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Adobe Photoshop – Foreground and Background Color

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Use keyboard shortcuts to become more productive while using Adobe Photoshop CC.


Result Windows macOS
Open Fill dialog box on background or standard layer Backspace or Shift + Backspace Delete or Shift + Delete
Fill with foreground or background color Alt + Backspace or Control + Backspace* Option + Delete or Command + Delete*
Fill from history Control + Alt + Backspace* Command + Option + Delete*
Displays Fill dialog box Shift + Backspace Shift + Delete
*Hold down Shift to preserve transparency



  • You can customize the keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop.
  • You can view, edit, and summarize keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box. To view this in Photoshop, select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts or use the following keyboard shortcuts:
    • Alt + Shift + Control + K (Windows)
    • Alt + Shift + Command + K (macOS)
  • On newer MacBook Pro models, the Touch Bar replaces the function keys on top of the keyboard.

-Snippet from Adobe Photoshop Help