Feb 25, 2016

How to Create and Edit Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

How to Create Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Keyboard shortcuts are designed to save you time when working in Photoshop, and in my experience there is no better way to work in Photoshop. If you are serious about working quickly in Photoshop, start learning your keyboard shortcuts today!

To edit your keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop go to Edit – Keyboard Shortcuts. From this dialog box you can change and add new shortcuts to every command in Photoshop. First, find the command you want to change, it will be listed in the same way as your menu bar. For instance you can go to File – Save and enter a new shortcut for save.

If there is an existing shortcut that you want to change, click on the shortcut and hold down the keyboard keys of your desired shortcut. If there is a conflict, Photoshop will allow you to accept and go to the conflict, or cancel the change.

Create a List of Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have ever wanted to view all of your keyboard shortcuts in one file, you are in luck – Photoshop will generate that file for you.

Just go to Edit- Keyboard Shortcuts and click on “Summarize” – it will create an HTM document listing all of your shortcuts. The best thing about this list is that it uses YOUR keyboard shortcuts, so if you change a few shortcuts, your changes will be reflected on the list.


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    Dear Aron, your comment on being burnt out with the feeling of giving up couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Those were my thoughts exactly last night. I love your positive and uplifting spirit that you put out during your tutorials. Great work, love your method of teaching and humor.

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    Aaron, thanks so much, another wonderful, useful, practical video!! Your mastery of PS is astounding.

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    hey aaron,
    that was easy. thanks. lesson learnt. gaussian blur is in fact a step that most
    images I work on need as well. so saving time with the shortcut comes in handy.
    cheers, daniel

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    Lórien Davy

    Good timing for me, Aaron — Thank you! I have been wanting to make some keyboard shortcuts for myself, but had not yet got around to figuring out how to do it. As always, I very much appreciate your help and deep knowledge of Photoshop.

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    Hans Serger

    Thanks so much. I go to you for all my Photoshop info now. This is very helpful!

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    Rob Ternowski

    Aaron. I can not wait to see what you have posted for us! You are awesome! I learn so much!!!
    thank you!

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    Great info! Always handy as usual. Never miss an episode.
    Love getting my Photoshop tips from Chris Cornell… I mean Aaron Nace

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    charles sweigart

    I opened the list and clicked ctrl-P to print without thinking. Then I realized it was printing nearly 100 pages! Many of the pages have none or only a couple of actual keyboard short cuts. Wonder if their is a more concise way to print a list of only working shortcuts?

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    Great video! I’ve been using Photoshop for years and didn’t know this was an option 🙂

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    Great tutorial. Thanks!

    Unfortunately, this is yet another one that does not allow full-screen viewing. Not sure why this is happening, but it is certainly very helpful to be able to view tutorials in full screen.