    Great help. Thanks and appreciate the effort.

  13. 1213

    Thank you!


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