Alright, so technically this is Tip Tuesday the “Wednesday Edition”. It’s been a crazy travel week. As you may know this week kicked off AdobeMAX. I was briefly in LA, but had to miss all the fun to return to Dallas. I have lots of client projects I’m wrapping up and I actually thought TODAY was Tuesday. So there’s the backstory, let’s jump into today’s quick tip using the OPT/ALT keys in Photoshop:
Hola dear readers! How are you today?
Maybe it’s the classes I’m teaching today (Dreamweaver then Lightroom), but I’ve got keyboard shortcuts on the brain. Here are some quick observations:
1. Why are the Preferences in Dreamweaver activated by CMD+U (CTRL+U) and not CMD+K (CTRL+K)? Was Dreamweaver Uninvited to the preferences party by InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator? It’s not like CMD+K is used for anything in Dreamweaver right now.
2. Speaking of preferences, you don’t even get a keyboard shortcut in Flash, and CMD+K (CTRL+K) opens the Align panel? Oh… I get it. *channels South Park* “I want to align stuff… mmmm K.”
3. I thought “N” as a shortcut for the Survey View in Lightroom was bad until I saw CMD+B (CTRL+B) for the Review Mode (casually referred to as the Carousel View) in Adobe Bridge. Here’s how I remember those two diddys:
“Do you like taking surveys?”
“No. Nobody likes taking surveys.”
That’s how I remember N for Survey View.
“It’s Best to review your images Before adding to your design.”
That’s how I remember CMD+B for Review Mode in Bridge.
What shortcuts do you find particular annoying or hard to remember?