Here are ten of our favourite shortcuts for working more efficiently in Photoshop
Cmd/Ctrl + [ / ] – Move layers up and down the palette to reorder their positions.
The D key – Sets the Foreground and Background swatches back to black and white.
Number keys (1 up to 0) – Changes the opacity of the tool in use. Or changes a layer’s opacity if the Move tool is selected.
Shift with + / – keys – Press multiple times to cycle through the blend modes for any given layer.
The F key – Cycles through the different Photoshop screen modes
Cmd/Ctrl+Opt/Alt+Shift – Instantly removes all colour from your image for monochrome effects.
Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N – Adds a new blank layer in the composition
Cmd/Ctrl+0 – Positions your image to fit the size of the screen.
Shift with any tool shortcut – Hold Shift and press B for the Brush tool for example, to cycle through the other tools underneath. This works for any tool.
Opt/Alt-click – Do this command over a Background layer to skip the new layer dialog box.