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Photoshop tools & shortcut commands for windows

 If you are beginner in Photoshop, learning shortcut commands may be useful. Here is the list, I'll keep on adding to it time to  time as I learn new commands.

Remember 'em first:
# Use "shift" for adding to selection.
# Use "alt" for subtraction from selection.
# Use "shift+alt" to get intersection area.
# Use "[" to decrease and "]" to increase the size of the cursor (i.e., brush).

Undo - Redo

# Use ctrl+alt+Z for "undo" and ctrl+shift+Z for "redo".
# You can also use F12 to restore an image (File>Revert).
# Also can use "history panel" for getting back to any state of change ( window menu > history ).


Zoom
  • z + click to zoom in any part of image
  • z + alt + click to zoom out
  • ctrl + spacebar to zoom in
  • ctrl + alt + spacebar to zoom out
  • ctrl+0 image to fit-in in canvas
  • ctrl+1 100% zoom
  • alt + scroll-up to zoom-in
  • alt + scroll-down to zoom-out
  • select zoom tool or hold z > draw a rect to zoom-in
  • bird's eye view : h + click , put the rect where to zoom-in
  • at bottom left, you can ring your zoom value | select that, press ctrl, move curser left, right
Move
  • V = move tool; you can use it to move an image, as well as dump it on another tab.
Selection Tools
  • M = rectangular marquee; shift + M = elliptical marquee;  other are row/column marquee
  • L = lasso tool; shift +L = polygonal lasso tool; once again, shift+L = magnetic lasso tool
  • W = quick selection tool; shift+W = magic wand tool
  • Q = toggle quick mask mode
  • X = to switch b/w foreground and background

also

  • Lasso toolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AqwrAJYf5Q while using Lasso tool, hold "alt" then release the mouse, it will convert in Polygonal Lasso tool on the fly.
  • Polygonal Lasso tool: # Press "alt + click, drag" it will change Polygonal Lasso tool into Lasso tool. # Remember "paste into" is very good => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCuWiMBrD4.
  • Magnetic Lasso tool: # Use "Backspace" to delete the anchor points one by one.  # Use "Frequency" (top middle) to set the number of anchor points. # When CAPS On, Magnetic Lasso will turn in a circle, to increase/decrease size of this circle use "Width" (top middle) -- or --- use "[", "]" to make the circle smaller or bigger. # To increase "Contrast" (top middle) use period ".", to decrease use comma ",". ### While using Magnetic Lasso tool, press "alt+click, drag" it will switch first to Polygonal Lasso, then to Lasso tool, and when you release "mouse" it will switch back to Magnetic Lasso tool.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-m3loHVbJw.
  • Quick Selection tool: #Remember "refine edge" at top middle. # This video is also good to understand how to select hair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI-9Mr7cLBY.  Adobe "refine edge " tutorial: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/photoshop-refine-edge.html.
  • Magic Wand tool: # More "tolerance" (top middle), more pixels "magic wand tool" will select. # See how "contiguous" works in video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rYF2vkVcuw.
  • Quick Mask Mode tool:# press "x" to switch b/w "background" and "foreground", color -- then use "brush" to add or remove from selection. And remember, white reveals; black conceals. # see "refine edge" in video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8tzRiztxBs.
Guides, Grids, Ruler
  • ctrl+' = to get grids on an image; to get the center of an image=> ctrl+K > guides, grids > gridline every 50%, subdivisions 1.
  • ctrl+r = to get the ruler
  • guides = press ctrl+r first, then drag the guides from top and left
  • ctrl+; = to make the guides disappear
Crop & Slice
  • C = to get crop tool; shift+C = perspective crop tool; again, shift+C = slice tool; and again, shift +C = slice select tool
  • Non destructive crop:  uncheck at top middle "Delete Cropped Pixels"
Eye dropper tool; 3D Material eye dropper tool; Color sampler tool; Ruler tool; Note tool; 1-2-3 Count tool
  • i = crop tool; shift +i = material eye dropper; again, shift+i = color sampler tool; again, shift+i = ruler tool; again, shift+i =note tool; again, shift+i = 1-2-3 count tool.
  • alt+click on any part of an image = to change the background color; press X to swap.
Spot healing tool, healing brush tool, patch tool, content aware move tool, red eye tool
  • J = spot healing tool; shift+J = healing brush tool ; again, shift+J = patch tool; again, shift+J = content aware move tool; again, shift+J = red eye tool
  • Path tool helps in making the exact copy of the target area.
Brush tool, pencil tool, color replacement tool, mixture brush tool
  • B = brush tool; shift +B = pencil tool; again, shift+B = color replacement tool; again, shift+B = mixture brush tool
Clone stamp tool, pattern stamp tool
  • S = stamp tool; shift+S = pattern stamp tool
History brush tool, art history brush tool
  • Y = history brush tool; shift+Y = art history brush tool
Eraser tool, background eraser tool, magic eraser tool
  • E = eraser tool; shift + E = background eraser tool; again, shift+E = magic eraser tool
Gradient tool, paint bucket tool, 3D material drop tool
  • G = Gradient tool; shift + G = paint bucket tool; again, shift + G = 3D material drop tool.
Blur tool, sharpen tool, smudge tool
  • I couldn't find any short cut for them
Dodge tool, burn tool, sponge tool
  • O = dodge tool; shift+O = burn tool; again, shift + O = sponge tool
Pen tool, freedom pen tool
  • P = pen tool; shift +P = freedom pen tool
(Text) Horizontal type tool, Vertical type tool, Horizontal type mask tool, Vertical type mask tool
  • T, and shift +T to rotate among tools.
Path selection tool, direct selection tool
  • A, and shift +A to rotate.
Rectangle tool, rounded rectangle tool, ellipse tool, polygon tool, line tool, custom shape tool
  • U, and shift+U to rotate among tools.
Hand tool, rotate view tool
  • H = hand tool; R = rotate view tool

Don't forget them:
  • WINDOW
    press tab, to toggle left and right panels.
    press tab + shift , to toggle right panel.
    press tab (2times) > hover mouse to left panel or right panel to make 'em visible
    press f for toggle full screen
  • OPACITY
    if any tool in left panel is selected, you can change opacity by directly dialing any number.
  • DELETING PIXELS USING BACKSPACE
    with Magic Wand or with some other tool, select something + press Backspace, to delete them.
  • Inorder to rotate photoshop has to rewrite each pixel of an image.
  • ctrl+shift+I = to inverse selection
  • ctrl+D = to deselect
  • q = to toggle on/off quick mask mode
  • shift+f1 = color theme to go darker; shift+f2 = color theme to go lighter
  • ctrl+tab = to switch b/w images; also, ctrl+shift+tab
  • spacebar = to bring hand tool on the fly
  • ctrl+shift+x : filter menu > liquify

Useful in resizing of text, and other properties

  • ctrl+shift+, = to minimize  by "1"; ctrl+shift+alt+, = to minimize by "5"
  • ctrl+shift+. = to maximize by "1"; ctrl+shift+alt+. = to maximize by "5"
  • ctrl+ mouse scroll down = value decreases; ctrl + mouse scroll up = value increases.

Which shortcut commands in Photoshop are your favorite ones, pls let me know in comments.

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