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Questions about keyboard shortcuts for an actions. Can also refer to a simplified workflow with predefined results.

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How to control the color wheel with shortcuts in photoshop?

Is there a way to increase and decrease saturation/value on the color wheel with shortcuts in photoshop? For instance, when I press "W" the slider goes up towards the white
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Where do I find the all in image adjustment GUI in photoshop?

I am struggling to find the actual way you're supposed to open this window/gui. I imported an image upon creating a new document on photoshop, but it only opened for one image (see picture). Is there ...
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Add to selection Shortcut, not modifier

I have a question about the "add to..." and "subtract from..." button options when using selection tools in Photoshop. I understand a few things: PS will make a new selection by ...
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Why does Photoshop's Zoom Tool disengage randomly?

This happens all the time and it's driving me crazy... I press Z to switch to the Zoom Tool. Then I click-drag somewhere to zoom in, but instead Ps has switched back to the Grab Tool, so I end up ...
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Diactric marks like `ąęłćżńźó` not working with keyboard shortcut

Is there any possibility to be able to write using alt + [] to make diactric marks (Polish), while having Adobe Illustrator in English language? Using for example alt + e only results in starting ...
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Shortcut to enter preview mode in AI

In AI, we could go to the menu "View" => "Presentation Mode" to preview entirely an artboard. I would like to know if there is a shortcut to do that. I tried Command+Y on Mac, ...
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Illustrator Select multiple sub-groups within parent group

Is it possible to select multiple groups within a parent group using a selection tool? I do NOT want to use the layers panel. I've been able to select a single sub-group within a parent group by using ...
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Inkscape keyboard shortcut to toggle tools panel

I'm using Inkscape on a regular basis, and I know well the shortcuts to show a specific tool panel (like Ctrl + Shift + F). I like the docked tool panel that I can fold to have the full canvas size. I ...
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Adding "shift" in keyboard shortcut photoshop CC

I am wanting to create a shift+c shortcut for the convert anchor point pen tool in photoshop because I am finding it frustrating that its not like illustrator. I went to keyboard shortcuts and found ...
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Photoshop move all open documents as layers of single document

Need shortcut or menu option to split document putting layers as separate documents? I know for channels tab if you click on tab properties there's option "split channels" that does it for ...
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Photoshop Ctrl+Click on layer with feathering, (gradient transparency) does not select all pixels

If i make transparent layer and inside draw circle with feathering then click Ctrl+Click on layer icon it then cut the pixels i will see that some feathered pixels are left on the layer. Why ...
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Shortcut for locking/unlocking specific object illustrator CS6

I use command + 2 often to lock all and opt + command + 2 to unlock all. I was wondering if there is a shortcut to lock and unlock specific object you select?
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Creating a new layer in Illustrator

I'm new in Adobe Illustrator. Are there any other ways to create a new layer in Illustrator than pressing the button at the bottom of the Layers panel? Is there a shortcut, like Shift + Ctrl + N in ...
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Sketch app input field value not increase/decrease with arrows key

I am running Catalina on my MacBook Pro mid 2014 retina. From few days I am having strange issue with my Sketch app. I can’t increase/decrease input values from arrows key. When I select any input ...
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shortcut for moving from type tool to move tool - photoshop CS6

Moving from the type tool to the move tool in photoshop I don't know how to do. I have tried option+command+shift+k but it doesnt seem to work.
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PS Script to switch between layers in Photoshop

I've been searching for months for a solution to use a shortcut to select the one layer above the selected or the layer underneath the selected one. Because I dodge & burn with curves it's taking ...
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Illustrator: how to extend a point selection to the full stroke?

Is there a way to extend a point selection to its stroke ? I want to: select a point (magic shortcut ?) have the whole stroke selected Thanks !
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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Illustrator: Alt+Click in Pathfinder not working

Unite, minus front, intersect and exclude all work fine. But once I'm alt+clicking (on unite, minus front, etc), nothing is happening. Like, my 2 grouped shapes just stay the same. For e.g. when I alt+...
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How to create shortcuts for color changes in Inkscape?

In Illustrator or InDesign, there are keyboard shortcuts to quickly change the color attributes of the object: D: Default (no fill, black stroke) X: Exchange (activates fill or stroke, whichever was ...
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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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How to save file as a copy in Photoshop (1 click shortcut)

Is there a script or quick shortcut to save a file as a Pdf (as a copy)? I find myself making small edits to a file, and need to save each change as a separate copy, and it takes 5 steps to save each ...
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Repeat last selection in Inkscape

Repeating the last selection can be useful. For example: Sometimes you apply changes to several selected objects simultaneously. To properly appreciate the result and avoid clutter, it is necessary ...
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Is it possible to resize the page interactively in Inkscape?

I would like to resize the page interactively in Inkscape, either with the mouse or with a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? If it were not possible, could this potentially be a desirable feature, ...
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Why is the Illustrator shortcut for "Font Size Step Up" not working?

I am trying to Increase font size using the short cut for Font Size Step Up/Down Alt+Shift+Ctrl+. Alt+Shift+Ctrl+, But neither are working, I have tried on both Area Type, Point Type, text selected, ...
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Background color changing instead of foreground

I recently imported shortcuts to Photoshop, but whenever I change color it's the background one that keeps changing. It's incredibaly annoying when I draw. The obvious answer would be to delete the ...
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What does "Uniform Type" mean in Adobe Illustrator (cmd-shift-X)?

Today I was updating my Adobe Illustrator keyboard shortcuts under Edit › Keyboard Shortcuts. Under Menu Commands › Other Text, there is a shortcut for Uniform Type (shift + command + X). Does anyone ...
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Can you define which document gets created with Alt + Ctrl + N in Illustrator?

Ctrl Alt N in Illustrator bypasses the New Document dialog and immediately creates a new document for you. Is there any way to set this up to always spawn a specific document (template) when you press ...
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Can I use a shortcut key to select the hex code box?

I'm trying to set up a macro key to Color Panel for use hex codes easily. F6 key opens the Color Panel but how can I activate the hex code box with a shortcut key? I know, it's a weird question. All I ...
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Photoshop shortcut to select specific color swatches

Is there any shortcut to change brush tool color that I'm currently using from green swatch to red swatch? I need to have several colors that I would change constantly using shortcuts.
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How do I turn off the Sub-Selection Tool "A"?

Here is an image of the sub selection tool: How do I unselect this tool after I am done using it to adjust the vector shape?
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CorelDRAW Font List shortcut not working

I have added a shortcut for Font List(Ctrl+shift+F) but it won't work unless opening Options (Ctrl+Alt+F) and closing it, after that i can select my text and use the shortcut to change the font
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How to duplicate items in Adobe Xd while also adding spacing like in Sketch?

One of my favorite keyboard shortcuts in Sketch is the duplicate items cmdd as explained here. In Adobe XD the same option is available, however it duplicates the items in the exact same position as ...
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Photoshop "Export > Export As" or "Export > Save For Web" in size 600px + auto suffix in filename

When working with an image in Photoshop, I'd like to have a simple keyboard shortcut, like in Photoshop shortcut for File, Save As, Format: PNG or JPG, Save, OK, that automatically does: Export > ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Photoshop to select the lowest layer?

The scenario is that i have 7 different layers and obviously, my screen monitor can't show them all (just only five layers). If i select the upper-most layer(the layer panel will adjust up) then I ...
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Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge Doesn't Work with Shortcuts

I’m merging about one hundred (100) fill-only half circles into whole circles—fill only. Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge works perfectly if I click on it in the panel—that’s not the issue. ...
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Inkscape equivalent of paste in front/back

Adobe Illustrator has nice handy shortcuts for paste, ctrl+f which pastes in front of selected object and ctrl+b which paste in the back of selected object. How can I manage this in Inkscape? I ...
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Photoshop - With Layer 'A' clicked in the Layers window, how do I make a selection for Layer 'B' from the canvas?

Normally I would do these steps to achieve the image above: Click 'A' from the Layers window. Find 'B' from the Layers window, but not click it. Cmd+Click 'B' from the Layers window to make a ...
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Text Committing keyboard shortcut Consistency across Adobe Apps - AE, Premiere, Illustrator & Photoshop

Different Adobe application uses different ways to commit text (or exit text-editing mode) Photoshop - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Premiere - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Illustrator -...
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Shortcut to change typeface?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the typeface? I press control-T which brings up the character selector which is nice. Then I press tab and it hides all the menus instead of going to the next ...
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Photoshop: How am I supposed to change the keyboard shortcut for "Select Next/Previous Layer"?

According to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts page, the shortcut for "Select next layer down/up" is ALT+[ or ALT+] meaning it hasn't even been set up yet since the [ or ] defines the user changing it ...
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How to zoom using Alt+mouse wheel without highlighting shortcut letters?

There is this very helpful zoom shortcut in Photoshop: ALT+mouse wheel. But it has a very bad side effect: because it uses ALT the shortcut letters of the menus get highlighted (e.g. F for File, E ...
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Illustrator power shortcut

EDIT: Is there a direct shortcut to access the Width field on the Transform Panel in Illustrator? Original text: transform panel ( panel select box width ) shortcut key required. shift +f8 normal. (...
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Assign Ctrl+Tab as switch images in Gimp?

Is there a way to assign Next Image and Previous Image as Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab respectively? I've tried using the keyboard shortcuts dialogue but I can't seem to get it to work. I click on the ...
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GIMP: How do I "step to previous frame" in Animation Playback?

GIMP has the tool Animation Playback (found under Filters/Animation) to help with creating animations. When creating an animation, it is very useful to be able to manually "scrub" through the frames. ...
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Proper shortcut to the Fill dialog box in Photoshop

What is the "proper" shortcut to bring up the Fill dialog box in Photoshop? In almost every tutorial on Youtube I can see Shift + Delete being used, which doesn't work for me. I'm on Windows and I use ...
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How to locate an object in the Layers panel with a shortcut?

In my artboard, I have tons of objects. I'd like to focus it on Layers panel with some mouse/keyboard shortcut or combination. Like in Photoshop, I can easily right click + alt to focus the layer on ...
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How to add shortcut key in illustrator [duplicate]

With the reference video below. How can i add shortcut key to screen & multiply. Any suggestion or help. Thanks Reference video
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How to zoom and pan very quick in Illustrator?

I'm new with Illustrator. Previously I was working with Affinity Designer. I make illustrations and for that I quickly need to zoom in and zoom out and pan also. I can do that very simply in Affinity ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcuts for the fixed size marquee in Photoshop?

I use the rectangular marquee tool a lot, specially the fixed size option, is there a shortcut to swap the width and height of it? Also is there a shortcut to apply new dimensions?
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