Taking advantage of shortcut keys can save valuable time, speed up your workflow and increase productivity. I’ve put together a list of links to shortcuts and cheat sheets for the various applications and tools I frequently encounter. Please let me know if I’m missing out on anything extraordinary (because I probably am).
Mac OS X Shortcuts
Trevor Morris over at morris-photographics.com has put together a great collection PDF documents that give an overview of the shortcut commands available in Photoshop. His article provides seperate PDF’s for Mac and PC shortcuts as well as multiple versions of Photoshop including:
- Adobe Photoshop CS3
- Adobe Photoshop CS2
- Adobe Photoshop CS
- Adobe Photoshop 7
- Adobe Photoshop 6
- Adobe Photoshop 5
The best resource I found for Illustrator shortcut keys was published by Noble Desktop. They provide a nicely layed out table of Illustrator shortcut keys along with a PDF cheat sheet that is available for download. Versions they provide shortcuts for include:
Having jQuery commands available is always a plus for those who use this library frequently. These are a little old, but even with rapidity (maybe thats a word) at which jQuery is being updated they are still very relevant and functional in the latest version. jQuery 1.2.3 is the latest build at the time of this post.
Search Engine Querys
These search engine commands allow you to do all sorts of wonderful things like see who’s linking to your site, check your page ranking and view the total number of pages there are related to your site. These are great for those who frequently practice SEO.
- Cezary Sobaniec, PhD – Subversion Quick Reference Card
- Dan Rodney – Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
- Adobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts | Trevor Morris Photographics
- Noble Desktop computer graphics training.
- Digital Overload – Dreamweaver shortcuts
- e3 internet – Search Engine Query Cheat Sheets
- PeteFreitag.com – Cheat Sheet Roundup – Over 30 Cheatsheets for developers
About the Author
Kevin Leary is a web developer in Boston, MA specializing in enterprise website design and development, online marketing, and conversion optimization.