Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Illustrator 9 Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-NNew Document dialog box
Ctrl-OOpen dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Shft-SSave As dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-SSave a Copy dialog box
Ctrl-Alt-PDocument Setup dialog box
Ctrl-QQuit/Exit Illustrator
QDirect-select Lasso
EFree Transform
JColumn Graph
UGradient Mesh
Dialog boxes
TabHighlight next field/option in Adobe Illustrator dialog boxes
Shft-TabHighlight previous field/option
TabShow/hide all palettes
Shft-TabShow/hide all palettes except Toolbox
EnterApply value in palette field in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-EnterApply value in field, keep field selected
TabHighlight next field (pointer in palette)
Shft-TabHighlight previous field (pointer in palette)
Ctrl-YPreview/Outline view toggle
Ctrl-Alt-YPixel Preview view on/off in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-YOverprint Preview view on/off
Caps lockUse crosshair pointer (drawing tools)
Ctrl-HShow/Hide Edges
Double-click Hand toolDisplay entire artboard in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-0Fit In Window
Double-click Zoom tool or Ctrl-1100% view size
Alt-clickZoom out (Zoom tool selected)
Ctrl-Spacebar-click or Ctrl-+Zoom in (any tool selected)
Ctrl-Alt-Spacebar-click or Ctrl--(minus)Zoom out (any tool selected)
Drag with Zoom tool, then Spacebar-dragAdjust Zoom marquee position
Drag Zoom tool or Ctrl-drag in Navigator paletteZoom in on specific area of artboard
SpacebarUse Hand tool (any tool selected)
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-3Hide all unselected objects in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-3Show All
Ctrl-Shft-WShow/Hide Template(s)
Ctrl-Shft-BShow/Hide Bounding Box
Ctrl-Shft-DShow/Hide Transparency Grid
F with menu bar/Full screen modeStandard screen mode/Full screen mode
Ctrl-ZUndo last operation in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Shft-ZRedo last undone operation
Create objects
Alt-dragDraw object from center using Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, or Ellipse tool in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-dragDraw circle with Rectangle or Rounded Rectangle tool; square with Ellipse tool
Polygon, Star, Spiral tools
SpacebarMove object as you draw with Polygon, Star, or Spiral tool
ShftConstrain orientation as you draw with Polygon, Star, or Spiral tool
Up or down arrowAdd or subtract sides as you draw with the Polygon tool, points as you draw with the Star tool, or segments as you draw with the Spiral tool
AltAlign shoulders as you draw with Star tool
CtrlIncrease or decrease outer radius as you draw with Star tool or decay as you draw with Spiral tool
Ctrl-6Select Again (last used command on Edit menu > Select submenu)
CtrlUse last-used selection tool (any non-selection tool chosen)
Ctrl-TabToggle between Selection tool and Direct-selection tool or Group-selection tool
AltToggle between Group-selection and Direct-selection tools
Ctrl-ASelect All in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Shft-ADeselect All
Ctrl-Alt-[-clickSelect an object hidden behind another object
Shft-dragAdd to selection with either lasso tool in Adobe Illustrator
Alt-dragSubtract from selection with either lasso tool
Double-click Selection toolMove dialog box
Alt-dragDrag copy of object
Any arrow keyMove selected object the current Keyboard Increment (Preferences > General)
Shft-arrow keyMove selection 10x Keyboard Increment in Adobe Illustrator
ShftConstrain movement to multiple of 45º
Ctrl-FPaste In Front
Ctrl-BPaste In Back
Alt-clickTransform tool dialog/set origin (any transform tool except Free Transform)
Shft-dragTransform object along multiple of 45º (Shear, Reflect, Rotate tool)
Shft-dragScale object uniformly (Scale, Free Transform tools)
F-11Show/Hide Attributes palette in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-DTransform Again
~ dragTransform pattern fill, not object(any transform tool)
Start dragging, then Alt-dragTransform copy of object (any transform tool) in Adobe Illustrator
Modify value, then press Alt-EnterTransform copy of object (Transform palette)
Modify W or H value, then press trl-EnterScale object uniformly (Transform palette)
Ctrl-Alt-DTransform Each dialog box
Bounding box
Shft-drag handleScale object uniformly using bounding box(Free Transform or Selection tool)
Alt-drag handleResize object from center using bounding box in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-BBlend > Make
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-BBlend > Release
Free Transform tool
Alt-drag a handleTransform from center
Start dragging corner handle, then Ctrl-dragDistort
Start dragging side handle, then Ctrl-dragSkew
Start dragging corner handle, then Ctrl-Alt-Shft-Make Perspective
AltAdd-anchor-point and Delete-anchor-point tool toggle (either selected)
AltUse Add-anchor-point tool (Scissors tool selected)
AltUse Convert-anchor-point tool (Pen tool selected)
AltSmooth and Pencil tools toggle in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-dragConstrain direction line angle to multiple of 45º with Direct-selection or Convert-anchor-point tool
Ctrl-JJoin two selected endpoints
Ctrl-Alt-JAverage two selected endpoints
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-JAverage and Join two selected endpoints
Drag, then Alt-releaseClose path while drawing with Pencil or Paintbrush tool
Alt-drag toolCut in a straight line with Knife tool in Adobe Illustrator
Alt-ShftCut in 45º increment with Knife tool
Fill & Stroke
F-10Show/Hide Stroke palette
DDefault fill/stroke
AltEyedropper and Paint Bucket tool toggle (either one selected)
XFill/Stroke box toggle (Toolbox and Color palette)
< (comma)Apply last-used solid color in Adobe Illustrator
/Apply fill/stroke of None
Color palette
Ctrl-I or F-6Show/Hide Color palette
Alt-click or drag color spectrum bar on Color paleChange fill color if Stroke box on Toolbox is selected, or vice versa
Shft-click color spectrum barCycle through color models in Adobe Illustrator Color pallete
Shft-XSwap fill/stroke
Swatches palette
Ctrl-Alt-click list, start typing name nameSelect a swatch name in Adobe Illustrator Swatches pallete
F-7Show/Hide Layers palette in Adobe Illustrator
Restacking (keyboard)
Ctrl-Shft-]Bring To Front
Ctrl-Shft-[Send To Back in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-]Bring Forward
Ctrl-[Send Backward
Click selection square or Alt-click nameSelect layer, sublayer, group, or object
Shft-click squareAdd to selection in Adobe Illustrator
Alt-drag-squareCopy selection to new layer, sublayer, group
Alt-click eye iconHide/show all other layers
Ctrl-click eye iconView a layer in Outline/Preview view
Ctrl-Alt-click eye iconView all other layers in Outline/ Preview view
Alt-click blank box in second columnLock/unlock all other layers in Adobe Illustrator
Create top-level layers
Ctrl-LCreate layer above currently selected layer
Ctrl-click New Layer buttonCreate layer at top of list
Ctrl-Alt-click New Layer buttonCreate layer below currently selected layer
Lock/unlock (keyboard)
Ctrl-2Lock (selected object)
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-2Lock all unselected objects
Ctrl-Alt-2Unlock All
Ctrl-TShow/Hide Character palette
Ctrl-MShow/Hide Paragraph palette
EnterHard Return
Shft-EnterSoft Return
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-MHighlight font field on Character palette
Ctrl-Shft-TShow/hide Tab Ruler palette
Ctrl-Shft-(hyphen key)Force hyphenate a word in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Shft-OCreate Outlines
Type tools
AltUse Area Type tool (Type tool selected, over open path)
AltUse Path Type tool (Type tool selected, over closed path)
Shft with any type toolSwitch to vertical/horizontal type tool equivalent as you create type in Adobe Illustrator
Double-click with any selection toolSwitch to Type tool when selecting type block
Selecting type
Double-clickSelect a word
Triple-clickSelect a paragraph in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-ASelect all the type in a block
Ctrl-left/right arrowMove insertion pointer left/right one word
Up/Down arrowMove insertion pointer up/down one line
Ctrl-Shft-LAlign left
Ctrl-Shft-CAlign center
Ctrl-Shft-RAlign right
Ctrl-Shft-FJustify last line
Point size
Ctrl-Shft->Increase point size in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Shft-<Decrease point size
Alt-down arrowIncrease leading
Alt-up arrowDecrease leading
Double-click leading button on Character paletteSet leading to the current font size in Adobe Illustrator
Horizontal scale
Ctrl-Shft-XReset horizontal scale to 100%
Alt-right arrowIncrease kerning/tracking in Adobe Illustrator
Alt-left arrowDecrease kerning/tracking
Ctrl-Alt right arrowIncrease kerning/tracking 5x
Ctrl-Alt left arrowDecrease kerning/tracking 5x
Ctrl-Shft-QReset kerning/tracking to 0
Baseline shift
Alt-Shft up arrowIncrease baseline shift
Alt-Shft down arrowDecrease baseline shift
Ctrl-Alt-Shft up arrowIncrease baseline shift 5x
Ctrl-Alt-Shft down arrowDecrease baseline shift 5x
Curly quotes
Alt-0146 (numeric keypad only)'
F-5Show/Hide Brushes palette in Adobe Illustrator
Combine Paths
Ctrl-8Compound Path > Make
Ctrl-Alt-8Compound Path > Release
Ctrl-4Repeat last-used Pathfinder command in Adobe Illustrator
F-9Show/Hide Gradient palette in Adobe Illustrator
> (period)Reapply last-used gradient
Ctrl-click thumbnailReset gradient palette to black and white
Alt-dragDuplicate color stop
Alt-click swatchApply swatch color to active color stop in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-drag with Gradient Mesh toolMove mesh point along one of its lines
Shft-click with Gradient Mesh toolAdd mesh point using adjacent mesh color
Alt-click with Gradient Mesh toolRemove mesh point
Clipping masks
Ctrl-7Clipping Mask > Make
Ctrl-Alt-7Clipping Mask > Release
Transparency palette
Alt-click mask thumbnailView only opacity mask in mask edit mode in Adobe Illustrator Transparency palette
Shft-click mask thumbnailDisable opacity mask
Ctrl-Shft-EApply Last Effect
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-ELast Effect (reopen last effect dialog box)
Ctrl-/Add new fill
Ctrl-Alt-/Add new stroke
Alt-Shft-click with EyedropperSample style and append appearance of selected object in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-EApply Last Filter in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-ELast Filter (reopen last filter dialog box)
Precision Tools
Ctrl-RShow/Hide Rulers
Ctrl-;Show/Hide Guides
Ctrl-5Make Guides
Click selection square on Layers palette, then CtrRelease Guides
Ctrl-Shft- double-click guideRelease a guide
Alt-drag new guideConvert guide between horizontal/vertical orientation in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-;Lock/Unlock Guides
Ctrl-"Show/Hide Grid
Ctrl-Shft-"Snap To Grid
Ctrl-Alt-"Snap To Point (Pixel Preview off); Snap To Pixel (Pixel Preview on)
Ctrl-USmart Guides
Shft-drag with toolConstrain Measure tool to multiple of 45º
Ctrl-KGeneral Preferences dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-SSave for Web
Ctrl-Shft-PPage Setup/Print Setup dialog box
Ctrl-PPrint dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
F-8Show/Hide Info
Ctrl-Alt-Shft-KKeyboard Shortcuts dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
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