The most vibrant platform you can apply your creativity on is Photoshop if you happened to be a designer. Your opportunities of displaying your imagination through your design is at it’s highest when you are on Photoshop. Design is the first thing people notice about a website or anything you make. Sometimes having a great sense of design embedded in mind is not enough. Mastering the tools and manipulating the easiest way are the two key methods to boost your performance. 

Underscoring the facts that you need to be handy with the tools, we come up with some very important Photoshop shortcuts that would boost your performance and ease your work. On the top of everything they will save your valuable time.

The best part is you can set your own shortcut in the settings which we will cover in some other articles in future. Here we present the most essential Photoshop shortcuts for you.

 

Image Command Shortcuts

  Mac Windows
Adjustments    
Levels Cmd+L Ctrl+L
Curves Cmd+M Ctrl+M
Hue/Saturation Cmd+U Ctrl+U
Color Balance Cmd+B Ctrl+B
Black & White Opt+Shift+Cmd+B Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B
Invert Cmd+I Ctrl+I
Desaturate Shift+Cmd+U Shift+Ctrl+U
Auto tone Shift+Cmd+L Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Contrast Opt+Shift+Cmd+L Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Color Shift+Cmd+B Shift+Ctrl+B
Image Size Opt+Cmd+I Alt+Ctrl+I
Canvas Size Opt+Cmd+C Alt+Ctrl+C
Record Measurement Shift+Cmd+M Shift+Ctrl+M

 

Layer Command Shortcuts

  Mac Windows
New    
Layer Shift+Cmd+N Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer via Copy Cmd+J Ctrl+J
Layer via Cut Shift+Cmd+J Shift+Ctrl+J
Create/Release Clipping Mask Opt+Cmd+G Alt+Ctrl+G
Group Layer Cmd+G Ctrl+G
Ungroup Layers Shift+Cmd+G Shift+Ctrl+G
Arrange    
Bring to Front Shift+Cmd+] Shift+Ctrl+]
Bring Forward Cmd+] Ctrl+]
Send Backward Cmd+[ Ctrl+[
Send to Back Shift+Cmd+[ Shift+Ctrl+[
Merge Layers Cmd+E Ctrl+E
Merge Visible Shift+Cmd+E Shift+Ctrl+E

 

View Commands Shortcuts

  Mac Windows
Proof Colors Cmd+Y Ctrl+Y
Gamut Warning Shift+Cmd+Y Shift+Ctrl+Y
Zoom In Cmd++Cmd+= Ctrl++Ctrl+=
Zoom Out Cmd+- Ctrl+-
Fit on Screen Cmd+0 Ctrl+0
100% Cmd+1 or Opt+Cmd+0 Ctrl+1 or Alt+Ctrl+0
Extras Cmd+H Ctrl+H
Rulers Cmd+R Ctrl+r
Snap Shift+Cmd+: Shift+Ctrl+:
Look Guides Opt+Cmd+; Alt+Ctrl+;
Show    
Target Path Shift+Cmd+H Shift+Ctrl+H
Grid Cmd+' Ctrl+'
Guides Cmd+; Ctrl+;

 

Select Command Shortcuts

  Mac Windows
Select All Cmd+A Ctrl+A
Deselect Cmd+D Ctrl+D
Reselect Shift+Cmd+D Shift+Ctrl+D
Inverse Shift+Cmd+I or Shift+F7 Shift+Ctrl+I or Shift+F7
All Layers Opt+Cmd+A Alt+Ctrl+A
Find Layers Opt+Shift+Cmd+F Alt+shift+Ctrl+F
Refine Edge Opt+Cmd+R Alt+Ctrl+R
Modify    
Feather Shift+F6 Shift+F6

 

Our selection of the shortcuts is meant to accelerate your workflow and ease your effort in design. If you want to exert your creativity in design with a commendable speed then you must apply these keyboard shortcuts whenever you design something on Photoshop. If you are satisfied with your speed and method, we still recommend you to follow this and see the changes afterwards.