Image Retouching Services

Spending too much time on the computer post processing images? Learning photoshop hotkeys is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your image editing skills and speed up your workflow. So to help you out we at photoExodus have compiled a list of the most useful and commonly used photoshop hotkeys for photographers. I suggest you print this list out and tape it up next to your primary desk location. Then try and learn a few new ones during each image editing session, pretty soon you will be a photoshop wiz!

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Layers :
Fill a layer:  Alt+Delete (foreground) or Ctrl+Delete(background)
Flatten layers:  Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
Merge visible Layers:  Ctrl+Shift+E
Bring layer to top of stack:  Ctrl+Shift+]
Send layer to bottom of stack:  Ctrl+Shift+[
Bring layer forward:  Ctrl+]
Send layer back:  Ctrl+[
New layer via copy:  Ctrl+J
New layer via cut:  Ctrl+Shift+J
Copy multiple layers:  Shift+Ctrl+C

Selecting :
Reselect:  Ctrl+Shift+D
Invert selection:  Ctrl+Shift+I
Select all layers:  Ctrl+Alt+A
Select bottom layer:  Alt+Comma(,)
Select top layer:  Alt+Period(.)
Deselect from the selection area:  Alt+drag
Deselect all but the intersected area:  Shift+Alt+drag
Deselect the entire image:  Ctrl+D
Move a selection:  Spacebar+Marquee Tool
Find the sizing handles:  Ctrl+T, then Ctrl+0
Select individual channels:  Ctrl+3(red),4(green),5(blue)
Select a colour from an image:  Alt+Brush Tool

Brushes/filling :
Increase/decrease brush size:  ]/[
Increase/decrease brush hardness:  }/{
Fill:  Shift+F5
Previous/next brush:  ,/.
First/last brush:  </>
Toggle airbrush option:  Shift+Alt+P

Saving and closing :
Save for web & devices:  Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S
Close & go to bridge:  Ctrl+Shift+W

Working with your images :
Levels:  Ctrl+L
Free Transform:  Cmd+T
Curves:  Ctrl+M
Colour Balance:  Ctrl+B
Hue/Saturation:  Ctrl+U
Desaturate:  Ctrl+Shift+U
Auto Tone:  Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Contrast:  Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Color:  Shift+Ctrl+B
Lens correction:  Shift+Ctrl+R
Adaptive Wide Angle:  Opt+Shift+Ctrl+A
Content aware scale:  Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C
Content-Aware Move:  Shift+J
Create clipping mask:  Ctrl+Alt+G
Blending modes:  Shift+plus(+) or minus(-)
Change image size:  Ctrl+Alt+i

Viewing :
View actual pixels:  Ctrl+Alt+0
Fit on screen:  Ctrl+0
Zoom in:  Ctrl+plus(+)
Zoom out:  Ctrl+Minus(-)