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

Yes. Simply choose Align to Artboard in the Align Panel or Control Bar. Then click the various align buttons.
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Shortcut to hide all guides and stuff (inDesign)

Just press the W key. It will give you a preview. Press it again and you'll get all the guides back.
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How to align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

In CC, press the pop-out menu to enable the additional options. Select "Show Options" Select the "Align To" button and choose "Align to Artboard." After that, any objects you select and use "Align ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

To bulk-select objects on different layers using the layers palette (from CS6 on, previous versions worked), there's this work around. ithaca.andy - Instead of trying to select the layers, click ...
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Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop?

Select all layers by Pressing Ctrl + Alt + A, and then with the layers selected go to Layer>Hide layers and then Layer>Show layers. Hope this helps!
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What are strategies for implementing drawing tablet into workflow?

First, there's no right or wrong way to set things up. It really all comes down to what you prefer. And it may take a few weeks to discover what works best for you. I often tell new tablet users to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to hide selected layers in Photoshop

By default there is no option but I know an unused combination is Shift+Ctrl+M. You can set it by going to Keyboard Shortcuts Then it'll also show up on your menu
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How to get Illustrator export into shortcut?

You can do this in Illustrator by navigating to Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts: You will get the Keyboard Shortcuts panel: The default view is for Tools so you will need to click the drop down and ...
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What is the shortcut key for object opacity in Illustrator?

Go to Edit>>Keyboard shortcuts and assign your own shortcuts. Now you can just type the number to the corresponding opacity as we do in Photoshop. Here's my example in the image below.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Photoshop to select the lowest layer?

There are shortcuts for selecting the first and the last layer. Alt + . → Top layer Alt + , → Bottom layer Photoshop default keyboard shortcuts There's also a shortcut for selecting the next layer ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

It may be important to realize that highlighting a layer and selecting a layer are two very different things in Illustrator. Highlighting a Layer allows you to perform layer operations, such as move ...
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How to set keyboard shortcuts for paragraph/character styles in InDesign?

I'm sorry to say, but it is not possible on a keyboard without a number pad. You need to use the number pad numbers, for your shortcuts, not the regular ones. You can still edit keyboard shortcuts ...
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Is there a way to make all layers visible in Photoshop?

Show/Hide all layers: You can use the "show all/hide all layers" by right clicking on the eyeball on any layer and selecting the "show/hide" option. It will make all the layers visible. You can also ...
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How to import keyboard shortcuts into Illustrator CC?

This isn't a direct import option, but if you have a set of shortcuts saved on Machine A, then there will be a file [set name].kys in your prefs folder. You can copy this file to the prefs folder on ...
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How to do "Indent to here" / "Hanging Indent" in Illustrator

I used a negative value for the "First-line indent" it works like charm
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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard

Fit in Window: Ctrl / Cmd + 0 (that's a zero).
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Indesign: what are the blue outlines around objects and how can they be hidden / toggled on or off?

The "blue outlines" are known as 'Frame Edges' and their visibility can be toggled using either: Ctrl+H Main menu → View → Extras → Show/Hide Frame Edges
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Photoshop - Keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode?

Answering to my own question after two hours of research. Make any selected text layer to enter the editing mode is quite simple, just hit Ctrl + Enter (to Edit) After making changes again hit ...
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Illustrator: Shortcut for switching documents

Pretty much every Adobe app that I've used, ⌘+~ switches between documents. No idea why some are trying to overcomplicate this, when the shortcut is built-in already.
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Photoshop: Shortcut for swapping foreground and background colour

You can swap foreground and background color with X key. Also, you can revert foreground and background colors to default (black and white) with D key - it's very handy when working with masks.
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Change shortcuts in Inkscape

Yes, there is, my fellow Inkscape designer. Press Ctrl/Command+Shift+P -> go to Interface -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> change shortcuts. As easy as that.
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How to save keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop

Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts Click one of the little "download" icons... Left = Save As Right = Save a Copy This will place a file where you want it. Saving to the desktop is the easiest place. ...
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Photoshop shortcut for File, Save As, Format: PNG or JPG, Save, OK

Open the actions window (Window → Actions or Alt+F9), then create and record and action. Now just apply to it a hotkey (one of the function keys) Add it by going to action options. You can record ...
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How can I make a shortcut for 100% view in Illustrator?

Ctrl+1 is the shortcut for a 100% zoom. Go to View → Actual Size If you want to input a custom zoom level after pressing a shortcut, you need to use a script. var zoomLevel = prompt("Percentage:", ...
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Inkscape: keyboard shortcut for Break Path At Selected Nodes

Creating this question FINALLY answered it for myself! See https://inkscape.org/doc/keys092.html. I was always searching for shortcuts for "Break path at selected nodes", but in the above document it ...
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Indesign: what are the blue outlines around objects and how can they be hidden / toggled on or off?

A nice simple way to do this is to toggle between Normal View and Preview Mode by hitting W on the keyboard. This will also hide the bleeds, margins, and slug guides in your document. Just be careful ...
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Illustrator: Eyedropper copy only color, not other formatting

Shift + Click to select a color. Option + Click (Mac) / Alt + Click (Windows) to fill a shape with the selected color: ^Note: cursors aren't captured correctly in the gif above.
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Shortcut to Repeating the Last Action in Photoshop

Sort of.... The closest thing to this is Edit > Transform > Again -- Command/CTRL-Shift-T --- But this only works for transformations. And it only repeats the last transformation. Unlike ...
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Illustrator: lock/unlock current layer via keyboard shortcut?

here's a one-liner script that toggles active layer visibility app.activeDocument.activeLayer.visible ^= 1; this other one-liner toggles lock/unlock app.activeDocument.activeLayer.locked ^= 1; ...
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Why did my InDesign preview mode background turn black?

This video shows how to change the preview mode, not the presentation mode. When you hit "W" if your background colour is too bright or dark for your document you can change it here.
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