Don’t waste your precious time going through all those standard menu paths to perform a small task! You have the magic shortcuts here, thoughtfully provided by Adobe engineers.
There are just too many shortcuts in Photoshop to talk about, but many of them are not so important than the others. Here on TrueKolor we don’t want to waste your and our time and we show you only the best stuff. That’s why in these Photoshop Tricks series we show only the most important and really useful shortcuts and tricks.
If you check all our posts on Photoshop Tips & Tricks and Shortcuts, you will get a good almost complete list of the most important time-savers:
- 12 Important Photoshop Shortcuts
- 15 Photoshop Tips & Tricks You Should Know About
- Two Small Yet Useful Photoshop CS5 Tips
Let’s start with today’s meal.
1. Drag the selection
After a selection is made, you can drag the it wherever you want by holding the Space key (without releasing the mouse):
2. Navigate the workspace left/right/up/down
To navigate left/right hold Ctrl and scroll down/up respectively:
To navigate up/down, just scroll up/down.
3.Copy visible and paste into a new layer
Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E together and you will copy all visible layers and paste into a new one:
4.Quickly change the workspace background color
There are two quick ways to change the workspace background color:
a) Right-click on it to choose from colors:
b) Choose the Paint Bucket tool, select a color and Shift+click on the background.
If you want a complete list of keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop, I suggest downloading one of the free cheat sheets provided by Trevor Morris here.
There are a few of those shortcut lists on their website, all in PDF format, both for PC and MAC users.
In Addition II
There’s a nice print-ready mousepad-size PDF file created by Kenneth Setzer for Smashingmagazine.com, which displays the most common keyboard shortcuts. Very useful for any Photoshop user of any level. You can get it here:
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