Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Illustrator CS4 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
Keys for selecting tools
Shft + OArtboard tool
VSelection tool
ADirect Selection tool
YMagic Wand tool
QLasso tool
PPen tool
Shft + BBlob Brush tool
+ (plus)Add Anchor Point tool
- (minus)Delete Anchor Point tool
Shft + CConvert Anchor Point tool
TType tool
MRectangle tool
LEllipse tool
BPaintbrush tool
NPencil tool
RRotate tool
OReflect tool
SScale tool
Shft + RWarp tool
EFree Transform tool
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
CScissors tool
HHand tool
ZZoom tool
Press OptnSwitch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool
Keys for viewing artwork
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
FToggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full Screen Mode
Double-click Hand toolFit imageable area in window
Double-click Zoom toolMagnify 100%
SpacebarSwitch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
Spacebar + CmndSwitch to Zoom tool in magnify mode
Spacebar + Cmnd + OptnSwitch to Zoom tool in reduce mode
SpacebarMove Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool
Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 3Hide unselected artwork
Optn-drag guideConvert between horizontal and vertical guide
Cmnd + Shft-double-click guideRelease guide
Cmnd + Shft + HShow/Hide artboards
Cmnd + Optn + RShow/Hide artboard rulers
Cmnd + Optn + 0 (zero)View all artboards in window
EscExit Artboard tool mode
Shft-dragCreate artboard inside another artboard
Cmnd + 'Navigate to next document
Cmnd + Shft + 'Navigate to previous document
Cmnd + Optn + 'Navigate to next document group
Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 'Navigate to previous document group
EscExit Full Screen mode
Optn + vSave multiple artboards to Illustrator CS3 or earlier format
Keys for drawing
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
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%
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
] (right square bracket)Increase size of Blob Brush
[ (left square bracket)Decrease size of Blob Brush
ShftConstrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically
Keys for selecting
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
CmndSwitch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool)
OptnSwitch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool
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
Optn-clickSubtract from selection with Magic Wand tool
Shft-dragAdd to selection with Lasso tool
Optn-dragSubtract from selection with Lasso tool
Caps LockChange pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool
Cmnd + Optn + ASelect artwork in active artboard
Keys for moving selections
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 2Lock all deselected artwork
Hold down ShftConstrain movement to 45º angle (except when using Reflect tool)
Set keyboard increments in General Preferences
Keys for editing shapes
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
OptnSwitch Pen tool to Convert Anchor Point tool
OptnSwitch between Add Anchor Point tool and Delete Anchor Point tool
OptnSwitch Scissors tool to Add Anchor Point tool
OptnSwitch Pencil tool to Smooth tool
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
Optn + Shape modeTurn shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel into Pathfinder commands
Keys for painting objects
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
XToggle between fill and stroke
DSet fill and stroke to default
Shft + XSwap fill and stroke
>Select gradient fill mode
<Select color fill mode
/ (forward slash)Select no stroke/fill mode
Optn + Eyedropper toolSample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient
Optn + Shft-click + Eyedropper toolSample style and append appearance of currently selected item
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
Keys for working with Live Paint groups
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Optn-click + Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke
Optn + Shft-click + Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch 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
Optn + Shft-click + Live Paint Selection 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
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
Keys for transforming objects
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Optn-clickSet origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
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
Keys for working with type
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
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 + ReturnInsert soft return
Cmnd + Optn + KHighlight kerning
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)Increase or decrease kerning and tracking
Cmnd + Optn + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times
Optn + Shft + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease baseline shift
ShftSwitch between Type and Vertical Type, Area Type and Vertical Area Type, and Path Type and Vertical Path Type tools
Optn-click Type toolSwitch between Area Type and Type, Path Type and Area Type, and Vertical Path Type and Vertical Area Type tools
To change the increment value for type shortcuts, choose Illustrator > Preferences >Type . Enter the values you want in the Size/Leading, Baseline Shift, and Tracking text boxes, and click OK.
Keys for using panels
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Optn-click New buttonSet options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches, and Symbols panels)
Optn-click Delete buttonDelete without confirmation (except for Layers panel)
Shft + ReturnApply value and keep text box active
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
Shft + TabShow/Hide all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel
Keys for the Actions panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
Optn-click New Action buttonBegin recording actions without confirmation
Keys for the Brushes panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Double-click brushOpen Brush Options dialog box
Drag brush to New Brush buttonDuplicate brush
Keys for the Character and Paragraph panels
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
Keys for the Color panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Cmnd-click color barSelect the complement for the current color fill/stroke
Optn-click color barChange the nonactive fill/stroke
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
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 values for RGB
Keys for the Gradient panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Optn-dragDuplicate color stops
Optn-drag color stop onto another color stopSwap color stops
Optn-click swatch in the Swatches panelApply swatch color to active (or selected) color stop
Cmnd-click Gradient Fill box in the Gradient panelReset the gradient fill to default black and white linear gradient
Cmnd + Optn + GShow/Hide gradient arrow
Optn-drag end point of gradient arrowModify angle and end-point together
Shft-dragConstrain Gradient tool or Gradient arrow while dragging
GView Gradient arrow in selected gradient filled object
Keys for the Layers panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
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
Cmnd + Optn-click New Layer buttonPlace layer below selected layer
Optn-drag selectionCopy the selection to a new layer, sublayer, or group
Keys for the Swatches panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Cmnd-click New Swatch buttonCreate new spot color
Cmnd + Shft-click New Swatch buttonCreate new global process color
Optn-drag a swatch over anotherReplace swatch with another
Cmnd + Optn-click in the swatch color listSelect swatch by name (using keyboard)
Keys for the Transform panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
Shft + ReturnApply a value and keep focus in edit field
Optn + ReturnApply a value and copy object
Cmnd + ReturnApply a value and scale option proportionately for width or height
Keys for the Transparency panel
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
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
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
This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips.
F1Invoke Help
F2Cut
F3Copy
F4Paste
F5Show/hide Brushes panel
F6Show/hide Color panel
F7Show/hide Layers panel
F8Create new symbol
Cmnd + F8Show/hide Info panel
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
Shft + Cmnd + F9Show/hide Pathfinder panel
Shft + Cmnd + F10Show/hide Transparency panel
Shft + Cmnd + F11Show/hide Symbols panel