Shortcut Keys

Illustrator Shortcut Keys


S.no Shortcuts Why they do
1 - Delete Anchor point
2 / Fill or Stroke w/None
3 \ Line Segment
4 + Add Anchor point
5 < Fill or Stroke w/Color
6 > Fill or Stroke w/Gradient
7 A Direct Selection
8 B Paintbrush
9 C Scissors
10 D Default Fill & Stroke (white fill/black stroke)
11 EFree Transform
12 F Cycle through Screen Modes
13 G Gradient
14 H Hand
15 I Eyedropper
16 J Column Graph
17 K Live Paint Bucket
18 L Ellipse
19 M Rectangle
20 N Pencil
21 O Reflect
22 P Pen
23 Q Lasso
24 R Rotate
25 S Scale
26 Shift-B Blob Brush
27 Shift-C Convert Anchor point
28 Shift-E Eraser
29 Shift-K Slice
30 Shift-L Live Paint Selection
31 Shift-O Art board Tool
32 Shift-R Warp
33 Shift-S Symbol Sprayer
34 Shift-X Swap Fill & Stroke
35 T Type
36 U Mesh
37 W Blend
38 X Toggle between Fill & Stroke
39 Y Magic Wand
40 Z Zoom
41 Ctrl+N New
42 Shift+Ctrl+N New from Template
43 Ctrl+O Open
44 Alt+Ctrl+O Browse
45 Ctrl+W Close
46 Ctrl+S Save
47 Shift+Ctrl+S Save As
48 Alt+Ctrl+S Save a Copy
49 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S Save for Web & Devices
50 F12 Revert
51 Ctrl+F12 Other Script
52 Alt+Ctrl+P Document Setup
53 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I File Info
54 Ctrl+P Print
55 Ctrl+Q Exit
56 Ctrl+Z Undo
57 Shift+Ctrl+Z Redo
58 Ctrl+X Cut
59 Ctrl+C Copy
60 Ctrl+V Paste
61 Ctrl+F Paste in Front
62 Ctrl+B Paste in Back
63 Ctrl+I Check Spelling
64 Shift+Ctrl+K Color Settings
65 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K Keyboard Shortcuts
66 Ctrl+K General
67 Ctrl+D Transform Again
68 Shift+Ctrl+M Move
69 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+D Transform Each
70 Shift+Ctrl+] Bring to Front
71 Ctrl+] Bring Forward
72 Ctrl+[ Send Backward
73 Shift+Ctrl+[ Send to Back
74 Ctrl+G Group
75 Shift+Ctrl+G Ungroup
76 Ctrl+2 Selection
77 Alt+Ctrl+2 Unlock All
78 Ctrl+3 Selection
79 Alt+Ctrl+3 Show All
80Ctrl+JJoin
81 Alt+Ctrl+J Average
82 Alt+Ctrl+B Make
83 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+B Release
84 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+W Make with Warp
85 Alt+Ctrl+M Make with Mesh
86 Alt+Ctrl+C Make with Top Object
87 Shift+Ctrl+V Edit Contents
88 Alt+Ctrl+X Make
89 Ctrl+7 Make
90 Alt+Ctrl+7 Release
91 Ctrl+8 Make
92 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+8 Release
93 Shift+Ctrl+O Create Outlines
94 Alt+Ctrl+I Show Hidden Characters
95 Ctrl+A All
96 Shift+Ctrl+A Deselect
97 Ctrl+6 Reselect
98 Alt+Ctrl+] Next Object Above
99 Alt+Ctrl+[ Next Object Below
100 Ctrl+E Apply Last Filter
101 Alt+Ctrl+E Last Filter
102 Shift+Ctrl+E Apply Last Effect
103 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+E Last Effect
104 Ctrl+Y Preview
105 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Y Overprint Preview
106 Alt+Ctrl+Y Pixel Preview
107 Ctrl+= Zoom In
108 Ctrl+- Zoom Out
109 Ctrl+0 Fit in Window
110 Ctrl+1 Actual Size
111 Ctrl+H Hide Edges
112 Shift+Ctrl+W Show Template
113 Ctrl+R Show Rulers
114 Shift+Ctrl+B Hide Bounding Box
115 Shift+Ctrl+D Show Transparency Grid
116 Shift+Ctrl+Y Show Text Threads
117 Ctrl+; Hide Guides
118 Alt+Ctrl+; Lock Guides
119 Ctrl+5 Make Guides
120 Alt+Ctrl+5 Release Guides
121 Ctrl+U Smart Guides
122 Ctrl+' Show Grid
123 Shift+Ctrl+' Snap to Grid
124 Alt+Ctrl+' Snap to Point
125 Shift+F7 Align
126 Shift+F6 Appearance
127 Ctrl+F11 Attributes
128 F5 Brushes
129 F6 Color
130 Shift+F3 Color Guide
131 Ctrl+F9 Gradient
132 Shift+F5 Graphic Styles
133 Ctrl+F8 Info
134 Shift+Ctrl+F9 Pathfinder
135 Ctrl+F10 Stroke
136 Shift+Ctrl+F11 Symbols
137 Shift+F8 Transform
138 Shift+Ctrl+F10 Transparency
139 Ctrl+T Character
140 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+T OpenType
141 Alt+Ctrl+T Paragraph
142 Shift+Ctrl+T Tabs
143 F1 Illustrator Help
144 Alt+Ctrl+Tab Switch Selection Tools
145 Shift+Ctrl+- Insert Hyphen
146 Shift+Ctrl+. Point Size Up
147 Shift+Ctrl+, Point Size Down
148 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+. Font Size Step Up
149 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+, Font Size Step Down
150 Shift+Ctrl+] Kern Looser
151 Shift+Ctrl+[ Kern Tighter
152 Alt+Ctrl+K Tracking
153 Alt+Ctrl+Q Clear Tracking
154 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+O Spacing
155 Shift+Ctrl+X Uniform Type
156 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+F Highlight Font
157 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M Highlight Font (Secondary)
158 Shift+Ctrl+L Left Align Text
159 Shift+Ctrl+C Center Text
160 Shift+Ctrl+R Right Align Text
161 Shift+Ctrl+J Justify Text Left
162 Shift+Ctrl+F Justify All Lines
163 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+H Toggle Auto Hyphenation
164 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+C Toggle Line Composer
165 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+2 Lock Others
166 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+3 Hide Others
167 Ctrl+4 Repeat Pathfinder
168 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+J Average & Join
169 F8 New Symbol
170 Ctrl+/ Add New Fill
171 Alt+Ctrl+/ Add New Stroke
172 Ctrl+L New Layer
173 Alt+Ctrl+L New Layer with Dialog
174 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+U Switch Units
175 Alt+Ctrl+N New File (No Dialog)
176 Alt+Ctrl+W Close All
177 F2 Cut (Secondary)
178 F3 Copy (Secondary)
179 F4 Paste (Secondary)
180 Alt+Shift+Ctrl+F12 Debug Panel