Now that we've set up our own custom workspace here, what we are going to take a look at now is how to create our own custom keyboard shortcuts here inside of Photoshop. So we are going to come up here to the Edit menu and we are going to come all the way down to the bottom and we are going to choose Keyboard Shortcuts.
Now inside of this massive dialog box here, what we are going to do is just take a look at a couple of the options you have for creating keyboard shortcuts. For instance, you have the ability to choose either Application Menus, Palette Menus, which by the way I do not understand why they call these Palette Menus, simply because of the fact that they have renamed the Palette system to Panels, yet they have not changed it inside of their own dialog boxes. So just be aware of that, the Palette Menus do correspond to the Panel System on the right hand side. They also have the ability to choose shortcuts for Tools as well.
I am going to stay inside the Application Menus for now and let us just twirl-open one of these little triangles here and take a look at what we have inside. For instance, if you wanted to add a keyboard shortcut to any number of these commands that are listed inside of here, all you have to do is simply click right next to that shortcut and then enter in whatever keyboard combination you think would fit for that particular shortcut.
However, you will find it very difficult to find any number of keyboard shortcuts to fit some of these, because most keyboard shortcuts have been thought of by Adobe and anything that makes sense is usually applied somewhere else. So, for instance, if I wanted to say Show All, let us say I wanted to use Command+S for that. For instance, let us type in Command+S. As you see that I get a warning sign that says Command+S is already in use and will be removed and it will tell you exactly where that keyboard shortcut is going to removed from, in this case, it will be removed from File>Save if accepted.
So this is not something you want to do, you do not want to overwrite the Save command, obviously. So you are going to have to take a little bit of time and come up with your own keyboard shortcuts here, throwing in some of the F keys at the top of the keyboard or even throwing in another modifier key like the Option or Alt key usually works as well. So just be aware of that and always pay attention to those warnings because you definitely do not want to overwrite the Photoshop Defaults. Let us just go through that one more time, you do not want to overwrite the Photoshop Defaults.
Now if you happen to overwrite one of the Photoshop Defaults here in the Keyboard Shortcuts list, do not worry about it at the moment because you have not actually saved this list yet. This is where you are going to save yourself a whole out of headaches. Coming up here to the top and clicking this little button which is a disc with a little green arrow pointing downward. If you click that button right there, you have the ability then to save your own set of keyboard shortcuts.
So let us say I had gone ahead and plugged in that Command+S for Show All, if I click this right here, I could then save this as an alternate set of keyboard shortcuts. Then when I click Save there, let me go ahead and I will get out of this, you would then see them listed right here in this list right here. So, for instance, if I would name that Justin's keyboard shortcuts, it would be listed in this dropdown menu as well as the Photoshop Defaults.
So if at anytime I wanted to get to my keyboard shortcut list that had that Show All command in there, I could do so or if at anytime I wanted to switch back to the Photoshop Defaults, I could do so simply by clicking right there in that dropdown menu. So again, always use this icon right here in the center, never use this single disc icon right here because that will overwrite the Photoshop Defaults and you will have a very big headache at some point down the road.
So now once you have all of that set up like you like it, your own keyboard shortcuts applied, by the way, I will be showing you a more practical application for keyboard shortcuts a little bit later in this series, but for now, once you've set up your keyboard shortcuts, go ahead then, click OK, do not be applied and you are ready to continue your work.