Most designers know that tapping the Tab key is the quick way to temporarily hide all open palettes in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. Very handy when your design is obscured by too many windows.

Even more handy: Press Shift+Tab and you can keep your Toolbox and Options bar, but hide the other palettes!

This is one of those basic tips we’d normally expect everyone to already know — except we didn’t! Somehow over years of working with Photoshop we’d missed this simple Shift-Tab finesse. So this tip is dedicated to all those Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator users who (like us) somehow missed this along the way.

Source: This tip inspired by Brian Wood’s class materials from the Photoshop Immersion class at eVolve computer graphics training in Seattle.