Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyboard shortcuts, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Skin.
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Keyboard shortcuts and actions are essential to being able to flow through your images. Photoshop has a lot of them set as defaults. You should get to know them and create your own. Right up here in Edit, all the way down here at the bottom, are your keyboard shortcuts. So let's just click onto that. Each of these names up here corresponds with all of these names up here. If there's a move that you make a lot, you should make a shortcut out of it. You can get to know the ones that Photoshop has set up for you, or you can make your own. I use Adjustment Layers all of the time. So right here in Layer we just scroll down to Mode, new Adjustment Layer.
You can see that I have them all set right here. For my curves I have it set to Option+Cmd+M. And I have all of these other ones set up that way too, with an Option+Cmd and a letter corresponding to some aspect of it. So I have Option+Cmd+U for my Queue Set. I have Option+Cmd+L for my levels, and so on.
- Choosing your tools
- Eliminating facial hair
- Reducing blemishes
- Working with beauty skin
- Identifying what to remove
- Enhancing facial structure with Liquefy
- Correcting "dirty" areas, aka gray spots
- Restoring lost or missing texture