Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Illustrator CS2 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

Selecting and Moving
Cmd (Cmnd)To access Selection or Direction Selection tool (whichever was used last) at any time
Cmd-Optn-TabTo switch between Selection and Direction Selection tools in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-click toolTo switch between Direct Selection and Group Selection
OptnTo make copy while dragging
ShftTo add to a selection
Any arrow keyMove Selection
Cmd-2Lock selected artwork
Cmd-Optn-Shft-2Lock all deselected artwork
Cmd-Optn-2Unlock all artwork
Cmd-Optn-Shft-3Hide all deselected artwork in Adobe Illustrator
Cmd-Optn-3Show all artwork
Path Editing
Cmd-Optn-Shft-JJoin and Average at same time
OptnConvert Anchor Point tool from Pen tool
OptnSwitch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tools
OptnAdd Anchor Point tool from Scissors tool in Adobe Illustrator
SpacebarMove anchor point while drawing with Pen tool
when finished drawing, hold Optn and release mouseCreate closed path with Pencil or Paintbrush tool
Cmd-dragConnect to an open (& selected) path with Pencil
Painting and Transforming
OptnTemporarily Switch from Live Paint Bucket to Eyedropper
ShftSamples intermediate color from gradient, picture, etc. with eyedropper
Optn-click with ToolSets center point and shows dialog
Optn-dragDuplicates and transforms selection in Adobe Illustrator
~(tilde)-dragTransform pattern without transforming object
Shft-drag bounding boxScale proportionally with Selection tool
Optn-drag bounding boxScale from center with Selection tool
Shft-dragMove mesh point along path with Mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-clickAdd mesh point with Mesh tool without changing color
Optn-clickRemove mesh point with Mesh tool
Shapes (while drawing)
OptnDraw from center
Optn-clickDraw from center with dialog when drawing shapes in Adobe Illustrator
ShftConstrain proportion
ShftConstrain orientation of polygons, stars, spirals
SpacebarMove object while drawing
Up or Down ArrowAdd/subtract sides, points, spiral segments
CmdDecrease inner radius in Adobe Illustrator
hold ~ while DraggingCreate Continuous duplicates along mouse movement
Viewing & Guides
SpacebarGet Hand Tool (while NOT editing Type)
Hold Cmd, then Space. Then continue holding Space but let go of CmdGet Hand tool (while editing Type)
Cmd-SpacebarZoom In Tool
Cmd-Optn-SpacebarZoom Out Tool in Adobe Illustrator
Cmd-Spacebar-dragZoom In to exact size
TabHide/Show all tools and palettes
Shft-TabHide/Show all palettes except toolbox
hold Optn while dragging out a new guideSwitch between horizontal/vertical guide in Adobe Illustrator
Cmd-Shft-double-clickRelease Guide (turns it into a regular path)
Cmd-Shft-< or >Decrease/Increase type size
Optn arrow up or downDecrease/Increase leading
Optn arrow left or rightDecrease/Increase kerning/tracking
Cmd-Optn arrow left or rightKerning/tracking x 5 when working with type in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-Optn arrow down or upDecrease/Increase baseline shift
Cmd-Optn-Shft arrow down or upBaseline shift x 5
Cmd-Shft-L, R, CAlign type left, right, center
Cmd-Shft-JJustify type
Cmd-Shft-FJustify last line
Cmd-Shft-XReset horizontal/vertical scale to 100% when working with type in Adobe Illustrator
Cmd-Optn-QReset kerning or tracking to 0
Palette Shortcuts/Function Keys
F5Show/Hide Brushes
F6Show/Hide Color in Adobe Illustrator
F7Show/Hide Layers
F8Show/Hide Info
Cmd-F9Show/Hide Gradient
Cmd-F10Show/Hide Stroke
Cmd-F11Show/Hide Attributes in Adobe Illustrator
F12Revert file
Shft-F5Show/Hide Graphic Styles
Shft-F6Show/Hide Appearance
Shft-F7Show/Hide Align
Shft-F8Show/Hide Transform
Shft-Cmd-F9Show/Hide Pathfinder in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-Cmd-F10Show/Hide Transparency
Shft-Cmd-F11Show/Hide Symbols
Layers Palette Shortcuts
Cmd-click on eyeToggle layer between Preview/Outline mode
Optn-click on eyeShow layer while turningoff all others
Optn-click layer nameSelect all items on layer in Adobe Illustrator Layers pallete
Optn-drag selection square in Layers paletteCopy selected item to different layer
Cmd-clickTo create the new layer at the top of list in Adobe Illustrator Layers pallete
Cmd-Optn-clickTo create the new layer below selected layer
Color Palette Shortcuts
Shft-drag color sliderSaturate/Desaturate current color
Shft-click color barChange Color Mode in Adobe Illustrator Color pallete
Cmd-click color barSelect compliment of current color
Swatches Palette Shortcuts
Optn-drag new swatch over oldReplace a swatch with another
Shft-Return(In any palette) Apply a value, but keep value highlighted in palette
ADirect Selection
YMagic Wand
+Add Anchor point
-Delete Anchor point
Shft-CConvert Anchor point
\Line Segment
EFree Transform
Shft-SSymbol Sprayer
JColumn Graph
KLive Paint Bucket
Shft-LLive Paint Selection
XToggle between Fill & Stroke
Shft-XSwap Fill & Stroke
DDefault Fill & Stroke (white fill/black stroke)
<Fill or Stroke w/Color
>Fill or Stroke w/Gradient
/Fill or Stroke w/None
FCycle through Screen Modes