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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. 1. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Adobe Illustrator CS5 mac win Comments (0) Edit Add login/ register     Account My Shortcuts Login/ Register Platforms: Linux Shortcuts Mac OS Shortcuts Windows Shortcuts Web Applications New Windows Shortcuts: GroupWise 2012 Sticky Notes  Adobe Photoshop CS6 Microsoft Word 2012 Site: About/ Blog Discuss Add Page Request Page Give Feedback   Adobe Illustrator CS5 Shortcuts   Uploaded by max, updated on 11/13/2012 by bernd Platform: Windows/ English  PDF    Print   Hide all   Show all Table of Contents: 1. Function Keys 2. Selecting Tools 3. Viewing Artwork 4. Drawing 5. Drawing in perspective 6. Keys for selecting 7. Moving Selection 8. Editing Shapes 9. Painting Objects 10. Live Paint Groups 11. Transforming Objects 12. Creating variable width points 13. Working with Type 14. Panel Shortcuts 15. Additional Shortcuts 1. Function Keys F1 Help F2 / F3 / F4 Cut / Copy / Paste F5 Show/hide Brushes panel F6 Show/hide Color panel F7 Show/hide Layers panel F8 Create new symbol Ctrl + F8 Show/hide Info panel Ctrl + F9 Show/hide Gradient panel A wiki-style reference database for keyboard shortcuts
  2. 2. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Ctrl + F10 Show/hide Stroke panel Ctrl + F11 Show/hide Attributes panel F12 Revert Shift + F5 Show/hide Graphic Styles panel Shift + F6 Show/hide Appearance panel Shift + F7 Show/hide Align panel Shift + F8 Show/hide Transform panel Shift + Ctrl + F9 Show/hide Pathfinder panel Shift + Ctrl + F10 Show/hide Transparency panel Shift + Ctrl + F11 Show/hide Symbols panel Ctrl + Shift + i Show/hide perspective grid ▲ up 2. Selecting Tools Shift + o Artb o ard tool v Selection tool a Direct Selection tool y Magic Wand tool q Lasso tool p P en tool Shift + b B lob Brush tool + Add Anchor Point tool = Delete Anchor Point tool Shift + c C onvert Anchor Point tool t T ype tool Line Segment tool m Rectangle tool l E l lipse tool
  3. 3. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] b Paint b rush tool n Pe n cil tool r R otate tool o Reflect tool s S cale tool Shift + r Wa r p tool Shift + w W idth tool e Fr e e Transform tool Shift + m Shape Builder tool Shift + p P erspective Grid tool Shift + v Perspecti v e Selection tool Shift + s S ymbol Sprayer tool j Column Graph tool u Mesh tool g G radient tool i Eyedropper tool w Blend tool k Live Paint Buc k et tool Shift + l Live Paint Se l ection tool Shift + k Slice tool Shift + e E raser tool c S c issors tool h H and tool z Z oom tool Alt Switch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool ▲ up 3. Viewing Artwork f Toggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full
  4. 4. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Screen Mode Double-click Hand tool Fit imageable area in window Double-click Zoom tool Magnify 100% Space Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode) Ctrl + Space Switch to Zoom tool in magnify mode Ctrl + Alt + Space Switch to Zoom tool in reduce mode Space Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 3 Hide unselected artwork Alt +drag guide Convert between horizontal and vertical guide Ctrl + Shift +double- click guide Release guide Ctrl + Shift + h Show/ H ide artboards Ctrl + Alt + r Show/Hide artboard r ulers Ctrl + Alt + 0 (zero) View all artboards in window Ctrl + Shift + v Paste in place on the active artboard Esc Exit Artboard tool mode Shift +drag Create artboard inside another artboard Ctrl +click Select multiple artboards in the Artboards panel Ctrl + F6 Navigate to next document Ctrl + Shift + F6 Navigate to previous document Ctrl + Alt + F6 Navigate to next document group Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F6 Navigate to previous document group Esc Exit Full Screen mode ▲ up 4. Drawing Shift +drag Constrain a shape’s proportions or orientation to: (1) equal height and width for rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, and grids, (2) Increments of 45° for line and arc segments, or (3) Original orientation for polygons, stars, and flares Spacebar +drag Move a shape while drawing it
  5. 5. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Alt +drag Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares) Alt +drag Keep the sides of a star straight Start dragging, then Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays Start dragging, then Up Arrow / Down Arrow Keep the inner radius of a star constant Start dragging, then Right Arrow / LeftArrow Add or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid Start dragging, then Up Arrow / Down Arrow Add or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid Start dragging, then c Switch between an open and closed ar c Start dragging, then f Flip an arc, keeping the re f erence point constant Start dragging, then Alt +drag Add or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral Start dragging then Ctrl +drag Change the decay rate of a spiral Start dragging, then f Decrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Start dragging, then v Increase the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Start dragging, then x Decrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Start dragging, then c Increase the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Alt +click Live Trace in the Control panel, or hold down Alt and select a tracing preset. Create and expand a Live Trace object in one step ] / [ Increase size / decrease size of Blob Brush Shift Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically Shift + d Switch through d rawing modes Select the paths, then press Ctrl + j Join two or more paths Select the paths, then press Shift + Ctrl + Alt + j Create corner or smooth join ▲ up
  6. 6. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] 5. Drawing in perspective Shift + p P erspective Grid Tool Shift + v Perspective Selection Tool Ctrl + Shift + i Perspective Gr i d Press 5 key, then click and drag the object Moving objects perpendicularly Use the Perspective Selection tool and then press 1 ... 4 Switching perspective planes 1 for left grid, 2 for horizontal grid, 3 for right grid, or 4 for no active grid Ctrl + Alt +drag Copying objects in perspective Ctrl + d Repeat transforming objects in perspective Shift + d Switching between drawing modes ▲ up 6. Keys for selecting Ctrl Switch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool) Alt Switch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool Shift +click Add to a selection (or substract a selection) with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, Live Paint Selection tool, or Magic Wand tool Alt +click Subtract from selection with Magic Wand tool Shift +drag Add to selection with Lasso tool Alt +drag Subtract from selection with Lasso tool Caps Lock Change pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool Ctrl + Alt + a Select a rtwork in active artboard Alt + c + o Create cr o p marks around selected object Ctrl +click twice Select behind an object or select behind in isolation mode ▲ up 7. Moving Selection Arrow Keys Move selection in user-defined increments
  7. 7. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Shift + Arrow Keys Move selection in 10x user-defined increments Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 2 Lock all deselected artwork Hold down Shift Constrain movement to 45° angle (except when using Reflect tool) ▲ up 8. Editing Shapes Alt - Switch Pen tool to Convert Anchor Point tool - Switch between Add Anchor Point tool and Delete Anchor Point tool - Switch Scissors tool to Add Anchor Point tool - Switch Pencil tool to Smooth tool Spacebar +drag Move current anchor point while drawing with Pen tool Alt +drag Cut a straight line with Knife tool Shift + Alt -drag Cut at 45° or 90° with Knife tool Alt +Shape mode Use shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel to create compound paths Alt +click the closed region Erase unwanted closed regions created using Shape Builder tool Shift + m Select the Shape Builder tool Shift +click+drag Display rectangular marquee to easily merge multiple paths (when using Shape Builder tool) ▲ up 9. Painting Objects x Toggle between fill and stroke d Set fill and stroke to default Shift + x Swap fill and stroke > Select gradient fill mode < Select color fill mode / Select no stroke/fill mode Shift Eyedropper tool Sample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient Alt + Shif +click + Eyedropper tool Sample style and append appearance of currently selected item Ctrl + /
  8. 8. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Add new fill Ctrl + Alt + / Add new stroke Ctrl +click gradient button in Tools or Gradient panel Reset gradient to black and white Alt + o + j Open Mosaic options for selected raster object [ / ] Decrease Bristle brush size / Increase Bristle brush size 1 , 2 ,... 0 Set Bristle brush paint opacity value to 1 0%, 2 0% etc. 0 increases to 100% ▲ up 10. Live Paint Groups Alt +click + Live Paint Bucket tool Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke Alt + Shift +click + Live Paint Bucket tool Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image Shift + Live Paint Bucket tool Select opposite Live Paint Bucket tool options Double-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Fill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces Triple-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Fill all faces that have same fill and stroke all edges that have same stroke Alt +click + Live Paint Selection tool Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke Alt + Shift +click + Live Paint Selection tool Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient Shift +click + Live Paint Selection tool Add to/subtract from a selection Double-click + Live Paint Selection tool Select all connected faces /edges with same fill/stroke Triple-click + Live Paint Selection tool Select all faces/edges with same fill/stroke ▲ up 11. Transforming Objects Alt +click Set origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool Alt +drag Duplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool Transform pattern (independent of object)
  9. 9. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] ~ +drag when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool ▲ up 12. Creating variable width points Shift +click Select multiple width points Alt +drag Create non-uniform widths Alt +drag the width point Create a copy of the width point Shift +drag Change the position of multiple width points Delete Delete selected width point Esc Deselect a width point ▲ up 13. Working with Type Right Arrow / Left Arrow Move one character right or left Up Arrow / Down Arrow Move up or down one line Ctrl + Right Arrow / Left Arrow Move one word right or left Ctrl + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Move up or down one paragraph Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow / Left Arrow Select one word right or left Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow / Left Arrow Select one paragraph before or after Shift +click Extend existing selection Ctrl + Shift + l , r , c Align paragraph l eft, r ight, or c enter Ctrl + Shift + j J ustify paragraph Shift + Enter Insert soft return Ctrl + Alt + k Highlight k erning Ctrl + Shift + x Reset horizontal scale to 100% Ctrl + Shift + > / Ctrl + Shift + < Increase type size / decrease type size Increase or decrease leading (for
  10. 10. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Alt + Up Arrow / Down Arrow horizontal text, vor vertical text use Alt + Right Arrow / Left Arrow ) Double-click leading icon in the Character panel Set leading to the type size Ctrl + Alt + q Reset tracking/kerning to 0 Alt + Right Arrow / Left Arrow Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Alt + Up Arrow / Down Arrow ) Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow / Left Arrow Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times(for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow / Down Arrow ) Alt + Shift + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase or decrease baseline shift (for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Alt + Shift + Right Arrow / Left Arrow ) Shift Switch between Type and Vertical Type, Area Type and Vertical Area Type, and Path Type and Vertical Path Type tools Alt Switch between Area Type and Path Type, Vertical Area Type and Vertical Path Type tools ▲ up 14. Panel Shortcuts Alt +click New button Set options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches, and Symbols panels) Alt +click Delete button Delete without confirmation (except for Layers panel) Shift + Enter Apply value and keep text box active Shift +click Select range of actions, brushes, layers, links, styles, or swatches Ctrl +click Select noncontiguous actions, brushes, layers (same level only), links, styles, or swatches Tab Show/Hide all panels Shift + Tab Show/Hide all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel Actions panel Alt +click expansion triangle Expand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set Double-click folder icon Set options for action set Ctrl +click Play Current Selection button Play a single command
  11. 11. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Alt +click New Action button Begin recording actions without confirmation Brushes Panel Double-click brush Open Brush Options dialog box Drag brush to New Brush button Duplicate brush Character and Paragraph panels Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase/decrease the selected value by a small increment Shift + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase/decreases the selected value by a large increment Ctrl + Alt + Shift + f Highlight the font name field in the Character panel Color Panel Ctrl +click color bar Select the complement for the current color fill/stroke Alt +click color bar Change the nonactive fill/stroke Ctrl + Alt +click color bar Select the complement for the nonactive fill/stroke Ctrl + Shift +click color bar Select the inverse for the current fill/stroke Ctrl + Shift + Alt +click color bar Select the inverse for the nonactive fill/stroke Shift +click color bar Change the color mode Shift +drag color slider Move color sliders in tandem Double-click to right of a numerical field Switch between percentage and 0-255 values for RGB Layers Panel Alt-click layer name Select all objects on the layer Alt-click eye icon Show/hide all layers but the selected one Ctrl-click eye icon Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer Ctrl + Alt-click eye icon Selects Outline/Preview view for all other layers Alt +click lock icon Lock/unlock all other layers Alt +click expansion triangle Expand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy Alt +click New Layer Set options as you create new layer
  12. 12. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] button Alt +click New Sublayer button Set options as you create new sublayer Ctrl + Alt +click New Sublayer button Place new sublayer at bottom of layer list Ctrl +click New Layer button Place layer at top of layer list Ctrl + Alt +click New Layer button Place layer below selected layer Alt +drag selection Copy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group Swatches Panel Alt +click layer name Select all objects on the layer Alt +click eye icon Show/hide all layers but the selected one Ctrl +click eye icon Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer Ctrl + Alt +click eye icon Selects Outline/Preview view for all other layers Alt +click lock icon Lock/unlock all other layers Alt +click expansion triangle Expand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy Alt +click New Layer button Set options as you create new layer Alt +click New Sublayer button Set options as you create new sublayer Ctrl + Alt +click New Sublayer button Place new sublayer at bottom of layer list Ctrl +click New Layer button Place layer at top of layer list Ctrl + Alt +click New Layer button Place layer below selected layer Alt +drag selection Copy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group Swatches Panel Ctrl +click New Swatch button Create new spot color Ctrl + Shift +click New Swatch button Create new global process color Alt +drag a swatch over another Replace swatch with another Transform Panel
  13. 13. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Shift + Enter Apply a value and keep focus in edit field Alt + Enter Apply a value and copy object Ctrl + Enter Apply a value and scale option proportionately for width or height Transparency Panel Alt +click on mask thumbnail Change mask to grayscale image for editing Shift +click on mask thumbnail Disable opacity mask Shift +click on disabled mask thumbnail Re-enable opacity mask Click opacity field + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase/decrease opacity in 1% increments Shift +click opacity field + Up Arrow / Down Arrow Increase/decrease opacity in 10% increments ▲ up 15. Additional Shortcuts These were created by Arthur (http://shortcutworld.local/user.php? l=en&user=4979) as separate page; merged them here. Some may already in large list, but many are not. Merged by Bernd Selecting and Moving Ctrl To access Selection or Direction Selection tool (whichever was used last) at any time Ctrl + Alt + Tab To switch between Selection and Direct Selection tools Alt +click tool To cycle through tools behind column tool Alt To make copy while dragging Shift To add to a selection Arrow Keys Move Selection Shift + Arrow Keys Move Selection 10 pts Ctrl + 2 Lock selected artwork Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 2 Lock all deselected artwork Ctrl + Alt + 2 Unlock all artwork Ctrl + 3 Hide selected artwork
  14. 14. 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CS5. http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Adobe-Illustrator_CS5.html[2013-07-05 08:49:29 PM] Shortcuts published under Creative Common License where possible. Website: Copyright 2006-2013. Terms of Use Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 3 Hide all deselected artwork Ctrl + Alt + 3 Show all artwork Path Editing Ctrl + Alt + Shift + j Join and Average at same time Alt Convert Anchor Point tool from Pen tool Alt Switch between Add Anchor Point and Delete Anchor Point tools Alt Add Anchor Point tool from Scissors tool Space Move anchor point while drawing with Pen tool When finished drawing, hold Alt and release mouse Create closed path with Pencil or Paintbrush tool Ctrl +drag Connect to an open (& selected) path with Pencil ▲ up   Sources: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Online Help

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