One of the easiest ways to improve both the speed with which you work on your images, as well as your overall experience with working with an editing app, is knowing the shortcuts. So, we've put together the shortcuts that we use the most when editing images.
Yes, there are going to be some shortcuts that are missing from this collection. These are the ones that we use all the time. You can also see the full set of shortcuts that are available to Photoshop by going to Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts (or using the shortcut Opt+Cmd+Shift+K / Alt+Cntrl+Shift+K).
The trick to learning shortcuts is to choose one shortcut for a tool that you use regularly and force yourself to use just that one shortcut instead of the menu item for that day (e.g. use the key B instead of selecting the brush tool from the tool palette). In almost no time a muscle memory will start to develop and you will soon forget how to find the tool through the menu (this can be equally frustrating though). Still, I personally prefer knowing the shortcut and not knowing where it is in the menu to having to menu-dive every single time I work in PS.
Below are two downloadable files for Mac Os and Windows PC versions of our Photoshop Shortcuts. Let us know if they help.