ART In photoshop, which keystrokes do you use most often?

NOR*CAL

Well-Known Member
Oct 5, 2006
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Hella
Just to make lives easier of those who aren't as familiar with the program. Or those who are interesting in making their lives easier.

I'm a PC user and I use:

"[" and "]" to increase and decrease brush sizes. Especially so, when I'm dodging my seamless to blow it out.

"m" to select the area that I want

"v" to move my selected item around

"o" for the doge tool

"r" for the smudge tool

"ctr|+s" save
"ctrl+shift+s" save as

"z" zoom, you can also select a certain area to zoom-in, if you click and drag the zoom.

"z" and then "shift" will zoom out

"tab" to hide the windows

"f" to switch viewing modes

"ctrl+h" is to hide the selected area(the marching ants)

If you're interesting in contributing, list what platform you use.

That's it for now :h5:

edit:

"ctrl+z" will undo ONE step
"ctrl+shift+z" will undo UP TO your last 20 actions

"ctrl+d" to deselect selected item


Hey. I took a picture recently but it's pelfed and I'm trying to straighten it. I'm using CS3 and when I go to the help bar when I type in straighten in the bar it takes me to the crop and straighten tool which is for scanned images, but nothing comes up about simply un-pelfing it.

Help me oh fellow geniuses of the off topic!

click and hold onto the eye dropper, and click on the ruler.

Select two points you want to be straight, by dragging the ruller

IMAGE>ROTATE CANVAS>ARBITRARY
 
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jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
21,171
b for the brush tool,

cntrl + to zoom in, cntrl - to zoom out

cntrl z to undo

spacebar for hand to navigate around image

\ to turn on quickmask

x to change between colors with the brush tool (white to add to mask, black to remove...)
 

GlobeGuy

New Member
Jun 14, 2004
2,888
custom shortcut for changing 16bit image to 8bit image.
custom shortcut for bringing up smart sharpen
custom shortcut to run an action
space
ctrl+z
[, ]
b
ctrl+b
o
 

redna

Active Member
Oct 24, 2001
2,609
I have a cheat sheet of all of the keystrokes laying somewhere around here.... let's see if I can locate that...
 

NauticaX

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Jan 2, 2002
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"ctrl+shift+z" will undo UP TO your last 20 actions

This depends what you have set in your preferences for History States I believe.

CTRL+SPACE+LEFT CLICK to Zoom In
CTRL+ALT+SPACE+LEFT CLICK to Zoom Out
 

Tedrzz

New Member
Jul 6, 2005
1,569
Brooklyn, NY
I use Option + Command + 0 alot so I can see the actual pixels of the image and then Command + 0 to fit to screen. real handy.
 

wizeguy4

Active Member
Apr 5, 2002
2,432
Allentown, PA
ctrl j - puts selection on a new layer.

ctrl shift alt E - takes all layers and merges them into its own new layer. So you end up with the top most layer merged and all the layers it took to make it underneath.

ctrl L - levels
and then in either curves or levles - ctrl 1,2,3 to choose between red blue and green.

type in a a single digit numerical number with a tool selected adn it iwll increase the ocacity, 7 for 70%

I use these all the time, plus many of the ones already listed
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
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ctrl shift alt E - takes all layers and merges them into its own new layer. So you end up with the top most layer merged and all the layers it took to make it underneath.

forgot about this... Use it all the time... :bowdown:
 

wrong1

Member
Sep 12, 2004
1,355
socal
Auto Levels
Auto Color
Save

pretty much the same here..

auto levels, do i like it?
auto color, do i like it?
crop if needed
resize
unsharp mask
convert to 8bit
save as

since I started shooting raw, and using LR Ive gotten a little more into post processing. 90% of the time though, I go for minimal post. usually just a custom white balance and auto tone, straighten horizon.
 

wizeguy4

Active Member
Apr 5, 2002
2,432
Allentown, PA
I just realized that I double click the magnifying glass to take an image to 100 percent. ANd then like already said, I press the spacebar and move my image how I want
 

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