Selecting and moving objects



Repositions marquee while selecting*

Any marquee tool (except single column and single row) + drag

Adds to or subtracts from selection

Any selection tool + o or Alt + drag

Intersects a selection

Any selection tool + o + Alt + drag

Constrains marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)*

-t> + drag

Draws marquee from center (if no other selections are active)*

Alt + drag

Constrains shape and draws marquee from center*

+ Alt + drag


Ctrl (except when or any pen tool*, path*, shape tool*, slice, rectangle image map§, circle image map§, or polygon image map§ tool is selected)

Switches from f to *

Alt + drag

Switches from to *

Alt + click

Moves copy of selection

+ Alt + drag selection*

Moves selection area 1 pixel

Any selection + g g g g *

Moves selection 1 pixel

+ g g g g **

Moves layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer

Ctrl + g g g g *

Increases/decreases detection width*

+ [ or ]

Accepts cropping or exits cropping

i + Enter or Esc

Makes protractor *

# + Alt + drag end point

Snaps guide to ruler ticks

0 + drag guide

Toggles guide orientation

Alt + drag guide

'Hold down O to move 10 pixels *Applies to shape tools *Not in ImageReady §ImageReady only O Shift □ Key




Any painting tool + Alt (also any shape tool + Alt)

Selects background color

z + Alt + click

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Deletes > *

> + Alt + click

Sets opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting mode

Any painting or editing tool + number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (For Airbrush, use <h + number keys)

Sets flow for painting mode

Any painting or editing tool + o+ number keys (e.g., 0 = 100%, 1 = 10%, 4 then 5 in quick succession = 45%) (For Airbrush, omit <h)

Cycles through blending modes

o+ g g

Fills selection/layer with foreground or background color

Alt + Backspace, or Ctrl + Backspace*

Fills from history*

Alt + Ctrl + Backspace*

Displays Fill dialog box

-t> + Backspace

Lock transparent pixels on/off


Connects points with a straight line

Any painting tool + ^ + click

'Hold down O to preserve transparency *Not in ImageReady -0- Shift □ Key




Moves type in image

Ctrl + drag type when Type layer is selected

Aligns left, center, or right*

I + + Ctrl + L, C, or R

Aligns top, center, or bottom*

I + O + Ctrl + L, C, or R

Selects 1 character left/right or 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right

^+gggg,or<h + Ctrl + g g

Selects characters from insertion point to mouse click point

+ click

Moves 1 character left/right, 1 line down/ up, or 1 word left/right

BAD g, or Ctrl + g g

Designates new origin over existing type

-t> + click or click + drag

Selects word, line, paragraph, or story

Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click

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Shows/Hides selection on selected type

Ctrl + H

Toggles Underlining on/off*

O + Ctrl + U

Toggles Strikethrough on/off*

& + Ctrl + /

Toggles All Uppercase on/off*

O + Ctrl + K

Toggles Small Caps on/off*

+ Ctrl + H

Toggles Superscript on/off*

O + Ctrl + +

Toggles Subscript on/off*

1> + Alt + Ctrl + +

Chooses 100% horizontal scale*

O + Ctrl + X

Chooses 100% vertical scale*

1> + Alt + Ctrl + X

Chooses Auto leading*

0 + Alt + Ctrl + A

Chooses 0 for tracking*

+ Ctrl + Q

Justifies paragraph, left aligns last line*

O + Ctrl + J

Justifies paragraph, forces last line*

+ Ctrl + F

Toggles paragraph hyphenation on/off*

O + Alt + Ctrl+ H

Toggles single/every-line composer on/ off*

1> + Alt + Ctrl +T

Decreases/increases type size of selected text 2 pts/px

0+ Ctrl + < >+

Decreases/increases leading 2 pts/px

Alt + 0 O"

Decreases/increases baseline shift 2 pts/ px

^ + Alt + 0 (FT

Decreases/increases kerning/tracking 20/ 1000 ems

Alt + q y«

Hold down Alt to decrease/increase 10x ttHold down Ctrl to decrease/increase 10x *Not in ImageReady O Shift □ Key

Path editing*



Selects multiple anchor points

> + + click

Selects entire path

> + Alt + click

Duplicates a path (works with any pen tool)

4 + Alt + Ctrl + drag

Switches from t i, + ■ - or i to >


Switches from t^ to when over path


Switches from > to i when pointer is over anchor point or direction point

Alt + Ctrl

Switches from i, or i, to i when pointer is over anchor or direction point


Closes path


Closes path with straight-line segment

£p + Alt + double-click

*Not in ImageReady o Shift □ Key

Slicing and Optimizing



Toggles browser dither for selected image pane in Optimized view8

+ Ctrl + Y

Toggles through gamma previews in selected image pane8

Alt + Ctrl + Y

Toggles through Optimized/ 2up/4up/ Original window8

Ctrl + Y

Toggles between slice tool and slice selection tool


Draws square slice

0 + drag

Draws from center outward

Alt + drag

Draws square slice from center outward

Alt + o + drag

Repositions slice while creating slice

Spacebar + drag

Opens context-sensitive menu

Right mouse button on slice

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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