63. PSE 12 – Keyboard “Must Know” for Workflow

Although icons can make some tasks as simple as pressing a button, sometimes the keyboard is still faster or easier.  While in the Expert Tab section of the Editor you have many button/ icons and I use almost all.  Below are my favorites keyboard strokes for tasks that I use often.

  • Ctrl + makes the image zoom in
  • Ctrl – makes the image zoom out
  • Bracket keys (to the right of the letter P) will adjust the size of a tool: brush, clone
  • PSE 12 has a nice icon above the layers for making a duplicate layer – you can click on the background and drag it up to the icon/button.  Or you can use Ctrl J.
  • Other keyboard actions like Word: Ctrl C copy, Ctrl V paste, right click will give you menu options
  • Press the spacebar and click the mouse to get a temporary “hand” – you can then move the image around.  This is very useful when the image is zoomed in and you are using the clone stamp.

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