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I was watching a video tutorial and the instructor seemed to switch the colour of a layer from white to black with a shortcut, since his cursor did not leave the layer thumbnail section, per below...

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Does anyone know which shortcut that would be?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Option/Alt-Delete = Fill with foreground color

  • Command/Ctrl-Delete = Fill with background color

  • Command/Ctrl-i = Invert

Chances are the instructor was using one of these shortcuts.

  • Another one could have been Shift-x to switch foreground color and background color around. Very usefull in masks – leugim Aug 24 '13 at 18:15
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    You don't need shift. X will toggle the foreground/background color, but that doesn't change the actual image. The shortcuts I provided alter the image itself, this is why I didn't mention the X shortcut. Shift-X applies a gradient to a shape layer, since the OP mentions flat colors I didn't think Shift-X was appropriate. – Scott Aug 24 '13 at 18:40
  • Yes, X alone works. But I thought it could have been used in combination with "Fill with foreground/background color". I thought it useful extra information. I could have guessed you already evaluated including this shortcut and decided against it. Shift-X does not behave as you describe it in my photoshop cs6 (default shortcuts). There actually does not seem to be a Shift-X shortcut by default. – leugim Aug 24 '13 at 21:15
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    In Photoshop CC Shift-X fills vector layers with the default gradient (and toggles colors). This may be a bug, but that's how it behaves here. And your'e correct Shift-X does nothing in Photoshop CS6. – Scott Aug 24 '13 at 21:23
  • Also very useful: if you add the Shift key to the Fill shortcuts mentioned above, only the non-transparent pixels are filled with the respective foreground/background color. – George C Aug 17 '18 at 20:57
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Also you can toggle your background and foreground color with D and then use the fill shortcuts given above.

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    On Mac + Photoshop CS6, the keyboard shortcut to toggle between foreground and background color is "X" – rmbianchi Feb 16 '17 at 21:55
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    D sets foreground and background colour to black and white respectively, but does not switch. – Vincent Nov 16 '17 at 10:57
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Command Shift 5 then to go back command shift 2 - to check values - this is what you mean - OBVIOUSLY not invert colours....

  • Command-Shift-5 has no function. If you mean Command-5, all that does is switch to the Blue channel in an RGB document or Yellow channel in a CMYK file. Then Command-2 (not command-shift-2) will switch back to the composite channel. Nothing you've posted actually does anything to the file. It merely changes what you see but does not alter any pixels whatsoever. – Scott Oct 7 '14 at 0:23
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Hit "D" for background color and "X" for foreground color.

  • This is wrong: D reverts to black foreground / white background and X swaps background and foreground colours. Neither of them would change the colour of the layer. – Westside Nov 7 '16 at 11:49

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