20+ Cheat Sheets Handy For Designers
Mastering frequently used applications increases the productivity significantly.
Controlling these applications via keyboard is a part of this "mastering process" which helps you use an application with 2 hands = much faster.
Also, knowing the tricks of tools inside these products definitely opens new doors for creating.
Specifically for designers, here is a list of cheat sheets for the most popular applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, Fireworks & more..
Keyboard shortcuts are very well organized, both by menu & alphabetically.
Also, shortcut presets that add lots of extra shortcuts are provided too.
Keyboard shortcuts for previous Photoshop versions:
- Adobe Photoshop CS3
- Adobe Photoshop CS2
- Adobe Photoshop CS
- Adobe Photoshop 7
- Adobe Photoshop 6
- Adobe Photoshop 5
There are many different way & settings for converting images to black and white with Photoshop.
This is a Photoshop file presenting different filters/presets. Just update 1 file & see the various outputs.
A compact & helpful guide on Photoshop’s brush tool.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Shortcuts (Mac – PC)
For the previous versions of Illustrator:
For the previous versions of InDesign:
For the previous versions of QuarkXpress:
The Adobe pen tool works similar in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Tips & tricks on using this powerful tool.
Gimp Keyboard Shortcuts (direct link to PDF file)
And more on Gimp:
- Gimp Quick Reference Card (direct link to PDF file)
- Gimp hotkeys on Linux
- Photoshop-ish Keyboard Shortcuts for The Gimp 2.2
Quick references for previous Fireworks versions:
Computer Arts presents keyboard shortcuts for Freehand MX, 3D Studio Max, Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop.
Keyboard shortcuts for previous versions of 3D Studio Max: