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Is there a shortcut for the last used tool?


Question

I know this question sounds really simple; I'm a beginner with Photoshop.

I'm learning about the different tools. Is there a keyboard shortcut for accessing the last used tool? If not, would it be possible with AppleScript?

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6/14/2014 10:57:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Um... not really, but Photoshop has another trick up its sleeve that you might like even better, and is arguably much more useful.

Every tool has a keyboard shortcut, and when you're using one tool -- say, the Brush (B) and you want to switch to another -- the Eraser (E), let's say -- you would press and hold e, erase what you wanted, then release the key to revert to the Brush. These "spring-loaded keys" came in somewhere around CS4, and they're a great help in speeding workflow.

Rather than trying to cook up a script, if you want to get up to speed with Photoshop, make a cheat sheet of the keyboard shortcuts and learn them. They're pretty easy (B for Brush, E for Eraser, S for clone Stamp, R for Rotate canvas etc.), and in the not-so-very-long run this will prove far more useful and versatile than an automated "last used tool".

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6/15/2014 2:12:00 AM