Optics-2022 : Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts
Crop
Shortcut
Action
Drag on one of the vertical boundaries
Crops horizontally
Drag on one of the horizontal boundaries
Crops vertically
Drag bounding box corner
Scales the Crop
Drag inside the bounding box
Moves the Crop
EZ Mask
Shortcut
Action
Enter
Processes the mask
General
Shortcut
Action
Ctrl/Cmd+R
Resets everything
Gradient Mask On-Screen Controls
Shortcut
Action
Drag points on corners of the image
Corner-pins the gradient
Drag center point
Moves the gradient
Drag top/bottom mid-point
Sets the gradient size
Drag right center circle
Rotates the gradient
Help
Shortcut
Action
F1
Opens the Optics User Guide
Layer
Shortcut
Action
Ctrl/Cmd+L
Adds a new layer
D
Toggle enable filter state
Shift+D
Toggle enable mask state
Paint Keyboard
Shortcut
Action
B
Selects the Black/White brush
Shift+B
Selects the Blur brush
C
Selects the Clone brush
Shift+C
Selects the Color brush
E
Selects the Eraser brush
Shift+M
Selects the Mosaic brush
R
Selects the Red-Eye brush
Shift+R
Selects the Repair brush
S
Selects the Scatter brush
Ctrl/Cmd+drag
Sizes the brush
[ ]
Sizes the brush
Shift with clone brush
Sets the clone offset
Shift+click or tap
Resets the clone offset
Arrow keys
Moves the Clone source by 1 pixel
Shift+Arrow keys
Moves the Clone source by 10 pixels
Hold down Arrow keys
Moves the Clone source continuously
Right-mouse drag
Paints with the Eraser brush
Parameter Editing
Shortcut
Action
Up/Down Arrow
Moves the value by 1 unit
Shift+Up/Down Arrow
Moves the value by 10 units
Ctrl/Cmd+Up/Down Arrow
Moves the value by one tenth of a unit
Alt+mouse wheel over numeric field
Adjusts parameter
Alt+Shift+mouse wheel over numeric field
10x larger change than Alt
Alt+Ctrl/Cmd+mouse wheel over numeric field
10x smaller change than Alt
Path Mask Point Selecting
Shortcut
Action
Click a point
Selects one point
Click and drag over multiple points
Selects multiple points
Ctrl+click on a point
Toggles the matte on or off
Shift+click a point
Adds the point to the current matte
Path Mask Point Editing
Shortcut
Action
Alt+click on a path
Inserts a new point along the path
Delete key
Delete all selected points
Click and drag selected points
All selected points move
Click and drag an unselected point
Moves one point
Alt+click+drag on a point
Opens a slider to adjust the point’s tension. Left of center forces the path to curve through the point (Cardinal spline). The center position creates a corner point while the right position moves the curve towards the center of the path (B-Spline). If multiple points have been selected, they will all be set to the same tension.
Alt+click+drag+Shift on a point
Snaps the point tension to Cardinal, Corner or B-Spline positions
Path Mask Point Editing Pop-up Menu
Menu Option
Action
Cardinal
Creates a path that passes smoothly through each point
Corner
Creates a corner point
B-Spline
Creates a path that is determined by the surrounding points
Pin Warp Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcut
Action
Click+drag on image
Creates a pin
Click+release on image
Creates a tack
Click+drag pin source or target
Moves the pin source or target
Shift+drag pin source or target
Moves both the pin source and target
Shift+drag pin radius
Adjusts all pin radii
Hover over Pin
Displays the pin number
 
Snap Mask Point Editing
Shortcut
Action
Alt+click between two points
Add points
Hover over point+Delete
Delete points
Alt+drag a point
Uses magnetism to snap a point to an object’s boundary
Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcut
Action
R, G, B, A
Toggles the red, green, blue and alpha channels on and off
Shift-A
Superimposes the alpha channel over the image
Middle-mouse drag
Pans the image
Space Bar+drag
Pans the image
I
Zooms the image in
O
Zooms the image out
Zoom icon+click
Zooms the image in
Zoom icon+Alt+click
Zooms the image out
Zoom icon+Drag a square
Zooms into the defined area
Scroll wheel over image
Zooms the image in and out
Middle-mouse double click
Fits the image to the window
F
Fits the image to the window
1
Sets the Zoom level to 100%
M
Cycles the display between the color image and the Mask channel
0
Toggles the display of overlays which are point, lines, or shapes
H
Opens the Histogram window
Workspace Shortcuts
Shortcut
Action
F2
Selects the Default workspace
F3
Selects the Edit workspace
F4
Selects the View workspace