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Photoshop 2021 Cheat Sheet by

A curated list of photoshop shortcuts

Views, Grids, Rules

Action
Windows
MacOS
Zoom in / out
Ctrl "­+" or "­-"
Cmd "­+" or "­-"
Zoom to 100%
Ctrl + 1
Cmd + 1
Zoom to Fit to the Screen
Ctrl + 0
Cmd + 0
Show Rules
Ctrl + R
Cmd + R
Toggle Grid
Ctrl + '
Cmd + '
Toggle Guides and Grids (also pixel grid)
Ctrl + H
Cmd + H
Toggle Guides
Ctrl + Alt + H
Cmd + Opt + H
Toggle Snap To
Ctrl + Shift + ;
Cmd + Shift + ;
Toggle Lock Guides
Ctrl + Alt + ;
Cmd + Opt + ;
Toggle between PSD files
Ctrl + Tab
Cmd + Tab

Edition

Action
Windows
MacOS
Image Size
Alt + Ctrl + I
Opt + Cmd + I
Circle between tools of the same group
Shift + Tool_S­hortcut
Shift + Tool_S­hortcut
Canvas Size
Alt + Ctrl + C
Opt + Cmd + C
Paste in Place
Ctrl + Shift + V
Cmd + Shift + V
Toggle auto-s­elect layer with the move tool
Contro­l-click
Cmd-click
Free Transform
Control + T
Cmd + T
Switch Foregr­oun­d/B­ack­ground colors
X
X
Default Foregr­oun­d/B­ack­ground colors
D
D
Decrease Brush Size
[
[ or Ctrl + Opt + mouse click + mouse left
Increase Brush Size
]
] or Ctrl + Opt + mouse click + mouse right
Decrease Brush Hardness
{
{ or Ctrl + Opt + mouse click + up
Increase Brush Hardness
}
} or Ctrl + Opt + mouse click + mouse down
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree
Left Arrow (anti-­clo­ckw­ise), Right Arrow (clock­wise)
Left Arrow (anti-­clo­ckw­ise), Right Arrow (clock­wise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-­clo­ckw­ise), Shift + Right Arrow (clock­wise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-­clo­ckw­ise), Shift + Right Arrow (clock­wise)
Toggle Current tool / Move tool
Crtl
Cmd
Toggle Quick Mask Mode
Q
Q
Camera Raw Filters
Shift + Ctrl + A
Shift + Cmd + A
Conten­t-Aware Scale
Alt + Shift + Ctrl + C
Opt + Shift + Cmd + C

Blend Modes

Blend Mode
Windows
MacOS
Circle between blend modes
Shift + or -
Shift - or -
Dissolve
Alt + Shift + I
Opt + Shift + I
Darken
Alt + Shift + K
Opt + Shift + K
Multiply
Alt + Shift + M
Opt + Shift + M
Color Burn
Alt + Shift + B
Opt + Shift + B
Linear Burn
Alt + Shift + A
Opt + Shift + A
Lighten
Alt + Shift + G
Opt + Shift + G
Screen
Alt + Shift + S
Opt + Shift + S
Color Dodge
Alt + Shift + D
Opt + Shift + S
Linear Dodge
Alt + Shift + W
Opt + Shift + W
Overlay
Alt + Shift + O
Opt + Shift + O
Soft Light
Alt + Shift + F
Opt + Shift + F
Hard Light
Alt + Shift + H
Opt + Shift + H
Vivid Light
Alt + Shift + V
Opt + Shift + V
Linear Light
Alt + Shift + J
Opt + Shift + J
Pin Light
Alt + Shift + Z
Opt + Shift + Z
Hard Mix
Alt + Shift + L
Opt + Shift + L
Difference
Alt + Shift + E
Opt + Shift + E
Exclusion
Alt + Shift + X
Opt + Shift + X
Hue
Alt + Shift + U
Opt + Shift + U
Saturation
Alt + Shift + T
Opt + Shift + T
Color
Alt + Shift + C
Opt + Shift + C
Luminosity
Alt + Shift + Y
Opt + Shift + Y
 

Tools

Tool
Windows
MacOS
Move tool, Artboard tool
V
V
Rectan­gular Marquee tool† Elliptical Marquee tool
M
M
Lasso tool, Polygonal Lasson tool, Magnetic Lasso tool
L
L
Magic Wand tool Quick Selection tool
W
W
Crop tool, Slice tool, Slice Select tool, Perspe­ctive Crop tool
C
C
Eyedropper tool†, Color Sampler tool, Ruler tool, Note tool
I
I
Spot Healing Brush tool, Healing Brush tool, Patch tool, Red Eye tool, Conten­t-Aware Move tool
J
J
Brush tool, Pencil tool, Color Replac­ement tool, Mixer Brush tool
B
B
Clone Stamp tool, Pattern Stamp tool
S
S
History Brush tool, Art History Brush tool
Y
Y
Eraser tool† Background Eraser tool, Magic Eraser tool
E
E
Gradient tool, Paint Bucket tool
G
G
Dodge tool, Burn tool, Sponge tool
O
O
Pen tool, Freeform Pen tool
P
P
Horizontal Type tool, Vertical Type tool Horizontal Type mask tool Vertica, Type mask tool
T
T
Rotate View tool
R
R
Toggle Standa­rd/­Quick Mask modes
Q
Q
Toggle Preserve Transp­arency
/ (forward slash)
/ (forward slash)

Layers

Action
Windows
MacOS
New Layer under the selected layer
Ctrl + Click on new layer btn
Cmd + Click on new layer btn
Fill with Forward Color
Alt + Backspace
Opt + Backspace
Fill with Backward Color
Ctrl + Backspace
Cmd + Backspace
Fill with Forward Color (keeping transp­arency)
Shift + Alt + Backspace
Shift + Opt + Backspace
Fill with Backward Color (keeping transp­arency)
Shift + Ctrl + Backspace
Shift + Cmd + Backspace
Group Layers
Ctrl + G
Cmd + G
Ungroup Layers
Ctrl + Shift + G
Cmd + Shift + G
Merge selected Layers
Ctrl + E
Cmd + E
Merge all visible layers
Shift + Ctrl + E
Shift + Cmd + E
Merge all layers into a new one
Shift + Ctrl + Alt + E
Shift + Cmd + Alt + E
Copy a layer mask to another one
Alt + Drag
Opt + Drag
Create Layer underneath
Ctrl + Click on New Layer button
Cmd + Click on New Layer button
Select Layer Outlines
Ctrl + click the Layer's Thumbnail
Cmd + Click the Layer's Thumbnail
Add Layer outlines to selection
Ctrl + Shift + Click on Thumbnail
Cmd + Shift + Click on Thumbnail
Show Layer Mask Only
Alt + Click the Thumbnail
Opt + Click the Thumbnail
Create a Clipping Path
Alt + Click at the bottom border of the layer
Alt + Click at the bottom border of the layer
Copy/Paste Layer Style
Alt + Drag style (fx)
Alt + Drag style (fx)
Bring Forward
Ctrl + ]
Cmd + ]
Apply a layer style
Double click a layer (not the name)
Double click a layer (not the name)
Convert the background layer to a layer
Alt + double click
Opt + double click
Fit layer(s) to screen
Alt + click
Opt + click
Lock a Layer
Ctrl + click the layer's name
Cmd + Click the layer's name
Lock all but a specific Layer
Ctrl + Alt + click the layer's name
Cmd + Opt + Click the layer's name
Lock transp­arent pixels AND/OR ( Position + Artboard )
Layer selected + /
Layer selected + /
Bring to Front
Ctrl + Shift + ]
Cmd + Shift + ]
Bring to Back
Ctrl + Shift + [
Cmd + Shift + [
Bring Backward
Ctrl + [
Cmd + [
Set Transp­arency to a Tenth
Layer Selected + (0 to 9)
Layer Selected + (0 to 9)
Set Transp­arency to a percentage
Layer Selected + Number (ex: 45)
Layer Selected + Number (ex: 45)
New layer by copy
Control + J
Cmd + J
New layer via cut
Shift + Control + J
Shift + Cmd + J

Selection

Action
Windows
MacOS
Enter Select & Mask Mode
Alt + Ctrl +R
Alt + Cmd +R
Save Selection
Ctrl + *
Cmd + *

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