A few weeks ago I compiled a list of InDesign shortcuts that I use daily and made a A4 printable cheat sheet (You can find it here). Lots of people downloaded it, and asked me if I could make the same thing for Illustrator.
So, here it is: a single A4 printable cheat sheet that you can always have on your desk, ready to be checked. I hope this will help you memorize a few more shortcuts and be even more productive.
Even more, make sure you read this InDesign vs. Illustrator content to find the correct answer to when and why choose one software over the other.
Here are the ready-to-be-printed PDFs with the most important and used shortcuts:
In case you wonder, I made also a Desktop Background with these shortcuts. Here they are:
- Download Desktop Background "Illustrator shortcuts Mac OS"
- Download Desktop Background "Illustrator shortcuts Windows"
A full list of Illustrator keyboard shortcuts
Illustrators has so many shortcuts that they didn’t fit into a single A4, so the printable cheat sheet above includes only the ones that I use the most and that I believe are the most important for day to day work.
However, here is also a more exhaustive list, in case I missed your favorites.
- Shortcuts: Application
- Shortcuts: Files
- Shortcuts: Basic Operations
- Shortcuts: Tools
- Shortcuts: Object Editing
- Shortcuts: View and Navigation
- Shortcuts: Menu Commands
- Shortcuts: Text
- Shortcuts: Others