Come celebrate [inter] National Scrapbook Day this weekend with Design House Digital with a blog hop and an awesome collaboration kit from the Design House Digital designers, called Retrospect:
The kit is absolutely free and you can download it all at once from the Design House Digital Shop. All you have to do to get it for free is follow along on the blog hop and collect the different letter codes at each site. Easy peasy!
Today, I'd like to talk just a little bit about some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts in Adobe programs. They're shortcuts that I use every day whenever I'm scrapbooking or using another Adobe program at work. Using these keyboard shortcuts make my workflow so much faster and easier. (I use a PC but if you're using a Mac, I believe you switch out the Ctrl key for the Cmd key.)
- Selection Tool: If you click and hold the CTRL key while you're using a tool other than the selection tool (the tool highlighted to the right), your mouse will change into the selection tool allowing you to select objects on your layout without actually having to switch over to the selection tool. One of my absolute favorite shortcuts is the shortcut for the zoom tool.
- Zoom Tool: So many times when I'm working on a layout, I want to zoom in or out to get a better look at details or the entire layout. By using the keyboard shortcuts, it allows me to do this right at once without switching whatever tool I'm currently working with. To zoom in, hold down the CTRL and spacebar keys and to zoom out hold down the CTRL, spacebar and ALT keys and your mouse will change to those tools.
- Duplicate Layers: CTRL J - I use this one ALL the time.
Also, using the Retrospect kit, I've made a version of this page into a Quickpage for you to download for free here.
Don’t forget to collect your letter so you can get that gorgeous Retrospect kit free! My letter is:
Designs by Angie Hinksman.