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Adobe Illustrator CS5 * Keys for drawing

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This is not a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that are not displayed in menu commands or tool tips. Result Constrain a shapes proportions or orientation to: equal height and width for rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, and grids Increments of 45 for line and arc segments Original orientation for polygons, stars, and flares Move a shape while drawing it Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons, stars, and flares) Increase or decrease polygon sides, star points, arc angle, spiral winds, or flare rays Keep the inner radius of a star constant Keep the sides of a star straight Switch between an open and closed arc Flip an arc, keeping the reference point constant Add or subtract winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral Change the decay rate of a spiral Add or remove horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid Add or remove vertical lines from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid spacebar-drag Alt-drag spacebar-drag Option-drag Windows Shift-drag Mac OS Shift-drag

Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging, then hold down Ctrl Alt-drag Start dragging, then hold down C Start dragging, then hold down F

Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow Start dragging, then hold down Command Option-drag Start dragging, then hold down C Start dragging, then hold down SF

Start dragging, then Alt-drag

Start dragging then Option-drag

Start dragging then Ctrl-drag Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Start dragging then Command-drag Start dragging, then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Start dragging, then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow

Start dragging, then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow

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Windows Start dragging, then press F

Mac OS Start dragging, then press F

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Decrease the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Increase the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% Decrease the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Increase the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% Create and expand a Live Trace object in one step

Start dragging, then press V

Start dragging, then press V

Start dragging, then press X

Start dragging, then press X

Start dragging, then press C

Start dragging, then press C

Alt-click Live Trace in the Control panel, or hold down Alt and select a tracing preset. ] (right square bracket) [ (left square bracket) Shift

Option-click Live Trace in the Control panel, or hold down Option and select a tracing preset. ] (right square bracket) [ (left square bracket) Shift

Increase size of Blob Brush Decrease size of Blob Brush Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically Switch through drawing modes Join two or more paths Create corner or smooth join

Shift+D Select the paths, then press Ctrl+J Select the paths, then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+j

Shift+D Select the paths, then press Command+J Select the anchor point, then press Shift+Command+Option+j

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