Number 12 is my favorite of these hotkeys! This is a quick rundown Photoshop tutorial covering ten of the most important and essential hotkeys in Photoshop CC. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced “power user”, these hotkeys are time-saving tricks that will get used on a daily basis to help you speed through your Photoshop work even faster! Let me know in the comments below which hotkeys you knew and a hotkey that you learned!
15 Photoshop CC Hotkeys Everyone Should Know
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N (New Layer w/ no dialog box)
- Ctrl + J (Duplicate layer)
- Ctrl + G // Ctrl + Shift + G (Group/Ungroup Layers)
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E (Merge all visible layers to a new layer)
- Ctrl + M (Open Curves Adjustment–use the Keyboard Shortcut Manager to assign these Adjustments hotkeys to apply Adjustment Layers instead of the destructive Adjustments.)
- Ctrl + U // Ctrl + Alt + U (Hue and Saturation // Callback to last used settings for that Adjustment.) TIP: Add Alt/Opt to any hotkey and it will work with that Adjustment too.
- Alt/Opt + Click a Layer Mask to see the Alpha Channel. Shift + Click a Layer Mask to temporarily disable it or enable it. Cmd/Ctrl Alt + Click a Layer Mask to load it as a selection.
- X or D (Set foreground/background colors to default and flip those colors.)
- Alt + Backspace/Ctrl + Backspace (Fill with foreground color/Fill with background color.)
- [ or ] (Make brush larger or smaller–hold the Shift key while hitting either hotkey to adjust brush softness as well.)
- Hit the Tab key to change your workspace and hide your panels. Hit Shift + Tab to hide only the Layers Panel.
- Ctrl + Tab/Ctrl +Shift + Tab (Jump to next or previous document.)
- Ctrl + T (Free Transform.)
- Ctrl + 0 (Zoom to fit.)
- Hold down the Spacebar key while zoomed in to drag around the image in the fastest, easiest way.