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Keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop

January 25, 2008

Key Board shortcuts not only increase your productivity as they save you time but they also save your hands from problems caused  by over use of one set of muscles. Why do I say this? Any work practice that involves less mouse clicks is better from an occupational health point of view, because when you switch between key board and mouse you are using your hands in a different way.

These Power Shortcuts For Working With Layers in Photoshop mean you are moving your hands from clicking a mouse constantly to using the key board. It’s just a little thing but if you use a graphics program for hours on end it is these small work practices that can lead to either having a problem or not.

Of course I should add that the best thing you can do to protect your hands is take regular hourly breaks!

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One comment

  1. Nice list, thanks!

    Shortcuts sure are what makes Photoshop much more useable… 🙂

    My favourite layers-related shortcut unfortunately got “split” in the posted article – I love to use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N (new layer, no questions asked) followed by Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E (flatten all visible layers in current layer); incredibly useful while working on retouches, just going slowly up in layers hierarchy, and helps so much for before-after checking.

    Cheers!



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