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Illustrator CS4 Selecting and Moving Shortcuts

Part of the Illustrator CS4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can speed up your productivity when working in Adobe Illustrator CS4 by using keyboard shortcuts. Study this list of commands and their keystroke combinations for selecting and moving objects:

To Do This Mac Shortcut Key Windows Shortcut Key
Activate Selection tool last used (Select, Direct Select, or Group Select)     Ô+any tool (except Selection tools) Ctrl+any tool (except Selection tools)
Toggle between Select and Direct Select (or between Select and Group Select) None Ctrl+Tab
Add to or subtract from selection Shift+click with any Selection tool Shift+click with any Selection tool
Select All Ô+A Ctrl+A
Deselect All Shift+Ô+A Shift+Ctrl+A
Move selection in 1 pt increments Any arrow key Any arrow key
Move selection in 10 pt increments Shift+press any arrow key Shift+press any arrow key
Constrain movement to 45° angles Shift+drag with any Selection tool Shift+drag with any Selection tool
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