Adobe Photoshop CS3 Default Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are the defaults for Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Microsoft Windows XP.  For Mac users, substitute the Command key for Ctrl and the Option key for Alt. This list was obtained by going to Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts, and then clicking on the Summarize… button to save the shortcuts in an html file.  Adobe automatically generated shortcut summary file includes all available commands, including those that don’t have shortcuts by default.  All commands that don’t have have shortcuts have been removed from this list. Adobe also provides a list of the default keyboard shortcuts from the Help menu.

Application Menus

Command Shortcut
New… Ctrl+N
Open… Ctrl+O
Browse… Alt+Ctrl+O
Open As… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+O
Close Ctrl+W
Close All Alt+Ctrl+W
Close and Go To Bridge… Shift+Ctrl+W
Save Ctrl+S
Save As… Shift+Ctrl+S
Save for Web & Devices… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S
File Info… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I
Page Setup… Shift+Ctrl+P
Print… Ctrl+P
Print One Copy Alt+Shift+Ctrl+P
Exit Ctrl+Q
Undo/Redo Ctrl+Z
Step Forward Shift+Ctrl+Z
Step Backward Alt+Ctrl+Z
Fade… Shift+Ctrl+F
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Copy Merged Shift+Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste Into Shift+Ctrl+V
Fill… Shift+F5
Free Transform Ctrl+T
Again Shift+Ctrl+T
Color Settings… Shift+Ctrl+K
Keyboard Shortcuts… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K
Menus… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M
General… Ctrl+K
Levels… Ctrl+L
Auto Levels Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Contrast Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Color Shift+Ctrl+B
Curves… Ctrl+M
Color Balance… Ctrl+B
Black & White… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B
Hue/Saturation… Ctrl+U
Desaturate Shift+Ctrl+U
Invert Ctrl+I
Image Size… Alt+Ctrl+I
Canvas Size… Alt+Ctrl+C
Layer… Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer via Copy Ctrl+J
Layer via Cut Shift+Ctrl+J
Create/Release Clipping Mask Alt+Ctrl+G
Group Layers Ctrl+G
Ungroup Layers Shift+Ctrl+G
Bring to Front Shift+Ctrl+]
Bring Forward Ctrl+]
Send Backward Ctrl+[
Send to Back Shift+Ctrl+[
Merge Layers Ctrl+E
Merge Visible Shift+Ctrl+E
All Ctrl+A
Deselect Ctrl+D
Reselect Shift+Ctrl+D
Inverse Shift+Ctrl+I
All Layers Alt+Ctrl+A
Refine Edge… Alt+Ctrl+R
Feather… Alt+Ctrl+D
Last Filter Ctrl+F
Extract… Alt+Ctrl+X
Filter Gallery…
Liquify… Shift+Ctrl+X
Pattern Maker… Alt+Shift+Ctrl+X
Vanishing Point… Alt+Ctrl+V
Record Measurements Shift+Ctrl+M
Proof Colors Ctrl+Y
Gamut Warning Shift+Ctrl+Y
Zoom In Ctrl++
Zoom Out Ctrl+-
Fit on Screen Ctrl+0
Actual Pixels Alt+Ctrl+0
Extras Ctrl+H
Target Path Shift+Ctrl+H
Grid Ctrl+’
Guides Ctrl+;
Rulers Ctrl+R
Snap Shift+Ctrl+;
Lock Guides Alt+Ctrl+;
Actions Alt+F9
Brushes F5
Color F6
Info F8
Layers F7
Photoshop Help F1

Palette Menus

Command Shortcut
Step Forward Shift+Ctrl+Z
Step Backward Alt+Ctrl+Z
New Layer… Shift+Ctrl+N
Create/Release Clipping Mask Alt+Ctrl+G
Merge Layers Ctrl+E
Merge Visible Shift+Ctrl+E
Measurement Log
Record Measurements Shift+Ctrl+M


Tools Shortcut
Move Tool V
Rectangular Marquee Tool M
Elliptical Marquee Tool M
Lasso Tool L
Polygonal Lasso Tool L
Magnetic Lasso Tool L
Quick Selection Tool W
Magic Wand Tool W
Crop Tool C
Slice Tool K
Slice Select Tool K
Spot Healing Brush Tool J
Healing Brush Tool J
Patch Tool J
Red Eye Tool J
Brush Tool B
Pencil Tool B
Color Replacement Tool B
Clone Stamp Tool S
Pattern Stamp Tool S
History Brush Tool Y
Art History Brush Tool Y
Eraser Tool E
Background Eraser Tool E
Magic Eraser Tool E
Gradient Tool G
Paint Bucket Tool G
Blur Tool R
Sharpen Tool R
Smudge Tool R
Dodge Tool O
Burn Tool O
Sponge Tool O
Pen Tool P
Freeform Pen Tool P
Horizontal Type Tool T
Vertical Type Tool T
Horizontal Type Mask Tool T
Vertical Type Mask Tool T
Path Selection Tool A
Direct Selection Tool A
Rectangle Tool U
Rounded Rectangle Tool U
Ellipse Tool U
Polygon Tool U
Line Tool U
Custom Shape Tool U
Notes Tool N
Audio Annotation Tool N
Eyedropper Tool I
Color Sampler Tool I
Ruler Tool I
Count Tool I
Hand Tool H
Zoom Tool Z
Default Foreground/Background Colors D
Switch Foreground/Background Colors X
Toggle Standard/Quick Mask Modes Q
Toggle Screen Modes F
Toggle Preserve Transparency /
Decrease Brush Size [
Increase Brush Size ]
Decrease Brush Hardness {
Increase Brush Hardness }
Previous Brush ,
Next Brush .
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