Adobe Illustrator Shortcut keys – Font: Size, Leading, Kerning & Tracking Cmd + Shift + > or < = Increase/decrease font size Opt + Up or Down = Increase/decrease leading Opt + Left or Right = Increase/decrease kerning or tracking Cmd + Opt + Q = Reset kerning/tracking to zero This Tip is written in […]
Adobe Illustrator Shortcut keys Fill and Stroke Color D = Default color (white fill & black stroke) X = Toggle between fill and stroke Shift + X = Swap fill and stroke color / = None (transparent) < = Color fill > = Gradient fill This Tip is written in Mac If you are […]
Lock and Unlock Objects (For Mac users) in Adobe Illustrator Cmd + 2 = Lock selected object(s) Cmd + Opt + Shift + 2 = Lock all deselected objects Cmd + Opt + 2 = Unlock all If you are using a PC, please replace as below: Cmd key = Ctrl key Opt = Alt.
Continuous Duplicates Based on Mouse Movement with Adobe Illustrator With any shape tool, holding down the Tilde (~) key while dragging will make continuous duplicates based on your mouse movement. This can be very useful to create fun and complex artwork. [amazon_link id=”B003D8XE4K” target=”_blank” ][/amazon_link]
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Increase/Decrease Input Field Value Place the cursor in any input field, press arrow Up or Down to increase/decrease
Draw Shape with Options in Adobe Illustrator (CS3) Select any shape tool, (e.g. Star Tool), click anywhere on the Artboard, it will let you draw a shape with options.
Select All Objects on Layer in Adobe Illustrator (CS3) To select all objects on a particular layer, hold down the Alt key and click the layer name.
Add or Subtract Sides in Adobe Illustrator (CS3) With the Star Tool, drag on the Artboard (do not release the mouse yet), Press Up or Down arrow to add/subtract sides. This shortcut can also works for the Arc, Spiral, Rectangle Grid, Polar Grid, Polygon, and Flare Tool.
Navigate Live Paint Bucket Color in Adobe Illustrator (CS3) With the Live Paint Bucket tool selected Click on any swatch in the Color palette, Use the arrow keys (Up, Down, Left, Right) to navigate through the swatches.