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Shortcuts for Accessing Tools and Manipulating Elements

Shortcuts for Accessing Tools and Manipulating Elements

Operation/Tool Windows Macintosh
Arrow tool (select in Toolbox) V V
Arrow tool (temporary access) Ctrl
Brush tool (select in Toolbox) B B
Constrain (ovals to circles, rectangles to squares, lines and rotation to 45-degree angles) Shift-drag Shift-drag
Convert corner point to curve point (subselection tool) Alt-drag Option-drag
Create new corner point (arrow tool) Alt-drag a line Option-drag a line
Drag a copy of selected element on Stage Alt-drag Option-drag
Drag a copy of selected keyframe unit in Timeline Alt-drag Option-drag
Dropper tool (select in Toolbox) I I
End open path (pen tool) Ctrl-click -click
Eraser tool (select in Toolbox) E E
Fill Transform tool (select in Toolbox) F F
Free Transform tool (select in Toolbox) Q Q
Hand tool (select in Toolbox) H H
Hand tool (temporary access) Spacebar Spacebar
Show/Hide all but one layer Alt-click active layer’s eye column Option-click active layer’s eye column
Ink bottle tool (select in Toolbox) S S
Lasso tool (select in Toolbox) L L
Line tool (select in Toolbox) N N
Lock/unlock all but one layer Alt-click active layer’s padlock column Option-click active layer’s padlock column
Magnifier tool (select in Toolbox) M, Z M, Z
Magnifier zoom-in tool (temporary access) Ctrl-Spacebar -Spacebar
Magnifier zoom-out tool (temporary access) Ctrl-Shift-Spacebar -Shift-Spacebar
Move keyframe unit in Timeline Click-and-drag Click-and-drag
Nudge selected element down 10pixels Shift-Down arrow Shift-Down arrow
Nudge selected element to the left 1 pixel Left arrow Left arrow
Nudge selected element to the left 10 pixels Shift-Left arrow Shift-Left arrow
Nudge selected element to the right 1 pixel Right arrow Right arrow
Nudge selected element to the right 10 pixels Shift-Right arrow Shift-Right arrow
Nudge selected element up 1 pixel Up arrow Up arrow
Nudge selected element up 10 pixels Shift-Up arrow Shift-Up arrow
Nudge selected element down 1 pixel Down arrow Down arrow
Oval tool (select in Toolbox) O O
Paint bucket tool (select in Toolbox) K K
Pen tool (select in Toolbox) P P
Pencil tool (select in Toolbox) Y Y
Rectangle tool (select in Toolbox) R R
Select multiple layers Shift-click Shift-click
Select noncontiguous layers Ctrl-click -click
Set fill and stroke color simultaneously Shift-click with the dropper tool Shift-click with the dropper tool
Show outlines for all but one layer Alt-click that layer’s outline column Option-click that layer’s outline column
Subselection tool (select in Toolbox) A A
Switch magnifier tool temporarily from zoom-in to zoom-out and vice versa Alt Option
Text tool (select in Toolbox) T T



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