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Keyboard Shortcuts in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - File, Edit, and View Functions

written by: •edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 2/18/2010

The keyboard shortcuts in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 can help accelerate the creation and editing process of images. In Part 1 of this series, we take a look at the keyboard shortcuts related to the File, Edit, and View functions.

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    Keyboard shortcuts can save a lot of time, especially when working with an application with as many functions as Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Since there are a multitude of these shortcuts, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of these commands and what they do. This article is Part 1 of a three-part series and covers keyboard shortcuts found in the File, Edit, and View menus. Part 2 deals with keyboard shortcuts found in the Image, Adjust, Layers, Selections, and Window menus. Keyboard shortcuts relating to brushes and tools are discussed in Part 3 of this series.

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    File Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Close - Ctrl+F4 – Closes the current image.
    • Delete Image - Ctrl+Delete – Deletes the current image from disk.
    • Delete Workspace - Shift+Alt+D - Deletes a workspace from disk.
    • Load Workspace - Shift+Alt+L - Loads a saved workspace.
    • New - Ctrl+N – Creates a new image.
    • Open - Ctrl+O – Opens an existing file.
    • Print - Ctrl+P – Prints the current document.
    • Save - Ctrl+S - Saves the current document.
    • Save As - F12 – Saves the current document with a new name.
    • Save Copy As - Ctrl+F12 – Saves a copy of the current document.
    • Save for Office - Shift+F12 – Saves the current document in a format ready to be used in Microsoft Office.
    • Save Workspace - Shift+Alt+S – Saves the current workspace.
    • Start - Shift+C – Starts a screen capture.

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    Edit Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Clear - Delete – Clears the current selection.
    • Copy - Ctrl+C; Ctrl+Insert - Copies the current selection and places it in the clipboard.
    • Cut - Shift+Delete; Ctrl+X – Cuts the current selection and places it in the clipboard.
    • Paste As New Image - Ctrl+Shift+V; Shift+Insert – Pastes the information in the clipboard into a new image.
    • Paste As New Layer - Ctrl+L; Ctrl+V – Pastes the information in the clipboard into the current image as a new layer
    • Paste As New Selection - Ctrl+E – Pastes the information in the clipboard into the current image as a new selection.
    • Paste As New Vector Selection - Ctrl+G - Pastes vector data from the clipboard into the current image as a new vector selection.
    • Paste As Transparent Selection - Ctrl+Shift+E – Pastes information from the clipboard into the current image using a transparent background color.
    • Paste Into Selection - Ctrl+Shift+L – Pastes information from the clipboard into the current selection.
    • Redo - Shift+Alt+Backspace; Ctrl+Alt+Z - Redo the last command.
    • Repeat - Ctrl+Y - Repeats the last action.
    • Undo - Alt+Backspace; Ctrl+Z - Undo the last command.

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    View Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Brush Variance - F11 - Toggles the brush variance palette view.
    • Full Screen Edit - Shift+A - Edits the current document using all available screen space
    • Full Screen Preview - Ctrl+Shift+A – Shows the current image in a full screen view. To exit this mode, press the <ESC> key.
    • Grid - Ctrl+Alt+G - Toggles the grid view.
    • Histogram - F7 – Toggles the histogram palette view.
    • History - F3 – Toggles the history palette view.
    • Layers - F8 – Toggles the layers palette view.
    • Learning Center - F10 - Toggles the learning center view.
    • Magnifier - Ctrl+Alt+M - Toggles the magnifier window.
    • Materials - F6 - Toggles the materials palette view.
    • Mixer - Shift+F6 - Toggles the mixer palette view.
    • Organizer - Ctrl+B - Toggles the image organizer.
    • Overview - F9 – Toggles the overview window view.
    • Photo Tray - Ctrl+W – Toggles the photo tray.
    • Rulers - Ctrl+Alt+R – Shows or hides the rulers.
    • Script Output - Shift+F3 – Toggles the script output palette view.
    • Snap To Grid - Ctrl+Shift+G - Snaps the cursor position to the grid.
    • Snap To Guides - Shift+Alt+G - Snaps the cursor position to the guides.
    • Tool Options - F4 – Toggles the tool options palette view.
    • Zoom In – Num +
    • Zoom Out – Num -
    • Zoom to 100% - Ctrl+Alt+N - View the image at its actual size.