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Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts


Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator, a popular vector graphics editor, offers a variety of keyboard shortcuts to help improve efficiency and workflow.

Here are some commonly used keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator:


1. Selection Tools:

  • V: Selection Tool

  • A: Direct Selection Tool

  • Shift + A: Lasso Tool

2. Drawing Tools:

  • P: Pen Tool

  • L: Ellipse Tool

  • N: Rectangle Tool

  • M: Shape Builder Tool

3. Zoom and Navigation:

  • Z: Zoom Tool

  • Spacebar: Hand Tool

4. Editing:

  • Ctrl + C: Copy

  • Ctrl + X: Cut

  • Ctrl + V: Paste

  • Ctrl + D: Transform Again

  • Ctrl + Z: Undo

  • Ctrl + Shift + Z: Redo

5. Layers and Objects:

  • F7: Layers Panel

  • Ctrl + G: Group Objects

  • Ctrl + Shift + G: Ungroup Objects

  • Ctrl + ]: Bring Forward

  • Ctrl + [: Send Backward

6. Type and Text:

  • T: Type Tool

  • Ctrl + B: Bold

  • Ctrl + I: Italic

  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase Font Size

  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease Font Size

7. Align and Distribute:

  • Ctrl + E: Align Selected Objects to Artboard

  • Ctrl + Shift + E: Align Selected Objects to Center

  • Ctrl + Shift + A: Align Selected Objects to Selection

8. Save and Export:

  • Ctrl + S: Save

  • Ctrl + Shift + S: Save As

  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S: Save for Web

These shortcuts can be a time-saver and help you work more efficiently in Adobe Illustrator. It's beneficial to familiarize yourself with them to speed up your workflow and create designs more effectively.

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