This dialog lets you streamline your workflow by customizing PSE keyboard shortcuts.

Furthermore, the shortcuts can invoke some undocumented features -- such as Curves and Soft Proof commands, etc.. Such "secret" commands are marked with the "arrow" symbol.

For the first use, it is recommended to select "Photoshop Keys" item in the "Preset" menu. It loads a ready-made well-balanced shortcut set mainly based on the standard "hot keys" of the full Photoshop.

To set a specific individual shortcut:
- Choose a command category in the top menu.
- Select a command in the main field.
- Choose the base key, as shown on the screenshot.
- If necessary, add [Alt] and/or [Shift] modifying key by checking the corresponding checkbox.

In case the selected keystroke is already assigned to another command, the dialog will warn you. To reassign the shortcut, click "Accept" button.

To save the modified shortcut set for later use, choose in the "Preset" menu "Save" item. The saved set will appear in the "Preset" menu, so, you can return to it at any time.

To restore the default PSE shortcuts, select in the "Preset" menu "PSE Default Keys" item.

Important: To enable the modified shortcuts be sure to press "Apply" button.

A video on this topic is available here.

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File >
New... Ctrl+N
Open... Ctrl+O
Open in Camera RAW... Alt+Ctrl+O
Duplicate... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+D
Close Ctrl+W
Close All Alt+Ctrl+W
Save Ctrl+S
Save As... Shift+Ctrl+S
Save for Web... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S
Scripts > Browse... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+O
File Info... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I
Print... Ctrl+P
Exit Ctrl+Q
Edit >
Undo/Redo Ctrl+Z
Step Forward Shift+Ctrl+Z
Step Backward Alt+Ctrl+Z
Revert Shift+Ctrl+A
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Copy Merged Shift+Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste Into Alt+Shift+Ctrl+V
Paste in Place Shift+Ctrl+V
Fill Selection... Shift+Ctrl+F
Color Settings... Shift+Ctrl+K
Preferences >
General... Ctrl+K
Image >
Transform >
Free Transform... Ctrl+T
Crop Alt+Shift+Ctrl+X
Content-Aware Scale (=Recompose) Alt+Shift+Ctrl+C
Resize >
Image Size... Alt+Ctrl+I
Canvas Size... Alt+Ctrl+C
Enhance >
Auto Tone (=Auto Levels) Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Contrast Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Auto Color Shift+Ctrl+B
Adjust Lighting >
Levels... Ctrl+L
Levels with Last Used Settings Alt+Ctrl+L
Curves... Ctrl+M
Curves with Last Used Settings Alt+Ctrl+M
Shadows/Highlights... Shift+Ctrl+H
Shadows/Highlights with Last used settings Alt+Shift+Ctrl+H
Adjust Color >
Hue/Saturation... Ctrl+U
Desaturate (=Remove Color) Shift+Ctrl+U
Channel Mixer... Shift+Ctrl+M
Channel Mixer with Last used settings Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M
Invert Ctrl+I
Layer >
New >
Layer... Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer (no dialog) Alt+Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer via Copy Ctrl+J
Layer via Cut Shift+Ctrl+J
Smart Object >  
Convert to Smart Object Shift+Ctrl+O
Create/Release Clipping Mask Alt+Ctrl+G
Arrange >
Bring to Front Shift+Ctrl+]
Bring Forward Ctrl+]
Send Backward Ctrl+[
Send to Back Shift+Ctrl+[
Merge Layers Ctrl+E
Merge Visible Shift+Ctrl+E
Stamp (Merge Visible into New Layer) Alt+Shift+Ctrl+E
Select >
All Ctrl+A
Deselect Ctrl+D
Reselect Shift+Ctrl+D
Inverse Shift+Ctrl+I
All Layers Alt+Ctrl+A
Refine Edge... Alt+Ctrl+R
Modify > Feather... Alt+Ctrl+D
Transform Selection Shift+Ctrl+T
Filter >
Last Filter Ctrl+F
Correct Camera Distortion Shift+Ctrl+R
Distort > Liquify Shift+Ctrl+X
View >
Proof Setup >
Custom (= Soft Proof) ... Shift+Ctrl+P
Zoom In Ctrl++
Zoom Out Ctrl+-
Fit on Screen Ctrl+0
Actual Pixels Ctrl+1
Show >
Selection Edges Ctrl+H
Grid Ctrl+'
Guides Ctrl+;
Rulers Ctrl+R
Lock Guides Alt+Ctrl+;


Hand H
Zoom Z
Move V
Rectangular Marquee M
Elliptical Marquee M
Lasso L
Polygonal Lasso L
Magnetic Lasso L
Quick Selection
Magic Wand W
Selection Brush W
Refine Selection Brush W
Eyedropper I
Ruler I
Crop C
Slice C
Slice Select C
Red Eye Y
Spot Healing Brush J
Healing Brush J
Content-Aware Move Q
Brush B
Color Replacement B
Mixer Brush B
Clone Stamp S
Pattern Stamp S
Eraser E
Background Eraser E
Magic Eraser E
Gradient G
Paint Bucket K
Blur R
Sharpen R
Smudge R
Dodge O
Burn O
Sponge O
Horizontal Type T
Vertical Type T
Horizontal Type Mask T
Vertical Type Mask T
Rectangle U
Rounded Rectangle U
Ellipse U
Polygon U
Line U
Custom Shape U
Path Selection (=Shape Selection)
Pencil N
Pen N
Freeform Pen N
Default Foreground/Background Colors D
Switch Foreground/Background Colors X
Toggle Preserve Transparency /
Decrease Brush Size [
Increase Brush Size ]
Decrease Brush Hardness {
Increase Brush Hardness }
Previous Brush ,
Next Brush .
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