PS CS6 Shortcuts: Selecting Tools

VVMove tool
MMRectangular Marquee tool Elliptical Marquee tool
LLLasso tool Polygonal Lasso tool Magnetic Lasso tool
WWMagic Wand tool Quick Selection tool
CCCrop tool Slice tool Slice Select tool
IIEyedropper tool Color Sampler tool Ruler tool Note tool Count tool*
JJSpot Healing Brush tool Healing Brush tool Patch tool Red Eye tool
BBBrush tool Pencil tool Color Replacement tool Mixer Brush tool
SSClone Stamp tool Pattern Stamp tool
YYHistory Brush tool Art History Brush tool
EEEraser tool Background Eraser tool Magic Eraser tool
GGGradient tool Paint Bucket tool
OODodge tool Burn tool Sponge tool
PPPen tool Freeform Pen tool
TTHorizontal Type tool Vertical Type tool Horizontal Type mask tool Vertical Type mask tool
AAPath Selection tool Direct Selection tool
UURectangle tool Rounded Rectangle tool Ellipse tool Polygon tool Line tool Custom Shape tool
KK3D Object Rotate tool* 3D Object Roll tool* 3D Object Pan tool* 3D Object Slide tool* 3D Object Scale tool*
NN3D Camera Rotate tool* 3D Camera Roll tool* 3D Camera Pan tool* 3D Camera Walk tool* 3D Camera Zoom*
HHHand tool
RRRotate View tool
ZZZoom tool

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Viewing Images

⌃ ⇥ ⌃ ⇥ Cycle through open documents
⇧ ⌘ `⇧ ⌃ ⇥ Switch to previous document
⇧ ⌘ W⇧ ⌃ WClose a file in Photoshop and open Bridge
QQToggle between Standard mode and Quick Mask mode
FFToggle (forward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen mode
⇧ F⇧ FToggle (backward) between Standard screen mode, Full screen mode with menu bar, and Full screen mode
␣ ⇧ F␣ ⇧ FToggle (backward) canvas color
Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
⇧ drag⇧ dragSimultaneously pan multiple documents simultaneously with Hand tool
⌘ ␣ ⌃ ␣ Switch to Zoom In tool
⌥ ␣ Alt ␣ Switch to Zoom Out tool
\\Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith (layer mask must be selected)

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Puppet Warp, Refine Edge

Cancel completely
⌘ Z⌃ ZUndo last pin adjustment
⌘ A⌃ ASelect all pins
⌘ D⌃ DDeselect all pins
Select multiple pins
⇧ drag⇧ dragMove multiple selected pins
HHTemporarily hide pins
⌘ ⌥ R⌃ Alt ROpen the Refine Edge dialog box
FFCycle (forward) through preview modes
⇧ F⇧ FCycle (backward) through preview modes
XXToggle between original image and selection preview
PPToggle between original selection and refined version
JJToggle radius preview on and off
⇧ E⇧ EToggle between Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Vanishing Point

XXZoom 2x (temporary)
⌘ +⌃ +Zoom in
⌘ -⌃ -Zoom out
]]Increase brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)
[[Decrease brush size (Brush, Stamp tools)
⇧ ]⇧ ]Increase brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)
⇧ [⇧ [Decrease brush hardness (Brush, Stamp tools)
⌘ Z⌃ ZUndo last action
⌘ ⇧ Z⌃ ⇧ ZRedo last action
⌘ D⌃ DDeselect all
⌘ H⌃ HHide selection and planes
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Move selection 1 pixel
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Move selection 10 pixels
⌘ C⌃ CCopy
⌘ V⌃ VPaste
⌘ ⇧ T⌃ ⇧ TRepeat last duplicate and move
⌃ Alt TCreate a floating selection from the current selection
DeleteBackspaceDelete last node while creating plane
⌘ ⇧ H⌃ ⇧ HShow/hide measurements (Photoshop Extended only)
⌘ E⌃ EExport to a DFX file (Photoshop Extended only)
⌘ ⇧ E⌃ ⇧ EExport to a 3DS file (Photoshop Extended only)

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Camera Raw, Black and White dialog box

ZZZoom tool
HHHand tool
IIWhite Balance tool
SSColor Sampler tool
CCCrop tool
AAStraighten tool
BBSpot Removal tool
EERed Eye Removal tool
⌘ ⌥ 1⌃ Alt 1Basic panel
⌘ ⌥ 2⌃ Alt 2Tone Curve panel
⌘ ⌥ 3⌃ Alt 3Detail panel
⌘ ⌥ 4⌃ Alt 4HSL/Grayscale panel
⌘ ⌥ 5⌃ Alt 5Split Toning panel
⌘ ⌥ 6⌃ Alt 6Lens Corrections panel
⌘ ⌥ 7⌃ Alt 7Camera Calibration panel
Presets panelPresets panel⌘ ⌥ 8⌃ Alt 8
⌘ ⌥ 9⌃ Alt 9Open Snapshots panel
⌘ ⌥ ⇧ T⌃ Alt ⇧ TParametric Curve Targeted Adjustment tool
⌘ ⌥ ⇧ H⌃ Alt ⇧ HHue Targeted Adjustment tool
⌘ ⌥ ⇧ S⌃ Alt ⇧ SSaturation Targeted Adjustment tool
⌘ ⌥ ⇧ L⌃ Alt ⇧ LLuminance Targeted Adjustment tool
⌘ ⌥ ⇧ G⌃ Alt ⇧ GGrayscale Mix Targeted Adjustment tool
TTLast-used Targeted Adjustment tool
KKAdjustment Brush tool
GGGraduated Filter tool
] / [] / [Increase/decrease brush size
- / =- / =Increase/decrease Adjustment Brush tool flow in increments of 10
AltTemporarily switch from Add to Erase mode for the Adjustment Brush tool, or from Erase to Add mode
NNSwitch to New mode from Add or Erase mode of the Adjustment Brush tool or the Graduated Filter
MMToggle Auto Mask for Adjustment Brush tool
YYToggle Show Mask for Adjustment Brush tool
VVToggle pins for Adjustment Brush tool
VVToggle overlay for Graduated Filter, Spot Removaltool, or Red Eye Removal tool.
⌘ + ⌃ +Zoom in
⌘ - ⌃ -Zoom out
Temporarily switch to Zoom In tool (Doesn’t work when Straighten tool is selected. If Crop tool is active, temporarily switches to Straighten tool.)
AltTemporarily switch to Zoom Out tool and change the Open Image button to Open Copy and the Cancel button to Reset.
PPToggle preview
FFFull screen mode
Temporarily activate the White Balance tool and change the Open Image button to Open Object. (Does not work if Crop tool is active.)
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Move selected point in Curves panel (1 unit)
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Move selected point in Curves panel (10 units)
⌘ R⌃ ROpen selected images in Camera Raw dialog box from Bridge
OOHighlight clipping warning
UUShadows clipping warning
⌘ 1 - 5⌃ 1 - 5(Filmstrip mode) Add 1 - 5 star rating
⌘ 6⌃ 6(Filmstrip mode) Add red label
⌘ 7⌃ 7(Filmstrip mode) Add yellow label
⌘ 8⌃ 8(Filmstrip mode) Add green label
⌘ 9⌃ 9(Filmstrip mode) Add blue label
⌘ ⇧ 0⌃ ⇧ 0(Filmstrip mode) Add purple label
⌘ K⌃ KCamera Raw preferences
⌥ ⇧ ⌃ AltDeletes Adobe Camera Raw preferences
⇧ ⌘ ⌥ B⇧ ⌃ Alt BOpen the Black-and-White dialog box
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ Increase/decrease selected value by 1%
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ Increase/decrease selected value by 10%

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Curves

⌘ M⌃ MOpen the Curves dialog box
++Select next point on the curve
--Select the previous point on the curve
⌘ D⌃ DDeselect a point
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Move the selected point 1 unit
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Move the selected point 10 units

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Selecting and Moving Objects

// Toggle crop shield off and on

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Transforming Selections, Selection Borders, Paths

AltTransform from center or reflect
Constrain
Distort
Apply
⌘ ⌥ T⌃ Alt TFree transform with duplicate data
⌘ ⇧ ⌥ T⌃ ⇧ Alt TTransform again with duplicate data

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Editing Paths

Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools, to Direct Selection tool
Switch from Pen tool or Freeform Pen tool to Convert Point tool when pointer is over anchor or direction point

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Painting

⌥ ⇧ 0-9Alt ⇧ 0-9Mixer Brush changes Mix setting
0-90-9Mixer Brush changes Wet setting
000Mixer Brush changes Wet and Mix to zero
⇧ + / -⇧ + / -Cycle through blending modes
⌘ ⌥ Delete⌃ Alt BackspaceFill from history
⇧ Delete⇧ BackspaceDisplays Fill dialog box
// Lock transparent pixels on/off

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Blending Modes

⇧ + / -⇧ + / -Cycle through blending modes
⇧ ⌥ N⇧ Alt NNormal
⇧ ⌥ I⇧ Alt IDissolve
⇧ ⌥ Q⇧ Alt QBehind (Brush tool only)
⇧ ⌥ R⇧ Alt RClear (Brush tool only)
⇧ ⌥ K⇧ Alt KDarken
⇧ ⌥ M⇧ Alt MMultiply
⇧ ⌥ B⇧ Alt BColor Burn
⇧ ⌥ A⇧ Alt ALinear Burn
⇧ ⌥ G⇧ Alt GLighten
⇧ ⌥ S⇧ Alt SScreen
⇧ ⌥ D⇧ Alt DColor Dodge
⇧ ⌥ W⇧ Alt WLinear Dodge
⇧ ⌥ O⇧ Alt OOverlay
⇧ ⌥ F⇧ Alt FSoft Light
⇧ ⌥ H⇧ Alt HHard Light
⇧ ⌥ V⇧ Alt VVivid Light
⇧ ⌥ J⇧ Alt JLinear Light
⇧ ⌥ Z⇧ Alt ZPin Light
⇧ ⌥ L⇧ Alt LHard Mix
⇧ ⌥ E⇧ Alt EDifference
⇧ ⌥ X⇧ Alt XExclusion
⇧ ⌥ U⇧ Alt UHue
⇧ ⌥ T⇧ Alt TSaturation
⇧ ⌥ C⇧ Alt CColor
⇧ ⌥ Y⇧ Alt YLuminosity
⇧ ⌥ N⇧ Alt NSet blending mode to Threshold for bitmap images, Normal for all other images

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Selecting and Editing Text, Formatting Type

⌘ H⌃ HShow/Hide selection on selected type
Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box
⌘ ⇧ X⌃ ⇧ XChoose 100% horizontal scale
⌘ ⇧ ⌥ X⌃ ⇧ Alt XChoose 100% vertical scale
⌘ ⇧ ⌥ A⌃ ⇧ Alt AChoose Auto leading
⌘ ⌃ ⇧ Q⌃ ⇧ QChoose 0 for tracking
⌘ ⇧ J⌃ ⇧ JJustify paragraph, left aligns last line
⌘ ⇧ F⌃ ⇧ FJustify paragraph, justifies all
⌘ ⌃ ⇧ ⌥ H⌃ ⇧ Alt HToggle paragraph hyphenation on/off
⌘ ⇧ ⌥ T⌃ ⇧ Alt TToggle single/every-line composer on/off

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Slicing and Optimizing

Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Using Panels, Action Panel

⇧ ↩ ⇧ ↩ Apply value and keep text box active
Show/Hide all panels
⇧ ⇥ ⇧ ⇥ Show/Hide all panels except the toolbox and options bar
⇧ ↑ ↓ ⇧ ↑ ↓ Increase/decrease selected values by 10
Alt Turn current modal control on and toggle all other modal controls

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Adjustment Layers

⌥ 2Alt 2Choose composite channel for adjustment
DeleteBackspaceDelete adjustment layer

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Keys for the Animation panel in Frames, Timeline Mode (Photoshop Extended)

Start playing the timeline or Animation panel
Move to the beginning of the timeline
Move to the end of the timeline
⇧ ⇱ ⇧ ⇱ Move to the beginning of the work area
⇧ ⇲ ⇧ ⇲ Move to the end of the work area
Move to In point of the current layer
Move to the Out point of the current layer
⇧ ↑ ⇧ ↑ Back 1 second
⇧ ↓ ⇧ ↓ Foward 1 second
Return a rotated document to its original orientation

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Panels: Brush, Channel

Display precise cross hair for brushes
⇧ ⌥ P⇧ Alt PToggle airbrush option
⌘ 2⌃ 2Select composite channel
~ ~Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Panels: Clone Source, Color, History, Info

⌥ ⇧ Alt ⇧ Show Clone Source (overlays image)
⌥ ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Alt ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Nudge Clone Source
⌥ ⇧ < >Alt ⇧ < >Rotate Clone Source
⌥ ⇧ [ ]Alt ⇧ [ ]Scale (increase or reduce size) Clone Source
⌘ ⇧ Z⌃ ⇧ ZStep forward through image states
⌘ ⌥ Z⌃ Alt ZStep backward through image states

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Layers panel

⌘ G⌃ GGroup layers
⌘ -⇧ G⌃ ⇧ GUngroup layers
⌘ -⌥ G⌃ Alt GCreate/release clipping mask
⌘ ⌥ A⌃ Alt ASelect all layers
⌘ ⇧ E⌃ ⇧ EMerge visible layers
⌥ . Alt . Select top layer
⌥ , Alt , Select bottom layer
⇧ ⌥ [ ]⇧ Alt [ ]Add to layer selection in Layers panel
⌥ [ ]Alt [ ]Select next layer down/up
⌘ [ ]⌃ [ ]Move target layer down/up
⌘ ⇧ ⌥ E⌃ ⇧ Alt EMerge a copy of all visible layers into target layer
⌘ ⇧ [ ]⌃ ⇧ [ ]Move layer to bottom or top
/ / Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Panels: Layer Comps, Paths, Swatches

⌘ ⇧ H⌃ ⇧ HHide path

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Measurement , DICOM Files (Photoshop Extended)

⇧ ⌘ M⇧ ⌃ MRecord a measurement
⌘ D⌃ DDeselects all measurements
⌘ A⌃ ASelects all measurements
⇧ ⌘ H⇧ ⌃ HHide/show all measurements
DeleteBackspaceRemoves a measurement
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Nudge the measurement
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Nudge the measurement in increments
⌘ ← → ⌃ ← → Extend/shorten selected measurement
⇧ +⌘ ← → ⇧ ⌃ ← → Extend/shorten selected measurement in increments
⌘ ↑ ↓ ⌃ ↑ ↓ ← → Rotate selected measurement
⇧ ⌘ ↑ ↓ ⇧ ⌃ ↑ ↓ Rotate selected measurement in increments
ZZZoom tool
HHHand tool
WWWindow Level tool
⌘ A⌃ ASelect all frames
⌘ D⌃ DDeselect all frames except the current frame
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Navigate through frames

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Extract and Pattern Maker (optional plug-ins)

⌘ 0⌃ 0Fit in window
⌘ + ⌃ + Zoom in
⌘ - ⌃ - Zoom out
Cycle through controls on right from top
⇧ ⇥ ⇧ ⇥ Cycle through controls on right from bottom
Temporarily activate Hand tool
AltChange Cancel to Reset
BBEdge Highlighter tool
GGFill tool
IIEyedropper tool
CCCleanup tool
TTEdge Touchup tool
⌥ DeleteAlt DeleteRemove current highlight
⌘ Delete⌃ DeleteHighlight entire image
XXToggle Show menu options in preview between Original and Extracted
⇧ X⇧ XEnable Cleanup and Edge Touchup tools before preview
FFCycle through Display menu in preview from top to bottom
⇧ F⇧ FCycle through Display menu in preview from bottom to top
0-90-9Set strength of Cleanup or Edge Touch-up tool
⌘ D⌃ DDelete current selection
⌘ Z⌃ ZUndo a selection move
⌘ G⌃ GGenerate or generate again
XXToggle view: original/generated pattern
Go to first tile in Tile History
Go to last tile in Tile History
Go to previous tile in Tile History
Go to next tile in Tile History
DeleteDeleteDelete current tile from Tile History
↑ ↓ ← → ↑ ↓ ← → Nudge selection when viewing the original
⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → ⇧ ↑ ↓ ← → Increase selection nudging when viewing the original

PS CS6 Shortcuts: Function keys

Help keyStart Help
F1F1Undo/Redo
F2F2Cut
F3F3Copy
F4F4Paste
F5F5Show/Hide Brush panel
F6F6Show/Hide Color panel
F7F7Show/Hide Layers panel
F8F8Show/Hide Info panel
⌥ F9F9Show/Hide Actions panel
F12F12Revert
⇧ F5⇧ F5Fill
⇧ F6⇧ F6Feather Selection
⇧ F7⇧ F7Inverse Selection