I'd like to select a number of layers within the layers panel. Usually this is done by manually CMD + Clicking / Shift + Clicking the layers. To increase speed and productive though I prefer to say clear from the mouse. Is there a way this can be done without my hands leaving the keyboard?
Shift+Option/Alt+[ (or ])
This will select layers while walking up or down (depending upon [ or ]) the layer stack in the Layers Panel.
There is no way to skip a single layer with this method. The layer selection will always be contiguous.
Let go of Shift to simply move up and down within the Layers Panel and highlight only one layer.