written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 8/13/2010
Here are some of the most relevant keyboard shortcuts for new Photoshop users.
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Adobe Photoshop is the definitive raster imaging tool used in manipulating and outputting digital images. Photoshop is a required program not only for those who work in photography, but for those who work in any type of new media, graphic design, web design, video production and post-production, and anything to do with the arts. Since Adobe Photoshop is just an in-depth and creatively focused piece of software, it is important to bring the flow of working with its design into a way that the artistic mind can take hold. The best avenue toward this is to utilize Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to kick the workflow into high gear and make it more intuitive. The main thing that will separate an amateur Photoshop user and a veteran are these keyboard shortcuts, and it becomes easier if you start using the keyboard shortcuts right from your first moments in Adobe Photoshop. Here is a tutorial with basic keyboard shortcuts for new Adobe Photoshop users.
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Adobe Photoshop is really just an artist's tool bench with a variety of different ones to choose from. Here are a number of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to select the tools that you will need.
Add Shape - +
Subtract Shape - "-"
Decrease the Brush Size - ]
Increase the Brush Size - [
Next Brush - >
Previous Brush - <
Increase Brush Hardness by Twenty Five Percent - Shift and ]
Increase Brush Softness by Twenty Five Percent - Shift and [