What are the most useful keyboard shortcuts you use to speed up your workflow in Photoshop or otherwise?
opt + space to activate alfred. :)
You mean launchbar?
Keyboard shortcuts use a lot: F, F = Go full screen with no UI chrome Control-Option-Drag with the brush tool = Change size (x-axis), change hardness (y-axis) D = Reset colours X = Switch foreground and background colours Option-Delete = Fill layer with foreground colour (also converts gradient to a solid) V = Move tool A or Shift-A = Path Selection tool or Direct Selection tool. - or + with a shape selected = Change to subtract or combine Shift-- or Shift-+ = Change blending mode
...and lots more.
Keyboard shortcuts I add (and use a lot): Command-Shift-C = Copy Layer Style Command-Shift-V = Paste Layer Style Command-Shift-X = Clear Layer Style Command-Shift-M = Vector Mask from Current Path Command-Shift-S = Save For Web (Yep, I replace Save As)
Keyboard shortcuts for actions: F15 = Pixel snapping on Shift-F15 = Pixel snapping off Command-F15 = Enlarge canvas Command-Shift-F15 = Trim transparent parts of canvas F13 = Show optimal size Shift-F13 = Make slice from layer Command-F13 = Make slice from selection Command-F14 = Center on canvas
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I had no idea Shift-- and Shift++ changed blend modes. This is going to save me a lot of clicking now.
There's specific shortcuts for each blending mode, too. I keep forgetting them though. I guess I should try to remember Normal, Screen and Multiply.
For illustrator you can use 'x' to toggle the foreground and stroke colors. You can use '/' to clear out the color. I use this often when I grab an element and I want to get rid of it's stroke (click, x, /, x ) and for some reason it's probably my most-used shortcut.
ALT + CMD + 2 - Copy Paste Layer Style ALT + CMD + 1 - Paste Layer Style
CMD + ALT + Shift + Click on the arrow of a layer group (has to be top level) - Closes all open layer groups, great for tidying up a document.
Can't even begin. I use commands for 90% of what I do.
I'll add these two, that I made custom:
On Windows: ctrl+shift+v / ctrl+shift+h = flip layer/selection vertically/horizontally ctrl+alt+shift+v / ctrl+alt+shift+h = flip canvas vertically/horizontally
Let's say you have two layer folders containing UI elements that are underneath eachother. Select the two layer folders, flip them vertically, then select one, flip vertically, then the other, flip vertically.
A few clicks, a few flips, and you've swapped them in place.
With just two, this seems tedious, but it's actually fast, because you don't need any guidelines to get everything pixel perfect. With more than two items at once, it's an immense time-saver.
Also, if you ever draw stuff; flipping the canvas horizontally is like MAGIC. You'll notice all the little stuff you've done wrong. It's ridiculous. Absolutely crazy.
Was debating being clever with cmd + z, but you got me Zethus. Teach me!
I found this article a couple of months ago and have been using a bunch of the mentioned shortcuts since then. http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/design/50-photoshop-tricks
cmd + shift + . to Convert to Smart Object. cmd + shift + , to rasterize layer.
Use them custom shortcuts Errrrday.
Rasterizing is like doing deals with the devil
- cmd + j to duplicate layer
- cmd + shift + n to create a new layer
I set a couple custom shortcuts: - copy/paste/clear layer styles (cmd+shift+c/v/x) - cmd+shift+r to rename layer
oOo man, I didn't even know you could do those last two.
I was about to write exactly this. But that last one is amazing.
Someone once said this, and I haven't been able to forget it since: "J for juplicate"
Same here to Copy paste layer styles.
Ctrl + Shift + C Ctrl + Shift + V