Normal vs. Gamer Hand

Normal vs. Gamer Hand

Normal vs. Gamer Hand

by Steve Napierski to Articles

Something a little more complicated would be a normal person’s hand versus a Photoshop users hand. I’m honestly not even sure how to chart that.

original: DailyFailCenter
updated version: Dueling Analogs

Discussion (14)¬

  1. Seth Kauderer
    Seth Kauderer says:
    December 3, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Pretty much.

  2. Nathaniel Koester
    Nathaniel Koester says:
    December 3, 2012 at 2:30 am #

    Pinky=Shift, Control

  3. hydrocow
    hydrocow says:
    December 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    being left handed it is, thumb to pinky on the right hand, ctrl, left, up/down/shift, right, numpad0.

    • H3xx
      H3xx says:
      December 3, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      That seems kind of compact to me. I would use, from thumb to pinky, right arrow, numpad4, numbapd8/5, numpad6, and numpadEnter. I say would because I’m right handed, not left handed.

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:
    December 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Oooo, I just noticed, no comics by Steve for the entire months of October AND November!

    PS. Guest strips don’t count. On a related note, I guess there was no Guest Comic month this year (unless it became Guest 2 Comics for 2 Months).

  5. Jimmy Yeh
    Jimmy Yeh says:
    December 3, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Not to mention LP, MP, HP and LK, MK, MP for the FGC.
    And the ridiculous amount of hotkeys for the RTS crowd.

  6. Yue
    Yue says:
    December 3, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    And for a console gamer, Thumb is analog stick/d-pad, pointer and middle finger are L1/L2 (or only the pointer, depends on the person), which leave the ring and little finger being nameless.. or “support”.

    • Rob
      Rob says:
      December 3, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      the pinky and ring fingers are the controller gripps, or holders.

    • Xuncu
      Xuncu says:
      December 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      They are then, in fact, the legendary “Fings”

  7. Ajani Thomas
    Ajani Thomas says:
    December 4, 2012 at 1:24 am #


  8. Sabbo
    Sabbo says:
    December 4, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Photoshop is… complicated. Although, if you’re the kind to not use shortcuts, then it’s a bit simpler. Either way though, it’s not really chartable. (Even among right-handers, I’ve seen a lot of variation among which Shift/Ctrl/Alt/Command key to use for each shortcut.)

  9. Fran Núñez
    Fran Núñez says:
    December 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    True truth

  10. Nicholas Rall
    Nicholas Rall says:
    December 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    I do that too. I find it a lot easier than using your pinkie.

  11. Carsten Saße
    Carsten Saße says:
    August 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Q, W,E, R
    D or F.