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This Designer Turned the Photoshop Toolbar Into a Custom Keyboard


A designer from Ukraine has turned the Photoshop toolbar into a physical, custom keyboard and number pad that you can actually buy. It’s definitely not the most functional option available to photo editors, but there’s something charming about the idea.

The keyboard first popped up on Yanko Design earlier today, where it was described as “the spitting image of Photoshop’s toolbar.” That is exactly what it is. Available in black, white, or aluminum finish, the custom layout comes in “toolbar” and “number pad” form, complete with two programmable dials, and re-mappable keys that are labeled and preset to all of the main Photoshop tools.

You can see both options below:

According to the item’s description on the 3dDecors Etsy shop, the keypad allows you to:

  • Call up Photoshop tools by pressing the button corresponding to each tool
  • Resize the brush, eraser, illuminator, dimmer, and more by rotating the first dial
  • Adjust brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, color balance, opacity, scaling and more by rotating the second dial
  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Open Files
  • Save Files
  • … and more

If you’re interested in picking one up, the toolbar keyboard and number pad will run you $160 and $150, respectively, through the 3dDecors Etsy shop. Sure, something more advanced and customizable like a Loupedeck or Palette system would be more functional, but if you want a physical manifestation of the Photoshop toolbar, this is probably your best bet.

Image credits: Header image created using photo by João Silas, CC0