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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Adobe Illustrator CS5 keyboard shortcuts

List of shortcut keys Shortcut Command

Keys for selecting toolsShft + O V A Y Q P Shft + B + (plus) - (minus) Shft + C T \ (backslash) M L B N R O S Shft + R Shft+W E Shft+M Shft+P Shft+V Shft + S J U G I W K Shft + L Shft + K Shft + E C H Z Press Optn Artboard tool Selection tool Direct Selection tool Magic Wand tool Lasso tool Pen tool Blob Brush tool Add Anchor Point tool Delete Anchor Point tool Convert Anchor Point tool Type tool Line Segment tool Rectangle tool Ellipse tool Paintbrush tool Pencil tool Rotate tool Reflect tool Scale tool Warp tool Width Tool Free Transform tool Shape Builder Tool Perspective Grid Tool Perspective Selection Tool Symbol Sprayer tool Column Graph tool Mesh tool Gradient tool Eyedropper tool Blend tool Live Paint Bucket tool Live Paint Selection tool Slice tool Eraser tool Scissors tool Hand tool Zoom tool Switch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool

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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keys for viewing artworkF Double-click Hand tool Double-click Zoom tool Spacebar Spacebar + Cmnd Spacebar + Cmnd + Optn Spacebar Cmnd + Optn + Shft +3 Optn-drag guide Cmnd + Shft-double-click guide Cmnd + Shft + H Cmnd + Optn + R Cmnd + Optn + 0 (zero) Cmnd+Shft+V Esc Shft-drag Cmnd+click Cmnd+F6 Cmnd+Shft+F6 Cmnd+Optn+F6 Cmnd+Optn+Shft+F6 Esc Toggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full Screen Mode Fit imageable area in window Magnify 100% Switch to Hand tool (when not in text-edit mode) Switch to Zoom tool in magnify mode Switch to Zoom tool in reduce mode Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool Hide unselected artwork Convert between horizontal and vertical guide Release guide

Show/Hide artboards Show/Hide artboard rulers View all artboards in window Paste in place on the active artboard Exit Artboard tool mode Create artboard inside another artboard Select multiple artboards in the Artboards panel Navigate to next document Navigate to previous document Navigate to next document group Navigate to previous document group Exit Full Screen mode

Keys for drawingShft-drag spacebar-drag Optn-drag Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging, then hold down Cmnd Optn-drag Start dragging, then hold down C Start dragging, then hold down SF Start dragging then Optn-drag Start dragging then Cmnd-drag Start dragging, then press the Up Constrain a shape's proportions or orientation to:
- Equal height and width for rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, and
- Increments of 45 for line and arc segments
- Original orientation for polygons, stars, and flares Move a shape while drawing it Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares) Increase or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays

Keep the inner radius of a star constant

Keep the sides of a star straight Switch between an open and closed arc Flip an arc, keeping the reference point constant Add or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral Change the decay rate of a spiral Add or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid

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Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging, then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow Start dragging, then press F Start dragging, then press V Start dragging, then press X Start dragging, then press C Optn-click Live Trace in the Ctrl panel, or hold down Optn and select a tracing preset. ] (right square bracket) [ (left square bracket) Shft Shft+D Select the paths, then press Cmnd+J Select the anchor point, then press Shft+Cmnd+Optn+j Add or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid

Decrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Increase the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Decrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Increase the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Create and expand a Live Trace object in one step

Increase size of Blob Brush Decrease size of Blob Brush Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically Switch through drawing modes Join two or more paths

Create corner or smooth join

Keys for drawing in perspectiveShft+P Shft+V Cmnd+Shft+I 5 1,2,3,4 Cmnd+Alt+drag Cmnd+D Shft+D Perspective Grid Tool Perspective Selection Tool Perspective Grid Moving objects perpendicularly. (Press the number 5 key, then click and drag the object)

Switching perspective planes. (Use the Perspective Selection tool and then press 1 for left grid, 2 for horizontal grid, 3 for right grid for no active grid). Copying objects in perspective Repeat transforming objects in perspective Switching between drawing modes

Keys for selectingCmnd Optn Shft-click Shft-click Optn-click Shft-drag Optn-drag Caps Lock Cmnd + Optn + A Switch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool) Switch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool Add to a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, Live Paint Selection tool, or Magic Wand tool Subtract a selection with Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, Group Selection tool, or LIve Paint Selection tool Subtract from selection with Magic Wand tool Add to selection with Lasso tool Subtract from selection with Lasso tool Change pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool Select artwork in active artboard

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Press Cmnd+click twice Cmnd+click twice

Select behind an object Select behind in isolation mode

Keys for moving selectionsRight Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow Shft + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow Cmnd + Optn + Shft + 2 Hold down Shft Move selection in user-defined increments

Move selection in 10x user-defined increments

Lock all deselected artwork Constrain movement to 45 angle (except when using Reflect tool)

Keys for editing shapesOptn Optn Optn Optn Spacebar-drag Optn-drag Shft + Optn-drag Optn + Shape mode Optn+click the closed region Shft+M Shft+click+drag 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 Move current anchor point while drawing with Pen tool Cut a straight line with Knife tool Cut at 45 or 90 with Knife tool Use shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel to create compound paths Erase unwanted closed regions created using Shape Builder tool Select the Shape Builder tool Display rectangular marquee to easily merge multiple paths (when using Shape Builder tool)

Keys for painting objectsX D Shft + X > < / (forward slash) Shft + Eyedropper tool Optn + Shft-click + Eyedropper tool Cmnd + / (forward slash) Cmnd + Optn + / (forward slash) Cmnd-click gradient button in Tools panel or Gradient panel [ ] Number keys 1 0. Toggle between fill and stroke Set fill and stroke to default Swap fill and stroke Select gradient fill mode Select color fill mode Select no stroke/fill mode Sample color from an image or intermediate color from gradient Sample style and append appearance of currently selected item Add new fill Add new stroke Reset gradient to black and white

Decrease Bristle brush size Increase Bristle brush size Set Bristle brush paint opacity value ( Number key 1 increases the value to 10%, Number key 0 increases the value to 100% )

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Keys for working with Live Paint groupsOptn-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Optn + Shft-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Shft + Live Paint Bucket tool Double-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Triple-click + Live Paint Bucket tool Optn-click + Live Paint Selection tool Optn + Shft-click + Live Paint Selection tool Shft-click + Live Paint Selection tool Double-click + Live Paint Selection tool Triple-click + Live Paint Selection tool Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient

Select opposite Live Paint Bucket tool options (if Paint Fills and Paint Strokes are currently selected, switch to Paint Fills only) Fill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces

Fill all faces that have same fill and stroke all edges that have same stroke Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke

Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample color from an image or intermediate color from a gradient

Add to/subtract from a selection

Select all connected faces /edges with same fill/stroke

Select all faces/edges with same fill/stroke

Keys for transforming objectsOptn-click Optn-drag Tilde (~)-drag Set origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool Duplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool Transform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool

Keys for creating variable width pointsShft+click Optn+drag Optns+drag the width point Shft+drag Delete Esc Select multiple width points Create non-uniform widths Create a copy of the width point Change the position of multiple width points Delete selected width point Deselect a width point

Keys for working with typeRight Arrow or Left Arrow Up Arrow or Down Arrow Cmnd + Right Arrow or Left Arrow Cmnd + Up Arrow or Down Arrow Shft + Cmnd + Right Arrow or Move one character right or left Move up or down one line Move one word right or left

Move up or down one paragraph Select one word right or left

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Left Arrow Shft + Cmnd + Up Arrow or Down Arrow Shft-click Cmnd + Shft + L, R, or C Cmnd + Shft + J Shft + Return Cmnd + Optn + K Cmnd + Shft + X Cmnd + Shft + > or < Optn + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text) Double-click leading icon in the Character panel Cmnd + Optn + Q Optn + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text) Cmnd + Optn + Right or Left Arrow (horizontal text) or Up or Down Arrow (vertical text) Optn + Shft + Up or Down Arrow (horizontal text) or Right or Left Arrow (vertical text) Shft Optn Select one paragraph before or after

Extend existing selection Align paragraph left, right, or center Justify paragraph Insert soft return Highlight kerning Reset horizontal scale to 100% Increase or decrease type size Increase or decrease leading

Set leading to the type size

Reset tracking/kerning to 0 Increase or decrease kerning and tracking

Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times

Increase or decrease baseline shift

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

Keys for using panelsOptn-click New button Optn-click Delete button Shft + Return Shft-click Cmnd-click Tab Shft + Tab Set options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches, and Symbols panels) Delete without confirmation (except for Layers panel) Apply value and keep text box active Select range of actions, brushes, layers, links, styles, or swatches Select noncontiguous actions, brushes, layers (same level only), links, styles, or swatches Show/Hide all panels Show/Hide all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel

Keys for the Actions panelOptn-click expansion triangle Expand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set

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Double-click folder icon Cmnd-click Play Current Selection button Optn-click New Action button

Set options for action set Play a single command

Begin recording actions without confirmation

Keys for the Brushes panelDouble-click brush Drag brush to New Brush button Open Brush Options dialog box Duplicate brush

Keys for the Character and Paragraph panelsUp Arrow or Down Arrow Shft + Up Arrow or Down Arrow Cmnd + Optn + Shft + F Increase/decrease the selected value by a small increment Increase/decreases the selected value by a large increment Highlight the font name field in the Character panel

Keys for the Color panelCmnd-click color bar Optn-click color bar Cmnd + Optn-click color bar Cmnd + Shft-click color bar Cmnd + Shft + Optn-click color bar Shft-click color bar Shft-drag color slider Double-click to right of a numerical field Select the complement for the current color fill/stroke Change the nonactive fill/stroke Select the complement for the nonactive fill/stroke

Select the inverse for the current fill/stroke Select the inverse for the nonactive fill/stroke

Change the color mode Move color sliders in tandem Switch between percentage and 0-255 values for RGB

Keys for the Gradient panelOptn-drag Optn-drag color stop onto another color stop Optn-click swatch in the Swatches panel Cmnd-click Gradient Fill box in the Gradient panel Cmnd + Optn + G Optn-drag end point of gradient annotator Duplicate color stops Swap color stops

Apply swatch color to active (or selected) color stop

Reset the gradient fill to default black and white linear gradient

Show/Hide gradient arrow Modify angle and end-point together

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Shft-drag G

Constrain Gradient tool or Gradient annotator while dragging View Gradient annotator in selected gradient filled object

Keys for the Layers panelOptn-click layer name Optn-click eye icon Cmnd-click eye icon Cmnd + Optn-click eye icon Optn-click lock icon Optn-click expansion triangle Optn-click New Layer button Optn-click New Sublayer button Cmnd + Optn-click New Sublayer button Cmnd-click New Layer button Cmnd + Optn-click New Layer button Optn-drag selection Select all objects on the layer Show/hide all layers but the selected one Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer Selects Outline/Preview view for all other layers

Lock/unlock all other layers Expand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy Set options as you create new layer Set options as you create new sublayer Place new sublayer at bottom of layer list

Place layer at top of layer list Place layer below selected layer

Copy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group

Keys for the Swatches panelCmnd-click New Swatch button Cmnd + Shft-click New Swatch button Optn-drag a swatch over another Create new spot color Create new global process color

Replace swatch with another

Keys for the Transform panelShft + Return Optn + Return Cmnd + Return Apply a value and keep focus in edit field Apply a value and copy object Apply a value and scale option proportionately for width or height

Keys for the Transparency panelOptn-click on mask thumbnail Shft-click on mask thumbnail Shft-click on disabled mask thumbnail Change mask to grayscale image for editing Disable opacity mask Re-enable opacity mask

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Click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down Arrow Shft-click opacity field + Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Increase/decrease opacity in 1% increments

Increase/decrease opacity in 10% increments

Function keysF1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 Cmnd + F8 Cmnd + F9 Cmnd + F10 Cmnd + F11 F12 Shft + F5 Shft + F6 Shft + F7 Shft + F8 Shft + Cmnd + F9 Shft + Cmnd + F10 Shft + Cmnd + F11 Cmnd+Shft+I Invoke Help Cut Copy Paste Show/hide Brushes panel Show/hide Color panel Show/hide Layers panel Create new symbol Show/hide Info panel Show/hide Gradient panel Show/hide Stroke panel Show/hide Attributes panel Revert Show/hide Graphic Styles panel Show/hide Appearance panel Show/hide Align panel Show/hide Transform panel Show/hide Pathfinder panel Show/hide Transparency panel Show/hide Symbols panel Show/hide perspective grid

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