Shortcuts on Windows

VectorStyler Shortcuts on Windows

VectorStyler shortcuts are used to provide quick access to commands and tools. The shortcuts assigned to commands accessible from the menu are shown next to the command name. The shortcuts assigned to tools are shown in the tool tip displayed when hovering over the tool.

The VectorStyler shortcuts can be customized using the Keyboard Shortcuts command described in the Customizing and Preferences chapter.

In the default configuration of VectorStyler following shortcuts can be used.

Common tasks

Command Shortcut
Create a new document Control + N
Save the current document Control + S
Open a document Control + O
Repeat the last change Shift + Control + R
Undo the last change Control + Z
Redo the last change Shift + Control + Z
Cut Control + X
Copy Control + C
Paste Control + V

Tools

Command Shortcut
Drawing Lines \
Node editor tool A
Brush painter tool B
Collider tool C
Direct Selector tool (select objects inside groups) D
Ellipse tool E
Pencil tool F
Gradient tool G
Document view panning tool H
Style picker tool I
Rectangle tool J
Select and transform tool V
Frame text tool L
Magic wand tool M
Node editor tool N
Reflector tool O
Bezier drawing tool P
Stroke profile tool Shift + P
Contour editor tool Q
Document view rotation tool R
Rotate tool Shift + R
Tiling pattern tool S
Vector text tool T
Gradient mesh tool U
Character tool V
Blend tool W
Liquify tool Shift + W
Export Slice tool X
Lasso selection mode Y
Document view zooming tool Z
Elastic warp tool Shift + A
Bending distortion tool Shift + B
Envelope distortion tool Shift + D
Mesh distortion tool Shift + E
4-Point distortion tool Shift + F
Create and change artboards Shift + O

Editing commands

Command Shortcut
Undo the last change Control + Z
Redo the last change undone change Shift + Control + Z
Repeat the last change Shift + Control + R
Cut Control + X
Copy Control + C
Paste Control + V
Copy the object appearance to the clipboard Shift + Control + C
Paste above the selected objects Control + F
Paste below the selected objects Control + B
Paste inside the selected object Shift + Control + V
Opens the find replace view Control + F
Find the next object or text with the current criteria Alt + N
Find the previous object or text with the current criteria Alt + P
Select all objects with the current find criteria Shift + Control + F
Delete the selected object, text or path node delete
Duplicate the selected objects Control + D
Create a symbolic reference to the selected object Alt + Control + D
Create a clone of the selected objects Shift + Control + D

Documents and Files

Command Shortcut
Create a new document Control + N
Create a new document by setting its properties first Alt + Control + N
Create a new document from the clipboard Shift + Control + N
Open an existing document from a file Control + O
Revert the current document to its last saved state F12
Close the current document Control + W
Close all views of the current document Alt + Control + W
Save the current document Control + S
Save the current document to another file Shift + Control + S
Save a copy of the current document Alt + Control + S
Import a file into the current document Control + I
Link a file into the current document Alt + Control + I
Export content from the current document to a file Control + E
Repeat the last exporting command Shift + Control + E
Print content from the current document Control + P
Repeat the last printing command Shift + Control + P
Open the document options view Alt + Control + P

Selecting objects

Command Shortcut
Select all objects on the current canvas Control + A
Select all objects on the current artboard Alt + Control + A
Deselect current selection Shift + Control + A
Exit from isolated mode escape
Select all unselected objects Shift + Control + I
Restore the last selection Control + 6
Select the previous object in the object stack Control + {
Select the next object in the object stack Control + }
Add the previous object in the object stack to the selection Shift + Control + {
Add the next object in the object stack to the selection Shift + Control + }

Artboard and Canvas commands

Command Shortcut
Open the canvas options view Alt + Control + C
Open the artboard options view Alt + Control + A
Create a new artboard Control + A
Go to the previous artboard PageDown
Go to the next artboard PageUp
Go to the previous canvas Control + PageDown
Go to the next canvas Control + PageUp
Go to the first member canvas Shift + Control + PageDown
Go to the parent canvas Shift + Control + PageUp

Changing Objects

Command Shortcut
Move the selected objects by setting the exact movement amounts Shift + Alt + M
Scale the selected objects by setting the exact scaling amounts Shift + Alt + S
Rotate the selected objects by setting the exact angle Shift + Alt + R
Apply a transformation to the selected objects Shift + Alt + T
Move the selected objects by a user-defined amount Left, Right, Up or Down Arrow
Move the selected objects by 10 times a user-defined amount Shift + Left, Right, Up or Down Arrow
Scale the selected objects by a user-defined amount Shift + Alt + Left, Right, Up or Down Arrow
Rotate the selected objects by a user-defined amount Control + Left or Right Arrow
Move the selected objects upward in the object stack Control + Up Arrow
Move the selected objects downward in the object stack Control + Down Arrow
Move the selected objects to the front of the object stack Alt + Control + Up Arrow
Move the selected objects to the back of the object stack Alt + Control + Down Arrow
Move the selected objects inside the last selected object Alt + Control + Right Arrow
Move the selected objects outside from their container object Alt + Control + Left Arrow
Reverse the order of the selected objects Alt + Control + R
Group the selected objects into a single group object Control + G
Ungroup the selected group objects Shift + Control + G
Swap the locked state of the selected objects Alt + Control + L
Swap the hidden state of the selected objects Alt + Control + H
Create a new layer Control + L
Edit the options of the selected objects Shift + Control + O
Edit the options of the current layer Shift + Control + L
Breaks apart the selected composite shapes Control + K
Closes the selected open path with a line segment Control + J
Reverse the direction of the selected object path Control + U
Convert the selected object shape to curves Shift + Alt + O
Intersect the selected object shapes Shift + Alt + X

Styling commands

Command Shortcut
Edit the document level style definitions Control + U
Edit the current canvas style overrides and definitions Alt + Control + U
Edit the selected object style overrides and definitions Shift + Control + U
Expand the selected symbol objects Shift + Control + R
Expand the selected group combination Shift + Control + G
Expand the stroke outline of the selected objects Shift + Control + S

Text Formatting

Command Shortcut
Edit the selected object text wrapping options Alt + Control + W
Edit the character style attributes of the selected text Control + T
Create or edit the text on path formatting options Alt + Control + F
Convert between frame and vector text modes Control + V
Decrease tracking in the selected text Alt + Left
Increase tracking in the selected text Alt + Right

Color, Shape and Image Effects

Command Shortcut
Open the Colorize color filter view X
Create a blend between the selected objects Alt + Control + B
Edit the image effects of the selected objects Alt + Control + X
Edit the shape effects of the selected objects Alt + Control + S

Viewing documents

Command Shortcut
Open a new document view of the current document Shift + Alt + N
Zoom to actual size Control + 1
Zoom to show the current artboard Control + 0
Zoom to show the all artboards of the current canvas Alt + Control + 0
Zoom to show the all objects of the current canvas Control + 2
Zoom to show the selected objects Control + 4
Reset the rotation of the document view Control + 3
Show or hide the artboard frame Alt + Control + F
Activate the next document view Control + ~
Activate the previous document view Shift + Control + ~
Activate the next document view Control + F6
Activate the previous document view Shift + Control + F6
Swap between outline and vector preview modes Control + Y
Swap between pixel and vector preview modes Control + =
Zoom In Control + Plus
Zoom Out Control + Minus
Rotate document view counter clockwise Control + {
Rotate document view clockwise Control + }
Show or hide the guidelines Control + ;
Lock or unlock the guidelines Shift + Control + ;
Create guidelines from the selected objects Alt + G
Release the selected guideline objects Shift + Alt + G
Turn snap to grid on or off Control + '
Turn snap to guideline on or off Control + /
Turn snap to objects on or off Control + .
Activate or deactivate split display mode ,
Swap between vertical and horizontal split display mode /

Opening and Closing Panels

Command Shortcut
Show or hide the Image Effects panel Control + X
Show or hide the Shape Effects panel Control + S
Show or hide the Blend panel Control + B
Show or hide the Contour panel Control + D
Show or hide the Character Options panel Control + T
Show or hide the Paragraph Options panel Alt + Control + T
Show or hide the Tabstop panel Shift + Control + T
Show or hide the Typography panel Shift + Alt + Control + T
Show or hide the Text on Path panel Control + F
Show or hide the Text Wrap panel Control + W
Show or hide the Glyph panel Control + G
Show or hide the History panel Control + H
Show or hide the Navigator panel Control + N
Show or hide the Magic Wand panel Control + M
Show or hide the Appearance panel Shift + Control + B
Show or hide the Alignment panel Shift + Control + A
Show or hide the Canvas and Artboard panel Alt + A
Show or hide the Brush panel Alt + B
Show or hide the Color panel Alt + C
Show or hide the Path panel Alt + E
Show or hide the Corner panel Alt + F
Show or hide the Color Palette panel Alt + H
Show or hide the Color Variations panel Alt + I
Show or hide the Gradient panel Alt + J
Show or hide the Pattern panel Alt + K
Show or hide the Layers panel Alt + L
Show or hide the Transparency panel Alt + M
Show or hide the Transform panel Alt + T
Show or hide the Shape panel Alt + S
Show or hide the Noise Fill panel Alt + U
Show or hide the Stroke panel Alt + W
Show or hide the Brush Presets panel Alt + Q
Show or hide the Presets panel Alt + Control + T
Show or hide the Override panel Alt + O
Show or hide the Styles panel Alt + V
Show or hide the Symbols panel Alt + X

Application commands

Command Shortcut
Quit VectorStyler Alt + F4
Preferences Control + K
Keyboard Shortcuts Shift + Alt + Control + K

Drawing and Editing

Command Shortcut
Constrain to proportional shape in drawing and scaling Shift + Drag
Centered drawing or scaling Control + Drag
Disable snapping while drawing Alt + Drag
Constrain angles while editing curves Shift + Drag
Constrain angles while drawing lines and curves Shift + Drag
Constrain movement direction to horizontal or vertical Shift + Drag
Constrain scaling to user defined proportions Shift + Drag
Apply drag&drop changes to group member objects Control + Release
Create linked content object (instead of importing) when dropping files on a document Alt + Release
Create linked content object (instead of importing) when dropping files on a document Alt + Release
Do not replace image or linked content from dropping an other file on the object Control + Release
Extract a single object from a blend object when double clicking (instead of separating) Alt + Click
Adjust variable width profile of contour effects Control + Press
Insert mesh node when double clicking on a path in mesh distortion Alt + Click
Create mesh gradient and distortion shape using lines Shift + Click
Rotate node in elastic warp Control + Drag
Skip point insertion when creating mesh gradient with the mesh tool Control + Drag
Swap node selection in gradient editor Shift + Drag
Constrain radius in gradient editor Alt + Drag
Constrain tiling pattern rotation in pattern editor Shift + Drag
Constrain tiling pattern size and scaling in pattern editor Alt + Drag
Swap selection in all selection tools Shift + Click
Add to selection in all selection tools Control + Click
Select objects inside group objects Control + Click
Constrain length of lines or tangents in node editor tool Control + Drag
Constrain angles of lines or tangents in node editor tool Alt + Drag
Intersect and redirect path at self intersection points Control + Click
Constrain to equal corners in the shape corner editor Control + Drag
Change local corner only Alt + Drag
Select all corner attributes (not just size) Shift + Drag
Select or deselect corner node Control + Drag
Draw lines using the pencil or pen tool Control + Drag
Draw quadratic curves using the pen tool Shift + Drag
Extend existing open curve while drawing a line or curve (even if not clicked on the ending node) Shift + Drag
Create new object while drawing a line or curve (even if clicked on the ending node) Control + Drag
Bend opposing rectangle side by the same amount Shift + Drag
Bend opposing rectangle side by the negative amount Control + Drag
Draw a circle using only the two points across the diagonal Control + Drag
Pick shape, style or effect from objects behind the current selection Shift + Click
Pick a new shape from an object Control + Click
Pick shape, style or effect from objects inside groups also Control + Click
Do not change angle in spiral and polygonal spiral shape drawing and editing Shift + Drag
Do not change radius in spiral and polygonal spiral shape drawing and editing Alt + Drag
Do not change rotation in various shape editing Shift + Drag
Do not change size in various shape editing Alt + Drag
Create variable width profile if uniform, or adjust whole with if profile exists Control + Drag
Add a vertical zone to the edited 9-slice scaling Alt + Click
Add a horizontal zone to the edited 9-slice scaling Shift + Click
Remove a zone from the edited 9-slice scaling Control + Click
Scale the opposite side uniformly of a variable width profile Alt + Drag
Scale all nodes uniformly in the variable width profile Shift + Drag
Stretch all nodes according to the location of changed node in a variable width profile Shift + Drag
Duplicate a variable width profile node Alt + Drag
Stroke width brush thinning mode Shift + Drag
Rotate guideline around the center of the visible guideline segment Control + Drag
Update guideline place (artboard or canvas) when moving Control + Drag