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How to navigate to given coordinates in paint.net?

I'm using the Rectangle Select tool - I'm selecting an area of 300px x 300px, starting from 0,0 coordinates. I'd like to quickly jump to coordinates 300,0. Is there any shortcut which I can use to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to hide selected layers in Photoshop

Similar to Illustrator, is there something like CMD + 3 that would let me hide selected layers?
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How to move up and down the layers panel in Photoshop using the keyboard on Scandinavian or German layout?

On a U.S. keyboard, you use the Option/Alt+[ or ] keys to move up and down layers. My problems is that the brackets on the Scandinavian keyboard are located on the 8 and 9 number keys and do not work ...
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Color Value Shortcut

So I am looking for a special shortcut or plugin (in either Illustrator or Photoshop) to select a color and export a text version of the color values. For example... I select a green color, then ...
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How to do “Indent to here” / “Hanging Indent” in Illustrator

You can use "Indent to here" / "Hanging Indent" in InDesign by Command-Backslash. Is there a way to do this in Illustrator without having to Tab to Indent or press the spacebar a few times? This is ...
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Shortcut/key combination to change tool options

Is there a shortcut/key combination to change tool options? e.g. when using the brush, pressing/holding a key and switching to weighted smoothing.
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Illustrator CC: Rename layer shortcut

Is there a shortcut for renaming layers in Illustrator CC? There isn't one listed on Adobe's Default Keyboard Shortcuts
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Illustrator CC shortcut: Select next layer in layer palette

I'm looking for a simple Illustrator shortcut to select the next/previous layer in the layer's panel for OSX. According to this post, ⌥ + [ or ⌥ + ] should cycle through the layers, but this seems to ...
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Enable or Disable Keyboard Short-cut Keys in photoshop

Is there a function in photoshop to "Enable or Disable" The Keyboard Shortcut Keys. Because sometimes my Keyboard Stops working and when I Close and re-open the application it works Perfectly. I have ...
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Create a shortcut for the existing key combination not in Photoshop menus

Existing shortcut key to activate one layer up or down is Opt+] or Opt+[ But these key combinations are not in the Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts menu so I can not allocate them to my preferred keys (eg. Q ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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Why did my InDesign preview mode background turn black?

I know that you can change the preview mode background color in Preferences>Guides and Pasteboards. When I was working on a document, without going into preferences, my preview mode (shortcut: W) ...
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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard

I Sometimes over zoom. When using CTRL + space + mouse-drag it gives me a zoom box but sometimes i pick a small box and zooms in too much. Is there any shortcut to reset current artboard to fit my ...
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Can I set a keyboard shortcut for Edit Symbol?

I'd like to be able to set a hotkey that enters edit mode for the currently selected symbol. I checked in the shortcuts menu but couldn't see it there. Is it possible to create a shortcut for the Edit ...
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How to view all layers in Photoshop?

Is there a quick way to do this, for example, short key or script?
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How to get Illustrator export into shortcut?

I am an avid InDesign user and a big fan of shortcuts. In InDesign you can use the shortcut cmd+E to export items within InDesign but this feature is not a default in Illustrator. How can I add the ...
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Photoshop gets stuck in one tool and wont accept keyboard shortcut while painting.

So I'm painting with the brush tool, and I mess up and hit "E" on my keyboard for the eraser but the tool doesn't change. I hit "cmd+/-" and nothing happens, I hit "M" for marqee nothing happens. But....
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Short-cuts for gimp

I want to edit many jpg files and use the color curves tool to adjust each image with a individual color curve. I could not find a keyboard short cut to open the curves tool. Is there any? How to ...
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How can I quickly enter editing mode of a selected text layer?

I'm looking to solve a workflow issue; editing a selected layer's text without having to go back to the mouse each time. You can change the selected layer via keyboard shortcuts, so if you could also ...
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How to access the rotate by angle functionality of Illustrator's Rotate Tool

I read that when I select the Rotate Tool (R) in Illustrator CS6 then Alt + Click on a point to select the rotational reference, a dialog should popup prompting for an angle. When I did that nothing ...
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Shortcut for not saving document in Illustrator

I am using Photoshop in Mac and I know there is a shortcut key for not saving a document, which is Cmd + Shift + '[back] Delete' (the one same as Windows' Backspace), but I cannot find the same ...
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How to switch between blending modes in Adobe Illustrator with the keyboard?

In Photoshop you can select next or prev blending mode with cursor up and down, but can't do the same in the Adobe Illustrator. How to fix that? Maybe shortcuts or scripts can help...
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Custom keyboard shortcut in Inkscape [closed]

I found this link which explains how one could create a custom shortcut in Inkscape by modifying the default.xml However, how do I get to know what is the name of the the specific action for which I ...
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Illustrator CS6 align objects keyboard shortcut

Is it possible to create a custom keyboard shortcut in Adobe Illustrator CS6 on OS X 10.8.5 to align and/or distribute objects (center/left/right/etc)? I know I can open the Align window, but I would ...
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What are strategies for implementing drawing tablet into workflow?

I recently got my first tablet and am interested in tips and resources for using it. Some for example say to hide mouse and force yourself to use the Tablet instead. For those that have taken that ...
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List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Tools and Actions in Inkscape [closed]

I haven't been able to find documentation about keyboard shortcuts, or how to customize shortcuts for tools anywhere online, after half an hour of searching. Frequently used tool must surely be ...
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Can I re-lock an element of a page in InDesign?

Is there a way I can re-lock an unlocked element (cmd/shift + click) ?
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Is there a shortcut for switching between preview modes in Fireworks CS6?

I switch between the original, 2-up and 4-up modes frequently, yet can't find a keyboard shortcut for it anywhere. What is the keyboard shortcut for changing the preview mode? If there isn't one, ...
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How to create keyboard shortcuts for Copy & Paste Shape Attributes in Photoshop?

Something that is a little frustrating with Copy Shape Attributes and Paste Shape Attributes is that you can't assign a keyboard shortcut to it. When trying, I was unable to make it work. I have ...
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A keyboard shortcut for changing the Fill percentage in Photoshop

I was wondering if there is a shortcut for changing the fill percentage in Photoshop. I know the shortcut to changing the opacity is pressing the numeric keys on the keyboard. Is there something ...
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Illustrator: lock/unlock current layer via keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to toggle the locked/unlocked state of the current layer via keyboard shortcut? I'd love to be able to toggle show/hide for layers as well.
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Photoshop: possible to select hidden layers via keyboard shortcut?

I use the Option + [ and ] keyboard shortcuts to select layers in Photoshop's layers panel, but it skips hidden layers. Is it possible at all to select these via the keyboard?
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Paragraph “space after” shortcut - InDesign

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut to change spacing before and after paragraphs in InDesign CS6. So far I haven't been able to find a default shortcut nor to setup a custom one (couldn't find ...
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Photoshop: Transform or Scale layer via keyboard shortcut?

I am looking for a way to scale/transform a Photoshop layer using the keyboard only. Similar to the way this is handled in InDesign would be ideal, with a dedicated keyboard shortcut I can assign (...
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Deselect layers in Photoshop

There's already a post similar to this, which describes there is no built in shortcut to deselect multiple layers, but I can clarify my problem a bit. control + click will select a layer in Photoshop....
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Is there a keyboard way to navigate items in Illustrator's layers panel?

I've got lots items in the layers panel that I need to group, re-arrange, re-name etc and it'd be nice to be able to do it all with just keyboard. What shortcuts, or keys can I use? I did google (...
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How to import keyboard shortcuts into Illustrator CC?

How to import custom keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator CC? Does it work with Edit > My Parameter > Import or is there something else?
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How to access shortcut in illustrator for showing the grid?

I'm a new user on graphic design stack exchange, I will try to earn some point, here is my first answer : I've got some difficulty to show/hide the grid with shortcut. Everything that I need to ...
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QuarkXpress shortcut for adding custom pagination

I'm creating a booklet in QuarkXpress and I have it set up for automatic pagination, but on some of the pages I want to make my own pagination (move to next column or next page). I used to be able ...
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Illustrator CC keyboard shortcut to select next similar object

If I have 5 similar elements, say circles or text boxes in a row is there any way to quickly move the selection to the next item similar to being able to tab through browser windows? If not, is there ...
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Shortcut keys to switch between path and shape section of pen tool in Photoshop

I use pen tool a lot to create custom shapes and sometimes add a new path to the existing vector mask, but I only know to choose at the tool bar to switch between the two. Is there any quicker way to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for 'New Swatch' in Illustrator?

Does a keyboard shortcut for creating a New Swatch in the Colour Palette window in Illustrator exist? I've been assembling over hundreds of new swatches today, and it has been especially tedious to ...
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Zoom to 100%-Shortcut in Photoshop CC [closed]

I'm unable to set the Zoom level to 100% by using my beloved Shortcut Ctrl + 1 after upgrading Photoshop to its newest version (CC; 14.0; x64). I can still use the Zoom tool (Z) and click the ...
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Can I emulate Acrobat scroll wheel zoom shortcuts in PS?

I have used a whole bunch of applications e.g. Acrobat, Inkscape, SumatraPDF, Foxit that use the following shortcuts for zooming and panning, Scrollwheel = pan up/down Shift + Scrollwheel = pan left/...
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Create a new photoshop cs6 shortcut

I want to set the shortcut ctrl + < to use as my "flip horizontal", and it works fine until I restart. Then photoshop replaces it with ctrl + & and I have to re-set the shortcut everytime. Any ...
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Full list of Photoshop Shortcuts

I want to build on my Photoshop performance and a key solution would be to learn the shortcuts for Photoshop. That said does anyone know a reliable place to get Photoshop CS5 and CS6 shocrtcuts ...
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Illustrator moves objects using “transform again” with scale

Have several copies of the same object moved around to different areas in the artboard. Decide you want to scale them all by 75%. Select the first object, do the scale. Select the next object, press ...
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Photoshop shortcut for collapsing folders with square brackets?

I'm working in a very complex Photoshop document with many folders. I'm quite shortcut-savvy and use the square brackets + control and alt keys to select layers, reorder them, etc. What would make my ...
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Guide for shortcut keys and term similarities between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw

I am desperate for a guide that will tell me how terms translate between CorelDraw and Illustrator. I've used Corel for nearly 20 years and know the terms and shortcut keys like I speak "Corel". With ...
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How to catch a color from clipboard in Photoshop CC

I'm a huge fan of shortcuts that makes my work easier. I have a set of little tricks in my PS that make my work blazing fast, today I was thinking if there is a possibility to put a copied color in ...