Photoshop CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts

Table A.2 represents shortcuts in Photoshop that I use frequently. I recommend becoming proficient with these to make your work go quicker. If you want to map your own shortcuts in Photoshop, click Edit, Keyboard Shortcuts, and select the command you want to remap.

Table A.2 My Frequently Used Photoshop Shortcuts Action Shortcut

Copy

Ctrl+C

Cut

Ctrl+X

Deselect

Ctrl+D

Fill with foreground color

Alt+Backspace

Hand tool

Spacebar, with most other tools

Merge layer down

Ctrl+E

Move tool

Ctrl, with most other tools

New canvas

Ctrl+N

New canvas with previous settings

Ctrl+Alt+N

Nudge object/selection left

Nudge object/selection right

Nudge object/selection up

T

Nudge object/selection down

i

Paste

Ctrl+V

Quick mask

Q

Repeat filter

Ctrl+F

Select all

Ctrl+A

Select layer opacity

Ctrl+click on layer

Step backward

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Step forward

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Toggle cursor shape

Caps Lock

Toggle grid

Ctrl+Alt+'

Toggle snap

Ctrl+;

Undo

Ctrl+Z

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.

—Edgar Degas

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