Jump to Lighten: ALT + SHIFT + GJump to Difference: ALT + SHIFT + EJump to Exclusion: ALT + SHIFT + XJump to Hue: ALT + SHIFT + UJump to Saturation: ALT + SHIFT + TJump to Colour: ALT + SHIFT + CJump to Luminosity: ALT + SHIFT + YAnd of course the most important one...Jump to Normal: ALT + SHIFT + NNote: This works on any tool that offers Blending Modes. Those tools areAirbrush, Paintbrush, Pencil, Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp, History Brush,Gradient, Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge, Burn, Sponge and the Vector Objects tool.Also, Adobe has a nasty tendency to change these various shortcuts witheach new release. Don't be surprised if these are slightly different in newer versions of PhotoShop.
Change brushes without using the Brush palette
This is a good one if you're working in full screen mode, with all the paletteshidden.To change the brush to the next/previous option, simply use the '[' or ']' keys.Build up a comprehensive set of brushes, and save them for future reference.
Change background outside an image
Select the Paint Bucket tool (G).
Select the colour you want to change the background to.
Move your cursor outside the bounds of the image, then press SHIFT +left click.
Change the opacity of a brush or layer
How's it done? Simply use the number keys. For example, 1 will give you10% opactiy, while 9 will give you 90% opacity (0 gives you 100%!).Also, if you type the number quickly, you can get increments, e.g. 56%. Thisworks with brushes, rubber stamp -- even layers.
Close a working window