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Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts to speed up your Workflow

To Create New layer

  • MAC: Shift+Cmd+N
  • WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+N

Create new layer behind selected layer

  • MAC: Ctrl+New Layer icon
  • WINDOWS: Cmd+New Layer Icon

To Fill a layer

  • MAC: Alt+Backspace (foreground) or Cmd+Backspace (background)
  • WINDOWS: Alt+Delete (foreground) or Ctrl+Delete (background)

To Flatten layers

  • MAC: Cmd+Alt+Shift+E
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E 

Merge visible layers

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+E
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+E

Stamp down selected layers

  • MAC: Cmd+Alt+E
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+E

New layer via copy

  • MAC: Cmd+J
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+J

New layer via cut

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+J
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+J

To Bring layer to top of stack

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+]
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+]

To Send layer to bottom of stack

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+[
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+[

Bring layer forward

  • MAC: Cmd+]
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+]

To Send layer back

  • MAC: Cmd+[
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+[

To Copy multiple layers

  • MAC: Shift+Cmd+C
  • WINDOWS: Shift+Ctrl+C

To Reselect

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+D
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+D

To Invert selection

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+I
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+I

To Select all layers

  • MAC: Cmd+Opt+A
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+A

To Select bottom layer

  • MAC: Opt+Comma(,)
  • WINDOWS: Alt+Comma(,)

To Select top layer

  • MAC: Opt+Period(.)
  • WINDOWS: Alt+Period(.)

To Deselect from the selection area

  • MAC: Opt+drag
  • WINDOWS: Alt+drag

To Deselect all but the intersected area

  • MAC: Shift+Opt+drag
  • WINDOWS: Shift+Alt+drag

To Deselect the entire image

  • MAC: Cmd+D
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+D

To Find the sizing handles

  • MAC: Cmd+TCmd+0
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+T, then Ctrl+0

To Move a selection

  • MAC: Spacebar+Marquee Tool
  • WINDOWS: Spacebar+Marquee Tool

To Select individual channels

  • MAC: Cmd+3(red),4(green),5(blue)
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+3(red),4(green),5(blue)

To Select a color from an image

  • MAC: Opt+Brush Tool
  • WINDOWS: Alt+Brush Tool