Using keyboard shortcuts



Throughout the book I use the built-in keyboard shortcuts and it’s really worth learning at least the most frequently used ones; they are there to help you work more efficiently. Not only is it far quicker to press a key to choose a tool or function, it also helps to save your aching wrists by avoiding the need for unnecessary mouse or pen movement. You can switch from tool to tool without leaving the area of the image you’re currently working on, which also keeps your workflow more streamlined.

The Toolbox items all use a single letter for the shortcut, some correspond to the initial letter of their names, for example: T selects the Type tool, M selects the Marquee Selection tools; others are a little more ...

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