Timesaving in Illustrator: Shortcuts


Shortcuts are a great way to save time when working in Illustrator. Here are some simple ones that I use most of the time.


 repeats the previous action.


  duplicates what is selected



makes the object have no colour in the fill/stroke

 Switches the fill and stroke

direct select

 selection tool



add anchor points

take away anchor points

eyedropper tool


Paste In Front 

Paste In Back
                         to Paste In Place



to zoom in

zoom out

By: Lisa
Posted: Fri 30th Mar 2012

Tags: 2D, Adobe, Handy tips, Illustrator, Shortcuts, time, timesavings


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