Not a Fan of Photoshop Speed Keys? Here are the 10 Essential Ones …

 

 

Most people have a love / hate relationship with Speed Keys, regardless of the software program.  But they’re called Speed Keys for a reason – they can save you lots of time with repetitive functions.

 

You should get into the habit of using a few basic Speed Key Combinations: Once you start to memorize these, you’ll significantly increase the speed with which you work.

 

There are hundreds of speed key combinations — Don’t be over-whelmed, as you only need a handful.  The 10 shown below are the ones that I believe you’ll find the most useful – and to me, essential.

 

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Here are the 10 Essential Speed Keys (Mac in Parentheses), and what they do:

 

To Save your File:

 

•  Control (Command)  +  ” S “  – Save your File

 

To View your File:

 

•  Control (Command)  +  ” + “  – Enlarge Image Size

 

•  Control (Command)  +  ” – “  – Reduce Image Size

 

•  Control (Command)  +  ” 0 “  – Fit to Monitor Screen

 

•  “F” Key – Toggle through Standard & Full Screen Modes

 

•  “Tab” Key – Toggle to Show/Hide all Panels

 

Navigation though your file:

 

 “Navigator” Panel – Drag with mouse to desired location

 

•  “Space Bar” Key + Left Mouse Button – Drag with mouse to desired location

 

Overall Process:

 

•  “Arrow” Keys  – Use to make small changes in:

a)  numerical values in menus 

b)  position of crop guides while using crop tool 

 

 Control (Command) + “Z” – Undo a History Step -Works in more than just Photoshop!

 

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By the way, feel free to copy this page, or you can print the Speed Keys out (and more!) here: https://main.wattsdigital.com/images/WattsDigital_Workflow-SpeedKeys.pdf

 

… and here are more free useful downloads for photographic post-processing: https://www.wattsdigital.com/freecolorwheelstuff.html

 

Oh, and yes – all of this is part of my book designed for photographers, “Not just another Photoshop Book”, available exclusively on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNLS1Q2

 

Questions?  Comments?  Lemme know, I’m here to help …

 

Thx again, and cheers!

 

JW 🙂

 

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