In IMAGE -> ADJUSTMENTS -> PHOTO FILTER, what is the keyboard shortcut for NEXT filter, so that you don't have to keep selecting the drop down and clicking on the next filter on the list?
Logically, I'd think it would have to exist because there are other similar keys throughout Photoshop.
For example, the SHIFT "+" and SHIFT "-" keys will select the next or previous blending modes for the layer you have currently selected.
The "<" and ">" keys will choose the Next brush or Previous brush when you have the brush tool selected.
The Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys will select the next or previous font when you select the font field (or other fields for that matter).
I want to be able to step through the Photo Filters in just the same way that I can with a Font or a Layer Blend Mode.
The manuall method is extremely tedious since I use this tool on a large number of images every day.
I called tech support twice and after holding for 20 minutes or more, those guys just say to check here.
The only work around I have come up with is to keep the mouse in one place, then click the drop down with the mouse, hit the Down Arrow key, hit the Enter key, then click Mouse, Down, Enter over and over.
There has GOT to be a better way!
Can anyone help?
That's an excellent question. It lead me to an important realization. To answer your question, I have both Mac and PC but the Mac is the primary design computer.
Your question prompted me to open photoshop on the PC (which as I mentioned, I don't use very often) and I found that on the PC version, the drop down DOES, in fact, allow you to use the up and down arrows on the keyboard to move from one filter to the next, much as it does with fonts when the Text Tool is active.
In my mind, this makes the Photoshop interface appear to be quite clearly Broken in the Mac version.
So does anyone have an idea for how the problem might be fixed?
(Thanks very much for your help)
Yeah the Dialog Box is what I'm referring to.
Actually, because of the very helpful question (above) posed by another member, I realized that the PC allows you to use the up and down arrow keys to choose the previous and next filters (once you click on the drop down and pick a Filter item on the list) but the Mac does not. Like many professional designers, my primary design computer is a Mac, so... that's a problem.
The difference appears to be that in the PC version, the drop down is a Textfield containing a delimited list. For example, the Font list in both the PC and Mac versions is such a Textfield.
Obviously the Mac version contains these sorts of text fields (as in the case of the Fonts drop down on the Mac) so the capability is there to allow users to use their arrow keys.
So either an update would have to be made to Photoshop to change the input selector to the textfield type, which inherantly supports arrow keys, or alternatively, an update would have to include code to assign shortcut keys to the Mac drop down object when the PhotoFilter dialog box is visible.
For the sake of your Mac users, do you think either of those things would be doable?