Thanks to Marc Rizzolo for asking about keyboard shortcuts, and thus giving me the idea to post a few of my favorites from Photoshop and Elements. The terrific thing is that most of these apply to all Adobe apps. Gotta love that!
And if these shortcuts don't light your fire, I'm going to show you how to make Photoshop build you a web page of *all* of them... all by itself. Here we go:
DANG IT I cannot stop. Okay here's a few more :
Now, as I said, these are just a few of my favorites that I use day in and day out and I didn't even go into tool selection (just hover over any of the tools and you'll see their keyboard equivalent pop up). A complete listing actually lives inside of every Adobe application, *plus* you can assign your own (though the listing itself may live in different places... arg). Here's how to reassign them and generate a list in Photoshop:
Step 1: With Photoshop open, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
Step 2: Click the Summarize button, shown below, and Photoshop will build a web page of all of them for you. Click here to see the list of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts I generated a moment ago.
Keyboard shortcuts are also listed in each programs' Help menu.
Step 1: Choose Help > [application name] Help
Step 2: Click Keyboard Shortcuts on the left-hand menu (circled below in red), then pick a category and the shortcut will appear on the right. You can also print a page of shortcuts by clicking the Print button (also circled below), and/or bookmark them for easier access the next time you go pokin' around the Help center.