I've been searching for months for a solution to use a shortcut to select the one layer above the selected or the layer underneath the selected one.

Because I dodge & burn with curves it's taking ages otherwise, And yes I know about the 50% grey layer ;)

If you have any idea, I know there was a script online called ToggleDBLayers but it's not online any more.

Happy for help!


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    It's already there, you don't need a script. Alt [ or ] from Adobe's help pages - helpx.adobe.com/uk/photoshop/using/…
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 1 '21 at 6:09
  • @Tetsujin its just that many locales cant use that shortcut
    – joojaa
    Sep 1 '21 at 7:23
  • On my fin/swe keyboard I need to hold down Shift and press 8 or 9 to make either [ or ]. The only way I can use this shortcut is by switching to US keyboard layout in OS and press whichever key has [ and ] according to the US layout... Or by using a script: some layer selection scripts that have been made using the Scripting listener. — For some reason some shortcuts can't be changed and these two happen to be one of those.
    – Joonas
    Sep 1 '21 at 8:07
  • Questions about differing locales need to mention such - many times the position stays the same, but the resulting command is a 'different letter'
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 1 '21 at 8:43
  • The shortcut works on my UK keyboard layout. For others is it not just a matter of holding down Alt + either Shift or AltGr if it's located on another key?
    – Billy Kerr
    Sep 1 '21 at 10:06

I also use the two curve d&b setup and share the same frustrations as the OP. In my case, I don't have the keyboard issues, so in theory I could use the built in shortcuts however the need for multiple keys is clunky and I'm I'm also running out of space on my keyboard.

PhotoshopChef makes a d&b plugin that will generate the layers to your own specs, then you can double tap the X key to toggle between the layers. It works well.

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