Adobe Illustrator keyboard shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 years ago
- Shortcuts
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Ctrl + Z

Undo

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Z

Redo

0
Ctrl + X

Cut

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Ctrl + C

Copy

0
Ctrl + V

Paste

0
Ctrl + F

Paste in front

-1
Ctrl + B

Paste at back

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + B

Paste in place

-1
Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + B

Paste on all artboards

1
Ctrl + I

Check spelling

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + K

Open the Color Settings dialog box

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + K

Open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box

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Ctrl + K

Open the Preferences dialog box

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Ctrl + N

Create a document

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + N

Create a document from a template

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Alt + Ctrl + N

Create a document without opening the New Document dialog box

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Ctrl + O

Open a document

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + P

Place a file in the document

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + I

Open the File Information dialog box

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Alt + Ctrl + P

Open the Document Setup dialog box

0
Alt + Ctrl + O

Browse in Adobe Bridge

0
Ctrl + W

Close the document window

-1
Ctrl + S

Save changes made to the document

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + S

Open the Save As dialog box

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Alt + Ctrl + S

Save a copy of the document

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Ctrl + F12

Save the document as script files

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Alt + Ctrl + E

Open the Export for screens dialog box

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + S

Open the Save For Web dialog box

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + P

Package the document

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Ctrl + P

Print

0
Ctrl + Q

Exit the application

-1
↑   Shift + O

Artboard tool

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V

Selection tool

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A

Direct Selection tool

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Y

Magic Wand tool

0
Q

Lasso tool

0
P

Pen tool

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↑   Shift + ~

Curvature tool

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↑   Shift + B

Blob Brush tool

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+

Add Anchor Point tool

1
-

Delete Anchor Point tool

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↑   Shift + C

Switch to Anchor Point tool

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T

Type tool

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↑   Shift + T

Touch Type tool

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\

Line Segment tool

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M

Rectangle tool

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L

Ellipse tool

0
B

Paintbrush tool

0
N

Pencil tool

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↑   Shift + N

Shaper tool

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R

Rotate tool

0
O

Reflect tool

-1
S

Scale tool

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↑   Shift + R

Warp tool

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↑   Shift + W

Width tool

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E

Free Transform tool

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↑   Shift + M

Shape Builder Tool

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↑   Shift + P

Perspective Grid Tool

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↑   Shift + V

Perspective Selection Tool

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↑   Shift + S

Symbol Sprayer tool

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J

Column Graph tool

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U

Mesh tool

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G

Gradient tool

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I

Eyedropper tool

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W

Blend tool

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K

Live Paint Bucket tool

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↑   Shift + L

Live Paint Selection tool

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↑   Shift + K

Slice tool

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↑   Shift + E

Eraser tool

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C

Scissors tool

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H

Hand tool

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Z

Zoom tool

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Alt

Switch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool

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F

Toggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full Screen Mode

-1

(double click Hand tool) Fit imageable area in window

1

(double click Zoom tool) Magnify 100%

1
Ctrl + 1

Magnify 100%

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Space

Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode)

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Ctrl + Space

Switch to Zoom tool in magnify mode

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Ctrl + Alt + Space

Switch to Zoom tool in reduce mode

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Space

Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + B

Hide bounding box

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Control + Alt + ↑   Shift + 3

Hide unselected artwork

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Alt +
+

(drag guide) Convert between horizontal and vertical guide

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

(double click guide) Release guide

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Ctrl + H

Show document template

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Show/Hide artboards

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Ctrl + R

Show/Hide artboard rulers

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + D

Show transparency grid

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Ctrl + Alt + 0

View all artboards in window

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste in place on the active artboard

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Esc

Exit Artboard tool mode

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↑   Shift +
+

Create artboard inside another artboard

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Ctrl +

Select multiple artboards in the Artboards panel

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Ctrl + F6

Navigate to next document

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F6

Navigate to previous document

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Ctrl + Alt + F6

Navigate to next document group

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + F6

Navigate to previous document group

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Ctrl + Y

Toggle between Outline and GPU Preview of the document

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Ctrl + E

Toggle between GPU and CPU Preview of the document

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + Y

View the document in Overprint Preview mode

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Alt + Ctrl + Y

View the document in Pixel Preview mode

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Esc

Exit Full Screen mode

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Ctrl + =

Zoom in

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Ctrl + -

Zoom out

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Ctrl + ;

Hide guides

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Alt + Ctrl + ;

Lock guides

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Ctrl + 5

Make guides

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Alt + Ctrl + 5

Release guides

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Ctrl + U

Show/ hide smart guides

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Show/ hide perspective grid

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Ctrl + '

Show grid

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + '

Snap to grid

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Alt + Ctrl + '

Snap to point

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Ctrl + `

Switch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool)

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Alt

Switch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool

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↑   Shift +

Add to a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, Live Paint Selection tool, or Magic Wand tool

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↑   Shift +

Subtract a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, or Live Paint Selection tool

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Alt +

Subtract from selection with Magic Wand tool

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↑   Shift +
+

Add to selection with Lasso tool

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Alt +
+

Subtract from selection with Lasso tool

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⇪ Caps Lock

Change pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool

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Ctrl + Alt + A

Select artwork in active artboard

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Alt + C + O

Create crop marks around selected object

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Ctrl + A

Select all

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + A

Deselect

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Ctrl + 6

Reselect

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Alt + Ctrl + ]

Select the object above the current selection

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Alt + Ctrl + [

Select the object below the current selection

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Ctrl +
then

Select behind an object

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Ctrl +
then

Select behind in isolation mode

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Ctrl + G

Group the selected artwork

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + G

Ungroup the selected artwork

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Ctrl + 2

Lock a selection

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Alt + Ctrl + 2

Unlock a selection

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Ctrl + 3

Hide a selection

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Alt + Ctrl + 3

Show all selections

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← ↑ → ↓

Move selection in user-defined increments

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↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Move selection in 10x user-defined increments

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + 2

Lock all deselected artwork

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↑   Shift

(hold) Constrain movement to 45° angle (except when using Reflect tool)

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Ctrl + ]

Bring a selection forward

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + ]

Move a selection to the front

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Ctrl + [

Send a selection backward

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + [

Move a selection to the back

Note: Set keyboard increments in General Preferences (Ctrl/ Cmd + K).
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↑   Shift +
+

Constrain a shape’s proportions or orientation to: equal height and width for rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, and grids

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↑   Shift +
+

Increments of 45° for line and arc segments

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↑   Shift +
+

Original orientation for polygons, stars, and flares

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Space +
+

Move a shape while drawing it

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Alt +
+

Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares)

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Alt +
+

Keep the sides of a star straight

  Start dragging, then press one of these shortcuts:
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↑  ↓

Increase or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays

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Ctrl

(hold down) Keep the inner radius of a star constant

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C

(hold down) Switch between an open and closed arc

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F

(hold down) Flip an arc, keeping the reference point constant

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Alt +
+

Add or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral

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Ctrl +
+

Change the decay rate of a spiral

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↑  ↓

Add or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid

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←  →

Add or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid

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F

Decrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10%

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V

Increase the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10%

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X

Decrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%

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C

Increase the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10%

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]

Increase size of Blob Brush

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[

Decrease size of Blob Brush

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↑   Shift

Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically

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↑   Shift + D

Switch through drawing modes

Select the paths, then use those shortcuts:
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Ctrl + J

Join two or more paths

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Alt + Ctrl + J

Average two or more paths

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt + J

Create corner or smooth join

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0
Ctrl + 8

Create a compound path

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + 8

Release a compound path

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F8

Edit a pattern

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↑   Shift + P

Perspective Grid Tool

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↑   Shift + V

Perspective Selection Tool

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Perspective Grid

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5 +
+

(drag object) Moving objects perpendicularly

  Use the Perspective Selection tool and then press 1 for left grid, 2 for horizontal grid, 3 for right grid, or 4 for no active grid.
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Ctrl + Alt +
+

Copying objects in perspective

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Ctrl + D

Repeat transforming objects in perspective

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↑   Shift + D

Switching between drawing modes

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Alt

Switch Pen tool to Convert Anchor Point tool

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Alt

Switch between Add Anchor Point tool and Delete Anchor Point tool

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Alt

Switch Scissors tool to Add Anchor Point tool

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Alt

Switch Pencil tool to Smooth tool

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Space +
+

Move current anchor point while drawing with Pen tool

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Alt +
+

Cut a straight line with Knife tool

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↑   Shift + Alt +
+

Cut at 45° or 90° with Knife tool

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Alt +

(click Shape mode) Use shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel to create compound paths

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Alt +

(click the closed region) Erase unwanted closed regions created using Shape Builder tool

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↑   Shift + M

Select the Shape Builder tool

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↑   Shift +
+

Display rectangular marquee to easily merge multiple paths (when using Shape Builder tool)

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↑   Shift + }

Increase the intensity of symbols (when using Symbolism tool)

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↑   Shift + {

Decrease the intensity of symbols (when using Symbolism tool)

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Alt + Ctrl + B

Blend objects

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + B

Finish adding objects to the blend

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Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Distort objects using a warp-shaped envelope

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Alt + Ctrl + M

Distort objects using a mesh as the shape of the envelope

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Alt + Ctrl + C

Distort objects using another object as the shape of the envelope

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Alt +

(click Live Paint Bucket tool) Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

(click Live Paint Bucket tool) Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient

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↑   Shift +

(click Live Paint Bucket tool) Select opposite Live Paint Bucket tool options (if Paint Fills and Paint Strokes are currently selected, switch to Paint Fills only)

0
+

(click Live Paint Bucket tool) Fill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces

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+

(click Live Paint Bucket tool) Fill all faces that have same fill and stroke all edges that have same stroke

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Alt +

(click Live Paint Selection tool) Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke

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Alt + ↑   Shift +

(click Live Paint Selection tool) Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient

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↑   Shift +

(click Live Paint Selection tool) Add to/subtract from a selection

0

(click Live Paint Selection tool) Select all connected faces /edges with same fill/stroke

0
Triple +

(click Live Paint Selection tool) Select all faces/edges with same fill/stroke

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Alt +

Set origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool

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Alt +
+

Duplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool

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~ +
+

Transform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool

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Ctrl + D

Reapply a transformation to an object

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Ctrl + 4

Apply last pathfinder effect to the selected object

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + M

Move an object

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + D

Open the Transform Each dialog box

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Ctrl + 7

Make a clipping mask

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Alt + Ctrl + 7

Release a clipping mask

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X

Toggle between fill and stroke

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D

Set fill and stroke to default

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↑   Shift + X

Swap fill and stroke

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>

Select gradient fill mode

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Alt + Ctrl + G

Hide gradient annotator (when using the Gradient tool)

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<

Select color fill mode

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/

Select no stroke/fill mode

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↑   Shift +

(click Eyedropper tool) Sample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient

-1
Alt + ↑   Shift +

(click Eyedropper tool) Sample style and append appearance of currently selected item

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Ctrl + /

Add new fill

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Ctrl + Alt + /

Add new stroke

0
Ctrl +

(click gradient button in Tools panel or Gradient panel) Reset gradient to black and white

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Alt + Ctrl + X

Make Live Paint (when using the Paint Bucket tool)

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[

Decrease Bristle brush size

0
]

Increase Bristle brush size

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↑   Shift +

Select multiple width points

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Alt +
+

Create non-uniform widths

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Alt +
+

(click the width point) Create a copy of the width point

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↑   Shift +
+

Change the position of multiple width points

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Del

Delete selected width point

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Esc

Deselect a width point

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←  →

Move one character left or right

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↑  ↓

Move up or down one line

0
Ctrl + ←  →

Move one word left or right

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Ctrl + ↑  ↓

Move up or down one paragraph

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + ←  →

Select one word left or right

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + ↑  ↓

Select one paragraph before or after

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↑   Shift +

Extend existing selection

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Align paragraph left

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Align paragraph right

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Align paragraph center

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + J

Justify text left

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + F

Justify all lines

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + C

Toggle line composer

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↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert soft return

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Ctrl + Alt + K

Highlight kerning

-1
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + X

Reset horizontal scale to 100%

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + .

or , Increase or decrease font size

0
Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + .

Increase or decrease font size by steps

0
or Alt + Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ,
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Alt + ↑  ↓

Increase or decrease leading (horizontal text)

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Alt + ←  →

Increase or decrease leading (vertical text)

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Alt + Ctrl + K

Select tracking value

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Ctrl + Alt + Q

Reset tracking/kerning to 0

0
Alt + ←  →

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (horizontal text)

0
Alt + ↑  ↓

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (vertical text)

0
Ctrl + Alt + ←  →

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (horizontal text)

0
Ctrl + Alt + ↑  ↓

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times (vertical text)

0
Alt + ↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Increase or decrease baseline shift (horizontal text)

0
Alt + ←  →

Increase or decrease baseline shift (vertical text)

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↑   Shift

Switch between Type and Vertical Type, Area Type and Vertical Area Type, and Path Type and Vertical Path Type tools

0
Alt

Switch between Area Type and Path Type, Vertical Area Type and Vertical Path Type tools

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + O

Create outlines

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Ctrl + T

Open the Character panel

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Alt + Ctrl + T

Open the Paragraph panel

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + T

Open the Tabs panel

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + T

Open the OpenType panel

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Alt + 8

Insert bullets

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Alt + G

Insert copyright symbol

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Alt + ;

Insert ellipsis

0
Alt + 7

Insert paragraph symbol

0
Alt + 6

Insert section symbol

0
Alt + 2

Insert trademark symbol

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Alt + R

Insert registered trademark symbol

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↑   Shift + Ctrl + =

Superscript

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Alt + ↑   Shift + Ctrl + =

Subscript

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Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Insert em dash

0
Alt + -

Insert en dash

0