Photoshop: 'Rename layer' keyboard shortcut

By Jonatan Littke. Updated 3 years, 5 months ago. 14,462 unique views.

There is no built in hotkey for changing the name of a layer in Photoshop, nor can any be found online.

But here's how to add one yourself!

  • Click Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Select shortcuts for Application Menues
  • In the list, find Layer > Layer (Group) Properties and assign it a hotkey (e.g CTRL-Shift-R or CMD-Shift-R)

This will allow you to assign the layer a name and a color in a nice little popup.

Comments (3)

JasperWillemsen: (2 years, 1 month ago)
As addition to this you can hit "Tab" when you finished naming the layer to jump directly to the next layer underneath it. In this way naming complete groupes is fairly easy and fast.

lisad: (6 months, 2 weeks ago)
I am a beginner in photoshop, and there are many things that I need to learn it. Thank you!

rimatala: (3 months ago)
I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

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