Kev Lavery
Training & Liaison Officer

The Ultimate Adobe CC Keyboard Shortcuts List

Digital Asset Published 6/23/15 Last updated on 6/10/19

An absolutely amazing resource for CC users from Jamie Spencer. It covers shortcuts and quick keys for a bunch of Adobe applications.

Here is the weblink for it - he updates this with each new version of the software so it's best to go straight to the source. But I've also included the downloaded assets in PDF and JPEG form in case.

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    Creative apps and services for everyone.

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    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

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  • After Effects

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  • Animate

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Lauchlan Pevie

Posted on 11/27/19 4:40:54 AM Permalink

Thanks, handy list of shortcuts!​

Stefania Buzatu

Posted on 9/5/19 12:49:25 PM Permalink

​This is the best thing I've seen in years! Priceless, thank you very much!!

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 5:48:05 PM Permalink

is there any free resource available to download full shortcuts of adobe cc suits

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 5:45:44 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing highly appreciated your efforts

Eric Chow

Posted on 8/2/19 6:10:40 PM Permalink

Thanks so much! All the essential shortcuts in one place =)​

Bonnie Bronleewe

Posted on 8/1/19 8:36:17 PM Permalink

Glad to find this list. I can never remember the shortcuts!​

Moinca Little

Posted on 8/1/19 4:28:40 PM Permalink

​This is super helpful. Thanks

Mick Perkins

Posted on 7/26/19 10:35:59 PM Permalink

​simply awsome thanks

Alper Ciftci

Posted on 7/10/19 7:14:12 AM Permalink


Russell Pritchard

Posted on 6/26/19 12:07:42 PM Permalink

This is awesome!

Thank you so much.


Xiomara Romine

Posted on 6/10/19 1:23:17 PM Permalink

I'm going to print this and keep it on my desk. Thanks!​


Posted on 6/3/19 5:20:44 PM Permalink

Very useful thank you very much

Chris Cooney

Posted on 5/28/19 1:14:02 AM Permalink

​Great resource. Thank you for creating this and for keeping it up to date!

Anne C Smith

Posted on 5/19/19 1:46:45 PM Permalink

Thanks Kev. Great resource to have.​

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 5:34:35 AM Permalink

​Thanks for the resource. I will apply this keyboard shortcuts to complement with the click and mouse actions.

Mike Victorio

Posted on 5/17/19 8:01:52 AM Permalink

​This is great!!

Lisa Cherney

Posted on 4/11/19 2:08:27 PM Permalink

​I can't download or access the shortcut sheets via the link. Can I get a copy emailed to me?

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/6/19 6:28:04 AM Permalink

​I love this! I can never know too many shortcuts.

Stoyanka Veselinova

Posted on 3/15/19 6:31:03 PM Permalink

Thank You !

Nazurah Kamaruddin

Posted on 3/15/19 6:00:11 PM Permalink

​thank you

Charles Stephenson

Posted on 3/15/19 4:36:05 PM Permalink

Thanks for your time in producing this!​


Posted on 3/14/19 5:34:49 AM Permalink

​Very useful. Thank You.

Shannon Elliott

Posted on 2/24/19 2:10:24 AM Permalink

This is an amazing resource because of the clarity of the graphic. I like how each one is color coded and the icons overlaid on top of the keyboard. ​

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 2/20/19 8:06:59 PM Permalink


yvette Worboys

Posted on 1/31/19 10:52:07 PM Permalink

Great resource thanks so much for sharing this.​

James Tyler

Posted on 1/31/19 12:10:27 PM Permalink

Thank you! A really helpful resource!​

Larry Broomfield

Posted on 1/23/19 6:17:43 PM Permalink

​Thank you

Almar Kessler

Posted on 1/22/19 8:50:41 PM Permalink

Thanks, just what I needed!

Lona U

Posted on 1/2/19 8:54:55 AM Permalink

Thank you

Mohamed Moolla

Posted on 12/21/18 4:33:02 PM Permalink

Excellent. Thanks a mil​

Shajahan S

Posted on 12/21/18 2:18:21 PM Permalink

​Helpful..Thank you

Albert John

Posted on 11/26/18 8:00:55 AM Permalink

I use these shortcuts a hell of a lot to help reduce my work time. I’ve discovered ​Photoshop error 16 that by making a list of the most commonly used tasks I do on Adobe Creative.

Ray Cooper

Posted on 11/7/18 4:04:45 PM Permalink

​Wow! Thanks for this!

Heather McLaughlin

Posted on 11/2/18 12:14:04 PM Permalink

Very helpful list!! Thank you!​

Gregory Todd

Posted on 10/17/18 5:14:08 AM Permalink

​Thanks. My institution uses PC rather than Mac, so I'll need to develop my own keyboard templates, but this is a great start.

Kev Lavery

Posted on 10/17/18 5:35:48 AM Permalink

No probs. Hope it helps. If I were you I wouldn't bother developing your own. This guy updates his every year and outside of the ctrl/cmd ​split, there is very little difference between Mac and PC.

When I was a classroom teacher, instead of making mac/pc based resources (as we used both), I instead focused on ensuring they understood what modifier keys are. Saved me a bunch of time.

Gregory Todd

Posted on 10/17/18 9:50:10 PM Permalink

While it's true that there's not much difference, I try to make my classes as seemless as possible, so I wouldn't use a resource where the student has to reinterpret something clearly designed for a different type of computer.

​I reckon that 80% of my students would cope without a problem, but the remainder are struggling with the English component of the course on top of the technical aspects. Why make it harder for them to complete?

​So I'll borrow your concept and tweak it to make it PC friendly for my students.

​Again, thanks for posting this.​ A great resource.

Craig Daalmeijer-Power

Posted on 10/17/18 10:39:32 PM Permalink

Greg, it has the MAC /PC shortcuts on the list so it would be a blessing for the students to be co-conversant in both systems. Only tweak I can see is the ALT is on the wrong key - it should be on the Option key. Its an excellent resource that Jamie develops.

Zechariah Sayou

Posted on 10/12/18 1:49:07 PM Permalink

​This is so great

Robert Bourgeois

Posted on 9/30/18 12:02:57 PM Permalink

I was wondering how I could find this information without looking for a dozen different documents. Your asset brings the applications together nicely as one simple resource. Thanks!

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/24/18 5:36:22 PM Permalink

Great stuff - thank you!

Donna Pellegrino

Posted on 9/21/18 2:18:03 AM Permalink

​Thanks! This is great!

Chari Distler

Posted on 9/19/18 3:50:42 PM Permalink

​Thanks! This is great

Sri Ganesh.M

Posted on 9/19/18 2:13:29 AM Permalink

​Thank You for the Adobe Cheat Sheet.

Ana Arrieta

Posted on 9/16/18 4:17:10 PM Permalink

I think I love YOU! Beautiful Cheat Sheet!!!!!!​

Avonn Nova

Posted on 8/16/18 2:35:05 AM Permalink

​Will definitely share this with our students.


Posted on 8/15/18 12:29:44 PM Permalink

​thanks for sharing your resources

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/20/18 1:04:53 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing your resources

Roger Sidhom

Posted on 5/17/18 4:50:08 AM Permalink

​This is Outstanding! Thank you

Juliette Bentley

Posted on 4/28/18 12:47:39 PM Permalink

Kev this is great! Such a useful tool. I need to learn the different programs but now at least I'll have a little help. Thank you.​

Randy Hagan

Posted on 4/14/18 2:07:28 PM Permalink

Thank you very much for the resource. It'll be very useful to me.​

Angela Wong

Posted on 3/1/17 7:37:09 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Trent Dooley

Posted on 11/11/16 1:08:14 AM Permalink

​Thank you!!!

Heather Botha

Posted on 6/29/16 12:12:00 PM Permalink

Thank you, much appreciated.

Betty Lowrance

Posted on 5/12/16 3:38:53 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing!! Great Resource!

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 5/9/16 6:23:49 PM Permalink

Great efforts, thank you for sharing

Pro Design Tools

Posted on 9/15/15 9:56:57 PM Permalink

Eric Pomert

Posted on 8/26/15 1:36:47 AM Permalink

Just printed out the Premiere page and stuck it to my wall. (transitioning from FCP)

Mary Kennedy

Posted on 8/13/15 11:10:43 PM Permalink

Fantastic resource, thank you.

LeNelle Cobbs

Posted on 8/12/15 1:31:24 PM Permalink

Awesome, thanks for this great resource.

margaret campbell

Posted on 8/11/15 6:32:28 AM Permalink

Great thank you!!

Karen Golle

Posted on 8/5/15 12:35:58 PM Permalink

Thank you!

Matthew Blackwell

Posted on 8/5/15 7:38:20 AM Permalink


David Suter

Posted on 8/5/15 7:02:01 AM Permalink

Thanks for this fantastic resource.

Kev Lavery

Posted on 8/4/15 11:27:02 PM Permalink

Thank you Craig. I was just coming on here to say the same. The A4 links are good (and slightly different from the original long scrolling version.

There are other tutorials out there to suit the other needs people have put forward here.

John Coates has made a great desktop background one for Photoshop which can be found here:

Another designer, Emma Norton from Bring Your Own Laptop, has created some great A5 handouts for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator that can be found here:

Janet Fisher

Posted on 8/5/15 4:31:04 PM Permalink

Thanks, Kev! Appreciate the single pages!

Craig Daalmeijer-Power

Posted on 8/4/15 10:28:45 PM Permalink

For all those requesting individual software shortcuts and formatted in a print version. Please check out Jamie Spencer's blog as it has all of these available. He has dedicated quite a number of hours to making this fabulous resource and should be commended for his dedication. Scroll down after the infographic and you'll see a list of individual software shortcuts for your printing pleasure:

Janet Fisher

Posted on 8/5/15 4:32:47 PM Permalink

Fantastic!! And yes, Jamie really did it right!

Thank you, Craig! :)

Nicole Gulley

Posted on 8/4/15 7:53:08 PM Permalink

I think that this is a great resource! Thanks for sharing. It looks great and it will be extremely useful to me personally and for my students. I hope that it is okay if I separate each software so that I can make each one its own document to share with my students. Nice work! Thanks again!

Danielle Vallee

Posted on 8/4/15 7:11:55 PM Permalink

For crying out loud! Just open the JPEG in Photoshop and you'll see that it's a 150 dpi resolution and almost 7 inches wide, perfect for individual 8.5 x 11 landscape sheets. You can then crop the image or select and copy sections to separate the image for each application. If you need this image, you should at least be able to use Photoshop!!! This is a tremendous amount of work and if someone gives me this, I don't expect him or her to tailor it to my specific individual needs. Thanks for all the work and the excellent time saver!

Jessica Campbell

Posted on 8/4/15 6:02:56 PM Permalink

This is super cool! But I would never hang them on the wall because kids wouldn't be able to see them from their seats. What would be even more useful would be a desktop background - any chance you can flip them around to landscape and increase their resolution?

Ian Slattery

Posted on 8/4/15 5:50:09 PM Permalink

Thanks for this very handy resource!

Rene Hernandez

Posted on 8/4/15 5:36:15 PM Permalink

Thank you! This is a great resource for anyone. I will definitely share this. It's a shame some people don't appreciate the fact that someone took the time to create a helpful tool and distribute it for free. Complainers.

Janet Fisher

Posted on 8/4/15 6:06:50 PM Permalink

I think they are a beautiful resource - but would be more useful if they could be held in the hand while editing. Not a complaint, Rene - more like a request to help students! I believe that Adobe really does read comments and appreciates suggestions that would help us use their tools - at least that's been my experience with them! :)

Janet Fisher

Posted on 8/4/15 5:34:45 PM Permalink

Aloha! I am having a problem trying to print the document. No matter what setting I select (fit to page, 100%, original), only the FW page prints - and it is oversized for the page. To be truly useful, I would think the shortcut pages might be individually selectable (for "today's" lesson), or at least print all the pages properly, so they might be employed when on that specific subject.

It is not very practical to have to open a separate window to look for a shortcut when one is in the middle of a project. Can this please be corrected? I would LOVE to be able to have these in print form!

It doesn't matter if I try the jpeg or the pdf - the only thing that prints is part of the FW page.


Mike Shipley

Posted on 8/4/15 5:02:16 PM Permalink

The infographic format is certainly beautiful, but I really wish this would have been formatted in a way that makes it printable on standard paper, suitable for placing in a folder handy nearby or even posting to the wall in my workstation. The way it is I am super unlikely to use it for reference and I'm definitely not going to try and memorize it by staring at it. Shortcuts are the kind of thing you learn one by one, as you need them and look them up. So for that reason I'm giving it only two stars ... I hate to use the world "useless" since I can see the person put a lot of effort into the design (hence the second star) ... but yeah. What am I supposed to do with this, except talk about how beautiful it is?

Betty Lowrance

Posted on 7/24/15 2:16:42 PM Permalink

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Andreas Freiberger

Posted on 7/13/15 4:46:18 PM Permalink


Hillary Lavin

Posted on 7/10/15 3:40:25 PM Permalink

This is great, thanks for sharing!

Salman Khan Ghauri

Posted on 7/7/15 9:10:59 AM Permalink

Nice, Thanks for sharing!

Saif Smeirat

Posted on 7/2/15 9:45:20 AM Permalink

Thanks Kev,
Very useful resource

Priscila Velázquez Contreras

Posted on 6/30/15 5:42:51 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing!

Andrew Lai

Posted on 6/28/15 1:29:08 PM Permalink

I have seen these circulate around various posts but good to have it in one printable pdf file. Will be printing these out and sticking them up in the classroom for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Karla Beatty

Posted on 6/27/15 12:55:53 PM Permalink

This is cool! Thanks for sharing.

Wilder Bolanos Gomez

Posted on 6/26/15 7:09:08 PM Permalink

very good contribution, he valued it much,

Craig Gundlach

Posted on 6/23/15 3:06:51 AM Permalink

Excellent resource! Thanks for sharing!


Kelly Kermode

Posted on 6/23/15 2:34:30 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this!