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Speed up your workflow in Photoshop

Speed up your workflow in Photoshop

In this short tutorial episode I’ll show you some of the shortcuts and photoshop tricks I use everyday. I’ll how you multiple zooming options without using the zooming tool, how to select layers without using the layers palette and a keyboard shortcut to create a layer mask in Photoshop.Making use of Photoshop shortcuts will not only save you time and make you more efficient, but it will also make you look more professional. Working more efficiently in Photoshop it’s important because you can work faster and you can put your ideas on the canvas a lot quicker.

Some of the most commonly used Photoshop shortcuts which every user should know are the following:

  • Zooming:
      • Zoom in and out - Alt+Ctrl+Mouse Wheel
      • Zoom Out – Alt+Spacebar+Click
      • Zoom in – Ctrl+Spacebar+Click
      • Zoom at 100% – Ctrl+1
  • Select a layer without using the layers palette: Hold Ctrl and Click on the image/element you want to select on the canvas
  • Deselect: Ctrl+D
  • Deactivate layer mask: Shift+Click on the layer mask
  • Create new layer
      • New layer: Shift+Alt+Ctrl+N
      • New layer with dialog box: Shift+Ctrl+N
  • Create clipping mask
      • Alt+Ctrl+G
      • Put cursor between 2 layers, hold Alt and Click
  • Group layers: Ctrl+G
  • Deactivate visibility of all layers except selected: Alt+Click the eye icon (left side of the layer on the layers palette)
  • Reset colors to black and white: Press the D key

Speed up your workflow in photoshop

About Andrei Oprinca

Yep that's me :) I like Photoshop and Spotify 2 years ago I said to myself I will fill this with some useful info about me but I never had the chance to do it XDDD


  1. Bless u Andrei;
    I plea, what’s the short key to bring up brush type & size bar?

  2. JîĦǻd D. Źiłła

    How to control the size of brush with mouse?

  3. Mohammed Shah Faisal

    thx kindly provide more short cut keys

  4. Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from
    somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Many thanks

  5. its was so cool :x tnq for Great tutorial :x love u pedi

  6. You don’t need to hold the Ctrl key to zoom in or out with the mouse wheel. Just hold the Alt key and scroll the mouse.

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