1. Assign a keyboard shortcut to your desired action
Figure 1 — Assigning a shortcut using the Actions Panel in Photoshop
- Open Photoshop and expose the Actions panel. If you can’t find it, go to Window > Actions or press Opt+Fn+F9 (Mac) / Alt+F9 (Windows)
- Select your desired action from the list (Fig. 1, left).
- Select the top-right menu from the Actions panel (Fig. 1, top).
- From the list, select “Action Options” (Fig. 1, right).
- Select your function key and modifiers. This is the keyboard shortcut that will trigger your PS action.
Note: As Photoshop uses some of the Function keys as shortcuts already, we recommend selecting the Shift and Command modifiers.
2. Assign your action shortcut to a Palette button:
Figure 2 — Assigning your Action shortcut to Palette
- Open the PaletteApp to your Photoshop profile and select your desired module.
Note: This works best with buttons, but can also be assigned to a dial press or turn.
- A module settings window will pop up. Select “Keyboard Mode” from the left (Fig. 2, upper left).
- Press the Action shortcut that you assigned in Step 1. Confirm that the PaletteApp shows the correct shortcut (Fig. 2, centre).
Note: MacOS maps the Function keys to system controls by default. For F1, press Fn+F1.
Remember to set a custom name and colour (Fig 2., lower left)