Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac) keyboard shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac)

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
14 months ago
- Shortcuts
↑   Shift

(press keyboard shortcut (preference setting, Use Shift Key for Tool Switch, must be enabled)) Cycle through tools that have the same keyboard shortcut

βŒ₯ Option +

(click on a tool) Cycle through nested tools

V

Move tool

Z

Zoom tool

H

Hand tool

I

Eyedropper tool

M

Rectangular Marquee tool

M

Elliptical Marquee tool

L

Lasso tool

L

Magnetic Lasso tool

L

Polygonal Lasso tool

A

Magic Wand tool

A

Selection Brush tool

A

Quick Selection tool

A

Refined Selection tool

A

Auto Selection tool

T

Horizontal Type tool

T

Vertical Type tool

T

Horizontal Type Mask tool

T

Vertical Type Mask tool

T

Text on Selection

T

Text on Shape

T

Text on Path

C

Crop tool

C

Perspective Crop

C

Cookie Cutter tool

W

Recompose tool

P

Straighten tool

Y

Eye tool

J

Spot Healing Brush tool

J

Healing Brush tool

S

Clone Stamp tool

S

Pattern Stamp tool

E

Eraser tool

E

Background Eraser tool

E

Magic Eraser tool

N

Pencil tool

B

Brush tool

B

Impressionist Brush

B

Color Replacement tool

F

Smart Brush tool

F

Detail Smart Brush tool

K

Paint Bucket tool

G

Gradient tool

U

Custom Shape tool

U

Rectangle tool

U

Rounded Rectangle tool

U

Ellipse tool

U

Polygon tool

U

Star tool

U

Line tool

U

Shape Selection tool

R

Blur tool

R

Sharpen tool

R

Smudge tool

O

Sponge tool

O

Dodge tool

O

Burn tool

β­Ύ Tab

Show/Hide all panels

D

Default foreground and background colors

X

Switch foreground and background colors

βŒ₯ Option +

(click New button) Set layer options

βŒ₯ Option +

(click Trash button) Delete without confirmation

↑   Shift + • Enter

Apply value and keep text box active

⌘ Cmd +

(click layer thumbnail) Load layer transparency as a selection

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift +

(click layer thumbnail) Add to current selection

⌘ Cmd + βŒ₯ Option +

(click layer thumbnail) Subtract from current selection

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option +

(click layer thumbnail) Intersect with current selection

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + E

Merge visible layers

βŒ₯ Option +

(click New Layer button) Create new empty layer with dialog

⌘ Cmd +

(click New Layer button) Create new layer below target layer

βŒ₯ Option + .

Activate bottom/top layer

or βŒ₯ Option + ,
βŒ₯ Option + [

Select next layer down/up

or βŒ₯ Option + ]
⌘ Cmd + [

Move target layer down/up

or ⌘ Cmd + ]
⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option + E

Merge a copy of all visible layers into target layer

⌘ Cmd + E

Merge down

βŒ₯ Option

(use Merge Down command from the panel pop-up menu) Copy current layer to layer below

βŒ₯ Option

(use Merge Visible command from the panel pop-up menu) Copy all visible layers to active layer

βŒ₯ Option +

(click the eye icon) Show/hide all other currently visible layers

/

Toggle lock transparency for target layer, or last applied lock

(double click the text layer thumbnail) Select all text; temporarily select Type tool

βŒ₯ Option +

(click the line dividing two layers) Create a clipping mask

(Double-click the layer name) Rename layer

↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option + [

Add to layer selection in Layers panel

or ↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option + ]
Alt +
+

(drag layer mask) Copy the mask from one layer to another, and ask to replace if the mask is already present

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag type when Type layer is selected) Move type in image

↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Select 1 character left/right or 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right

or ⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“
↑   Shift +

Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move 1 character left/right, 1 line down/up, or 1 word left/right

or ⌘ Cmd + ←  β†’

Select word

Select line

then

Select paragraph

⌘ Cmd +
+

(drag a bounding box handle) Scale and skew text within a bounding box when resizing the bounding box

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + L

(when Horizontal Type tool or Horizontal Type Mask tool selected) Align left

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + C

(when Horizontal Type tool or Horizontal Type Mask tool selected) Align center

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + R

(when Horizontal Type tool or Horizontal Type Mask tool selected) Align right

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + L

(when Vertical Type tool or Vertical Type Mask tool selected) Align top

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + C

(when Vertical Type tool or Vertical Type Mask tool selected) Align center

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + R

(when Vertical Type tool or Vertical Type Mask tool selected) Align bottom

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + Y

Return to default font style

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + U

Turn Underlining on/off

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + /

Turn Strikethrough on/off

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + <

Decrease type size of selected text 1 pt/px

⌘ Cmd + ↑   Shift + >

Increase type size of selected text 1 pt/px

⌘ Cmd + D

Deselect a selection

Space +
+

Reposition marquee while selecting

↑   Shift +
+

(on any selection tool) Add to or subtract from a selection

or βŒ₯ Option +
+
↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option +
+

(on any selection tool except Quick Selection tool and Selection Brush tool) Intersect a selection

↑   Shift +
+

Constrain marquee to square or circle (if no other selections are active)

βŒ₯ Option +
+

Draw marquee from center (if no other selections are active)

↑   Shift + βŒ₯ Option +
+

Constrain shape and draw marquee from center

⌘ Cmd

(except when Hand or any shape tool is selected) Switch to Move tool

βŒ₯ Option +
+

Switch from Magnetic Lasso tool to Polygonal Lasso tool

Del

Delete last anchor point for Magnetic or Polygonal Lasso tool

• Enter

Apply an operation of the Magnetic Lasso tool

or Esc
βŒ₯ Option +
+

(when move tool selected, Option + drag selection) Move copy of selection

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(on any selection) Move selection area 1 pixel

← β†‘ β†’ β†“

(move tool) Move selection 1 pixel

⌘ Cmd + ← β†‘ β†’ β†“

Move layer 1 pixel when nothing selected on layer

[

(Magnetic Lasso tool) Increase detection width

]

(Magnetic Lasso tool) Decrease detection width

• Enter

(crop tool) Accept cropping or exit cropping

or Esc
/

Toggle crop shield off and on

βŒ₯ Option

(on any painting tool or shape tool, except Impressionist Brush) Switch to Eyedropper tool

βŒ₯ Option +

(on Eyedropper tool) Select background color

0 - 9

(on any painting or editing tool. When airbrush option is enabled, use Shift + number keys) Set opacity, tolerance, or exposure for painting

↑   Shift + +

Cycle through blending modes

or ↑   Shift + -
βŒ₯ Option + β¬… Backspace

Fill selection/layer with foreground or background color

or ⌘ Cmd + β¬… Backspace
↑   Shift + β¬… Backspace

Display Fill dialog box

/

Lock transparent pixels on/off

↑   Shift +

(on any painting tool) Connect points with a straight line (draw a straight line)

βŒ₯ Option +

(click on a brush) Delete brush

[

Decrease brush size

]

Increase brush size

↑   Shift + [

Decrease brush softness/hardness in 25% increments

↑   Shift + ]

Increase brush softness/hardness in 25% increments

,

Select previous brush size

.

Select next brush size

↑   Shift + ,

Select first brush

↑   Shift + .

Select last brush

β‡ͺ Caps Lock

Display precise crosshair for brushes


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Program information

Program name: Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac) Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac) (Imaging)

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a raster graphics editor for entry-level image editors, photographers, and casual users. Being a successor of Adobe Photoshop LE, It allows to create, edit, organize and share images.

Web page: adobe.com/products/photoshop-e...

Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 152

How easy to press shortcuts: 86%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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