Photoshop > Keyboard Shortcuts

Photo Keyboard Shortcuts are keystrokes used to quickly invoke a command. As well, shortcuts usually (but not always) involve a modifier key such as Ctrl/Cmd, Alt/Opt, or Shift. For example, instead of choosing Select » Deselect from the menus, you could simply press Ctrl/Cmd+D.

Keyboard shortcuts can improve your efficiency, and in some cases, they can even invoke commands that might not otherwise be available (e.g., zooming while a dialog box is open, or inserting a Select forward layer command into an action).

One of Photoshop's strengths is that it makes extensive use of keyboard shortcuts; but, there are so many that it's difficult to remember them all. So, I've created a "cheat sheet" that's organized by menu, as well as alphabetically by key. These "cheat sheets" are available in the following flavours:

Note: In order to save the PDF files below, you may need to right-click (Ctrl-click on the Mac) and select "Save Target As". Also, you'll need to install Adobe Reader  in order to open the PDF files.

Adobe Photoshop CC New!

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (March 9, 2014)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (140 KB) or  PDF Mac (138 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets (March 9, 2014)
This set of keyboard shortcuts includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP and self-installing ZXP files.

Download as: ZIP PC/Mac (4 KB) or  ZXP PC/Mac (4 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (June 9, 2009)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (45 KB) or  PDF Mac (45 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets (October 31, 2008)
This set of keyboard shortcuts includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP and self-installing MXP files.

Download as: ZIP PC/Mac (3 KB) or  MXP PC/Mac (3 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (July 6, 2007)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (43 KB) or  PDF Mac (42 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets (June 23, 2007)
This keyboard shortcuts (KYS) file includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for: ZIP PC/Mac (3 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS2

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Nov 13, 2005)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (51 KB) or  PDF Mac (50 KB)

Keyboard Shortcut Presets (Nov 13, 2005)
This package includes Keyboard Shortcuts (KYS), Menu Customization (MNU), and Workspace files, containing dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for: ZIP PC/Mac (9 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Mar 3, 2005)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (49 KB) or  PDF Mac (49 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets (Mar 3, 2005)
This keyboard shortcuts (KYS) file includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). 100% compatable with default keyboard shortcuts. Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for: ZIP PC/Mac (2 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 7

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (May 5, 2002)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (32 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 6

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Feb 17, 2002)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for: PDF PC (31 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 5

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet (Jul 25, 2000)
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key. (Created by Steven.)

Download for: PDF PC (74 KB)

Related Links and Useful Resources

Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw 3 are also available from PhotoshopNews  (courtesy of Ian Lyons, Computer-Darkroom ).

 

If you use the above shortcuts and cheat sheets, and find them useful, then please consider supporting this site. As always, I welcome your feedback and suggestions.