Affinity Designer keyboard shortcuts

Affinity Designer
Alt + Ctrl + I

Resize Document

Alt + Ctrl + C

Resize Canvas

↑   Shift + Mouse left click

Select multiple

Alt + Mouse left click

Select overlapping layer content

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Reset Selection Box

;

Toggle Snapping

Ctrl

Erase with Pixel Tool

X

Switch between Stroke/Fill (or Color 1/Color 2) color selectors (Color and Swatches panels)

↑   Shift + X

Swap Stroke/Fill (or Color 1/Color 2) color selectors

/

Set No fill on Stroke/Fill (or Color 1/Color 2) color selectors

O

Toggle between Crop Tool overlays (Crop Tool enabled)

↑   Shift + O

Flip golden spiral overlay (Crop Tool enabled)

Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag attribute text label) Modify attribute listed on a panel or dialog

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↑   Shift + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Move with horizontal, vertical or diagonal constraint

↑   Shift + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag rotation / corner handle) Rotate in 15° intervals

Mouse left click + Mouse movement then Mouse right click

(drag corner handle then hold down right mouse button) Rotate around opposite corner

Esc

Cancel a sizing, moving, or creating operation

Ctrl + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag from a corner handle) Resize from center

Ctrl + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Mirror shearing

← ↑ → ↓

Nudging

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Nudging (10x measurement units)

↑   Shift + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag from a corner handle) Resize maintaining aspect ratio

Ctrl

Edit curves as you draw

Alt + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag control handle) Creates cusp node (sharp corner)

↑   Shift + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

(drag control handle) Snap a curve's control handle to 45° intervals

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Convert to Curves

Ctrl + N

New Document

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + N

New From Clipboard

Ctrl + O

Open Document

Ctrl + W

Close Document/Close App (when no documents open)

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Switch Document/View

Ctrl + S

Save

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save As

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + S

Export

Ctrl + P

Print

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G

Flood Fill Tool / Gradient cycle

H

View Tool

V

Move Tool

I

Color Picker Tool

C

Crop Tool

W

Selection Tools cycle

P

Pen and Node Tool cycle

Z

Zoom Tool

S

Clone Tool

U

Shape Tools cycle

T

Text Tools cycle

O

Dodge, Burn and Sponge Brush Tool cycle

J

Retouch Tools cycle

B

Painting Tools cycle

E

Erase Tools cycle

M

Marquee Selection Tools cycle

L

Free hand Selection Tool

P

Liquify Push Forward Tool

L

Liquify Push Left Tool

T

Liquify Twirl Tool

U

Liquify Pinch Tool

B

Liquify Turbulence Tool

C

Liquify Mesh Clone Tool

R

Liquify Reconstruct Tool

F

Liquify Freeze Tool

W

Liquify Thaw Tool

Z

Liquify Zoom Tool

H

Liquify View Tool

W

White Balance Tool

R

Red Eye Removal Tool

L

Blemish Removal Tool

B

Overlay Paint Tool

E

Overlay Erase Tool

G

Overlay Gradient Tool

C

Crop Tool

Z

Zoom Tool

H

View Tool

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S

Slice Tool

L

Layer Select Tool

A

Transform Source Image Tool

L

Add To Source Image Mask Tool

U

Erase From Source Image Mask Tool

Alt + Ctrl + A

Select All Layers

Ctrl + G

Group

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Ungroup

Ctrl + J

Duplicate

Ctrl + I

Invert

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Move to Front

Ctrl + ]

Move Forward One

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Move to Back

Ctrl + [

Move Back One

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + H

Show All

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + L

Unlock All

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

New Layer

Ctrl + E

Merge Down

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Merge Selected

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + E

Merge Visible

F

Toggle between Frequency Separation layers

Ctrl + \ + P

Edit Live Projection

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Alt + Mouse left click + Mouse movement

Picks up a new brush color

Num 0 - Num 9

Change selected layer content/brush tool's opacity

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Increase/decrease brush width

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Mouse right click + Alt + Mouse movement

(drag left / right) Decrease/increase brush width with on-screen readout

Mouse right click + Alt + Mouse movement

(drag up / down) Decrease/increase brush hardness with on-screen readout

↑   Shift + Mouse left click

Paint a brush stroke along a straight line

Ctrl + +

Bigger text

Ctrl + <

Smaller text

Ctrl + Alt + +

Precise bigger text

Ctrl + Alt + <

Precise smaller text

Alt +

Tighten

Alt +

Loosen

Ctrl + Alt +

Tighten More

Ctrl + Alt +

Loosen More

Ctrl + B

Bold

Ctrl + I

Italic

Ctrl + U

Underline

Ctrl + T

Show Character

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Show Typography

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + =

Superscript

Ctrl + Alt + -

Subscript

Ctrl + Alt + L

Align Left

Ctrl + Alt + C

Align Center

Ctrl + Alt + R

Align Right

Ctrl + Alt + |

Justify Left

Alt +

Increase Paragraph Leading

Alt +

Decrease Paragraph Leading

Ctrl + Alt +

Precise Increase Paragraph Leading

Ctrl + Alt +

Precise Decrease Paragraph Leading

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Raise Baseline

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Lower Baseline

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift +

Precise Raise Baseline

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift +

Precise Lower Baseline

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ;

Spelling Options

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Line Break

Alt + Space

Non Breaking Space

Alt + -

En Dash

Alt + ↑   Shift + -

Em Dash

Ctrl + =

Zoom In

Ctrl + -

Zoom Out

Ctrl + 0

Zoom to Fit

Mouse double click

(double click on Zoom Tool icon) Zoom to Fit

Ctrl + 1

(double click on Zoom Tool icon) (Zoom to) 100%

Ctrl + 2

(Zoom to) 200%

Ctrl + 3

(Zoom to) 400%

Ctrl + 4

(Zoom to) 800%

Ctrl + 8

(Zoom to) Actual Size

Ctrl + 9

(Zoom to) Pixel Size

Space + Ctrl + Mouse left click

Hot key zoom in

Space + Alt + Mouse left click

Hot key zoom out

H

View Tool

Space

Hot key panning

Mouse wheel up and down

Scroll vertically up/down

↑   Shift + Mouse wheel up and down

Scroll horizontally left/right

Ctrl + `

Switch between views

Ctrl + R

Show Rulers

Ctrl + ;

Show Guides

Ctrl + '

Show Grid

'

Grid Plane cycle

,

Split View cycle (not Photo Persona)

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Ctrl + A

Select All

Ctrl + D

Deselect

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Invert Pixel Selection

Mouse left click + Mouse right click + Mouse movement

(drag down) Add to selection (Marquee/Free hand selection tools only)

Alt

Remove from selection

Ctrl + B

Grow/Shrink

↑   Shift + F6

Feather

Ctrl + Alt + R

Refine Edges

← ↑ → ↓

Move selection in 1-pixel increments

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Move selection in 10-pixel increments

Ctrl + Mouse left click

(click layer thumbnail) Selection from layer

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

Selection from layer

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Mouse left click

(click layer thumbnail) Selection from layer luminance

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Mouse left click

(click on page) Polygon selection (Freehand Selection Tool only)

Q

Quick Mask

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Show/Hide Studio (panels)

Ctrl + Alt + T

Show/Hide Toolbar

⭾ Tab

Toggle UI

Ctrl + H

Hide Workspace

Ctrl + L

Levels (Adjustment)

Ctrl + U

HSL (Adjustment)

Ctrl + I

Invert (Adjustment)

Ctrl + M

Curves (Adjustment)

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + B

Black and White (Adjustment)

Ctrl + F

Repeat Filter

Ctrl + A

Mask All

Ctrl + D

Clear Mask

Ctrl + I

Invert Mask

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Ctrl + ,

Preferences

Source: Affinity help

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