Photoshop Shift Key Tips You Need to Know

Thanks to Photoshop's myriad of features, it's more than understandable that you don't know every single key combination or shortcut out there. Here are several ways to use the shift key to make your life while editing so much easier.

As much as I love editing on my computer, anything that can help to reduce the time I spend doing it is more than welcome. This week, educator and photographer Matt Kloskowski is back with another insightful video, which focuses on the many ways the humble shift key can be used to our advantage while working in Photoshop.

Resizing, moving, and selecting are actions which virtually all photographers will do when editing, but did you know that the shift key can help with these functions? Kloskowski highlights how in his video as well as showing where some additional preferences are buried away in the menus. While some of these tips may not be completely new to you, there may be a few which you had no idea about or you had forgotten existed. I didn't know that I could bring the shift key into play to stop myself from toggling between tools, and for that one tip alone, I'm glad I watched the video.

Do you have any obscure Photoshop shortcuts up your sleeve? We'd love to hear about them in the comments below.

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