25 Photoshop Shortcuts To Speed Up Your Workflow [A FREE Cheatsheet]

Dec 02 2015

These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!

Adobe Photoshop was one of the first tools I used from the Adobe Creative Suite. Since then in the past year, I’ve branched out to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for my design needs but I always come back to Photoshop for anything I need to do with images. Whether it is editing images for my Creative Convex Photo Packs or creating image graphics for my blog posts – Photoshop is my go-to tool.

Using Photoshop for editing my images has made a huge difference in the quality of my images and therefore in the growth of my blog. After using Photoshop for almost a couple of years now, I have mastered a few shortcuts that help me use the tool more efficiently and quickly. I know many of you use photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so today I am sharing my favorite Photoshop shortcuts and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow. I also have a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use! Here we go:

25 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts:

I didn’t bother using keyboard shortcuts for a very long time, it just seemed like a lot of work – learning, remembering and using them! How wrong was I? Absolutely. Performing the same, simple tasks on the softwares that you use everyday can take up quite a large chunk of your time. I use Photoshop every other day for my blog or business and I am often performing the same simple tasks repeatedly. Although they seem like insanely quick tasks, these cam quickly add up in time. Using keyboard shortcuts for these simple tasks saves a ton of time and has really helped speed up my workflow. So I quickly whipped up a cheatsheet of my most frequently used shortcuts that I hope will help you as well. You can download it right here!

These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!

One minute photoshop trick to brighten your photos:

When you are in a hurry or have a ton of photos to edit, you need to work some magic to get it all done fast!

This simple trick helps you to brighten and spruce up your photos in under one minute

Brighten your photos using photoshop in under 1 minute!

How to achieve flawless clean photos:

Can you relate to that nightmare when you find a small speck of dust or something irrelevant to your photo that accidentally creeped into the photo? Don’t worry – here is a simple quick tip that helps you get rid of it with the help of the spot healing brush!

How to achieve flawless photos using Photoshop

Want bright clean photos for your blog? Here is a 2 minute tutorial on how to achieve clean flawless photos using photoshop!

How to fix underexposed photos using photoshop:

Ah winter is here and you know the pain of taking photos in the gloomy weather – the lighting is gloomy and just never right. Photoshop comes to the rescue with its super awesome Dodge tool.

Learn how to fix underexposed photos in photoshop using the Dodge tool

Brighten your photos using photoshop in under 1 minute!

Use photoshop Actions to speed up your workflow:

For my Creative Convex Photo packs, I often need to edit a lot of photos in one go. Since they are usually shot in a similar lighting setup, 9 out of 10 photos require very similar editing. So instead of going through every photo, applying the same edits to each – I use Photoshop Actions to speed up my workflow. They are super easy to create – You need to record your editing steps while editing one of your photos, and save the set of steps as a Photoshop action. Now you can reuse this action as many number of times as you want to produce similar editing effects (Detailed tutorial coming-soon!)

Make sure to download this FREE set of Photoshop actions right here!


These little tricks and shortcuts have streamlined my process while using Photoshop and save me a ton of time too. Again, make sure to download the keyboard cheatsheet here – hang it around by your desktop and you’ll pick them up super quick!

These 25 Photoshop shortcuts and tricks will speed up your workflow and save you a lot of time in your blog & Business. Plus Download a FREE cheatsheet too!

Do you have any Photoshop tricks to save time?

  • THANK YOU. This is just what I needed since I just got Photoshop and have been trying to learn it. Downloaded the free Photoshop guide as fast as possible, haha. Very interested in the Photoshop Actions tutorial too!

    • Ah! That is so good to hear Samantha! 🙂 I ll definitely be doing the actions tutorial soon 🙂 Let me know if you have any photoshop questions that I can help with? 🙂

  • Yooni

    Thank you for making my life simpler and easier! Lol! I will have these bookmarked for future references.


    • Ha ha 🙂 Happy to, Yooni! x

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  • Such valuable time-saving tricks here, Chaitra, thank you for sharing!!

    • My pleasure Kristan 🙂 hope you find them useful! xx

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  • Great post. Saving this for future reference x

    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go

    • Awesome 🙂 Great to hear that leone! Thanks 🙂


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