Switching tools using the keyboard


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Switching tools using the keyboard

In addition to using and accessing panels over here on the right-hand side of the screen, you'll often be switching from tool to tool to do certain things in Photoshop, like painting and retouching and making selections or cropping and whatnot. As you might expect, every tool has a shortcut assigned to it. You can just simply press a single letter on your keyboard to switch from tool to tool. If you don't know what these shortcuts are yet. That's okay. You just simply hover over any particular tool icon and if you pause just for a second, it will tell you the name of the tool and it's letter shortcut in parentheses.

So, here you can see it's the Rectangular Marquee tool and the letter shortcut is the letter M. There is the Lasso and of course that one is L. Here is the Quick Selection tool and it's shortcut is W. So, some of these make sense and some of them they run out of keys or they are already taken by other tools. So, C for Crop, I for the Eye Dropper to...

Switching tools using the keyboard
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Switching tools using the keyboard provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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