Friday Tip – T.A.T. Shortcut

You know those little Target Adjustment Tools (affectionately known as TATs) that are in the Tone Curve panel, as well as the HSL and Grayscale panels? Well, one thing that bugged me for quite a while was always having to select them in order to use them over and over again. That is, until I found the keyboard shortcuts. Now, you may thinking that’s a no-brainer right? Nope. The keyboard shortcuts for the TATs are not where you’d think they would be (actually, I have no idea where they “should” be). They’re under the View menu. If you’re in the Develop module, go to View > Target Adjustment. You have to hold down the Alt-Ctrl-Shift (Mac: Option-Cmd-Shift) keys and then just hit the letter you want. H for Hue, S for Saturation, T for Tone Curve, etc… It’s a small thing but it sure made life easier when using Develop for me. Enjoy!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog,, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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