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Photoshop 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

From Photoshop 7 For Dummies

By Deke McClelland, Barbara Obermeier

Photoshop 7 offers a host of tools to help you navigate through the program and access layer, palette, selection, and painting and editing tools. You get toolbox shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts, and all of them help you create and manipulate outstanding images.

Photoshop 7 Toolbox Shortcuts

Photoshop 7 offers quite a list of toolbox shortcut options in both Windows and Mac versions. The following graphics show the toolboxes and explain each tool and shortcut. To access the tools, press the key(s) listed. The Windows toolbox is on the left; Mac on the right.

If you uncheck the option Use Shift key for Tool Switch in your Preferences, you can eliminate the need to press the Shift key to change tools.


Photoshop 7 Selection Tools

Selecting images or parts of images is a large part of what you use Photoshop 7 to do. With the selection tools you can also draw lines, apply filters, and transform images. The following table shows what keys and mouse movements to use to get the desired effect for both Windows and Mac versions of Photoshop 7:

Note: All selection tricks are performed with selection tools. (There’s a shocker.)

Action Windows Mac
Draw straight lines Alt+click with Lasso tool Option+click with Lasso tool
Add to selection outline Shift+drag Shift+drag
Deselect specific area Alt+drag Option+drag
Deselect all but intersected area Shift+Alt+drag Shift+Option+drag
Deselect entire image Ctrl+D Apple Command key+D
Reselect last selection Ctrl+Shift+D Apple Command key +Shift+D
Select everything Ctrl+A Apple Command key +A
Hide extras Ctrl+H Apple Command key +H
Move selection outline only Drag or press an arrow key Drag or press an arrow key
Fill selection with foreground color Alt+Backspace Option+Delete
Fill selection with background color Ctrl+Backspace Apple Command key +Delete
Display Fill dialog box Shift+Backspace Shift+Delete
Cut selection Ctrl+X Apple Command key +X
Copy selection Ctrl+C Apple Command key +C
Paste image last cut or copied Ctrl+V Apple Command key +V
Reapply last filter Ctrl+F Apple Command key +F
Adjust levels Ctrl+L Apple Command key +L
Free Transform Ctrl+T Apple Command key +T
Transform Again Ctrl+Shift+T Apple Command key +Shift+T

Photoshop 7 Layer Tools

With Photoshop 7, you can deal with layers upon layers of colors, images, and type. Working with layers is made easier with Photoshop 7’s Layers palette, which help you choose the layer you want to work on, clone the contents of one layer to another, and much more. The following table shows the essential layer tools for Windows and Mac systems:

Action Windows Mac
New Layer Ctrl+Shift+N Apple Command key+Shift+N
Clone selection to a new layer Ctrl+J Apple Command key+J
Cut selection to a new layer Ctrl+Shift+J Apple Command key+Shift+J
Rename a layer Double-click layer name in Layers palette Double-click on layer name in Layers palette
Activate layer that contains specific image Ctrl+click with Move tool Apple Command key+click with Move tool
Activate next layer up Alt+] Option+]
Activate next layer down Alt+[ Option+[
Hide all layers but one Alt+click on ­eyeball Option+click on eyeball
Show all layers Alt+click on ­eyeball Option+click on eyeball
Select the contents of active layer Ctrl+click on layer name in Layers palette Apple Command key+click on layer name in Layers palette

Photoshop 7 Palette Tools

The palettes of Photoshop 7 give you access to groups of related tools. So if you’re focusing on color, you can pull up the color palette and enliven your Photoshop images with a rainbow of shades. The following table shows how to access the various Photoshop 7 palettes in both Windows and Mac systems:

Palette/Action Windows Mac
Brushes palette F5 F5
Color palette F6 F6
Layers palette F7 F7
Info palette F8 F8
Actions palette F9 F9
Step forward in History palette Ctrl+Shift+Z Apple Command key+Shift+Z
Step backward in History palette Ctrl+Alt+Z Apple Command key+Option+Z
All palettes, status bar, options bar, and Toolbox Tab Tab
Just palettes Shift+Tab Shift+Tab
Raise value in option box up arrow up arrow
Lower value in option box down arrow down arrow

Photoshop 7 Navigation Tools

Photoshop 7 offers all sorts of ways to navigate through its features whether you’re using a Mac or a Windows system. Look to the following table to find out how to scroll, zoom, and cycle through Photoshop 7:

Action Windows Mac
Scroll image spacebar+drag spacebar+drag
Zoom in Ctrl+spacebar+click Apple Command key+spacebar+click
Zoom in and change window size Ctrl+plus Apple Command key+plus
Zoom out Alt+spacebar+click Option+spacebar+click
Zoom out and change window size Ctrl+minus Apple Command key+minus
Scroll up or down one screen PageUp/PageDown Page Up/Page Down
Scroll left or right Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down
Move to upper-left corner of image Home Home
Move to lower-right corner of image End End
Zoom to 100% Double click on Zoom tool Double click on Zoom tool
Fit on Screen Ctrl+0 Apple Command key+0
Cycle through all open image windows Ctrl+Tab Apple Command key+tab

Photoshop 7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Photoshop 7, like every other program, offers keyboard shortcuts to help you do what you want to do quickly and with a minimum of key and mouse movement. The following table shows what to do to accomplish basic tasks on both Mac and Windows systems:

Action Windows Mac
Cancel operation Esc or Ctrl+. (period) Apple Command key+period or Esc
Close image Ctrl+W Apple Command key+W
General preferences Ctrl+K Apple Command key+K
Display last preferences panel used Ctrl+Alt+K Apple Command key+Option+K
Open image Ctrl+O Apple Command key+O
Print image with preview Ctrl+P Apple Command key+P
Page setup Ctrl+Shift+P Apple Command key+Shift+P
Quit Photoshop Ctrl+Q Apple Command key+Q
Save image to disk Ctrl+S Apple Command key+S
Save As Ctrl+Shift+S Apple Command key+Shift+S
Save for Web Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S Apple Command key+Option+Shift+S
Undo last operation Ctrl+Z Apple Command key+Z

Photoshop 7 Painting and Editing Tools

In Photoshop 7, the keyboard shortcuts for painting and editing tools are mostly the same whether you use a Windows-based system or a Mac. The only difference is in the last entry in the following table, which shows the shortcuts:

Increase brush size ]
Decrease brush size [
Change opacity or flow of tool 1, … , 9, 0 in 10% increments
Paint or edit in straight lines click, Shift+click
Erase to History Alt+drag (Windows) Option+drag (Mac)