2017 Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

One of Adobe Photoshop’s strengths is that it makes extensive use of keyboard shortcuts; but, there are so many that it’s difficult to remember them all. So, I’ve created a “cheat sheet” that’ll make it really easy for you to remember them the next time you are using the software.

I have also created an A4 print ready version of the photoshop cheat sheet here for you to download. Here are my Lightroom and Bridge shortcuts too.







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  • Mike Siesel
    Posted on 11 February Reply

    Absolutely useless. Can’t print it out unless you want to waste a ton of ink, and by the time you find a keyboard shortcut on the PDF you might as well go to the menu.

    • Jamie
      Posted on 12 February Reply

      Thanks for the comment Mike.
      I have created a print friendly version just for you….

      All the best Mike.

      • Adi
        Posted on 13 February

        Could you make print friendly one for Illustrator?

      • Jamie
        Posted on 15 February

        Sure! I’ll work something up this week. I’ll put the link in this thread.

      • James Drake
        Posted on 19 February

        Thanks for making these Jamie. I think they are excellent. I’m going to send a bunch to my local printer to get nice posters I can hang.

      • Jamie
        Posted on 24 February

        Thanks Drake. Please take a photo for me when you do put it up on your wall. :)

      • Nancy
        Posted on 04 April

        Thanks! ;-)

      • SKTalbot
        Posted on 04 August

        This worked great for me!! Thank you!!

      • Darlene Bishop
        Posted on 10 August

        Well, I’m not Mike, but I appreciate the printable version, too. ;) Thanks! Trying to learn this software at nearly 60 yrs old and I need all the help I can get.

      • Olivia Curry
        Posted on 02 September

        I wonder how many people besides Mike have printed this “Mike-Only” version out by now….me, for one

      • Mike (no, not that one) Lewis
        Posted on 01 November

        Wow… super ‘turn the other cheek’ skills there! It’s a shame Mike never got round to thanking you.

        I am also a Mike, and thank you very much :) This will come in handy!


      • Jamie
        Posted on 01 November

        HAHA! Cheers Mike. I’m sure grumpy Mike loves me. Just doesn’t want to admit it.

  • Paula S.
    Posted on 13 April Reply

    it doesn’t print well, even the pdf for Mike, even if you pick manually all the setting of the printer. Bad job.

    • Jamie
      Posted on 13 April Reply

      Hi Paula

      How would you like the PDF? B&W?



  • Abraham Musa
    Posted on 06 May Reply

    short cut to zoom out of my canvas area so that i see the entire working area at once.

  • Janie
    Posted on 19 May Reply

    Thank you Jamie! Your reply for Mike Siesel was Amazing!! Trying to learn Photoshop by myself so your cheat sheet is super useful. You are so nice to the haters too Lol. 5/5 Stars :D.

    • Jamie
      Posted on 20 May Reply

      Thanks Janie. Glad it’s been of good use to you.

  • Charisse Colbert
    Posted on 08 June Reply

    What a kind and generous person you are to help people this way.

    • Jamie
      Posted on 08 June Reply

      Hi Charisse

      Thank you! Good to hear that my cheat sheets are well appreciated!

      All the best


  • Boon
    Posted on 11 June Reply

    Great job, Jamie! You the man!

  • Mafer Chica
    Posted on 24 June Reply

    Thank you so much for this! I’m a Graphic Design student and at college I have to use a Mac, and I have a PC at home. This was really useful, again thanks! :)

  • Ken McMullin
    Posted on 30 June Reply

    Hi Jamie. Many thanks for this. Despite the uncalled-for negative comments of some I find that anything that helps me remember shortcuts is a great asset and your’s are well thought-out and grouped. I really appreciate your time and effort in putting them together. As we (supposedly) say in Australia, “Bonzer Sport. You little ripper!!” Best, Ken

  • Kirsteen
    Posted on 15 July Reply

    Hi Jamie, I’d like to say thanks too – one of the most comprehensive shortcut cheat sheets I’ve seen and much appreciated, thankyou.

    • Jamie
      Posted on 15 July Reply

      All the better coming from you Kirsteen! That was my aim, to become a resource for photographers and artworkers.

  • Khreez
    Posted on 16 July Reply

    How can i download it

    • Jamie
      Posted on 18 July Reply

      Just click on the link just above the infographic.

  • Rob
    Posted on 28 July Reply

    Nice work :)
    A small recommendation: In the print-friendly version it would be handier if the page with the keyboard-layout was a landscape-page.
    Now it is a bit tiny, bit hard to read.
    Don’t mind the negative comments….A lot of people need this and the do like the work you have put into it.

  • Hayley
    Posted on 15 August Reply

    Thanks for being so generous and sharing this resource. I use this with students at a High School. They learn the shortcuts super quick with this sheet and are so much quicker getting work done. They really like the sheet too!

  • Melody
    Posted on 01 September Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing all of the Creative Suite shortcuts with the internet world! This is helping me tremendously in my Graphic Design venture as a student!!

  • Dana D
    Posted on 06 September Reply

    Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for taking the time to create a printer-friendly version for Mike. Without his permission, I printed a copy as well :). Thanks again.

  • Becca
    Posted on 21 September Reply

    Hi, Jamie – thanks for this. I’m making it available to my Graphic Design students as I test them every week on tools and shortcuts…they will love this!

    • Jamie
      Posted on 22 September Reply

      That’s awesome Becca! That’s exactly what I wanted it to be used for. To help students and professionals to quicken up their daily processes so you can get work done quicker and spend the extra time doing stuff you really want to be doing.

  • Bob M.
    Posted on 08 October Reply

    Great item!!! Appreciate your time and willingness to share. One small typo under Image Commands (Windows)… Record Measurements should Shift+Ctrl+M (you have Cmd instead of Ctrl)… I sure most folks will know that Mac Cmd equals Windows Ctrl… Again appreciate this sheet!!!

  • Mike
    Posted on 10 October Reply

    Every self respecting adobe users pro-starter. Would be thankful for someone making the time to do this. I do see its dated the comment but i had to give my opinion on it. Jamie i bookmark your site, i saves me a lot of time explaining shorts cuts to people! awesome!

  • Alex
    Posted on 07 November Reply

    Hi Jamie,
    Your work is really cool.
    My name is Alex from Brazil and I really appreciate this amazing graphic.
    Thank you..

    • Jamie
      Posted on 09 November Reply

      Thanks Alex for your comment. Always good to hear positive feedback. All the best.


  • John Masters
    Posted on 02 December Reply

    Jamie. Thank you for taking the time to not only making this pdf, but for taking the time to make other ones for people who can’t really appreciate your efforts to make something both useful and free. I, for one, can use this and mine printed fine. (I chose Mike’s Hissy Fit version)

    • Jamie
      Posted on 02 December Reply

      HAHAHA! Thanks John. Much appreciated!

  • John Kaddouri
    Posted on 03 January Reply

    Jamie Thank You for these cheat sheets! I liked what you put together for Mike Siesel!

  • Charmaine Taylor
    Posted on 09 January Reply

    I am not Mike but I will be today!
    Thank you, Jamie, for this, as I am a beginner trying to learn Adobe Photoshop to update a few things while my employer seeks someone with PS experience. I look forward to learning quickly with your cheat sheets!

  • Glenn Gibbs
    Posted on 25 January Reply

    Thanks for the very helpful graphics. Enjoyed your response to Mike ( and I’m sure he did too). I’m glad you’re out there Jamie! Greetings from Germany.

  • C A Reber
    Posted on 31 January Reply

    Thank you Jamie for this cheat sheet for PS! I am searching for the AI one also. Thanks for making it easier to read. Big dark text one white is ideal for old eyes. smiles, constance

  • C A Reber
    Posted on 31 January Reply

    oops, I meant “dark text ON white paper…
    Please direct me to the one you created for AI…
    smiles, constance

  • Paul Crave
    Posted on 11 March Reply

    can you tell me how to get my actions to work with the assigned keyboard shortcuts? They worked on my older version of PS but only the default keys will work on my new computer with new version of PS. (2017)

  • Lovely Noriel
    Posted on 24 April Reply

    ahaha im so glad i read the comments. That ‘PRINT READY FOR MIKE’ is sooo hilarious!
    btw, Thank you very much Jamie! God Bless you! :) <3

  • Robert P. Hartle
    Posted on 06 September Reply

    Despite some of the criticisms above, I am so grateful for the time and effort you put into creating all these Adobe shortcut documents. For me to print or not to print wasn’t even a question, but to stare at them long enough on-screen in order to commit them to memory. Maybe not all of them but many of the shortcuts I need to use frequently. Years ago I designed many cheat sheets I used at my old job at a newspaper art dept. like for Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Freehand, I did them all in B&W so I could have them posted all over my cubicle. Ugly looking cubicle to say the least but I digress. Anyways I now use KeyCue for Mac which a tremendous tool for showing shortcuts while in the App itself. But it cannot provide every shortcut that you have compiled in your sheets. So again, thank you so much, as I’m too old and tired to do them any more.

    Robert Patrick Hartle

  • Marina
    Posted on 15 September Reply

    Says its a 2017 shortcut guide… has 2015 in the first line of the document. I imagine not much has changed in the two years, but I’m looking for the most up to date one for my students. Is this accurate for the current version of Photoshop CC?

    • Jamie
      Posted on 17 September Reply

      Yes it’s up to date to 2017

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