View Tools

The View tools in the upper-left corner of the Canvas activate a number of contextual keyboard commands. Depending on the View tool chosen, different keyboard commands are available.

Global Transform Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
SS
Choose the selected transform mode.
ShiftSShift-S
Choose the Select/Transform tool.
TabTab
Cycle through the transform modes. Press repeatedly until the transform mode you want is selected.
Press Shift and drag the pointer.
Constrain the movement of an object to the guidelines.
Press Command and drag the object.
Override snapping while moving an object.
Press Option and drag the object.
Duplicate a selected object.

Select/Transform Tool

Keyboard shortcut
Function
Press Shift and drag the object handle.
Scale an object proportionally.
Press Option and drag the object handle.
Scale an object from its center.
Press Shift-Option and drag the object handle.
Scale an object proportionally from its center.
Press Shift and drag the object rotation handle.
Snap the rotation of an object to 45 degree increments.
QQ
Activate 3D transform tool.

Crop Tool

Keyboard shortcut
Function
Press Shift and drag the object handle.
Crop an object proportionally.
Press Option and drag the object handle.
Crop an object from its center.
Press Shift-Option and drag the object handle.
Crop an object proportionally from its center.
Press Command and drag over the object.
Pan a cropped object within the bounding box.
Press Option-Command and drag over the object.
Move the bounding box around a cropped object.

Adjust Control Points Tool

Keyboard shortcut
Function
Double-click the path.
Add a point to a path.
Press Option and click the path.
Add a point to a path.
Press Command and click the point.
Convert a point to linear.
Press Command and drag the point.
Create a tangent on a control point.
Press Command and drag the tangent handle.
Scale a tangent proportionally.
Press Command and drag a B-Spline point.
Adjust a B-Spline point bias.
Press Command and click a B-Spline point.
Switch a B-Spline point bias.
Press Option and drag a tangent handle.
Break or relink a tangent handle.
Press Shift and drag a tangent handle.
Constrain a tangent to 45 degrees and original value.

Pan & Zoom Tools

Keyboard shortcut
Function
HH
Select the Pan tool.
ZZ
Select the Zoom tool.
Press Option and click in the Canvas.
Zoom Out with the Zoom tool selected.