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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 align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut to align all objects in the center of an artboard instead of doing it manually?
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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 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?
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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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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 do I quickly hide all layers except selected one?

In Photoshop, how does all layers in the project are hide except selected one..for example if there is 10 layers are there in my project. i need one layer should be visible and remaining 9 layers ...
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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

In Photoshop, when I add an adjustment, is there a way to use the below layer as an Clipping Mask at the same time, rather than having to manually do this separately afterwards?
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How to set keyboard shortcuts for paragraph/character styles in InDesign?

Indesign seems to support the addition of custom keyboard shortcuts for paragraph styles. In the current version of Indesign CC the text box is there, but no matter what I try to type I can not set ...
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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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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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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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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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Recommendations on how to synchronize Photoshop actions, swatches, etc. across computers

Is there any convenient way to synchronize Photoshop settings like keyboard shortcuts, actions, swatches, custom layer sytles, etc.. across several computers, preferably in an automated way? So far, ...
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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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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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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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Indesign: what are the blue outlines around objects and how can they be hidden / toggled on or off?

How do you hide the "blue outlines" around objects in InDesign? Every new object I create on an InDesign board is surrounded by a thin blue outline. I don't know what these are called as I'm a newbie ...
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Photoshop - Keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode?

Is there any keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode for selected text layer without clicking or double-clicking with the mouse? This can be duplicate, but no duplicated question answered ...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Inkscape: keyboard shortcut for Break Path At Selected Nodes

I've been searching long time for keyboard shortcuts for these actions in Inkscape. Join selected nodes Break path at selected nodes Join selected endnodes with a new segment Delete segment between ...
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Photoshop: Where are the "Pressure for Opacity" and "Pressure for Size" in the custom shortcuts feature?

I am setting up Photoshop commands/tools/functions on a Wacom and would really like to have the "Pressure for Opacity" and "Pressure for Size" options as shortcuts—which would be very useful. There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make a shortcut for 100% view in Illustrator?

Illustrator (and many other programs too) have a shortcut for resizing to fit/default Ctrl+0 My artboard is smaller than the space of fill in my screen, I'm wondering if there's a way to have a ...
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Photoshop shortcut for File, Save As, Format: PNG or JPG, Save, OK [duplicate]

Classical situation: you're working in Photoshop on a PSD file and you want a to export it to PNG or JPG. Here is the usual way: menu File > Save As > Click on Format > Find PNG in the list and ...
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Photoshop CS4 - is there a way to re-map keyboard shortcuts?

I'm physically disabled and terribly slow at using Photoshop. Part of it is due to my own unfamiliarity with the program. Part of it is due to me being a back end programmer by trade. But, part of ...
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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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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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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 navigate between tabs in Fireworks CS6 with keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a shortcut for switching tabs in Fireworks CS6? In case it's important, I´m using a mac with a Spanish keyboard.
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Is there a way to navigate from artboards to layers in Sketch from keyboard?

I'm new to Sketch and trying to learn as many keyboard shortcuts as possible. I know that you can use tab and shift + tab to navigate up and down through layers OR artboards but I can't see a way to ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a way to select the eyedropper tool while typing?

Is there a way to use the eyedropper tool while typing? I cant' type "I" to select it, because that just inserts the letter i.
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Illustrator: Eyedropper copy only color, not other formatting

Can I copy only the color from another object using the eyedropper without copying other formatting?
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Can I drag and drop layer as another layer mask in Photoshop?

I have a black and white layer in Photoshop. I want to drag and drop that layer quickly on another layer as a layer mask. Is it possible? Current workflow I'm using is: Select b/w layer Ctrl+A to ...
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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 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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