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Photoshop CS4 offers an abundance of helpful shortcuts and hidden tricks that allow designers and photographers to get more done in less time. In Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts, Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every Photoshop user must know. He covers strategies for better document and panel management, and offers techniques for becoming quicker and more nimble when using layers, adjustment layers, and layer masks. Exercise files accompany the course.
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You can also change the paragraph alignment of your text using the keyboard. These shortcuts are pretty much the same as any word processing application, like Microsoft Word or something like that. So if I get my Text tool and click inside this text frame here, this text layer, do a select all and actually since the paragraph, you don't actually need to select the text as long as all this text is in one paragraph. So anyway Command+Shift, Ctrl+Shift and then type a letter. So Command+Shift on Mac, Ctrl+Shift on Windows and it's probably going to be what you expect. R for right aligned, L for left aligned, and C for center aligned.
So Command+Shift+C, L and R, or Ctrl+Shift+C, L and R. Then on this text here, I'll go ahead and apply that and in this one we'll click inside that paragraph. Command+ Shift+J or Ctrl+Shift+J will make your text fully justified, so that they are aligned up on the left and the right hand side. So pretty basic keyboard shortcuts, you don't have to have the panel open for this to work, this was just so you could see, as I did the keyboard shortcuts, you saw the icons slide up differently. But they work whether or not you have the Paragraph panel open or not.
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