Exotic Hidden Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts 2018 to speed up your work easily

Exotic Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts 2018


Exotic Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts 2018 While working on Photoshop by using these simple shortcut’s you can improve & speed up your work once you start using these shortcut keys in photoshop. In this article, you can also download PDf file by clicking on the link below.


Below is the list of Shortcut Keys for Adobe Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts 2018


Draw marquee selection from the centerAlt-drag selection
Add to a selectionShift
Subtract from a selectionAlt
Intersect with a selectionShift–Alt
Make a copy of the selection w/Move toolAlt-drag selection
Make a copy of selection when not in Move toolCtrl–Alt–drag selection
Move selection (in 1-pixel increments)Arrow keys
Move selection (in 10-pixel increments)Shift-Arrow keys
Select all opaque pixels on the layerCtrl-click on layer thumbnail (in the Layers panel)
Reselect last selectionCtrl–Shift–D
Feather selectionShift–F6
Move marquee while drawing a selectionHold Spacebar while drawing a marquee

Viewing Short Cut Keys 

Fit on ScreenDouble–click on Hand tool or Ctrl–0
100% View Level (Actual Pixels)Double–click on Zoom tool or Ctrl–1
Zoom inCtrl–Spacebar–click or Ctrl-Plus (+)
Zoom outAlt–Spacebar–click or Ctrl-Minus (–)
Hide/Show all tools and panelsTab
Hide/Show all panels except Tools panel and Options barShift-Tab
Cycle through full-screen modesF
Scroll image left or right in a windowCtrl–Shift–Page Up/Down
Jump/Zoom to part of ImageCtrl-drag in Navigator panel
Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith\ Key

Layers Shortcut Keys

Create a new layerCtrl–Shift–N
Select non-contiguous layersCtrl-click layers
Select contiguous layersClick one layer, then Shift-click another layer
Delete LayerDelete key (while in the Move tool)
View contents of the layer maskAlt-click layer mask icon
Temporarily turn off layer maskShift-click layer mask icon
Clone layer as you move itAlt-drag
Find/Select layer containing objectRight–click on the object w/Move tool
Change layer opacityNumber pad keys (w/Move tool selected)
Cycle down or up through blending modesShift–Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blending mode(w/Move tool) Shift–Alt–letter (i.e.: N=Normal, M=Multiply. etc.)
Switch to the layer below/above the current layerAlt–[ or Alt–]
Move layer below/above the current layerCtrl–[ or Ctrl–]

Type Shortcut Keys

Select all text on the layerDouble–click on T thumbnail in the Layers panel
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 1 ptCtrl–Shift–> or <
Increase/Decrease size of selected text by 5 ptsCtrl–Shift–Alt–> or <
Increase/Decrease kerning/trackingAlt–Right/Left Arrow
Align text left/center/rightCtrl–Shift–L/C/R

Painting Shortcut Keys

Fill the selection with the background colorCtrl–Backspace
Fill the selection with Foreground colorAlt–Backspace
Fill selection with Foreground color using Lock Transparent PixelsShift–Alt–Backspace
Fill selection with source state in History panelCtrl–Alt–Backspace
Display Fill dialog boxShift–Backspace
Sample as background colorAlt–click w/Eyedropper tool
To get Move toolWhile in any painting/editing tool & hold Ctrl key
To get Eyedropper with painting toolsAlt Key
Change paint opacity (with Airbrush OFF)Number keys
Change paint opacity (with Airbrush ON)Shift–Number keys
Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush ON)Number keys
Change Airbrush flow (with Airbrush OFF)Shift–Number keys
To get Crosshair CursorWhile in any painting/editing tool, turn Caps Lock on
Decrease/Increase brush size[ or ]
Decrease/Increase hardness of the brushShift–[ or Shift–]
Switch between preset brushes< or >
Open Brushes pop-up panelRight–click in the image window
Erase to History panel’s source stateAlt–Eraser
Cycle down or up through blend modesShift–Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blend modeShift–Alt–letter (i.e.: N=Normal, M=Multiply, etc.)
Create a fixed color target from within a dialog boxShift–click in the image window
Delete fixed color targetAlt–click on target with Color Sampler tool
Create new Spot Color channel from current selectionCtrl–click on New Channel button in Channels panel

Pen Tool & Paths Shortcut Keys

To get Direct Selection tool while using the Pen toolCtrl
Switch between Add Anchor and Delete Anchor Point toolsAlt
Switch from Path Selection tool to Convert Point tool when the pointer is over the anchor pointCtrl–Alt
To select a whole path w/Direct Selection toolAlt–click
Convert path to a selectionCtrl–click on path name (in Paths panel)

Panels shortcut Keys

Show/Hide Brushes panelF5
Show/Hide Color panelF6
Show/Hide Layers panelF7
Show/Hide Info panelF8
Show/Hide Actions panelAlt–F9
Open Adobe BridgeCtrl–Alt–O
Miscellaneous Good Keys
Switch between open documentsCtrl–Tab
Undo or Redo operations beyond the last oneCtrl–Alt–Z/Ctrl–Shift–Z
Reapply the last filter usedCtrl–F
Reapply the last filter used, but display dialog box to alter settingsCtrl–Alt–F
Temporarily switch to Hand toolSpacebar
Reset dialog boxHold Alt, Cancel turns into Reset button, click it
Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 1 unitUp/Down Arrow
Increase/Decrease value (in any option field) by 10 unitsShift–Up/Down Arrow
Reapply last transformationCtrl–Shift–T
Measure angle between lines (Protractor function)After ruler is drawn, Alt–drag end of line with Ruler tool
Move Crop/Selection marquee while creatingHold Spacebar while drawing
Snap Guide to Ruler ticksHold Shift while dragging
Highlight fields in Options bar (n/a for all tools)Enter
Don’t snap object edge while movingHold Control while dragging


Tools Shortcut Keys 

VMove and Artboard tools
MMarquee tools
LLasso tools
WQuick Selection, Magic Wand
CCrop and Slice Tools
IEyedropper, 3D Material Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
JSpot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Content-Aware Move, Red Eye
BBrush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush
SClone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
YHistory Brush, Art History Brush
EEraser tools
GGradient, Paint Bucket, 3D Material Drop
ODodge, Burn, Sponge
PPen tools
TType tools
APath Selection, Direct Selection
URectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
RRotate View
DDefault colors
XSwitch Foreground and Background colors
QQuick Mask Mode tool


If you want to switch between all the tools within the groups then add the Shift key to the letters above & easily switch between them easily.

For example, to switch between Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Hit – Shift + M

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