(Almost) Every Keyboard Shortcut for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator Mapped on Virtual On-Screen KeyboardJun 20, 2015
A new tool maps virtually every keyboard shortcut for three widely used Adobe applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) on an interactive, virtual keyboard.
Productivity is big business these days; the more productive you are, the fewer hours you’ll have to work to achieve the same end-result.
For most graphic designers, however, productivity isn’t such a big consideration; after all, too much productivity can sometimes be a creativity killer.
That logic is fine, but you have to admit that it makes sense to save time where you can, and if you’re not using keyboard shortcuts to their full advantage, chances are that you’re wasting countless hours each month.
It might sound a bit dramatic, but how often do you search for a tool/action in Photoshop’s menu? Probably multiple times an hour, right?
Well, imagine saving a few seconds every time you did that; you’d soon have saved a couple of hours, surely.
This is where keyboard shortcuts come in.
Unfortunately, most graphic designers make very little use of keyboard shortcuts, despite the fact that Adobe have worked hard to ensure that virtually every tool/action/filter is accessible via keyboard shortcut; you just have to know the shortcut!
This can be easier said than done, as the documentation offered by Adobe leaves a lot to be desired. It’s barely anything more than a giant list.