Edit Faster with Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Are you tired of spending countless hours editing photos in Photoshop? Do you find yourself constantly searching for the right tool or command in the program’s extensive menu? If so, then custom keyboard shortcuts may be the solution you’ve been looking for. By creating personalized shortcuts for your most frequently used tools and commands, you can significantly speed up your editing process and streamline your workflow. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, and share some tips for optimizing your editing process. With these handy shortcuts, you’ll be able to edit faster and more efficiently than ever before.







Edit Faster with Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Edit Faster with Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Today, I’m going to show you how to create custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop. Hey there and welcome to Phlearn! My name is Aaron Nace and you can find me on Phlearn.com, where we make learning fun. I’m so excited to bring you this episode on creating keyboard shortcuts because I know they’re going to save you a ton of time.

Adding Color to an Image

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to add some color into a sunset image. We’re going to be painting on our image and then using the Gaussian blur to make it look realistic.

Painting the Sunset

Start off by creating a new layer and hitting ‘B’ for the Brush tool. Use a hard edge brush to add yellow color around the sunset, gradually transitioning to warmer colors such as orange and red. Once the painting is done, this layer will act as our sunset layer.

Applying Gaussian Blur

Once the painting is complete, the next step is to apply a Gaussian blur to blend the colors more effectively. Right-click on the layer and convert it to a smart object. Now, we need to set up a keyboard shortcut for the Gaussian blur.

Setting Up Keyboard Shortcuts

To set up the keyboard shortcut, go to ‘Edit’ and then ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’. Navigate to the appropriate menu where the command is located. In this case, it’s under ‘Filter’ > ‘Blur’ > ‘Gaussian Blur’. Click on the space next to ‘Shortcut’ and input the desired keyboard combination, such as ‘Shift + Option + Command + G’. Once done, hit ‘Accept’ to confirm the new shortcut.

Using the Shortcut

With the keyboard shortcut set up, simply press the designated keys to apply the Gaussian blur without having to navigate through the menus. This can save a significant amount of time and streamline the editing process.

Final Touches

After applying the blur, you can adjust the blending mode and opacity of the layer to achieve the desired effect. The ability to create custom keyboard shortcuts extends to other commands in Photoshop, allowing for a more efficient editing workflow.

If you’re interested in learning about more keyboard shortcuts, you can follow the link in the description to access our article on the 20 keyboard shortcuts you need to learn today.

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FAQ – Edit Faster with Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

What are custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop?

Custom keyboard shortcuts are personalized combinations of keys that you can assign to specific tools or commands in Photoshop to streamline your editing workflow.

How do I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop?

To create custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop, go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. From there, you can assign new shortcuts to tools and commands, or modify existing ones to suit your preferences.

Why should I use custom keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop?

Using custom keyboard shortcuts can significantly speed up your editing process by eliminating the need to navigate through menus to access tools and commands. It allows you to work more efficiently and focus on the creative aspects of your projects.

Can I use the same custom keyboard shortcuts on different computers?

Yes, you can export your custom keyboard shortcuts from Photoshop and import them onto different computers. This allows you to maintain a consistent editing experience across multiple workstations.

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