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Old 06-07-2011, 06:27 PM
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Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

Prompted by John Nack's post on a hidden shortcut for collapsing layer groups, I have to wonder who knows the most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever?

Post your candidate for MOPSE in this thread.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:05 AM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

Ah, this was amazing! Good shortcut
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:15 AM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

A bit obscure, but experienced users tend to know it due to the usefulness:
cmd-alt-shift-e == "Stamp Visible" (merge all layers to a new layer)

Less well known (I have to look it up myself each time, but useful shortcuts when making actions that are supposed to work with already layered documents, or layers with unknown names):
They can be found half-way down this page: http://www.photoshopessentials.com/b...yer-shortcuts/
Shift+Option/Alt+] == Select top layer
Shift+Command/Ctrl+] == Move layer to top
Command/Ctrl+] == Move layer up ([ == down)
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:30 AM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

This is not a keyboard shortcut yet comes in handy when you want to change the visibility of a contiguous set of layers:

You can click on an "eye" icon and then just drag down through a bunch of eye icons to also set their visibility.

- If you start on an "eye" icon that is visible, it will turn off that one and any other of which you drag over

- If you start on an "eye" icon that is off/hidden it will turn on that one and any other of which you drag over.

That works pretty fast as well and can be done directly without any selecting of Layers or Keyboard shortcuts. It will also auto-scroll down if the Layers extend outside the Layer panel size.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:43 AM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

As far as Keyboard shortcuts:

Opt/Alt + Shift +Cmd/Ctrl + S For save for Web and Devices

Opt/Alt + Shift +Cmd/Ctrl + I For file info

Opt/Alt + Shift +Cmd/Ctrl + K For KeyBoard Shortcuts
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:43 AM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

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Opt/Alt + Shift +Cmd/Ctrl + K For KeyBoard Shortcuts
Ding! Ding! Ding! we have a winner

Shift + alt + command for stamped copy of all visible layers
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:44 PM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

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http://www.photoshopessentials.com/b...yer-shortcuts/
Shift+Option/Alt+] == Select top layer
Shift+Option [ or ] on my Mac selects the layer above and/or below the current layer along with that layer. I expected the layer on the top of the stack would be selected, maybe I’m misunderstanding.


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Shift+Command/Ctrl+] == Move layer to top
Command/Ctrl+] == Move layer up ([ == down)
etc.
At least in CS5, on my Mac, it doesn’t jump to top/bottom layer, it moves the currently highlighted layer to the top or bottom. In History it shows “Send to Back” or “Send to Front”.

The URL states: To jump a layer straight to the top of the layer stack, press Shift+Ctrl+] (Win) / Shift+Command+] (Mac). Here, I've jumped "Layer 1" directly above "Layer 2" and "Layer 3":


Am I misunderstanding the term jump? Move the layer to the top of the stack, not select the layer on the top of the stack?
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

It's possible I wrote it wrong, but there are two different shorcuts, try both and see what they do
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Re: Most obscure Photoshop shortcut ever

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This is not a keyboard shortcut yet comes in handy when you want to change the visibility of a contiguous set of layers:

You can click on an "eye" icon and then just drag down through a bunch of eye icons to also set their visibility.

- If you start on an "eye" icon that is visible, it will turn off that one and any other of which you drag over

- If you start on an "eye" icon that is off/hidden it will turn on that one and any other of which you drag over.

That works pretty fast as well and can be done directly without any selecting of Layers or Keyboard shortcuts. It will also auto-scroll down if the Layers extend outside the Layer panel size.
The opacity bit didnt work for me, but the turning layers on and off did and that will help me some

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Old 06-09-2011, 03:36 AM
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A bit obscure, but experienced users tend to know it due to the usefulness:
cmd-alt-shift-e == "Stamp Visible" (merge all layers to a new layer)
has to be up there in my most used shortcuts

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