Questions tagged [shortcuts]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shortcut to Repeating the Last Action in Photoshop

There's a very cool shortcut in Illustrator: you press Command/CTRL+d and Illustrator repeats the last action for you. Is there a shortcut that does this or at least something similar in Photoshop?
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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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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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Focus view on selected layer in Photoshop

While working on a huge workspace I need Photoshop to focus the current view on the object / layer I selected, how can I do this?
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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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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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Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop?

Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop? Is there a quick way to do this, for example, short key or script?
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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: Shortcut for switching documents

Is there a shortcut in Illustrator (CC 2017) to switch between opened documents?
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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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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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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 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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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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Illustrator: keyboard shortcut for color picker

I'm working on various color schemes for my design elements. I wish I could simply fill the elements by copying and pasting hex-values using keyboard shortcuts. Everytime, I have to double click on ...
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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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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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Photoshop action 'select forward layer' has 'without make visible' attached by default. Can I change this?

I'm trying to make an action that makes a change, then moves up a layer, making it visible in the process. However, when I use the Alt + ] or Alt + [ shortcuts, it only cycles visible layers. When I ...
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how to set shortcut for brush size in photoshop

in photoshop, [] is too far from main shortcut and cv is also has to be hit multiple times until I get the size I want. I really like kritas brush size shortcut. shift + pen drag. Is there anyway that ...
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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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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. When ...
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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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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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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift+clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to COMPLETELY disable all channels shortcuts in Photoshop CC? (Mac OS)

Is there a way to override and disable the default shortcuts to select/toggle channels in photoshop? (the shortcuts are currently ⌘~, ⌘1, ⌘2, ⌘3). I know you can set custom shortcuts for most things ...
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How to save keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop

After 1 or 2 years if I need to format of my Windows PC with a fresh installation, how can I keep my keyboard shortcuts that I configured manually?
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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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How to switch between group and layers using a keyboard shortcut

How do I switch, using a keyboard shortcut, from selecting a grouped layer to selecting the layers grouped individually?
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Automatically resize text box in Illustrator

I want to know if there's a keyboard shortcut that will resize the text box to show all of my text in Illustrator similar to the way that Option+CMD+C works in InDesign? So if my text can't fit as ...
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Shortcut to hide all guides and stuff (inDesign)

I often feel overwhelmed by so much guides and frame edges in inDesign. Is there a shortcut to show/hide all of these in order to get some immediate glimpse of the final result?