The ultimate tool for making you super efficient when designing

The sole purpose of Design Shortcuts is to make life twice as easier, for fellow Photoshop and Illustrator users. This is the ultimate cheat sheet on how you can access your favorite tools by simple pressing a few keys on the keyboard.

Please select a tool below:

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Tools

  • /

    Apply No Colour

  • Q

    Frame Grid Tool (vertical)

  • ⇧ + G

    Gradient Feather Tool

  • =

    Add Anchor Point Tool

  • -

    Delete Anchor Point Tool

  • T

    Type Tool

  • ⇧ + T

    Type on a Path Tool

  • N

    Pencil Tool

  • V

    Selection Tool

  • R

    Rotate Tool

  • S

    Scale Tool

  • O

    Shear Tool

  • E

    Free Transform Tool

  • \

    Line Tool

  • F

    Rectangle Frame Tool

  • A

    Direct Selection Tool

  • ⇧ + P

    Page Tool

  • U

    Gap Tool

  • P

    Pen Tool

  • G

    Gradient Tool

  • C

    Scissors Tool

  • H

    Hand Tool

  • X

    Toggle Fill and Stroke

  • ⇧ + X

    Swap Fill and Stroke

  • M

    Rectangle Tool

  • L

    Ellipse Tool

  • I

    Eyedropper Tool

  • K

    Measure Tool

  • ,

    Apply Colour

  • .

    Apply Gradient

  • Text

  • ++ C

    Align centre

  • ++ L

    Align left

  • ++ R

    Align right

  • ++ J

    Align justify

  • ++ F

    Align force justify

  • +++ G

    Align to baseline grid

  • ++ B

    Bold

  • ++ I

    Italic

  • ++ Y

    Normal

  • ++ K

    All caps

  • ++ H

    Small Caps

  • ++ /

    Strikethrough

  • +++ =

    Subscript

  • ++ =

    Superscript

  • ++ U

    Underline

  • +++ A

    Auto-leading

  • +++ H

    Auto-hyphenate on/off

  • ++ Up Arrow

    Increase baseline shift

  • ++ Down Arrow

    Decrease baseline shift

  • ++ Right Arrow

    Increase kerning

  • ++ Left Arrow

    Decrease kerning

  • + Right Arrow

    Increase tracking

  • + Left Arrow

    Decrease tracking

  • ++ Q

    Reset kerning and tracking

  • + Down Arrow

    Increase leading

  • + Up Arrow

    Decrease leading

  • ++ .

    Increase point size

  • ++ ,

    Decrease point size

  • ++ \

    Increase word space

  • ++ Delete

    Decrease word space

  • View

  • ++ C

    Align centre

  • ++ L

    Align left

  • ++ R

    Align right

  • ++ J

    Align justify

  • ++ F

    Align force justify

  • +++ G

    Align to baseline grid

  • ++ B

    Bold

  • ++ I

    Italic

  • ++ Y

    Normal

  • ++ K

    All caps

  • ++ H

    Small Caps

  • ++ /

    Strikethrough

  • +++ =

    Subscript

  • ++ =

    Superscript

  • ++ U

    Underline

  • +++ A

    Auto-leading

  • +++ H

    Auto-hyphenate on/off

  • ++ Up Arrow

    Increase baseline shift

  • ++ Down Arrow

    Decrease baseline shift

  • ++ Right Arrow

    Increase kerning

  • ++ Left Arrow

    Decrease kerning

  • + Right Arrow

    Increase tracking

  • + Left Arrow

    Decrease tracking

  • ++ Q

    Reset kerning and tracking

  • + Down Arrow

    Increase leading

  • + Up Arrow

    Decrease leading

  • ++ .

    Increase point size

  • ++ ,

    Decrease point size

  • ++ \

    Increase word space

  • ++ Delete

    Decrease word space

  • Z

    Zoom Tool

  • + +

    Zoom In

  • + -

    Zoom Out

  • + 0

    Fit Page in Window

  • ++ 0

    Fit Spread in Window

  • + 1

    Actual Size

  • + R

    Show/Hide Rulers

  • + ;

    Show/Hide Guides

  • + '

    Show/Hide Grid

  • ++ '

    Show/Hide Baseline Grid

  • + ~

    Switch to next document window

  • ++ ~

    Switch to previous document window

  • + Page Up

    Go to previous spead

  • + Page Down

    Go to next spead

  • +++ U

    Cycle through units of measurement

  • + drag guide

    Snap guide to ruler increments

  • ++ G

    Select all guides

  • General

  • + N

    New Document

  • a

    ++ N

    New Default Document

  • + O

    Open

  • + S

    Save

  • ++ S

    Save As

  • ++ S

    Save a Copy

  • +++ S

    Save All

  • +++ P

    Package

  • + E

    Export

  • + P

    Print

  • + W

    Close

  • +++ W

    Close All

  • ++ P

    Document Setup

  • +++ I

    File Info