All posts tagged "shortcut"

  • Overlay and Normal

    When working on Layer Masks, I often want to switch between Overlay and Normal modes when I’m painting. Here’s how: Press Option-Shift-O (Alt-Shift-O) for Overlay...

  • Close and Save (or Don’t)

    I’m always surprised when I see people who use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but still manually close images and click either the Save or...

  • One Shortcut, Two uses

    Pressing Command-T (PC: Cntl-T) is a well-known shortcut for Free Transform, but did you know that the same shortcut serves a second purpose? If you...

  • Change shortcuts to adjustment layers

    Here’s another keyboard shortcut change that’s very useful – if you use adjustment layers all the time. Go to Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts and in the Application Menu...

  • Selection from a Layer

    To make a selection based on the pixels on a layer, Command-click (PC: Cntl-click) on the layer thumbnail. This works even if the layer is...

  • Quicker Color Picker

    To quickly access a color picker wherever your mouse is on an image, use the Heads Up Color Picker. Press and hold Ctrl-Option-Command and drag...

  • Hide a Layer Shortcut

    Of course you can click on the eyeball icon to hide a layer, but in Photoshop CS6 there’s a keyboard shortcut to hide the current...

  • Crop Tool Shortcuts

    Here are a few useful shortcuts when using the Crop tool: C to activate the Crop tool, O cycles through the View Overlays (Rule of...

  • Change Views in Refine Edge

    In Refine Edge you can preview your selection in a number of ways such as Quick Mask, Layer, On Black, On White etc. To quickly...

  • Opacity Shortcuts

    To change the opacity of a layer or a tool, tap the first number of the percentage you want, for example 1 for 10%, 3...