Here’s a very handy resource from Jamie Spencer – the complete set of essential keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for every major Creative Cloud 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:
- Acrobat Pro
- Animate (Flash Pro)
- Premiere Pro
- After Effects
- Adobe Camera Raw (Win | Mac)
…and the different keyboard shortcuts are clearly distinguished for both Windows and macOS 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. They are available as JPG images as well as downloadable as hi-res PDF files:
Other users who’ve downloaded these keyboard shortcut cheat sheets write: “Thank you for sharing!! Great Resource!”, “Saved me a bunch of time”, “This is Outstanding! Thank you”, “I think I love YOU! Beautiful Cheat Sheet!!”, “I use these shortcuts a hell of a lot to help reduce my work time”, “Excellent. Thanks a mil”, “Wow! Thanks for this!”, “This is an amazing resource because of the clarity of the graphic”, and “Thank you! A really helpful resource!”
And we’re also big fans of the additional Lightroom Queen keyboard shortcut lists (also free) for both Lightroom Classic (versions 1-11) and Lightroom CC.
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16 thoughts on “The Ultimate Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets - Free!”
These are awesome, thank you much!
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?
Hi Evelyn, you are welcome, and glad you like them!
This is the entire set of CC cheatsheets available at this time, and represents a pretty broad collection – but we’ll update this page if any more are added.
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.
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This is a wonderful and useful way of learning…
Thanks Sholola, glad you like them – and we agree!
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:
Looks great and helpful Eva, thank you!
So great, wish I’d found it sooner :)
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!
Thank-you very much!
Sure Tom, glad to help!
And for more on Animate, don’t miss this new Adobe Animate CC book that you can download completely for free.