Improve Your Work Flow: Photoshop Cheat Sheets And Reference Cards

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For busy people who are always conscious of time, don’t we always wish for easier and faster ways to get things done? I know, it’s a pain to be doing long processes and looking at the wall clock every once in a while to keep track of time. Using Photoshop isn’t always a breeze, there are lots and lots of tools to use. Especially if you’re doing serious photo manipulation techniques. It’s a hassle to be clicking from one button to another.

Well, here’s good news! I will be sharing cheat sheets for Photoshop to save your time and effort. This should make it easier for you to go around the tools using keyboard shortcuts like an expert. It is difficult to remember all of the shortcuts since there are too many of them. Download, print then stick them to your wall or anywhere, near your working area.

PS: The files are in .pdf format, so get an Adobe Reader ready. To save the PDF files below, you may need to right-click (Ctrl-click on the Mac) and select “Save Target As”.

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

All shortcuts are organized and simplified in one page. Take note that there are corresponding codes to keys.

download for: PC/Mac(297Kb)

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for:  PC (45 KB) or  Mac (45 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets
This set of keyboard shortcuts includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP and self-installing MXP files.

Download as:  PC/Mac (3 KB) or   PC/Mac (3 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (43 KB) or  Mac (42 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets
This keyboard shortcuts (KYS) file includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for:  PC/Mac (3 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS2

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (51 KB) or  Mac (50 KB)

Keyboard Shortcut Presets
This package includes Keyboard Shortcuts (KYS), Menu Customization (MNU), and Workspace files, containing dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for:  PC/Mac (9 KB)

Adobe Photoshop CS

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (49 KB) or  Mac (49 KB)

Keyboard Shortcuts Presets
This keyboard shortcuts (KYS) file includes dozens of extra shortcuts for commonly used commands (all documented in the above cheat sheet). 100% compatable with default keyboard shortcuts. Installation instructions are included in the ZIP file.

Download for:  PC/Mac (2 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 7

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (32 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 6

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (31 KB)

Adobe Photoshop 5

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into two pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.


Download for:  PC (74 KB)

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into eleven pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for:  PC/Mac

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

Download for:PC or  Mac

Tools & Layers Cheatsheets

Adobe Photoshop Quick Reference Guide

A quick reference guide to all tools of Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Photoshop Quick Reference, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Cheat Sheet.

Adobe Pen Tool Cheatsheet

Adobe’s pen tool works pretty much the same with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Though these tools work all-around, it’s a fact that many people still get confused with how to handle certain tasks, and determine the differences between the various pen symbols.  This would be a great help for all Adobe users.

Keys for using the Layers palette

Layers are made to organize and categorize your steps in modifying any image. With this cheat sheet,  navigating through that layers palette can be made easier and faster.

Photoshop Brush Tool Cheatsheet

Resize and get from one brush to another in a breeze!

Photoshop Lasso Tool Cheatsheet

The Lasso tool can be used to make selections around an image with very irregular shape. Sometimes, it’s difficult to get it right especially if you don’t have steady hands. Use this cheat sheet to achieve a good selection using the Lasso tool.

Photoshop Toolbox Reference

With all those Photoshop tools, the toolbox can get you confused and lost sometimes.  Go around your toolbox by simply pressing on the corresponding keys.

Using keyboard shortcuts makes your job easier and faster. Give your pointing device a little rest, let your fingers play around the keyboard and get things done.

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5 Comments Best Comments First
  • Rahul

    Friday, December 17th, 2010 11:41

    1

    This is an interesting article with regards to saving time and avoid hassle free. Great job.

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  • wendz

    Friday, December 17th, 2010 15:01

    2

    nyay! The link of “Photoshop Brush Tool Cheatsheet” has a trojan horse in its site…. our avast detected it … :(

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  • Abhishek

    Sunday, December 19th, 2010 10:24

    3

    Needed that! Thanks :)

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  • Nikunj

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:23

    4

    Cheat sheets are my favorite, as sometime I tend to forget things & a quick reference from this cheat sheets helps a lot & there are 1000 of things in photoshop we cant remember always, hence this will be really handy for me :) Thanks for Sharing

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  • melanie

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 15:44

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    I have been using Photoshop since 2003 and I am always wondering what the shortcut key is for stroke?
    I always use stroke for paths and pen tools, and I always do my drawing with a mouse click on the stroke icon. It would be awesome to know what the shortcut is if there is any. :)

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  • melanie

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 15:44

    5

    I have been using Photoshop since 2003 and I am always wondering what the shortcut key is for stroke?
    I always use stroke for paths and pen tools, and I always do my drawing with a mouse click on the stroke icon. It would be awesome to know what the shortcut is if there is any. :)

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  • Nikunj

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:23

    4

    Cheat sheets are my favorite, as sometime I tend to forget things & a quick reference from this cheat sheets helps a lot & there are 1000 of things in photoshop we cant remember always, hence this will be really handy for me :) Thanks for Sharing

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  • Abhishek

    Sunday, December 19th, 2010 10:24

    3

    Needed that! Thanks :)

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  • wendz

    Friday, December 17th, 2010 15:01

    2

    nyay! The link of “Photoshop Brush Tool Cheatsheet” has a trojan horse in its site…. our avast detected it … :(

    0
  • Rahul

    Friday, December 17th, 2010 11:41

    1

    This is an interesting article with regards to saving time and avoid hassle free. Great job.

    0

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