For some, the choice between GIMP and Photoshop is a difficult decision to make. For others, like me, the choice is quite simple: GIMP is 100% free and can do much of what Photoshop can do. It does what I need, and that is enough. GIMP is especially important for users who are in Linux, where Photoshop is not even an option. However, in order to really unlock the potential of GIMP and accelerate its flow from work, it is important to learn the essential keyboard shortcuts – as is the case for most other applications. So, here they are! Recommended: New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10
- E: elliptical selection tool.
- F: Free Selection Tool.
- M: Move tool.
- N: Pencil tool.
- O: color selector tool.
- R: rectangular selection tool.
- T: text tool.
- Shift + C: cropping tool.
- Shift + E: Eraser tool.
- Shift + G: filling tool.
- 1: Reset the zoom to 100%.
- Delete: Delete the current selection.
- Shift + Q: Quick Mask.
- Ctrl + D: Duplicate the current image.
- Ctrl + T: change the selection active .
- Ctrl +: Fill with foreground color.
- Ctrl + -: Fill with the background color.
- Ctrl + Shift + J: Set Up window.
Other shortcuts helpful
- F11: Changes the full-screen mode.
- P: Go to the next layer.
- Page Down: Go to the previous layer.
- Ctrl + H: Merge visible layers.
- Ctrl + Alt + O: Open image as a new layer.
- Ctrl + Shift + E: Export image as a file .
- Ctrl + Shift + N: Create a new layer.
- Ctrl + Shift + R: Display Rule and measures.
- Ctrl + Shift + V: Paste as New Image.