Photoshop Top Secret Shortcuts 2019

Hello and Welcome to GetWebInfo.Com. Here on this post i will tell you the secret shortcuts of PhotoShop. It is proven that by using software shortcuts can boost up productivity. Here It is proven that by using software shortcuts can boost up productivity. here are More than 30 Secrets of PhotoShop shortcuts that i have learned from years of experience. Well what i mean by "Secret" is that these shortcuts are not documented in the menus. Keep reading and you will find how these shortcuts can speed up your productivity. I bet you don't know all of them.


Secret Shortcuts 2019

1. Drag Selection

With the Marquee tool, drag on the document (do not release the mouse yet), Now hold down Spacebar, it will you drag the undefined selection.

2. Navigate the Document Left or Right

Hold down the Cmd/CTRLF key and scroll up or down allow you to navigate the document left or right. For example, hold down Cmd/CTRLF +  scroll up will navigate to right.

3. Browse the Font list

Put Your cursor in the font list dropdown, you can browse the font list by pressing arrow Up or Down Key.

4. Select Font Size

Select the text that you want to scale the font size, press Cmd/ CTRLF + Shift +> or < to increase / decrease font size.


5. Zoom with the Scroll Wheel

You can Zoom In/ out by Cmd / CTRLF + Opt + Scroll up or down.

6. Drag to Adjust Numeric Value

Mouseover the Input box, hold down Cmd / CTRLF + drag left or right to increase / decrease. Hold down Cmd + Opt or Shift key and drag can change the value in decimal or 10 interval. This shortcut works in all dialog palettes.

7. Scroll to Adjust numeric value

Put The cursor in the input box, scroll up or down to increase /  decrease value. This shortcut works in all dialog palettes.

8. Arrow up / down to adjust numeric value

Put the Cursor in the input box, press arrow Up or Down to increase/ decrease. Hold down shift and press arrow up or down will change value in 10 interval.





10. Collapse or Expand all layer groups

You can collapse or expand all root- level layer groups by holding down Cmd/CTRLF + click on the triangle icon. Hold down Cmd/CTRLF + Opt + Click on the triangle icon will collapse or expand all level layer groups.

11. Navigation Layer Blending Mode

Opt+Shift+ "-" or "+" Key allows you to navigate through the blending mode dropdown.


12. Set Specific Blending Mode


Opt + Shift + C,N,M,S,D..... allows to set layer to specific blending mode. For Example

Normal = Opt + Shift + N

Screen =   Opt + Shift + S

Multiply = Opt + Shift + M

Color = Opt + Shift + C

13. Load Channel Selection 

You probably know that Cmd /CTRLF + number keys (1,2,3) will activate the channels in sequent. Press Cmd + Opt + number keys will load the selection. For example, press Cmd + Op + 4 will load Alpha Channel 1.


14. Increase / Decrease Brush Size

With the Brush tool selected, you can increase / decrease the brush size by pressing "[" or "]" key (square bracket key). Press Shift + [ or ] will increase / decrease brush hardness.

15. Duplicate Layer

There are several shortcuts to duplicate layers.


  • You can hold down Cmd/CTRLF + Opt + Drag to duplicate the active layer.
  • Cmd/CTRLF + Opt + arrow keys (Up, Down, Left, Right).
  • CTRLF/Cmd + J will duplicate the active layer in exact position.
  • Hold down opt + Drag with in the layers palette can also duplicate layers.
16. Change WorkSpace Background

By default Photoshop use grey for the workspace background color. You can change that by.
  • Select your favorite color
  • Choose the paint Bucket Tool
  • Hold down Shift + Click on the working area (outside the document area)
  • Right click on the workspace area to get a drop down menu - allows you top set the background to black, grey, or a custom color



More Shortcuts 

  • In some dialog boxes, holding the Opt key will turn the "Cancel" button into a most useful "Reset".
  • To Stroke a path, first select the path, then change to the brush tool, select a brush, and type Enter or Return. This works with all of the brush - like tools (eraser, clone, blur, etc).
  • To turn a path into a selection, type command- enter or command- return. If there is already a selection, themn command-shift-return will add you path's space to the selection, command-option-return will subtract it and command-option-shift-return will select the intersection.
  • If you are adding a "Drop shadow" layer effect and you have the layer style dialog open to the Drop Shadow setting, you can move the sahdow around by clicking and dragging in the image. This also work with the "Inner Shadow" effect. If you hold down the option key, you can also adjust the Gradient Overlay, Pattern Overlay, and satin effects by clicking and dragging.
Do You Know More PhotoShop Shortcuts?

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