Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Navigate an image

Zoom in Command-Plus (+)
Zoom out Command-Minus (-)
Zoom to fit Command-0
View actual size Option-Command-0 or Command-1
Select Zoom tool Z
Navigate using the Zoom tool Click to zoom in, Option-click to zoom out, drag over an area to zoom in to it
Scroll an image Press and hold the Space bar, then drag the image
Rotate the image canvas Press and hold the Space bar and R keys, then drag the image

Select tools

Style S
Arrange V
Free Selection L
Cycle through the Free, Polygonal, and Magnetic Selection tools Shift-L
Rectangular Selection M
Elliptical Selection Y
Color Selection W
Quick Selection Q
Paint B
Erase E
Gradient Fill G
Color Fill N
Repair R
Rectangle Shape U
Pen P
Type T
Cycle through the Type, Circular Type, Path Type, and Freeform Type tools Shift-T
Color Adjustments A
Effects F
Color Picker I
Crop C
Slice and Export for Web K or Shift-Command-E

Open, save, and export images

Create a new image Command-N
Open an image from your Photos library Option-Command-N
Open an image Command-O
Save an image Command-S
Duplicate an image Shift-Command-S
Save an existing image as a new image Option-Shift-Command-S
Export an image Command-E

Basic edits

Undo last action Command-Z
Redo last action Shift-Command-Z
Cut Command-X
Copy Command-C
Paste Command-V
Paste and match style Option-Shift-Command-V
Invert the colors of an image layer Command-I
Duplicate layer or selected area Shift-Command-D or Command-J
Cut and paste selected area Shift-Command-J
Duplicate a layer and move it by a pixel Option-Arrow
Duplicate a layer and move it by 10 pixels Option-Shift-Arrow
Change the size of the image Option-Command-I
Use ML Super Resolution to increase the resolution of an image Option-Command-U
Change the size of the image canvas Option-Command-C
Change the color profile of the image Shift-Command-K

Work with layers

Create an empty new layer Shift-Command-N
Insert an image as a new layer Shift-Command-V
Replace an existing image layer with a new image Shift-Command-R
Delete selected layer(s) Backspace
Select all layers Option-Command-A
Merge selected layers Option-Command-E
Merge all layers Option-Shift-Command-E
Group layers Command-G
Ungroup layers Shift-Command-G
Lock or unlock layers Slash (/) key
Hide or show layers Option-Command-Comma (,) or Control-H
Add a layer mask that hides all the contents of the layer Option-click Add Mask in the Layers sidebar shortcut menu
Copy a layer mask Option-drag a layer mask from one layer to another
Temporarily disable a layer mask Shift-click a layer mask
Create a clipping mask Option-Command-G or Option-click between two layers in the Layers sidebar
Select the next layer in the layer list Option-Right bracket (])
Select the previous layer in the layer list Option-Left bracket ([)
Select the top layer in the layer list Option-Period (.)
Selecte the bottom layer in the layer list Option-Comma (,)
Bring selected layer(s) forward Command-Right Bracket (])
Send selected layer(s) to the front Option-Command-Right Bracket (])
Bring selected layer(s) backward Command-Left Bracket ([)
Send selected layer(s) to the back Option-Command-Left Bracket ([)
Move a layer while using any tool Command-drag the layer

Style tool

Cycle through blending modes Shift-Plus (+) or Minus (-)
Set layer opacity Press a number key once or twice quickly in succession. Press the 0 key once for 100% and twice for 0%
Temporarily view original layer without styles applied Hold O key

Arrange tool

Resize a layer Drag a layer handle
Duplicate a layer Shift-Command-D or Option-drag
Disable alignment guides while moving or resizing Command-drag
Resize a layer from the center Option-drag a layer handle
Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing a layer Shift-drag a layer handle
Constrain the aspect ratio when resizing a layer from the center Option-Shift-drag a layer handle
Open the shortcut menu for the selected layer Control-click the layer
Rotate a layer Command-drag a layer handle
Rotate a layer in 15º steps Shift-Command-drag a layer handle
Move a layer in a straight or diagonal line Shift-drag a layer

Transform tool

Turn on the Transform tool Command-T
Skew the shape of a layer Drag a transform handle while pressing and holding the Shift and Command keys
Freely distort the shape of a layer Drag a transform handle while pressing and holding the Command key
Transform the perspective of a layer Drag a transform handle while pressing and holding the Option, Shift, and Command keys

Selection tools

Select the entire image Command-A
Deselect an active selection Command-D
Invert a selection Shift-Command-I
Load the outline of a layer as a selection Option-Command-L or Command-click the thumbnail of a layer
Turn on Refine Selection Option-Command-R
Copy a selected area Command-C
Cut a selected area Command-X
Paste a selected area Command-V
Duplicate a selected area Shift-Command-D
Constrain selection to a circle or a square Press and hold the Shift key after starting a selection
Add to a selection Hold down the Shift key before starting to select
Subtract from a selection Hold down the Option key before starting to select
Intersect a selection Hold down the Shift and Option keys before starting to select

Paint and erase

Reset foreground and background colors to black and white D
Switch between foreground and background color X
Paint or erase a straight line Click to add the start of the line, then Shift-click the end of the line
Paint or erase a vertical or horizontal line Press and hold the Shift key before starting to paint
Open brush settings Double-click a brush
Navigate through brushes Comma (,) or Period (.)
Increase or decrease brush size Right bracket (]) or Left bracket ([)
Increase or decrease brush softness Shift-Right bracket (]) or Shift-Left bracket ([)
Constrain gradient angle to 15º intervals Press and hold the Shift key while painting a gradient
Sample a color from your image as you paint Press and hold the Option key to activate the color picker, then Option-click to sample a color
Fill a layer with the foreground color Command-Backspace
Fill layer with background color Option-Backspace
Set the opacity of the Paint tool Press a number key once or twice quickly in succession. Press the 0 key for 100%, or 00 for 0%
Cycle through blending modes Shift-Plus (+) or Minus (-)

Clone tool

Choose the clone source Option-click

Draw shapes

Choose the Rectangle Shape tool U
Unite a shape with the selected shape Press and hold the Shift key before starting to draw
Subtract a shape from the selected shape Press and hold the Option key before starting to draw
Intersect a shape with the selected shape Press and hold the Option and Shift keys before starting to draw
Move a shape on the canvas while using any shape tool Command-drag a shape
Select a different shape on the canvas while using any shape tool Command-click a shape
Select multiple shapes on the canvas while using any shape tool Press and hold the Shift and Command keys, then click or drag to select shapes
Move multiple shapes on the canvas while using any shape tool After selecting multiple shapes, press and hold the Command key and drag the shapes

Edit shapes

Make a shape editable Return key
Break apart the direction lines of a smooth anchor point Option-drag a direction point
Rejoin the direction lines of a smooth anchor point Option-drag a direction point
Select or deselect multiple anchor points Shift-click an anchor point or Shift-drag to draw a selection over multiple anchor points
Delete the selected anchor point(s) Backspace key
Stop editing a shape Esc key

Draw paths with the Pen tool

Add a sharp point Click anywhere in the image
Add a smooth point Drag anywhere in the image
Delete the most recently added anchor point Backspace key
Adjust the direction lines of a smooth anchor point after adding it Command-drag a direction line
Break apart the direction lines of a smooth anchor point while adding it Press and hold the Option key while dragging to add an anchor point
Break apart the direction lines of a smooth anchor point after adding it Option-drag a direction point
Finish drawing a path and close it Return key
Finish drawing a path and leave it open Esc key

Color Adjustments

Automatically enhance the colors of an image (ML Enhance) Shift-Command-M
Automatically remove camera noise and image compression artifacts (ML Denoise) Control-Shift-D
Apply the Hue & Saturation adjustment Command-U
Apply the Color Balance adjustment Command-B
Apply the Levels adjustment Command-L
Apply the Curves adjustment Command-K
Temporarily view the original layer without adjustments Hold O key

Effects

Apply the Color Fill effect Option-Command-F
Temporarily view original layer without effects Hold O key

General

Open Pixelmator Pro preferences Command-Comma (,)
Show or hide the document info window Shift-Option-Command-I
Show or hide the Info bar Command-Forward Slash (/)
Hide or show the toolbar Option-Command-T
Hide or show the Tools sidebar Option-T
Show or hide the Layers sidebar Option-L
Set the Layers sidebar to use List view Option-Shift-L
Set the Layers sidebar to use the Thumbnail view Control-Shift-L
Show or hide alignment guides Option-Command-Semicolon (;)
Show or hide the rulers Command-R
Show or hide the grid Option-Command-Apostrophe (‘)
Show or hide the Colors window Shift-Command-C
Show the Welcome window Shift-Command-1
Turn Soft Proof Colors on or off Command-Y
Enter or exit fullscreen Control-Command-F
Close the active window Command-W
Close all windows Option-Command-W
Open the next tab Control-Tab
Open the previous tab Control-Shift-Tab
Show or hide the tab bar Shift-Command-T
View all open tabs Shift-Command-Backslash (\)
Cycle through windows Command-Grave Accent (`) key
Minimize the active window Command-M
Minimize all windows Option-Command-M
Hide Pixelmator Pro Command-H
Hide other app windows Option-Command-H
Print Command-P
Quit Pixelmator Pro Command-Q