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Adobe Illustrator Shortcut Keys for MAC

macOS – Adobe Illustrator Shortcut Keys

Adobe Illustrator Shortcut Keys for macOS

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
⌘+F8 – Show/hide Info panel
⌘+F9 – Show/hide Gradient panel
⌘+F10 – Show/hide Stroke panel
⌘+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+⌘+F9 – Show/hide Pathfinder panel
Shift+⌘+F10 – Show/hide Transparency panel
Shift+⌘+F11 – Show/hide Symbols panel
⌘+Shift+i – Show/hide perspective grid
Shift+o – Artboard tool
v – Selection tool
a – Direct Selection tool
y – Magic Wand tool
q – Lasso tool
p – Pen tool
Shift+b – Blob Brush tool
+ – Add Anchor Point tool
= – Delete Anchor Point tool
Shift+c – C onvert Anchor Point tool
t – Type tool
\ – Line Segment tool
m – Rectangle tool
l – Ellipse tool
b – Paintbrush tool
n – Pencil tool
r – Rotate tool
o – Reflect tool
s – Scale tool
Shift+r – Warp tool
Shift+w – Width tool
e – Free Transform tool
Shift+m – Shape Builder tool
Shift+p – Perspective Grid tool
Shift+v – Perspective Selection tool
Shift+s – Symbol Sprayer tool
j – Column Graph tool
u – Mesh tool
g – Gradient tool
i – Eyedropper tool
w – Blend tool
k – Live Paint Bucket tool
Shift+l – Live Paint Selection tool
Shift+k – Slice tool
Shift+e – Eraser tool
c – Scissors tool
h – Hand tool
z – Zoom tool
Option – Switch to Smooth tool while using Blob Brush tool
f – Toggle between screen modes: Normal Screen Mode, Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar, Full 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)
⌘+Space – Switch to Zoom tool in magnify mode
⌘+Option+Space – Switch to Zoom tool in reduce mode
Space – Move Zoom marquee while dragging with the Zoom tool
⌘+Option+Shift+3 – Hide unselected artwork
Option+drag guide – Convert between horizontal and vertical guide
⌘+Shift+double-click guide – Release guide
⌘+Shift+h – Show/Hide artboards
⌘+Option+r – Show/Hide artboard rulers
⌘+Option+0 (zero) – View all artboards in window
⌘+Shift+v – Paste in place on the active artboard
Esc – Exit Artboard tool mode
Shift+drag – Create artboard inside another artboard
⌘+click – Select multiple artboards in the Artboards panel
⌘+F6 – Navigate to next document
⌘+Shift+F6 – Navigate to previous document
⌘+Option+F6 – Navigate to next document group
⌘+Option+Shift+F6 – Navigate to previous document group
Esc – Exit Full Screen mode
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
Option+drag – Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares)
Option+drag – Keep the sides of a star straight
Start dragging, thenUp Arrow/Down Arrow – Increase or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays
Start dragging, thenUp 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, thenUp 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 arc
Start dragging, then f – Flip an arc, keeping the reference point constant
Start dragging, thenOption+drag – Add or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral
Start dragging then ⌘+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%
Option+click Live Trace in the Control panel, or hold downOption 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 drawing modes
Select the paths, then press ⌘+j – Join two or more paths

Select the paths, then pressShift+⌘+Option+j – Create corner or smooth join
Shift+p – Perspective Grid Tool
Shift+v – Perspective Selection Tool
⌘+Shift+i – Perspective Grid
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
⌘+Option+drag – Copying objects in perspective
⌘+d – Repeat transforming objects in perspective
Shift+d – Switching between drawing modes
– Switch to last-used selection tool (Selection tool, Direct Selection tool, or Group Selection tool)
Option – 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
Option+click – Subtract from selection with Magic Wand tool
Shift+drag – Add to selection with Lasso tool
Option+drag – Subtract from selection with Lasso tool
Caps Lock – Change pointer to cross hair for Lasso tool
⌘+Option+a – Select artwork in active artboard
Option+c+o – Create crop marks around selected object
⌘+click twice – Select behind an object or select behind in isolation mode
Arrow Keys – Move selection in user-defined increments
Shift+Arrow Keys – Move selection in 10x user-defined increments
⌘+Option+Shift+2 – Lock all deselected artwork
Hold down Shift – Constrain movement to 45° angle (except when using Reflect tool)
Option – – 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
Option+drag – Cut a straight line with Knife tool
Shift+Option-drag – Cut at 45° or 90° with Knife tool
Option+Shape mode – Use shape mode buttons in Pathfinder panel to create compound paths
Option+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)
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
Option+Shif+click + Eyedropper tool – Sample style and append appearance of currently selected item
⌘+/ – Add new fill
⌘+Option+/ – Add new stroke
⌘+click gradient button in Tools or Gradient panel – Reset gradient to black and white
Option+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 10%, 20% etc. 0increases to 100%
Option+click + Live Paint Bucket tool – Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke
Option+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
Option+click + Live Paint Selection tool – Switch to Eyedropper tool and sample fill and/or stroke
Option+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
Option+click – Set origin point and open dialog box when using Rotate tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
Option+drag – Duplicate and transform selection when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
~+drag – Transform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or Shear tool
Shift+click – Select multiple width points
Option+drag – Create non-uniform widths
Option+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
Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Move one character right or left
Up Arrow/Down Arrow – Move up or down one line
⌘+Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Move one word right or left

⌘+Up Arrow/Down Arrow – Move up or down one paragraph
Shift+⌘+Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Select one word right or left
Shift+⌘+Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Select one paragraph before or after
Shift+click – Extend existing selection
⌘+Shift+l, r, c – Align paragraph left, right, or center
⌘+Shift+j – Justify paragraph
Shift+Enter – Insert soft return
⌘+Option+k – Highlight kerning
⌘+Shift+x – Reset horizontal scale to 100%
⌘+Shift+>/ ⌘+Shift+< – Increase type size / decrease type size
Option+Up Arrow/Down Arrow – Increase or decrease leading (for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Option+Right Arrow/Left Arrow)
Double-click leading icon in the Character panel – Set leading to the type size
⌘+Option+q – Reset tracking/kerning to 0
Option+Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Increase or decrease kerning and tracking (for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Option+Up Arrow/Down Arrow)
⌘+Option+Right Arrow/Left Arrow – Increase or decrease kerning and tracking by five times(for horizontal text, vor vertical text use⌘+Option+Up Arrow/Down Arrow)
Option+Shift+Up Arrow/Down Arrow – Increase or decrease baseline shift (for horizontal text, vor vertical text use Option+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
Option – Switch between Area Type and Path Type, Vertical Area Type and Vertical Path Type tools
Option+click New button – Set options (except for Actions, Brushes, Swatches, and Symbols panels)
Option+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
⌘+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
Option+click expansion triangle – Expand/Collapse entire hierarchy for action set
Double-click folder icon – Set options for action set
⌘+click Play Current Selection button – Play a single command
Option+click New Action button – Begin recording actions without confirmation
Double-click brush – Open Brush Options dialog box
Drag brush to New Brush button – Duplicate brush
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
⌘+Option+Shift+f – Highlight the font name field in the Character panel
⌘+click color bar – Select the complement for the current color fill/stroke
Option+click color bar – Change the nonactive fill/stroke
⌘+Option+click color bar – Select the complement for the nonactive fill/stroke
⌘+Shift+click color bar – Select the inverse for the current fill/stroke
⌘+Shift+Option+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
Alt-click layer name – Select all objects on the layer
Alt-click eye icon – Show/hide all layers but the selected one
⌘-click eye icon – Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer
⌘+ Alt-click eye icon – Selects Outline/Preview view for all other layers
Option+click lock icon – Lock/unlock all other layers
Option+click expansion triangle – Expand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy
Option+click New Layer button – Set options as you create new layer
Option+click New Sublayer button – Set options as you create new sublayer
⌘+Option+click New Sublayer button – Place new sublayer at bottom of layer list
⌘+click New Layer button – Place layer at top of layer list
⌘+Option+click New Layer button – Place layer below selected layer
Option+drag selection – Copy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group
Option+click layer name – Select all objects on the layer
Option+click eye icon – Show/hide all layers but the selected one
⌘+click eye icon – Select Outline/Preview view for the selected layer
⌘+Option+click eye icon – Selects Outline/Preview view for all other layers
Option+click lock icon – Lock/unlock all other layers
Option+click expansion triangle – Expand all sublayers to display entire hierarchy
Option+click New Layer button – Set options as you create new layer
Option+click New Sublayer button – Set options as you create new sublayer
⌘+Option+click New Sublayer button – Place new sublayer at bottom of layer list
⌘+click New Layer button – Place layer at top of layer list
⌘+Option+click New Layer button – Place layer below selected layer
Option+drag selection – Copy the selection to a layer, sublayer, or group
⌘+click New Swatch button – Create new spot color
⌘+Shift+click New Swatch button – Create new global process color
Option+drag a swatch over another – Replace swatch with another
Shift+Enter – Apply a value and keep focus in edit field
Option+Enter – Apply a value and copy object
⌘+Enter – Apply a value and scale option proportionately for width or height
Option+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

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