Nerd Alert! Quick Access to Photoshop Spot Removal Tools

Nerd Alert! For those of us who spend a significant amount of time removing backscatter in Photoshop, having quick access to the best spot removal tools is critical. I typically switch between the spot healing brush, healing brush, and patch tool many times during a single edit. The keyboard shortcut for the healing brushes is the letter “J” (think Jesus heals…), but to supercharge it, check OFF “Use Shift Key for Tool Switch” in Preferences>Tools.

With that checkbox off, repeatedly hitting the “J” key toggles through all of the healing tools. In fact, with “Use Shift Key for Tool Switch” off, repeatedly hitting the shortcut for any tool will toggle through the tools in that drawer.