72 essential Photoshop shortcuts

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Photoshop shortcuts can help speed up your workflow, increasing your productivity and making your working hours more efficient. In theory, that means you'll finish work earlier and have more time to relax. And who doesn't want that?

Most users of Adobe's software will already know at least some Photoshop shortcuts. After all, some are the same as in other programs. But there are so many Photoshop shortcuts that there are probably some very useful ones that you're not using. Below, we list some of the most useful Photoshop shortcuts from our experience. Even this non-exhaustive selection is a lot for anybody to remember on a single read, so we've broken it into sections to allow you to find the most useful shortcuts for your re of work.

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Matt Smith
Designer and Video Producer

Matt has worked for various publishing houses and design agencies, covering studio photography, video production, editorial design, branding, illustration and motion graphics. He currently works for Future PLC with brands such as T3, Woman&Home, Marie Claire, Music Week, TechRadar, Golden Joysticks, Cycling Weekly, Brand Impact Awards, Horse&Hound and Tech&Learning. In the past he has designed titles including Mac|Life, IQ, Bow International, Drummer, iDrum, Acoustic, Clay Shooting, Sea Fishing and GunTradeNews. He has experience across the full Adobe Suite and is currently spending a lot of time creating projects in Blender and After Effects.

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