About Adobe Photoshop Basic Commands

Adobe Photoshop Basic Interface

Here are some of the most helpful Adobe Photoshop commands to help you learn and utilise the programme.

Photoshop Basic Commands

Let us learn the basics:

New file: 

The interface varies, but the core instructions are the same. So when you launch Photoshop, a window appears with choices. You may either create or open a new one. Opens a previously saved Photoshop file. Begin again with Create. To open a new file, use ctrl + n on Windows or Command + n on Mac.

After clicking on create, a new window will appear asking you to choose the file’s dimensions. You may also use Photoshop’s pre-made templates. You may also manually input measurements if you need something particular.

You must choose the resolution, colour mode, and background settings after defining the document’s height and width. You may rename your file in the presets. You may also see the dimension in pixel, inch, centimetre, or point scales. The Photoshop file is normally maintained at pixel scale, although it is up to you. The resolution also relies on your job. The optimum resolution is 300 dpi. The colour mode is either RGB or CMYK. If the document is for the web, utilise RGB. If it’s gonna be printed, choose CMYK. The backdrop may be customised.


You may customise the interface. You may choose which tools and bars to display. The interface is usually kept simple (Default). The Windows – workspace option allows you to modify the interface at will.

Document Window: 

The document window is the huge space in the interface where your file is open. To go between full-screen and regular view, hit the ‘F’ key on your keyboard.
If you want to drag and drop a picture, you may do so by navigating to file > import > photos from the device.


When using Photoshop, layers are an essential tool. Open it from Windows – Layers. Or use ٖF7 to open it.


Go to File – Save, name your file if not already named, and click Save. This saves your work in Photoshop’s default PSD format. To save the file, use ctrl + s on Windows or command + s on Mac.

Save As — You may also save as. You may save the file in a number of formats. You may save as from the file menu or by pressing ctrl + shift + s on Windows or command + shift + s on Mac.


You may save your file in many preset formats. The most used formats are JPEG and PNG. When saving your file, you may choose the format you require from the drop-down list.

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