Saturday, August 8, 2020

Adobe Illustrator Shortcut Key

 Keys For Selecting Tools #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift + OArtboard tool
02VSelection tool
03ADirect Selection tool
04YMagic Wand tool
05QLasso tool
06PPen tool
07Shift + BBlob Brush tool
08+ (plus)Add Anchor Point tool
09– (minus)Delete Anchor Point tool
10Shift + CConvert Anchor Point tool
11TType tool
12\ (backslash)Line Segment tool
13MRectangle tool
14LEllipse tool
15BPaintbrush tool
16NPencil tool
17RRotate tool
18OReflect tool
19SScale tool
20Shift + RWarp tool
21Shift+WWidth Tool
22EFree Transform tool
23Shift+MShape Builder Tool
24Shift+PPerspective Grid Tool
25Shift+VPerspective Selection Tool
26Shift + SSymbol Sprayer tool
27JColumn Graph tool
28UMesh tool
29GGradient tool
30IEyedropper tool
31WBlend tool
32KLive Paint Bucket tool
33Shift + LLive Paint Selection tool
34Shift + KSlice tool
35Shift + EEraser tool
36CScissors tool
37HHand tool
38ZZoom tool
39Press AltSwitch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool

 Keys For Viewing Artwork #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01FToggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full Screen Mode
02Double-click Hand toolFit imageable area in window
03Double-click Zoom toolMagnify 100%
04SpacebarSwitch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)
05Ctrl + SpacebarSwitch to Zoom tool in magnify mode
06Ctrl + Alt + SpacebarSwitch to Zoom tool in reduce mode
07SpacebarMove Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool
08Control + Alt + Shift + 3Hide unselected artwork
09Alt-drag guideConvert between horizontal and vertical guide
10Ctrl + Shift-double-click guideRelease guide
11Ctrl + Shift + HShow/Hide artboards
12Ctrl + Alt + RShow/Hide artboard rulers
13Ctrl + Alt + 0 (zero)View all artboards in window
14Ctrl+Shift+VPaste in place on the active artboard
15EscExit Artboard tool mode
16Shift-dragCreate artboard inside another artboard
17Ctrl+clickSelect multiple artboards in the Artboards panel
18Ctrl + F6Navigate to next document
19Ctrl + Shift + F6Navigate to previous document
20Ctrl + Alt + F6Navigate to next document group
21Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F6Navigate to previous document group
22EscExit Full Screen mode
23Alt + vSave multiple artboards to Illustrator CS3 or earlier format

 Keys For Drawing #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift-dragonstrain a shape’s proportions or orientation
02spacebar-dragMove a shape while drawing it
03Alt-dragDraw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares)
04Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays
05Start dragging, then hold down CtrlKeep the inner radius of a star constant
06Alt-dragKeep the sides of a star straight
07Start dragging, then hold down CSwitch between an open and closed arc
08Start dragging, then hold down FFlip an arc, keeping the reference point constant
09Start dragging, then Alt-dragAdd or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral
10Start dragging then Ctrl-dragChange the decay rate of a spiral
11Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down ArrowAdd or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid
12Start dragging, then press the Right Arrow or Left ArrowAdd or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid
13Start dragging, then press FDecrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10%
14Start dragging, then press VIncrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10%
15Start dragging, then press XDecrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%
16Start dragging, then press CIncrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%
17Alt-click Live Trace in the Control panelCreate and expand a Live Trace object in one step
18] (right square bracket)Increase size of Blob Brush
19[ (left square bracket)Decrease size of Blob Brush
20ShiftConstrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically
21Shift+DSwitch through drawing modes
22Select the paths, then press Ctrl+JJoin two or more paths
23Select the paths, then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+jCreate corner or smooth join

 Keys For Drawing in Perspective #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift+PPerspective Grid Tool
02Shift+VPerspective Selection Tool
03Ctrl+Shift+IPerspective Grid
04Press the number 5 key, then click and drag the objectMoving objects perpendicularly
05Use the Perspective Selection tool and then press 1 for left grid, 2 for horizontal grid, 3 for right grid, or 4 for no active gridSwitching perspective planes
06Ctrl+Alt+dragCopying objects in perspective
07Ctrl+DRepeat transforming objects in perspective
08Shift+DSwitching between drawing modes

 Keys For Selecting #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01CtrlSwitch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool)
02AltSwitch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool
03Shift-clickAdd to a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, Live Paint Selection tool, or Magic Wand tool
04Shift-clickSubtract a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, or LIve Paint Selection tool
05Alt-clickSubtract from selection with Magic Wand tool
06Shift-dragAdd to selection with Lasso tool
07Alt-dragSubtract from selection with Lasso tool
08Caps LockChange pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool
09Ctrl + Alt + ASelect artwork in active artboard
10Alt + c + oCreate crop marks around selected objec
11Press Ctrl+click twiceSelect behind an object
12Ctrl+click twiceSelect behind in isolation mode

 Keys For Moving Selections #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down ArrowMove selection in user-defined increments
02Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down ArrowMove selection in 10x user-defined increments
03Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 2Lock all deselected artwork
04Hold down ShiftConstrain movement to 45° angle (except when using Reflect tool)

 Keys For Editing Shapes #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01AltSwitch Pen tool to Convert Anchor Point tool
02Spacebar-dragMove current anchor point while drawing with Pen tool
03Alt-dragCut a straight line with Knife tool
04Shift + Alt-dragCut at 45° or 90° with Knife tool
05Alt + Shape modeUse shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel to create compound paths
06Alt+click the closed regionErase unwanted closed regions created using Shape Builder tool
07Shift+MSelect the Shape Builder tool
08Shift+click+dragDisplay rectangular marquee to easily merge multiple paths (when using Shape Builder tool)

 Keys For Painting Objects #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01XToggle between fill and stroke
02DSet fill and stroke to default
03Shift + XSwap fill and stroke
04>Select gradient fill mode
05<Select color fill mode
06/ (forward slash)Select no stroke/fill mode
07Shift + Eyedropper toolSample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient
08Alt + Shift-click + Eyedropper toolSample style and append appearance of currently selected item
09Ctrl + / (forward slash)Add new fill
10Ctrl + Alt + / (forward slash)Add new stroke
11Ctrl-click gradient button in Tools panel or Gradient panelReset gradient to black and white
12Alt + o + jOpen Mosaic options for selected raster object
13[Decrease Bristle brush size
14]Increase Bristle brush size
15Number keys 1 – 0Set Bristle brush paint opacity valu

 Keys for Working With Live Paint Groups #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click + Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke
02Alt + Shift-click + Live Paint Bucket toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient
03Shift + Live Paint Bucket toolSelect opposite Live Paint Bucket tool options (if Paint Fills and Paint Strokes are currently selected, switch to Paint Fills only)
04Double-click + Live Paint Bucket toolFill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces
05Triple-click + Live Paint Bucket toolFill all faces that have same fill and stroke all edges that have same stroke
06Alt-click + Live Paint Selection toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke
07Alt + Shift-click + Live Paint Selection toolSwitch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient
08Shift-click + Live Paint Selection toolAdd to/subtract from a selection
09Double-click + Live Paint Selection toolSelect all connected faces /edges with same fill/stroke
10Triple-click + Live Paint Selection toolSelect all faces/edges with same fill/stroke

 Keys for Transforming Objects #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-clickSet origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
02Alt-dragDuplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
03Tilde (~)-dragTransform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool

 Keys for Creating Variable Width Points #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift+clickSelect multiple width points
02Alt+dragCreate non-uniform widths
03Alt+drag the width pointCreate a copy of the width point
04Shift+dragChange the position of multiple width points
05DeleteDelete selected width point
06EscDeselect a width point

 Keys For Working With Type #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Right Arrow or Left ArrowMove one character right or left
02Up Arrow or Down ArrowMove up or down one line
03Ctrl + Right Arrow or Left ArrowMove one word right or left
04Ctrl + Up Arrow or Down ArrowMove up or down one paragraph
05Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow or Left ArrowSelect one word right or left
06Shift + Ctrl + Up Arrow or Down ArrowSelect one paragraph before or after
07Shift-clickExtend existing selection
08Ctrl + Shift + L, R, or CAlign paragraph left, right, or center
09Ctrl + Shift + JJustify paragraph
10Shift + EnterInsert soft return
11Ctrl + Alt + KHighlight kerning
12Ctrl + Shift + XReset horizontal scale to 100%
13Ctrl + Shift + > or <Increase or decrease type size
14Alt + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease leading
15Ctrl + Alt + QReset tracking/kerning to 0
16Alt + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease kerning and tracking
17Ctrl + Alt + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times
18Alt + Shift + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text)Increase or decrease baseline shift
19ShiftSwitch between Type and Vertical Type, Area Type and Vertical Area Type, and Path Type and Vertical Path Type tools
20AltSwitch between Area Type and Path Type, Vertical Area Type and Vertical Path Type tools

 Keys For Using Panels #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click New buttonSet options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches, and Symbols panels)
02Alt-click Delete buttonDelete without confirmation (except for Layers panel)
03Shift + EnterApply value and keep text box active
04Shift-clickSelect range of actions, brushes, layers, links, styles, or swatches
05Ctrl-clickSelect noncontiguous actions, brushes, layers (same level only), links, styles, or swatches
06TabShow/Hide all panels
07Shift + TabShow/Hide all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel

 Keys For the Actions Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click expansion triangleExpand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set
02Double-click folder iconSet options for action set
03Ctrl-click Play Current Selection buttonPlay a single command
04Alt-click New Action buttonBegin recording actions without confirmation

 Keys for The Brushes Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Double-click brushOpen Brush Options dialog box
02Drag brush to New Brush buttonDuplicate brush

 Keys for the Character and Paragraph Panels #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease the selected value by a small increment
02Shift + Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decreases the selected value by a large increment
03Ctrl + Alt + Shift + FHighlight the font name field in the Character panel

 Keys for The Color Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl-click color barSelect the complement for the current color fill/stroke
02Alt-click color barChange the nonactive fill/stroke
03Ctrl + Alt-click color barSelect the complement for the nonactive fill/stroke
04Ctrl + Shift-click color barSelect the inverse for the current fill/stroke
05Ctrl + Shift + Alt-click color barSelect the inverse for the nonactive fill/stroke
06Shift-click color barChange the color mode
07Shift-drag color sliderMove color sliders in tandem
08Double-click to right of a numerical fieldSwitch between percentage and 0-255 values for RGB

 Keys For The Gradient Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-dragDuplicate color stops
02Alt-drag color stop onto another stopSwap color stops
03Alt-click swatch in the Swatches panelApply swatch color to active (or selected) color stop
04Ctrl-click Gradient Fill box in the Gradient panelReset the gradient fill to default black and white linear gradient
05Ctrl + Alt + GShow/Hide gradient arrow
06Alt-drag end point of gradient annotatorModify angle and end-point together
07Shift-dragConstrain Gradient tool or Gradient annotator while dragging
08GView Gradient annotator in selected gradient filled object

 Keys For the Layers Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click layer nameSelect all objects on the layer
02Alt-click eye iconShow/hide all layers but the selected one
03Ctrl-click eye iconSelect Outline/Preview view for the selected layer
04Ctrl + Alt-click eye iconSelects Outline/Preview view for all other layers
05Alt-click lock iconLock/unlock all other layers
06Alt-click expansion triangleExpand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy
07Alt-click New Layer buttonSet options as you create new layer
08Alt-click New Sublayer buttonSet options as you create new sublayer
09Ctrl + Alt-click New Sublayer buttonPlace new sublayer at bottom of layer list
10Ctrl-click New Layer buttonPlace layer at top of layer list
11Ctrl + Alt-click New Layer buttonPlace layer below selected layer
12Alt-drag selectionCopy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group

 Keys for The Swatches Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl-click New Swatch buttonCreate new spot color
02Ctrl + Shift-click New Swatch buttonCreate new global process color
03Alt-drag a swatch over anotherReplace swatch with another

 Keys for The Transform Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift + EnterApply a value and keep focus in edit field
02Alt + EnterApply a value and copy object
03Ctrl + EnterApply a value and scale option proportionately for width or height

 Keys for The Transparency Panel #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click on mask thumbnailChange mask to grayscale image for editing
02Shift-click on mask thumbnailDisable opacity mask
03Shift-click on disabled mask thumbnailRe-enable opacity mask
04Click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease opacity in 1% increments
05Shift-click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down ArrowIncrease/decrease opacity in 10% increments

 Function Keys #

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01F1Invoke Help
02F2Cut
03F3Copy
04F4Paste
05F5Show/hide Brushes panel
06F6Show/hide Color pane
07F7Show/hide Layers panel
08F8Create new symbol
09Ctrl + F8Show/hide Info panel
10Ctrl + F9Show/hide Gradient panel
11Ctrl + F10Show/hide Stroke panel
12Ctrl + F11Show/hide Attributes panel
13F12Revert
14Shift + F5Show/hide Graphic Styles panel
15Shift + F6Show/hide Appearance panel
16Shift + F7Show/hide Align panel

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