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Old 05-07-2023, 06:04 PM
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Default Favorite Photoshop Shortcuts/Tricks

If you're a PS user, are there any short keys or other tricks you've picked up?

I recently discovered ctrl+J, used to duplicate a layer.

Perfect for when I'm making big clusters with lots of flowers and foliage!
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Old 05-07-2023, 06:06 PM
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Using right click over an element/paper to select the element you want instead of going to the layers window
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Ctrl Z to undo the last step
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OH man- this is my thread! I LOVE shortcut keys!

One that I use a lot as I'm adjusting font spacing is Ctrl H when text is highlighted- it takes the highlight off so you can see what's under the fonts but keeps it selected to make adjustments.

Also- did you know you can create your own? There's a few I made-
Ctrl + Shift + c = copy layer style
Ctrl + Shift + v = paste layer style (I never used what these were originally for, so they work way better/faster for me now!)
Ctrl + w= warp
Ctrl + r = rasterize layer

Also- to 'grab another' of something- you can just hold down alt key and then click & drag (I use that a lot for flowers and clusters!)
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I use the CTRL J and CTRL z a lot
CTRL ALT SHIFT S will do the save for web
CTRL L for the lasso tool
CTRL t for text box
V brings back the move tool

Love my short cuts
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OH man- this is my thread!
Also- to 'grab another' of something- you can just hold down alt key and then click & drag (I use that a lot for flowers and clusters!)
Oh my gosh! I was trying to remember how to do this yesterday! And today! lol I know I used to use that method and I kept trying shift, ctrl, etc yesterday/today which, of course, wasn't working out. lol

Now to check out all the other tips in this thread.
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Clipping mask: Command + Option + G (macOS) or Control + Alt + G (Windows)

And like others have mentioned Ctrl J and Ctrl Z, V, T
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Using right click over an element/paper to select the element you want instead of going to the layers window
This is the one I could not remember for the life of me. SO glad you answered Kristin!!!!
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Old 05-08-2023, 11:26 AM
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OH man- this is my thread! I LOVE shortcut keys!

One that I use a lot as I'm adjusting font spacing is Ctrl H when text is highlighted- it takes the highlight off so you can see what's under the fonts but keeps it selected to make adjustments.

Also- did you know you can create your own? There's a few I made-
Ctrl + Shift + c = copy layer style
Ctrl + Shift + v = paste layer style (I never used what these were originally for, so they work way better/faster for me now!)
Ctrl + w= warp
Ctrl + r = rasterize layer

Also- to 'grab another' of something- you can just hold down alt key and then click & drag (I use that a lot for flowers and clusters!)


All of these. I have some others. I'll add another post.
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Old 05-08-2023, 11:48 AM
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everything the ladies added

plus
ctrl+shift+e - merge all layers
ctrl+ < - turns visibility of layer on and off
b - use the brush
v - move tool
e - eraser tool
x - switch the foreground and background colors
ctrl + t - transform
[ or ] makes the brush bigger and smaller
ctrl+ [ or ] moves a layer above (up) or below (down) the other layers

ctrl+m - clip layer to the layer below ( I think I created this one in my workspace saves and replaced whatever it used to be lol)
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I'm definitely going to add some of these to my arsenal, thank you ladies!!

And Amie, thanks for the tip on creating my own, I didn't know you could do that. I'll look it up! :-)
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