Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Illustrator CS3 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
Selecting tools
VSelection tool
ADirect Selection tool
YMagic Wand tool
QLasso tool
PPen tool
=+ (plus)Add Anchor Point tool
=- (minus)Delete Anchor Point tool
Shft + CConvert Anchor Point tool
TType tool in Adobe Illustrator
\ (backslash)Line Segment tool
MRectangle tool
LEllipse tool
BPaintbrush tool
NPencil tool
RRotate tool
OReflect tool
SScale tool
Shft + RWarp tool
EFree Transform tool in Adobe Illustrator
Shft + SSymbol Sprayer tool
JColumn Graph tool
UMesh tool
GGradient tool
IEyedropper tool
WBlend tool
KLive Paint Bucket tool
Shft + LLive Paint Selection tool
Shft + OCrop Area tool
Shft + KSlice tool
Shft EEraser tool in Adobe Illustrator
CScissors tool
HHand tool
ZZoom tool
Viewing artwork
FToggle between screen modes: Standard, Full,Full with menu bar, and Maximized
Double-click Hand toolFit imageable area in window
Double-click Zoom toolMagnify 100% in Adobe Illustrator
SpacebarSwitch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
Cmnd + SpacebarSwitch to Zoom tool in magnify mode
Cmnd + Optn + SpacebarSwitch to Zoom tool in reduce mode
SpacebarMove Zoom marquee while dragging with theZoom tool
Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 3Hide unselected artwork
Optn-drag guideConvert between horizontal and vertical guide
Cmnd Shft-double-click guideRelease guide in Adobe Illustrator
Drawing
Shft-dragConstrain a shape's proportions or orientation to: equal height and width for rectangles, rounded rectangles,ellipses, and grids Increments of 45º for line and arc segments Original orientation for polygons, stars, and flares
spacebar-dragMove a shape while drawing it
Optn-dragDraw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares)
Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease or decrease polygon sides, star points,arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays
Start dragging, then hold down CmndKeep the inner radius of a star constant
Optn-dragKeep the sides of a star straight
Start dragging, then hold down CSwitch between an open and closed arc in Adobe Illustrator
Start dragging, then hold down SFFlip an arc, keeping the reference point constant
Optn-dragAdd or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral
Cmnd-dragChange the decay rate of a spiral
Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down ArrowAdd or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid
Start dragging, then press the Right Arrow or Left ArrowAdd or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid
Start dragging, then press FDecrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10%
Start dragging, then press VIncrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% in Adobe Illustrator
Start dragging, then press XDecrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%
Start dragging, then press CIncrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%
Optn-click Live Trace in the Ctrl panel, or hold down Optn and select a tracing preset.Create and expand a Live Trace object in one step in Adobe Illustrator
Selecting
CmndSwitch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool,Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool)
OptnSwitch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool in Adobe Illustrator
Shft-clickAdd to a selection with Selection tool,Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, Live Paint Selection tool, or Magic Wand tool
Shft-clickSubtract a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, or Live Paint Selection tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-clickSubtract from selection with Magic Wand tool
Shft-dragAdd to selection with Lasso tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-dragSubtract from selection with Lasso tool
Caps LockChange pointer to cross hair for selected tools
Moving selections
Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down ArrowMove selection in user-defined increments
Shft + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down ArrowMove selection in 10x user-defined increments in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 2Lock all deselected artwork
Hold down ShftConstrain movement to 45º angle (except when using Reflect tool)
Editing shapes
OptnSwitch Pen tool to Convert Anchor Point tool
OptnSwitch between Add Anchor Point tool and Delete Anchor Point tool when editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator
OptnSwitch Scissors tool to Add Anchor Point tool
OptnSwitch Pencil tool to Smooth tool in Adobe Illustrator
Spacebar-dragMove current anchor point while drawing with Pen tool
Optn-dragCut a straight line with Knife tool
Shft Optn-dragCut at 45º or 90º with Knife tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn Shape modeTurn shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel into Pathfinder commands
Painting objects
XToggle between fill and stroke
DSet fill and stroke to default in Adobe Illustrator
Shft + XSwap fill and stroke
>Select gradient fill mode
<Select color fill mode
/ (forward slash)Select no stroke/fill mode
Shft Eyedropper toolSample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient
Optn Shft-click Eyedropper toolSample style and append appearance of currently selected item in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd + / (forward slash)Add new fill
Cmnd + Optn + / (forward slash)Add new stroke
Cmnd-click gradient button in Tools panel or Gradient panelReset gradient to black and white
Working with Live Paint groups
Optn-click Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke when working with Adobe Illustrator Live Paint groups
Optn Shft-click Live Paint BuckettoolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient
Shft Live Paint Bucket toolSelect opposite Live Paint Bucket tool options(if Paint Fills and Paint Strokes are currently selected, switch to Paint Fills only)
Double-click + Live Paint Bucket toolFill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces
Triple-click Live Paint Bucket toolFill all faces that have same fill and stroke all edges that have same stroke
Optn-click Live Paint Selection toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke when working with Adobe Illustrator Live Paint groups
Optn + Shft-click + Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient
Shft-click Live Paint Selection toolAdd to/subtract from a selection in Adobe Illustrator
Double-click + Live Paint Selection toolSelect all connected faces /edges with same fill/stroke
Triple-click + Live Paint Selection toolSelect all faces/edges with same fill/stroke
Transforming objects
Optn-clickSet origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-dragDuplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
Tilde (~)-dragTransform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool in Adobe Illustrator
Working with type
Right Arrow or Left ArrowMove one character right or left
Up Arrow or Down ArrowMove up or down one line
Cmnd + Right Arrow or Left ArrowMove one word right or left
Cmnd Up Arrow or Down ArrowMove up or down one paragraph in Adobe Illustrator
Shft + Cmnd + Right Arrow or Left ArrowSelect one word right or left
Shft + Cmnd + Up Arrow or Down ArrowSelect one paragraph before or after
Shft-clickExtend existing selection
Cmnd + Shft + L, R, or CAlign paragraph left, right, or center
Cmnd + Shft + JJustify paragraph
Shft + ReturnInsertsoft return
Cmnd Optn KHighlight kerning in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd + Shft + XReset horizontal scale to 100%
Cmnd + Shft + > or <Increase or decrease type size
Optn + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease leading
Double-click leading icon in the Character panelSet leading to the type size
Cmnd + Optn + QReset tracking/kerning to 0
Optn + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text)Add or remove space (kerning) between two characters
Cmnd + Optn + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text)Add or remove space (kerning) between charactersby five times the increment value
Optn + Shft + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease baseline shift in Adobe Illustrator
ShftSwitch between Type and Vertical Type, AreaType and Vertical Area Type, and Path Type and Vertical Path Typetools
Optn-click Type toolSwitch between Area Type and Type, Path Typeand Area Type, and Vertical Path Type and Vertical Area Type tools
Using panels
Optn-click New buttonSet options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches,and Symbols panels)
Optn-click Delete buttonDelete without confirmation (except for Layerspanel)
Shft ReturnApply value and keep text box active in Adobe Illustrator panels
Shft-clickSelect range of actions, brushes, layers, links,styles, or swatches
Cmnd-clickSelect noncontiguous actions, brushes, layers(same level only), links, styles, or swatches
TabShow/Hide all panels in Adobe Illustrator
Shft + TabShow/Hide all panels except the Tools panel andControl panel
Actions panel
Optn-click expansion triangleExpand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set
Double-click folder iconSet options for action set
Optn-click Play buttonPlay a single command in Adobe Illustrator
Optn-click New Action buttonBegin recording actions without confirmation
Brushes panel
Double-click brushOpen Brush Options dialog box
Drag brush to New Brush buttonDuplicate brush in Adobe Illustrator brushes panel
Character and Paragraph panels
Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease the selected value by a small increment
Shft Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decreases the selected value by a large increment
Cmnd Optn Shft FHighlight the font name field in the Character panel in Adobe Illustrator character and paragraph panels
Color panel
Cmnd-click color barSelect the complement for the current color fill/stroke
Optn-click color barChange the nonactive fill/stroke in Adobe Illustrator color panel
Cmnd + Optn-click color barSelect the complement for the nonactive fill/stroke
Cmnd + Shft-click color barSelect the inverse for the current fill/stroke
Cmnd Shft Optn-click color barSelect the inverse for the nonactive fill/stroke in Adobe Illustrator color panel
Shft-click color barChange the color mode
Shft-drag color sliderMove color sliders in tandem
Double-click to right of a numerical fieldSwitch between percentage and 0-255 valuesfor RGB
Gradient panel
Optn-dragDuplicate color stops in Adobe Illustrator gradient panel
Optn-drag color stop onto another color stopSwap color stops
Optn-click swatch in the Swatches panelApply swatch color to active (or selected) colorstop in Adobe Illustrator gradient panel
Layers panel
Optn-click layer nameSelect all objects on the layer
Optn-click eye iconShow/hide all layers but the selected one
Cmnd-click eye iconSelect Outline/Preview view for the selected layer
Cmnd + Optn-click eye iconSelects Outline/Preview view for all other layers
Optn-click lock iconLock/unlock all other layers in Adobe Illustrator layers panel
Optn-click expansion triangleExpand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy
Optn-click New Layer buttonSet options as you create new layer
Optn-click New Sublayer buttonSet options as you create new sublayer
Cmnd + Optn-click New Sublayer buttonPlace new sublayer at bottom of layer list
Cmnd-click New Layer buttonPlace layer at top of layer list in Adobe Illustrator layers panel
Cmnd + Optn-click New Layer buttonPlace layer below selected layer
Optn-drag selectionCopy the selection to a new layer, sublayer, orgroup
Swatches panel
Cmnd-click New Swatch buttonCreate new spot color
Cmnd Shft-click New Swatch buttonCreate new global process color in Adobe Illustrator swatches panel
Optn-drag a swatch over anotherReplace swatch with another
Cmnd + Optn-click in the swatch colorlistSelect swatch by name (using keyboard)
Transform panel
Shft + ReturnApply a value and keep focus in edit field
Optn ReturnApply a value and copy object in Adobe Illustrator transform panel
Cmnd + ReturnApply a value and scale option proportionatelyfor width or height
Transparency panel
Optn-click on mask thumbnailChange mask to grayscale image for editing
Shft-click on mask thumbnailDisable opacity mask
Shft-click on disabled mask thumbnailRe-enable opacity mask in Adobe Illustrator transparency panel
Click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease opacity in 1% increments
Shft-click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease opacity in 10% increments
Function keys
F1Invoke Help
F2Cut
F3Copy
F4Paste
F5Show/hide Brushes panel in Adobe Illustrator
F6Show/hide Color panel
F7Show/hide Layers panel
F8Create new symbol
Cmnd F8Show/hide Info panel in Adobe Illustrator
Cmnd + F9Show/hide Gradient panel
Cmnd + F10Show/hide Stroke panel
Cmnd + F11Show/hide Attributes panel
F12Revert
Shft + F5Show/hide Graphic Styles panel
Shft + F6Show/hide Appearance panel
Shft + F7Show/hide Align panel
Shft F8Show/hide Transform panel in Adobe Illustrator
Shft + Cmnd + F9Show/hide Pathfinder panel
Shft + Cmnd + F10Show/hide Transparency panel
Shft + Cmnd + F11Show/hide Symbols panel