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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to set keyboard shortcuts for paragraph/character styles in InDesign?

Unfortunatley it is not possible on a keyboard without a number pad. Alternative 1: Use Quick Apply I find it easier to use Quick Apply (Cmd/Ctrl + Return/Enter) and type a few letters of the ...
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What is the shortcut key for object opacity in Illustrator?

There are no default shortcuts, but you can set your own in Keyboard Shortcuts:
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Presets for a specific zoom in illustrator

Zoom to the level you need, and click View > New View, give it a name like "133% view" An entry will be added to the bottom of the View menu, which you can click on whenever you need that zoom level. ...
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What's the alternative of using Cmd+\ in InDesign to align text?

The feature is called 'Indent to Here' and is found in the menu via 'Type → Insert Special Character → Other'. The alternative to this is using proper bullets, which is well documented in the official ...
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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

If you mean automatic as in the default behaviour, then I don't know a way to change that. However, there's no need to use the menus to add a clipping mask to an adjustment layer. Alt+clicking ...
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how to set shortcut for brush size in photoshop

Photoshop has a nifty dynamic brush size controller built in. MacOS: Control+Option and then click-drag. You'll see a red circle, that's the brush. Drag left/right for size Drag up/down for ...
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How to zoom and pan very quick in Illustrator?

By default... Spacebar + Click-drag = Pan Command/Ctrl + Spacebar + Click-drag = Zoom Assign these commands to the Wacom buttons. I find setting the tablet preferences much better than altering the ...
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Assign Ctrl+Tab as switch images in Gimp?

You can't because the Tab is reserved for the GTK library (Gimp's UI is based on GTK). For some details see here. This explains why you can't assign that combination in the keyboard shortcut editor, ...
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Shortcut to enter preview mode in AI

Shortcuts are shown to the right of menu items.... If there is a shortcut for an item, it will be shown on the right. If there's nothing to the right, you can add your own shortcut. Choose Edit > ...
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Color Value Shortcut

OK, so... I saw your question and remembered I've been meaning to write a script to do this in Illustrator. So I did it... I havn't tested it much and it could probably be cleaned up a bit but it ...
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