12 Extremely Helpful Photo Editing App Cheat Sheets

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When working in any photo manipulation package, and especially when first starting out, it is very important to develop good habits. One habit you need to develop early is the use of shortcut keys instead of menu buttons. This will dramatically increase speed once you practice and get use to it.

To help in your quest for increased productivity here is a list of some of the best cheat sheets you can find for Photoshop, PS Lightroom, PS Elements, Aperture, and Gimp.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts

Photoshop Lasso Tool Cheatsheet
Photoshop Lasso Tool Cheatsheet

Adobe Brush Tool Cheat Sheet
Adobe Brush Tool Cheat Sheet

Adobe Pen Tool Cheat Sheet
Adobe Pen Tool Cheat Sheet

Photoshop Elements 7 For Dummies Cheet Sheet
Photoshop Elements 7 For Dummies Cheet Sheet

Photoshop Toolbox Reference
Photoshop Toolbox Reference

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Cheat Sheets
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Cheat Sheets

Photoshop Black and White Cheat Sheet
Photoshop Black and White Cheat Sheet

Apple Aperture Cheat Sheets
Apple Aperture Cheat Sheets

Gimp Quick Reference Card
Gimp Quick Reference Card

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts from Web Designer Wall
Photoshop Secret Shortcuts from Web Designer Wall

If you have any other cheat sheets you would like to share please leave a comment below.

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10 Responses

  1. Henry says:

    Very useful. Thanks!

  2. David says:

    Nice! I’ll be printing these out. I agree that beginners really need to start off learning shortcut keys. It really increases productivity a lot.

  3. Hanneke says:

    What happened to Paint Shop Pro?

  4. Bridget says:

    I use GIMP…thanks for the quick reference sheet…I’m going to post a link to this page on my blog.

  5. Ed says:

    Awesome. Thanks!

  6. cpasbanal says:

    Thanks a lot for this useful stuff !

  7. Chris Biele says:

    Thanks, maybe now I’ll take a few moments to try and understand the pen tool!

  8. David Riecks says:

    You can find the Digizone, Skintone and Basic Color Recipes charts available for download (free) at:
    http://www.riecks.com/digitalinfo.html

    These are useful for those that like to have some real world numbers for starting points while digital imaging.

    David

  9. All of these cheat charts are great. I was wondering if there is one to rapidly configure the use of flash with pocket wizards and Nikons d700, d300. I get so mixed up with the menus of sb-800 the camera menus- seems it takes me forever to get set up.
    thanks
    ester

  10. MJ Klein says:

    the Lightroom sheet is 404.

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