The Simple Photoshop CS5 Cheat Sheet

In the computer graphics community, we are awash with tools that are incredibly complex and take years to master. Sometimes, even professionals forget what a particular function does; that’s what cheat sheets are for. It seems, though, that the majority of Photoshop cheat sheets out there are enormous compilations of every possible keyboard shortcut there is. While this is a great approach for a reference book, it’s somewhat daunting and counterproductive for the majority of the work done in Photoshop.

Here’s a Photoshop cheat sheet that focuses on important, useful functions, stuff that advanced users need to get their work done. It uses a concise syntax for each shortcut, with a legend in the bottom right corner. The second page covers all the layer blending modes. This cheat sheet is guaranteed to make your workflow faster (and even some pros will pick up a shortcut or two). Enjoy!


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Author: Ivan M

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17 thoughts on “The Simple Photoshop CS5 Cheat Sheet”

  1. Absolutely fantastic. I really can’t compare the speed with and without the cheatsheet !! It’s really amazing.

  2. Holy awesomeness! Thank you so much. I’ve found otehr shortcut references, but they were hard to read, this is clear and includes so much more!! You’ve saved me hours of work. Thank you!!!

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