How to Use Photoshop Shortcuts in GIMP


One of the biggest differences with Photoshop and any other image editing software for that matter is the use of keyboard shortcuts. Most advanced users will not run around searching for features in menus, they remember them by shortcuts. You can have Photoshop shortcuts set for GIMPshop by clicking on Start > All Programs > GIMPshop > Enable Photoshop Shortcuts.

Restart GIMPshop. If that doesn’t work for you, you can still go to File > Preferences. Click on Interface on the left, and then Configure Keyboard Shortcuts. Here, all the shortcuts can be customised as per your choice. Some other configuration changes to the behaviour of the mouse and keyboard can also be done by clicking on File > Preferences > Input Devices > Input Controllers.

Here are a list of shortcuts for GIMP..

Help

Help – F1

Context Help – Shift+F1

Toolbox 

Rect Select – R

Ellipse Select – E

Free Select – F

Fuzzy Select – U

Select By Color – Shift+O

Scissors – I

Paths – B

Color Picker – O

Move – M

Crop and Resize – Shift+C

Rotate – Shift+R

Scale – Shift+T

Shear – Shift+S

Perspective – Shift+P

Flip – Shift+F

Text – T

Bucket Fill – Shift+B

Blend – L

Pencil – N

Paintbrush – P

Eraser – Shift+E

Airbrush – A

Ink – K

Clone – C

Convolve – V

Smudge – S

Dodge/Burn – Shift+D

Swap Colors – X

Default Colors – D

File

New image – Ctrl+N

Open image – Ctrl+O

Open image as new layer – Ctrl+Alt+O

Duplicate image – Ctrl+D

Open recent image 01 – Ctrl+1

Open recent image 02 – Ctrl+2

Open recent image 03 – Ctrl+3

Open recent image 04 – Ctrl+4

Open recent image 05 – Ctrl+5

Open recent image 06 – Ctrl+6

Open recent image 07 – Ctrl+7

Open recent image 08 – Ctrl+8

Open recent image 09 – Ctrl+9

Open recent image 10 – Ctrl+0

Save image – Ctrl+S

Save under a new name – Shift+Ctrl+S

Quit – Ctrl+Q

Dialogs

Layers – Ctrl+L

Brushes – Shift+Ctrl+B

Patterns – Shift+Ctrl+P

Gradients – Ctrl+G

Tool-Options – Shift+Ctrl+T

Palettes – Ctrl+P

Info window – Shift+Ctrl+I

Navigation window – Shift+Ctrl+N

Close the window – Alt+F4

Jump to next widget – Tab

Jump to previous widget – Shift+Tab

Set the new value – Enter

Activate current button or list – Space

In a multi-tab dialog, switch tabs – Ctrl+Alt+PgUp

Open Location – Shift+L

Up-Folder – Alt+ up

Down-Folder – Alt+ down

Home-Folder – Alt+Home

Close Dialog – Esc

View

Main Menu – F10

Drop-down Menu – Shift+F10

Toggle fullscreen – F11

Toggle quickmask – Shift+Q

Close document window – Ctrl+W

Zoom in – + or Ctrl+Mousewheel

Zoom out – - or Ctrl+Mousewheel

Zoom 1:1 – 1

Shrink wrap – Ctrl+E

Fit image in window – Shift+Ctrl+E

Toggle rulers – Shift+Ctrl+R

Toggle guides – Shift+Ctrl+T

Edit

Undo – Ctrl+Z

Redo – Ctrl+Y

Copy selection – Ctrl+C

Cut selection – Ctrl+X

Copy visible – Ctrl+Shift+C

Paste as new image – Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste clipboard – Ctrl+V

Clears selection – Ctrl+K

Named copy selection – Shift+Ctrl+C

Named cut selection – Shift+Ctrl+X

Named paste clipboard – Shift+Ctrl+V

Fill with FG Color – Ctrl+,

Fill with BG Color – Ctrl+.

Fill with Pattern – Ctrl+:

Layers

Select the layer above – PgUp

Select the layer below – PgDn

Select the first layer – Home

Select the last layer – End

Merge visible layers – Ctrl+M

Anchor layer – Ctrl+H

Selections

Toggle selections – Ctrl+T

Select all – Ctrl+A

Select none – Shift+Ctrl+A

Invert selection – Ctrl+I

Float selection – Shift+Ctrl+L

Path to selection – Shift+V

Plug-ins

Repeat last plug-in – Ctrl+F

Reshow last plug-in – Shift+Ctrl+F

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September 15, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra

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