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Work faster with these layer shortcuts (7/CS/CS2)

Added on Sunday 27th of May 2007 01:47 am EST


Photoshop 7/CS/CS2

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


Most Photoshop techniques require that you use more than one layer. So, it’s in your interest to learn the best techniques for managing and working with multiple layers. This means not only figuring out quicker ways to do things, but using shortcuts to make your life easier. And you don’t have to look any farther than Table A, where we’ve compiled some of the most frequently-used layer functions along with their shortcuts so you can start getting work done faster right away.


Table A

Frequently used layer functions with keyboard shortcuts


Mac shortcut

Windows shortcut

Select all pixels on a layer

[command]-click layer thumbnail

[Ctrl]-click layer thumbnail

Move a selection to its own layer



Cut a selection and move to its own layer