Wednesday, 25 March 2015 18:57

How to add "crop" keyboard shortcut to Photoshop

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I've been a Photoshop user for almost 10 years now, and it's slightly embarrassing to say that I've finally figured out how to create a keyboard shortcut for "crop."  I've been using keyboard shortcuts the entire time, for things like copy, cut, paste... but I always felt like I was losing valuable time to reach for the mouse, go to the Image menu, then down to Crop.  

Now that I've figured it out, I am wondering how much time I've wasted, and wrist fatige I've endured... here's how I set it up:

  1. From the "Window" menu, go to Arrange -> Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
    Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 2.44.57 PM
  2.  Expand the "Image" section:
    Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 2.45.09 PM
  3. Scroll down to the "Crop" choice and assign your shortcut:
    Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 2.47.04 PM

For me, I chose Control+Command+C as my "Crop" shortcut but you can use any key combination you prefer.  I went with this one because it's fairly similar to the existing, standard shortcut for Copy (Command+C).

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