What are my favourite Photoshop keyboard shortcuts?

I was just wondering – does everyone know the power of shortcuts in Photoshop? Well these are the ones that I have used to edit a photo from Santorini.

To start with Control E gets my photos from Lightroom to Photoshop

Now I am in Photoshop the first thing I do is this shortcut

Control 1 – this zooms in to 100% 

Space bar – introduces the hand tool so I can move about an image with the mouse


Home – this takes me top left in the photo

J – selects the spot healing brush.

Shift J scrolls through the different tools – this is how you get to the fantastic patch tool

Page down – scrolls down one screens worth at a time. 

S – selects the clone/ stamp tool

M – selects the Marquee tool

Control Z – this undoes something. 

L – lasso tool.

From there make a free selection and right click and up pops the content aware fill option,  This is my new favourite tool.

Control 0 – takes you back to the full image view. 

Control S saves the edited image back to Photoshop

Control W closes the image in Photoshop

One final tip for editing photos in Photoshop – make sure the work you have done looks natural, and get rid of any repeating patterns that you have introduced. 

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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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