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:
- 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 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. 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 1-10) and Lightroom CC.
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