Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Illustrator 9 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

Cmnd-NNew Document dialog box
Cmnd-OOpen dialog box
Cmnd-Shft-SSave As dialog box
Cmnd-Optn-SSave a Copy dialog box
Cmnd-Optn-PDocument Setup dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-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
Cmnd . (period key) or EscCancel
Open/Save dialog boxes
Cmnd-up arrowUp one folder level in Adobe Illustrator open/save dialog boxes
TabShow/hide all palettes
Shft-TabShow/hide all palettes except Toolbox
ReturnApply value in palette field in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-ReturnApply value in field, keep field selected
TabHighlight next field (pointer in palette)
Shft-TabHighlight previous field (pointer in palette)
Cmnd-YPreview/Outline view toggle
Cmnd-Optn-YPixel Preview view on/off in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-YOverprint Preview view on/off
Caps lockUse crosshair pointer (drawing tools)
Cmnd-HShow/Hide Edges
Double-click Hand toolDisplay entire artboard in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-0Fit In Window
Double-click Zoom tool or Cmnd-1100% view size
Optn-clickZoom out (Zoom tool selected)
Cmnd-Spacebar-click or Cmnd-Zoom in (any tool selected) in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- Spacebar-click or Cmnd-(minus)Zoom out (any tool selected) in Adobe Illustrator
Drag with Zoom tool, then Spacebar-dragAdjust Zoom marquee position
Drag Zoom tool or Cmnd-drag in Navigator palettZoom in on specific area of artboard
SpacebarUse Hand tool (any tool selected) in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-3Hide all unselected objects
Cmnd-Optn-3Show All
Cmnd-Shft-WShow/Hide Template(s)
Cmnd-Shft-BShow/Hide Bounding Box
Cmnd-Shft-DShow/Hide Transparency Grid in Adobe Illustrator
FStandard screen mode/Full screen mode
Cmnd-ZUndo last operation
Cmnd-Shft-ZRedo last undone operation in Adobe Illustrator
Create objects
Optn-dragDraw object from center using Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, or Ellipse tool
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 in Adobe Illustrator
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
OptnAlign shoulders as you draw with Star tool in Adobe Illustrator
CmndIncrease or decrease outer radius as you draw with Star tool or decay as you draw with Spiral tool
Cmnd-6Select Again (last used command on Edit menu > Select submenu) in Adobe Illustrator
CmndUse last-used selection tool (any non-selection tool chosen)
Cmnd-Ctrl-TabToggle between Selection tool and Direct-selection tool or Group-selection tool
OptnToggle between Group-selection and Direct-selection tools in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-ASelect All
Cmnd-Shft-ADeselect All
Cmnd-Optn-[- clickSelect an object hidden behind another object
Shft-dragAdd to selection with either lasso tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-dragSubtract from selection with either lasso tool
Double-click Selection toolMove dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-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
Cmnd-FPaste In Front
Cmnd-BPaste In Back
Optn-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
Cmnd-DTransform Again
~ dragTransform pattern fill, not object(any transform tool)
Start dragging, then Optn-dragTransform copy of object (any transform tool)
Modify value, then press Optn-ReturnTransform copy of object (Transform palette)
Modify W or H value, then press Cmnd-ReturnScale object uniformly (Transform palette) in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn-DTransform Each dialog box
Bounding box
Shft-drag handleScale object uniformly using bounding box(Free Transform or Selection tool)
Optn-drag handleResize object from center using bounding box in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn-BBlend > Make
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-BBlend > Release
Free Transform tool
Optn-drag a handleTransform from center in Adobe Illustrator
Start dragging corner handle, then Cmnd-dragDistort
Start dragging side handle, then Cmnd-dragSkew
Start dragging corner handle, then Cmnd-Optn-Make Perspective
OptnAdd-anchor-point and Delete-anchor-point tool toggle (either selected)
OptnUse Add-anchor-point tool (Scissors tool selected)
OptnUse Convert-anchor-point tool (Pen tool selected)
OptnSmooth and Pencil tools toggle in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-dragConstrain direction line angle to multiple of 45º with Direct-selection or Convert-anchor-point tool
Cmnd-JJoin two selected endpoints
Cmnd-Optn-JAverage two selected endpoints
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-JAverage and Join two selected endpoints
Drag, then Optn-releaseClose path while drawing with Pencil or Paintbrush tool
Optn-drag toolCut in a straight line with Knife tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-ShftCut in 45º increment with Knife tool
Fill & Stroke
F-10Show/Hide Stroke palette
DDefault fill/stroke
OptnEyedropper 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
Cmnd-I or F-6Show/Hide Color palette in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-click or drag color spectrum bar on Color pChange fill color if Stroke box on Toolbox is selected, or vice versa
Shft-click color spectrum barCycle through color models in Adobe Illustrator colors pallete
Shft-XSwap fill/stroke
Swatches palette
Cmnd-Optn-click list, start typingSelect a swatch name in Adobe Illustrator
F-7Show/Hide Layers palette
Restacking (keyboard)
Cmnd-Shft-]Bring To Front
Cmnd-Shft-[Send To Back
Cmnd-]Bring Forward
Cmnd-[Send Backward
Click selection square or Optn-click nameSelect layer, sublayer, group, or object
Shft-click squareAdd to selection in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-drag squareCopy selection to new layer, sublayer, group
Optn-click eye iconHide/show all other layers
Cmnd-click eye iconView a layer in Outline/Preview view in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- click eye iconView all other layers in Outline/ Preview view
Optn-click blank in second columnLock/unlock all other layers
Create top-level layers
Cmnd-LCreate layer above currently selected layer
Cmnd-click New Layer buttonCreate layer at top of list
Cmnd-Optn-click New LayerbuttonCreate layer below currently selected layer
Lock/unlock (keyboard)
Cmnd-2Lock (selected object)
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-2Lock all unselected objects
Cmnd-Optn-2Unlock All
Cmnd-TShow/Hide Character palette
Cmnd-MShow/Hide Paragraph palette
ReturnHard Return
Shft-ReturnSoft Return
Cmnd-Optn-Shft-MHighlight font field on Character palette in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Shft-TShow/hide Tab Ruler palette
Cmnd-Shft-(hyphen key)Force hyphenate a word
Cmnd-Shft-OCreate Outlines
Type tools
OptnUse Area Type tool (Type tool selected, over open path)
OptnUse Path Type tool (Type tool selected, over closed path) in Adobe Illustrator
Shft with any type toolSwitch to vertical/horizontal type tool equivalent as you create type
Double-click with any selection toolSwitch to Type tool when selecting type block
Selecting type
Double-clickSelect a word
Triple-clickSelect a paragraph
Cmnd-ASelect all the type in a block in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-left/right arrowMove insertion pointer left/right one word
Up/Down arrowMove insertion pointer up/down one line
Cmnd-Shft-LAlign left
Cmnd-Shft-CAlign center
Cmnd-Shft-RAlign right
Cmnd-Shft-FJustify last line
Point size
Cmnd-Shft->Increase point size in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Shft-<Decrease point size
Optn-down arrowIncrease leading
Optn-up arrowDecrease leading
Double-click leading button on Character paletteSet leading to the current font size in Adobe Illustrator
Horizontal scale
Cmnd-Shft-XReset horizontal scale to 100%
Optn-right arrowIncrease kerning/tracking in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-left arrowDecrease kerning/tracking
Cmnd-Optn right arrowIncrease kerning/tracking 5x
Cmnd-Optn left arrowDecrease kerning/tracking 5x
Cmnd-Shft-QReset kerning/tracking to 0
Baseline shift
Optn-Shft up arrowIncrease baseline shift
Optn-Shft down arrowDecrease baseline shift in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- Shft up arrowIncrease baseline shift 5x
Cmnd-Optn- Shft down arrowDecrease baseline shift 5x
Curly quotes
Optn Shft-]'
Optn Shft-["
F-5Show/Hide Brushes palette in Adobe Illustrator
Combine Paths
Cmnd-8Compound Path > Make
Cmnd-Optn-8Compound Path > Release
Cmnd-4Repeat last-used Pathfinder command in Adobe Illustrator
F-9Show/Hide Gradient palette
> (period)Reapply last-used gradient
Cmnd-click thumbnailReset gradient palette to black and white
Optn-dragDuplicate color stop
Optn-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
Optn-click with Gradient Mesh toolRemove mesh point
Clipping masks
Cmnd-7Clipping Mask > Make
Cmnd-Optn-7Clipping Mask > Release
Transparency palette
Optn-click mask thumbnailView only opacity mask in mask edit mode
Shft-click mask thumbnailDisable opacity mask in Adobe Illustrator Transparency pallete
Cmnd-Shft-EApply Last Effect
Cmnd-Optn-Shft-ELast Effect (reopen last effect dialog box)
Cmnd-/Add new fill
Cmnd-Optn-/Add new stroke
Optn-Shft-click with EyedropperSample style and append appearance of selected object
Cmnd-EApply Last Filter
Cmnd-Optn-ELast Filter (reopen last filter dialog box)
Precision Tools
Cmnd-RShow/Hide Rulers in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-;Show/Hide Guides
Cmnd-5Make Guides
Click selection square on Layers palette, then ComRelease Guides
Cmnd-Shft- double-click guideRelease a guide
Optn-drag new guideConvert guide between horizontal/vertical orientation
Cmnd-Optn-;Lock/Unlock Guides
Cmnd-�Show/Hide Grid in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Shft-"Snap To Grid
Cmnd-Optn-"Snap To Point (Pixel Preview off); Snap To Pixel (Pixel Preview on)
Cmnd-USmart Guides
Shft-drag with toolConstrain Measure tool to multiple of 45º
Cmnd-KGeneral Preferences dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-SSave for Web
Cmnd-Shft-PPage Setup/Print Setup dialog box
Cmnd-PPrint dialog box
F-8Show/Hide Info
Cmnd-Optn- Shft-KKeyboard Shortcuts dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd-Shft-?Illustrator Help (online)