10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Graphic Designers
Dear PC users: Not to be exclusive and leave you out, but before you read through this whole article, we need to be straight up with you. This is a life-changing, keyboard shortcuts guide for Apple-loving graphic designers. If you fall into the PC-user category, we must first express our sympathy, and secondly, we want to encourage you to keep on reading — we might make a believer out of you. It may be time to break up with your PC and come to the bright light that is all things Apple. Come on, be honest. How many times in your graphic design career have you gone through the same motions and same clicks only to find out there is an Apple keyboard shortcut that can change your life instantly? Say hello to productivity and efficiency, my friends. I’m about to spotlight some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts that will improve your graphic design skills and give you time back in your day to crank out killer designs.
Keyboard Shortcuts | The BasicsIt’s time to go back to the basics and make sure you know the OG keyboard shortcuts. The staple shortcuts that everyone should use. Most graphic designers know the basics, but we want to give a few quick tips to those of you who are running a business or working in different areas of marketing. Some of these are not necessarily design-specific, and you can use them in almost every application (think Microsoft, Gmail, etc.).
- Copy : (Command + C)
- Paste : (Command + V)
- Cut : (Command + X)
- Select All : (Command + A)
- Undo : (Command + Z)
- Find : (Command + F)
- Save : (Command + S)
- Zoom In and Out : (Command + -/+)