This script loads into Photoshop Elements an alternative set of keyboard shortcuts, that is based mainly on the standard Photoshop "hot keys". Besides that, the preset keeps the default PSE keystrokes whenever possible, and adds several customized shortcuts.

The extended set is intended for those used to working in full Photoshop.

Moreover, the Shortcuts+ allows you to use some undocumented features - for example, Curves and Soft Proof - without actually opening any E+ dialog.

The new shortcuts are available immediately on applying the script.

To get back the default PSE hot keys, just use the "Default Shortcuts" script.

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Bellow is the list of the "Shortcuts+" keys.


File >
New... Ctrl+N
Open... Ctrl+O
Open As... 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 F12
Cut Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C
Copy Merged Shift+Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste Into Shift+Ctrl+V
Fill Selection... Shift+F5
Stroke (Outline) Selection... Ctrl+F5
Color Settings... Shift+Ctrl+K
Preferences >
General... Ctrl+K
Image >
Rotate >
90° CW Alt+Shift+Ctrl+ >
90° CCW Alt+Shift+Ctrl+<
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 Shift+Ctrl+A
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
Replace Color... Shift+Ctrl+R
Replace Color with Last used settings Alt+Shift+Ctrl+R
Layer >
New >
Layer... Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer (no dialog) Alt+Shift+Ctrl+N
Layer via Copy Ctrl+J
Layer via Cut Shift+Ctrl+J
New Adjustment Layer >
Brightness/Contrast... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B
Levels... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L
Hue/Saturation... Alt+Shift+Ctrl+U
Create/Release Clipping Mask 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
Flatten Image Alt+Shift+Ctrl+F
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... Shift+F6
Transform Selection Shift+Ctrl+T
Save Selection... Alt+F5
Load Selection... Alt+F6
Filter >
Last Filter Ctrl+F
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+;
Window >
Info F8
Histogram F9
Undo History F10
Layers F7, F11
Tools F6
Help >
Photoshop Elements Help F1


Move V
Rectangular Marquee M
Elliptical Marquee M
Lasso L
Polygonal Lasso L
Magnetic Lasso L
Quick Selection
Magic Wand W
Eyedropper I
Crop C
Slice C
Slice Select C
Spot Healing Brush J
Healing Brush J
Red Eye Y
Brush B
Pencil N
Color Replacement 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
Path Selection (=Shape Selection)
Rectangle U
Rounded Rectangle U
Ellipse U
Polygon U
Line U
Custom Shape U
Hand H
Zoom Z
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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