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Pen Tool Selection Keyboard Shortcut

Participant ,
Mar 10, 2011 Mar 10, 2011

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Hi Sir/Mdm,

I am using Photoshop CS5 and I am humbly seek help and tip to perform a keyboard shortcut to make selection after pen tool has traced the image. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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LEGEND , Mar 10, 2011 Mar 10, 2011
Here's one way:Choose Edit - Keyboard ShortcutsChoose Shortcuts For: Panel MenusExpand the Paths sectionClick on Make Selection... and press the key you want assigned.When you use this key I believe it will cause a dialog to open, which you can confirm with the Enter key.If you want to do it without any prompt at all it can probably be done through creation of an action.-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Mar 10, 2011 Mar 10, 2011

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Here's one way:

  • Choose Edit - Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Choose Shortcuts For: Panel Menus

  • Expand the Paths section

  • Click on Make Selection... and press the key you want assigned.

When you use this key I believe it will cause a dialog to open, which you can confirm with the Enter key.

If you want to do it without any prompt at all it can probably be done through creation of an action.

-Noel

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People's Champ ,
Mar 10, 2011 Mar 10, 2011

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Other ways:

With the path still active, press Ctrl+Enter to make a selection from the path

(no dialog appears).

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Right click inside the path, and choose Make Selection (dialog does appear).

MTSTUNER

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Participant ,
Mar 12, 2011 Mar 12, 2011

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Hi,

I am really amazed and thankful for the great and useful shortcuts. Can you share with me the link to learn other Photoshop shortcuts? Thanks in advance.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2011 Mar 12, 2011

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Sure: http://morris-photographics.com/photoshop/shortcuts/index.html

Be sure to look around at the rest of his site, too.

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Participant ,
Mar 13, 2011 Mar 13, 2011

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hi bro,

tks a million

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Aug 28, 2021 Aug 28, 2021

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You saved me. Thanks a lot buddy.

 

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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Just in case anyone revisits this old thread...While you will have to use the "Make Selection..." feature from the right click menu (or make your own shortcut as outlined above) to get all the features with converting paths to selections, you can still use the following shortcuts to streamline a few features from the menu:

As mentioned, Ctrl+Enter = Turns path into selection, the following do the same but...

Ctrl+Shift+Enter = Adds To Existing Selection

Ctrl+Alt+Enter = Subtracts from Existing selection

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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I am getting a problem with ctrl+Enter.

When I close the path and press Ctrl+Enter it selects the path which I select using pen tool but it also selects the whole image.

Please solve the issue . It's irritating.

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Advocate ,
Sep 27, 2018 Sep 27, 2018

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https://www.nobledesktop.com/shortcuts/photoshopcs6/pc

There you go. On this link you will learn and know keyboard shortcuts each and every tool of Photoshop CS6.

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