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The Ultimate Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets – Free!

Free! Download the Ultimate Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheets Now

Here’s a very handy resource from Jamie Spencer – the complete set of essential keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for every major Adobe CC application… These comprehensive sheets can save you loads of time every day by speeding up your work and allowing you to bypass the need for mouse clicks and movements, getting you to the function you need in the fastest possible way. They are extremely helpful assets to have in your arsenal – and can easily be consulted anytime as an instant reference, or printed out in high resolution and posted, or even used as desktop wall­paper. They are completely free and available for download here:


All together, there are 14 individual cheat sheets for the following Creative Cloud desktop tools:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Lightroom
  • Muse
  • Dreamweaver
  • Animate (Flash Pro)
  • Fireworks
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Adobe Camera Raw

…and the different keyboard shortcuts are clearly distinguished for both Windows and Mac users.

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Their creator, Mr. Spencer, writes:

For me it’s essential that I get stuff done as quickly as possible, as my time is precious to me. As I use these tools so often, I have found learning the various different keyboard shortcuts as an invaluable method for speeding up my work and processes. To help you learn all these different keyboard shortcuts (some of which aren’t published in the software) I have created one mega cheatsheet which you can save for your future use.

For example, one of Adobe Photoshop’s strengths is that it makes extensive use of keyboard shortcuts; but, there are so many that it’s difficult to remember them all. So now this will make it really easy for you to remember them the next time you are using the software! I’ve discovered that by making a list of the most-commonly-used tasks I do using CC and then discovering how to do them faster through shortcuts, I’ve taken off 30 minutes from my working day.

We hope you enjoy these quick-and-easy references to the most important keyboard shortcuts and quick keys for 14 of the most popular tools in the Creative Cloud:

Free! Download the Must-Have Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet Now

And we’re also big fans of the additional Lightroom Queen keyboard shortcut lists (also free) for both Lightroom Classic (versions 1-7) and Lightroom CC.

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If you don’t already have the new CC software installed on your computer yet, then you can just download a free trial to run it right away – and then get started or go deeper with Adobe’s extensive library of tutorials and guides.

Download the Ultimate Illustrator CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet


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  1. Marshall

    These are awesome, thank you much!

  2. starling
  3. Evelyn

    Thanks, these are going to really help a lot!

    I see most of the CC apps there, and all of the most important ones, but don’t see a cheat sheets for CC Speedgrade, Prelude, and Edge Animate. Are there ones available for those tools?

  4. Hope

    Am very grateful for all of this. Thanks to “THE ADOBE TEAM”.
    Please I need a pdf format of. Ps. Cs6 menu manual, such as “LAYERS, FILTERS, 3Dmenu. Am intermediate on editing, and all adobe are my favourite. Thanks as I gladly expect your reply.

  5. SHOLOLA HAKEEM

    This is a wonderful and useful way of learning…

  6. Eva Birch

    These are brilliant, thanks for sharing! Cheat sheets save so much time and really helped me use Adobe Captivate to its full potential by providing lots of shortcuts to the way I was working. I found the following Captivate keyboard shortcut cheat sheet really helped me navigate the software, I have been using it for some time now:

    https://www.trainingconnection.com/captivate/lessons/captivate-cheat-sheet.php

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  8. Retset

    So great, wish I’d found it sooner :)

  9. Tom Ferrari

    is there a cheat sheet for Adobe Animate? I have not found one on the internet.

    • Hey Tom, we have listed the downloadable Flash Professional Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet in the collection given above, but it has not yet been updated for Adobe Animate.

      Not to worry, though – as most of the Animate keyboard shortcuts (the vast majority) still remain the same as they were with Flash Pro.

      In other words, you should still be able to use the Flash Pro cheat sheet above with Animate.

      If nevertheless you want the absolute latest cheat sheet for Animate CC, then check out this Adobe Help page:

      Adobe Animate Keyboard Shortcuts

      Hope that helps!

  10. Tom Ferrari