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I just started with Photoshop. Got the sheet that lists all the keyboard shortcuts. Sounds easy right? Lol okay so the Windows Keyboards Shortcuts Reference from Adobe doesn't mention that you have to press shift to toggle through the options so after some research I finally got that figured out. Everything is set to defaults so I've not changed anything. For some reason when I choose a shortcut such as R for rotate, it does not "revert" when I let go of the R key. It just stays on rotate. So I'm thinking, "Okay, so how to do I keyboard shortcut back to the brush tool?" Uhh... I'll try period. No? Still on rotate. Okay... I'll try comma. No? Still on rotate. R again? Nope. So... everything I've read says when you let of R it should just exit the tool. So anyone know how to use the keyboard to go from Rotate back to Brush?

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Just press the B key for the brush tool, V for the move tool etc

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Keyboard shortcuts

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I just started with Photoshop. Got the sheet that lists all the keyboard shortcuts. Sounds easy right? Lol okay so the Windows Keyboards Shortcuts Reference from Adobe doesn't mention that you have to press shift to toggle through the options so after some research I finally got that figured out. Everything is set to defaults so I've not changed anything. For some reason when I choose a shortcut such as R for rotate, it does not "revert" when I let go of the R key. It just stays on rotate. So I'm thinking, "Okay, so how to do I keyboard shortcut back to the brush tool?" Uhh... I'll try period. No? Still on rotate. Okay... I'll try comma. No? Still on rotate. R again? Nope. So... everything I've read says when you let of R it should just exit the tool. So anyone know how to use the keyboard to go from Rotate back to Brush?

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Just press the B key for the brush tool, V for the move tool etc

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Just press the B key for the brush tool, V for the move tool etc

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thank you!

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In your example, you start with the Brush Tool then prss R for Rotate and use the tool. Now release the mouse button before depressing the R key and it should switch back to the Brush Tool.

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Thank you!

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Hello, you might have corrupted preferences if the spring loaded keys don't work normally.

 

Try to reset Photoshop's preferences by holding down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Pc) Cmd+Opt+Shift (Mac) as you click on Photoshop's icon to start it up.
See: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html
If you do have access to the menu Edit>Preferences (Pc) or Photoshop>Preferences (Mac), it is possible to reset them from the General submenu.

 

Any third party program running?

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This is good to know! Thank you!

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