Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Adobe Illustrator CS5 keyboard shortcuts

List of shortcut keys Shortcut Command

Keys for selecting tools
Shft + 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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Increments of 45º for line and arc segments <br> . spiral winds. ellipses.keyxl. then hold down Cmnd Optn-drag Start dragging. and flares Move a shape while drawing it Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons. 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. then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging. then hold down SF Start dragging then Optn-drag Start dragging then Cmnd-drag Start dragging.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www. then hold down C Start dragging. star points. rounded rectangles. arc angle. and <br> . then press the Up Constrain a shape's proportions or orientation to: <br> .com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh. 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 2z9 2011-12-19 14:10 .. stars.Original orientation for polygons.Equal height and width for rectangles. and flares) Increase or decrease polygon sides. 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 drawing Shft-drag spacebar-drag Optn-drag Start dragging. stars. Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar. Keys for viewing artwork F 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..

Live Paint Selection tool. ] (right square bracket) [ (left square bracket) Shft Shft+D Select the paths.3.. then click and drag the object) Switching perspective planes. Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging. then press F Start dragging. Group Selection tool. then press V Start dragging.keyxl. or Magic Wand tool Subtract a selection with Selection tool.com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh. Direct Selection tool. then press X Start dragging. 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 perspective Shft+P Shft+V Cmnd+Shft+I 5 1. Copying objects in perspective Repeat transforming objects in perspective Switching between drawing modes Keys for selecting Cmnd Optn Shft-click Shft-click Optn-click Shft-drag Optn-drag Caps Lock Cmnd + Optn + A Switch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool. then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow Start dragging. Direct Selection tool. (Use the Perspective Selection tool and then press 1 for left grid.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www. then press Cmnd+J Select the anchor point. or Group Selection tool) Switch between Direct Selection tool and Group Selection tool Add to a selection with Selection tool. or hold down Optn and select a tracing preset.2. Group Selection tool. Direct Selection tool. (Press the number 5 key.4 Cmnd+Alt+drag Cmnd+D Shft+D Perspective Grid Tool Perspective Selection Tool Perspective Grid Moving objects perpendicularly. 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 3z9 2011-12-19 14:10 . then press C Optn-click Live Trace in the Ctrl panel. 2 for horizontal grid. 3 for right grid for no active grid)..

Up Arrow. Press Cmnd+click twice Cmnd+click twice Select behind an object Select behind in isolation mode Keys for moving selections Right Arrow.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www. 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 45º angle (except when using Reflect tool) Keys for editing shapes Optn 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 45º or 90º 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 objects X 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%. or Down Arrow Shft + Right Arrow.keyxl. Number key 0 increases the value to 100% ) 4z9 2011-12-19 14:10 .. Left Arrow.com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh.. Left Arrow. Up Arrow.

Scale tool. Scale tool.keyxl.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www. or Shear tool Duplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool. Reflect tool. Reflect tool. 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 objects Optn-click Optn-drag Tilde (~)-drag Set origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool. Scale tool.. Reflect tool. or Shear tool Transform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool.com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh.. or Shear tool Keys for creating variable width points Shft+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 type Right 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 5z9 2011-12-19 14:10 . Keys for working with Live Paint groups Optn-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.

styles. Area Type and Vertical Area Type. layers. or swatches Select noncontiguous actions. and Path Type and Vertical Path Type tools Switch between Area Type and Path Type. right.keyxl.com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh. 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. R. 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. Swatches. brushes.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www. links.. Vertical Area Type and Vertical Path Type tools Keys for using panels Optn-click New button Optn-click Delete button Shft + Return Shft-click Cmnd-click Tab Shft + Tab Set options (except for Actions. styles. or swatches Show/Hide all panels Show/Hide all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel Keys for the Actions panel Optn-click expansion triangle Expand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set 6z9 2011-12-19 14:10 . Left Arrow Shft + Cmnd + Up Arrow or Down Arrow Shft-click Cmnd + Shft + L.. layers (same level only). brushes. and Symbols panels) Delete without confirmation (except for Layers panel) Apply value and keep text box active Select range of actions. links. Brushes.

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 panel Double-click brush Drag brush to New Brush button Open Brush Options dialog box Duplicate brush Keys for the Character and Paragraph panels Up 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 panel Cmnd-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 panel Optn-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 7z9 2011-12-19 14:10 .com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www...keyxl.

keyxl..Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www.. sublayer.com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh. Shft-drag G Constrain Gradient tool or Gradient annotator while dragging View Gradient annotator in selected gradient filled object Keys for the Layers panel Optn-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. or group Keys for the Swatches panel Cmnd-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 panel Shft + 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 panel Optn-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 8z9 2011-12-19 14:10 .

. 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 keys F1 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 9z9 2011-12-19 14:10 .keyxl..com/aaa4e05/450/Adobe-Illustrator-CS5-keyboard-sh.Adobe Illustrator CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts http://www.

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