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15 must-know Photoshop shortcuts

On the road, shortcuts don’t always work out that well. They often involve slower, twisty roads that make you wonder why you even bothered. Thankfully, that’s not the case when it comes to image editing in Photoshop. Rather than searching around for hidden tools, here are 15 essential Photoshop shortcuts that will speed up your workflow. The best thing is, even if you don’t use Photoshop, a lot of these shortcuts will work with other image-editing software.

We’ll be covering a range of Photoshop shortcuts primarily to speed up image editing processes but a lot of these are also essential for any kind of Photoshop work. The infographic will teach you how to: transform layers, duplicate layers, flatten layers, create clipping masks, change text size, change brush size, change brush hardness, adjust opacity and more. Ever had that problem where you can’t seem to click off your last tool in Photoshop? Don’t worry, there’s a really simple shortcut to deselect anything that will solve that problem.

If you need any other info regarding Adobe Photoshop, we also have other posts about how to to find our your image size as well as how to change your file size.

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Essential Photoshop Shortcuts to speed up your workflow infographic

Matt Yau

Matt started off as a live music photographer covering up-and-coming bands in Brighton, and since then has become enamoured by the power of pictures. With a penchant for storytelling, he's on a mission to uncover unique images from the Alamy library and tell the story behind them.

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