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Photoshop Shortcuts & Essentials - MAC

Workflow can be more efficient if you do not have to move the mouse to select other tools or do other tasks. Keyboard shortcuts can be very helpful. These are the more essential ones along with some Photoshop basics.
STUDY
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Merge visible layers into a 'composite' layer while maintaining the original layers
Shift-Option-Command-E
Save
Command-S
Deselect
Command-D
Transform
Command-T
Move
V
Fill selection with background color
Command-Delete
Fill selection with foreground color
Option-Delete
Maintain aspect ratio while transforming
Shift-drag corner of transform box
Draw perfect circle/square
Shift-draw with marquee tool
Draw an oval/rectangle from center point
Option-draw with marquee tool
Resize a selection about center point
Option-drag a side of transform box
Text tool
T
Quick mask
Q
Reposition a selection while drawing
Space bar
Add a new layer
Shift-Command-N
Add a selection to another
Shift-make new selection
Subtract a selection from another
Option-make new selection
Intersection of old-new selections
Option-Shift make new selection
Increase brush size
]
Decrease brush size
[
Increase brush hardness by 25%
Shift-]
Decrease brush hardness by 25%
Shift-[
Lock/unlock transparency of a layer
/
Eraser tool
e
Dodge/Burn tool
o (not zero)
Toggle dodge/burn tool
Option will switch dodge to burn and burn to dodge
Load a layer's pixel content
Command-click thumbnail (not layer name)
Add a layer's pixels to a selection
Command-Shift-click layer thumbnail
Subtract a layer's pixels from a selection
Command-Option-click layer thumbnail
Intersect a layer's pixels with a selection
Command-Option-Shift click layer thumbnail
Hide/show selection
Command-H
Hide/Show brush perimeter
Caps-lock
Create a stack of selections on the same layer
Command-click thumbnail. Move tool. Option-drag
Increase brush size by 20-pixel increments
Shift-]
Decrease brush size by 20-pixel increment
Shift-[
Make a copy of a selected layer
Command-J
Select the pixels in a given layer
Command-click layer thumbnail
Change layer's name
Click on the existing label
Open the layer styles dialog
Double click a layer's frame
Select multiple layers
Click on a layer. Control-click other layers for discontiguous selections; Shift-click beginning/end layer for a complete set beginning to end
Indicates the 'presence' of 'transparency'
Gray checkerboard
Exchange the foreground and background colors
X
Creative Cloud Key Sequence for the Legacy 'Save for Web' feature
Command-Shift-Option-S
An asterisk (*) next to a file name in a Photoshop tab indicates...
the file is not yet saved