How to Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to Scripts in Photoshop

Employing scripts in your Photoshop workflow can save you a huge amount of time and hassle over the long run. And with the scripts you run often, you can make things go even faster and smoother by assigning them custom keyboard shortcuts. That way, you can just press a couple keys and your script will launch instantly and do its thing.

To assign a shortcut to a script you have installed in Photoshop, follow these steps:

Choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts

Click the New Set button (The button for creating a new set of keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop) to create a copy of the current set.

Choose Shortcuts For > Application Menus.

Click the Disclosure triangle next to File to reveal the all commands in that menu.

Scroll down to the Scripts submenu.

Locate the script you want to add a shortcut for.

Click in the Shortcut column and press the shortcut you want to assign to the script. Note that Photoshop requires you to include modifier keys (Command/Ctrl or F keys) in your keyboard shortcuts. The program also contains many default shortcuts, so you might have to try a few combinations before you find one that’s unused. You can also override the default command, if it’s not something you care about having a shortcut for.

Click the Accept button.

When you’re done click OK to close the dialog box.

assigning a keyboard shortcut to a script in Adobe Photoshop

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