Oct 23, 2016
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20 Keyboard Shortcuts To Helps Improve Illustrator Workflow on Windows and Mac

Windows or Mac OS includes many keyboard shortcuts, which also known as accelerator keys or hotkeys that perform operation, task or commands within the operating system. Keyboard shortcuts make it easier for user to interact with computer, which otherwise would typically require a mouse or other pointing device to perform the operation. Here’s the 20 keyboard shortcuts or accelerator hotkeys of Windows and Mac OS available on the operating system level to improve illustrator workflow, as published by Microsoft.

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Windows      Mac    
VIEWING           
1. MOVE ARTBOARD WITH HAND TOOL Space + Drag Space + Drag
2.TURN RULER ON/OFF CTRL + R Command + R
3.TURN SMART GUIDE ON/OFF CTRL + U Command + U
4.MAKE GUIDES CTRL + 5 Command + 5
5.ZOOM IN/OUT CTRL + plus or minus sign (+/-) Command + plus or minus sign (+/-)
SELECTING
6.SWITCH TO LAST-USED SELECTION TOOL CTRL Command
7.ADD TO OR SUBTRACT FROM SELECTION SHIFT + Click SHIFT + Click
8.MOVE SELECTION BY 10 PTS SHIFT + Arrow key SHIFT + Arrow key
WORKING WITH LAYERS AND SHAPES
9.DRAW SHAPE FROM THE CENTER OUT ALT + Drag OPTION + Drag
10.COPY AND PASTE IN FRONT/BACK CTRL + C, CTRL + F/B Command + C, Command + F/B
11.BRING TO FRONT/BACK CTRL + [ or ] Command + [ or ]
12.SHOW/HIDE PATHFINDER CTRL + SHIFT + F9 Command + SHIFT + F9
13.GROUP/UNGROUP CTRL + G
CTRL + SHIFT + G
Command + G
Command + SHIFT + G
14.LOCK/UNLOCK CTRL + 2
CTRL + ALT +2
Command + 2
Command + OPTION + 2
15.MOVE A SHAPE WHILE DRAWING IT Space + Drag Space + Drag
16.QUICK COPY ALT + Click & Drag OPTION + Click & Drag
17.CONVERT ANCHOR POINT SHIFT + C SHIFT + C
WORKING WITH COLORS AND TEXT
18.SWITCH BETWEEN FILL AND STROKE SHIFT + X SHIFT + X
19.ALIGN TEXT TO LEFT, CENTER, OR RIGHT CTRL + SHIFT + L/C/R Command + SHIFT + L/C/R
SAVING
20.SAVE FOR WEB CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + S Command + OPTION + SHIFT + S

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