Photoshop shortcuts for digital painting

Photoshop shortcuts for digital painting. This tutorial will show you a basic painting tool in Photoshop that are most use by professional artists. The video will demonstrate basic Photoshop walk around for artists and using photoshop as a painting tool. As you request, this video tutorial show you how to work around Photoshop to increase workflow and keyboard shortcuts, hotkeys for artist, drawing, and painting. If you are using photoshop for digital illustration, manga, anime and comics then watch the tutorial.

Question from Viewers:
Q: Lastly, let me make you a tutorial request:
Your tutorials are focused on digital drawing and painting so, maybe a basic tutorial about brushes, layers and the basic “digital environment” would fit well on this blog. I’m not talking about an in-depth Photoshop tutorial, but how to use the basic sketching and painting tools.

Watch a video tutorial walk thru how to use Photoshop as a painting tool basic for artists.

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Below are shortcuts for most useful in painting.
TOOLS
V Move
M Marquee tools
L Lasso tools
W Quick Selection, Magic Wand
C Crop and Slice Tools
I Eyedropper, Color Sampler, Ruler, Note, Count
J Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch, Red Eye
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement, Mixer Brush
S Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp
Y History Brush, Art History Brush
E Eraser tools
G Gradient, Paint Bucket
O Dodge, Burn, Sponge
P Pen tools
T Type tools
A Path Selection, Direct Selection
U Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line, Custom Shape
K 3D Tools
N 3D Camera Tools
H Hand
R Rotate View
Z Zoom
D Default colors
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Q Quick Mask Mode
To switch between all tools within groups, add the Shift key to the letters above
For example, to switch between rectangular and elliptical marquee hit Shift-M

Look at the image below to show you visually where they are.
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More useful shortcuts below

VIEWING
Fit on Screen Double-click on Hand tool or Ctrl-0
100% View Level (Actual Pixels) Double-Click on Zoom Tool or Ctrl-Alt-0
Zoom in .. Ctrl-Space-Click or Ctrl-Plus(+)
Zoom out Alt-Space-Click or Ctrl-Minus(–)
Hide all tools and panels Tab
Hide all panels except Toolbox and Options bar Shift-Tab
Rotate through full screen modes F
Scroll image left or right in window Ctrl-Shift-Page Up/Down
Jump/Zoom to part of Image Ctrl-drag in Navigator panel
Toggles layer mask on/off as rubylith

LAYER
Create new layer Ctrl-Shift-N
Select non-contiguous layers Ctrl-Click layers
Select contiguous layers Click one layer, then Shift-Click another layer
Delete Layer Delete key (while in the Move tool)
View contents of layer mask Alt-Click layer mask icon
Temporarily turn off layer mask Shift-Click layer mask icon
Clone layer as you move it Alt-Drag
Find/Select layer containing object Right-Click on the object w/Move tool
Change layer opacity Number pad keys (w/Move tool selected)
Cycle down or up through blend modes Shift-Plus(+) or Minus(–)
Change to a specific blend mode (w/Move tool) Shift-Alt-letter (ie: N=Normal, M=Multiply. etc.)
Switch to layer below/above current layer Alt-[ or Alt-]

PAINTING
Fill selection with background color Ctrl-Backspace
Fill selection with foreground color Alt-Backspace
Fill selection with foreground color using Lock Transparent Pixels Shift-Alt-Backspace
Fill selection with source state in History panel Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
Display Fill dialog box Shift-Backspace
Sample as background color Alt-Click w/Eyedropper tool
To get Move tool While in any painting/editing tool-hold Ctrl

Hope this post is helpful. Good luck!

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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