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71 essential Photoshop shortcuts

Photoshop shortcuts

Text options are a pain to find in Photoshop, because everyone uses these

67. Increase/decrease size of selected text by 2pts

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+>/<
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+>/<

Experiment with text in Photoshop by using this command to change its size by 2pts.

68. Increase/decrease size of selected text by 10pts

  • MAC: Cmd+Option+Shift->/<
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+>/<

This Photoshop shortcut works the same as the command above, but it's by 10pts this time.

69. Increase/decrease kerning or tracking

  • MAC: Opt+right/left arrow
  • WINDOWS: Alt+right/left arrow

Adjust the space between your text in Photoshop with this handy keyboard command.

70. Align text left/centre/right

  • MAC: Cmd+Shift+L/C/R
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+Shift+L/C/R

A great way to experiment with the alignment of your text, this Photoshop shortcut will enable you to do it quickly.

71. Show/Hide selection on selected type

  • MAC: Cmd+H
  • WINDOWS: Ctrl+H

Speed up the process of selecting elements on type with this easy-to-remember shortcut.

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Matt Smith
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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.