Keyboard Shortcuts

As with almost everything in Photoshop Elements, there is more than one way to do it! One timesaver is KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS. I don’t use a lot of them, but there are a few that are quite handy and will save you some keystrokes or mouse clicks.

These are the ones I use most (for Mac users, it is “Command” instead of “Control”):

Control + a = select all                    Control + d = deselect

Control + z = undo                           Control + y = redo

Control + c = copy                            Control + v = paste

Control + “=” = zoom in                   Control + “-”  = zoom out

Control + j = copy selection to a new layer (or if you have just opened your photo, control+J will copy your background layer — something you should do everytime you start to work on a new photo to prevent accidentally saving over your original file)

As we continue with projects on this Blog, we will learn the when, how and why to utilize these shortcuts!