Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Toolbox

By . Filed in Photoshop

Fastest way of moving around any applications/games quite unachievable unless there is a combination of keyboard and mouse. In Photoshop, to move around quicker that your fellow colleagues or friends, how about starting with mastering the Tools; the most important element in Photoshop, from my point of view.

Point your mouse over the image to see a change. The alphabets indicates the shortcut for each of the tools. For a more complete coverage of the tools shortcut, refer the table of Photoshop CS 2 tools shortcut below.

At a Glance

photoshop tool box shortcut

61 Toolbox Keyboard Shortcuts

  • + – Add Shape
  • - – Subtract Shape
  • / – Preserve Transparency (toggle)
  • [ – Decrease Brush Size
  • ] – Increase Brush Size
  • Shift+ [ – Decrease Brush Softness by 25%
  • Shift+ ] – Increase Brush Hardness by 25%
  • < – Previous Brush
  • > – Next Brush
  • Shift+ < – First Brush
  • Shift+ > – >Last Brush
  • 10 – Tool Opacity 10% → 100%
  • Shift+10 – Flow / Airbrush Opacity 10% → 100%
  • A – Path / Direct Selection Tool
  • B – Brush / Pencil / Color Replacement Tool
  • C – Crop Tool
  • D – Default Colors
  • E – Eraser Tool
  • F – Cycle Screen Modes
  • G – Gradient / Paint Bucket Tool
  • H – Hand Tool
  • I – Eyedropper / Sampler / Measure Tool
  • J – Spot Healing / Healing / Patch / Red Eye
  • K – Slice Tool
  • L – Lasso Tool
  • M – Marquee Tool
  • N – Notes / Audio Annotation Tool
  • O – Dodge / Burn / Sponge Tool
  • P – Pen / Freeform Pen Tool
  • Q – Standard / Quick Mask Mode
  • R – Blur / Sharpen / Smudge Tool
  • S – Clone / Pattern Stamp Tool
  • T – Type Tool (Vertical / Horizontal)
  • U – Shape Tool
  • V – Move Tool
  • W – Magic Wand Tool
  • X – Switch Colors
  • Y – History / Art History Brush Tool
  • Z – Zoom Tool
  • Space – >Hand Tool (toggle)
  • Ctrl+Space -Zoom In (toggle)
  • Alt+Space – Zoom Out (toggle)
  • Shift+A – Cycle Path / Direct Selection Tools
  • Shift+B – Cycle Brush / Pencil / Color Replacement
  • Shift+E – Cycle Eraser Tools
  • Shift+F – Menubar (show / hide)
  • Shift+G – Toggle Gradient / Paint Bucket Tools
  • Shift+ I – Cycle Eyedropper / Sampler / Measure
  • Shift+J – Cycle Spot / Healing / Patch / Red Eye
  • Shift+K – Toggle Slice / Slice Select Tools
  • Shift+L – Cycle Lasso Tools
  • Shift+M – Toggle Rectangular / Elliptical Marquee
  • Shift+N – Toggle Notes / Audio Annotation Tools
  • Shift+O – Cycle Dodge / Burn / Sponge Tools
  • Shift+P – Toggle Pen / Freeform Pen Tools
  • Shift+R – Cycle Blur / Sharpen / Smudge Tools
  • Shift+S – Toggle Clone / Pattern Stamp Tools
  • Shift+T – Cycle Type Tools (Vertical / Horizontal)
  • Shift+U – Cycle Shape / Line Tools
  • Shift+Y – Toggle History / Art History Brush
  • Alt+Shift+P – Airbrush (Brush Tool)

Author:

This post is published by a Hongkiat.com staff (editors, interns, sometimes Hongkiat Lim himself) or a guest contributor.

Advertisement