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Affinity Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Affinity Designer Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

    Designer Persona

    Cancel operation

    • Esc

    Help

    • F1

    Change opacity

    • 0-9

    Toggle UI

    • Tab

    Cycle text tools

    • T

    Transparency tool

    • Y

    Color picker tool

    • I

    Pen tool

    • P

    Decrease brush size

    • [

    Increase brush size

    • ]

    Node tool

    • A

    Point transform tool

    • F

    Fill tool

    • G

    View tool

    • H

    Toggle snapping

    • ;

    Clip to canvas

    • \

    Zoom tool

    • Z

    Toggle active selector

    • X

    Corner tool

    • C

    Move tool

    • V

    Vector brush tool

    • B

    Pencil tool

    • N

    Cycle shape tool

    • M

    Cycle split view

    • ,

    Reset selection box

    • .

    Set fill or stroke to none

    • /

    Zoom to 100%

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 1

    Zoom to 200%

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 2

    Zoom to 400%

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 3

    Zoom to 800%

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 4

    Zoom to actual size

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 8

    Zoom to pixel size

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 9

    Zoom to fit

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 0

    Zoom out

    • Ctrl
    • +

    Zoom in

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • =

    Switch view

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Tab

    Close

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • W

    Rulers

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • R

    Character

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • T

    Redo

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Y

    Open

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • O

    Print

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • P

    Back one

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • [

    Forward one

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • ]

    Convert to curves

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Enter

    Select all

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • A

    Save

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • S

    Group

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • G

    Duplicate

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • J

    Lock

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • L

    Show guides

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • ;

    Show grid

    • Ctrl
    • +

    Undo

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Z

    Cut

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • X

    Copy

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • C

    Paste

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • V

    New

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • N

    Curves

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • M

    Preferences

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • ,

    Hold for view tool

    • Space

    Pixel Persona

    Selection brush

    • W

    Erase brush

    • E

    Color picker tool

    • I

    Cycle dodge or burn brushes

    • O

    Decrease brush size

    • [

    Increase brush size

    • ]

    Flood fill tool

    • G

    Freehand selection tool

    • L

    Toggle active selector

    • X

    Move tool

    • V

    Cycle brush or pixel tools

    • B

    Cycle marquees

    • M

    Cycle split view

    • ,

    Reset selection box

    • .

    Advanced Text

    Character panel

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • T

    Typography dialog

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • T

    Bold

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • B

    Italic

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • I

    Underline

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • U

    Align left

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • L

    Align center

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • C

    Align right

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • R

    Tighten spacing more

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Loosen spacing more

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Precise raise baseline

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Precise lower baseline

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Precise increase leading

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Down

    Precise decrease leading

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Up

    Modifiers and Layer Control

    Drawing and painting – temporarily switches to the color picker tool

    • Alt

    Freehand selection tools – connects clicked points with straight lines

    • Shift

    Reverses aspect ratio constraint on scaling

    • Shift

    Scales from the center of selection

    • Ctrl

    Ignores snapping during an operation

    • Alt

    Geometric shapes – moves red handles symmetrically

    • Ctrl

    Path text – maintains distance between red handles

    • Shift

    Path text – moves red handles symmetrically

    • Ctrl

    Pixel brush painting – draws straight line connecting two strokes

    • Shift

    Pixel selections – constrains marquee to square or circle

    • Shift

    Pixel selection – moves underlying layer rather than selection

    • Ctrl

    Pixel selection – removes from selection

    • Alt

    Pixel tool – erases from current layer or projects

    • Ctrl

    Rotating – constrains rotations to 15 degree intervals

    • Shift

    Selecting – scales multiple objects and layers

    • Shift

    Selecting – selects object or layer behind current selection

    • Alt

    Shearing – mirrors shear around center of object

    • Ctrl

    Vector drawing tools – constrains handle angles to 15 degrees

    • Shift

    Vector drawing tools – sets node to sharp for creating cusps

    • Alt

    Vector drawing tools – temporarily switches to node editing from pen

    • Ctrl

    Affinity Designer Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

    Designer Persona

    Cancel operation

    • Esc

    Help

    • F1

    Change opacity

    • 0-9

    Toggle UI

    • Tab

    Cycle text tools

    • T

    Transparency tool

    • Y

    Color picker tool

    • I

    Pen tool

    • P

    Decrease brush size

    • [

    Increase brush size

    • ]

    Node tool

    • A

    Point transform tool

    • F

    Fill tool

    • G

    View tool

    • H

    Toggle snapping

    • ;

    Clip to canvas

    • \

    Zoom tool

    • Z

    Toggle active selector

    • X

    Corner tool

    • C

    Move tool

    • V

    Vector brush tool

    • B

    Pencil tool

    • N

    Cycle shape tool

    • M

    Cycle split view

    • ,

    Reset selection box

    • .

    Set fill or stroke to none

    • /

    Zoom to 100%

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 1

    Zoom to 200%

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 2

    Zoom to 400%

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 3

    Zoom to 800%

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 4

    Zoom to actual size

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 8

    Zoom to pixel size

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 9

    Zoom to fit

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 0

    Zoom out

    • Cmd
    • +

    Zoom in

    • Cmd
    • +
    • =

    Switch view

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Tab

    Close

    • Cmd
    • +
    • W

    Rulers

    • Cmd
    • +
    • R

    Character

    • Cmd
    • +
    • T

    Redo

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Y

    Open

    • Cmd
    • +
    • O

    Print

    • Cmd
    • +
    • P

    Back one

    • Cmd
    • +
    • [

    Forward one

    • Cmd
    • +
    • ]

    Convert to curves

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Enter

    Select all

    • Cmd
    • +
    • A

    Save

    • Cmd
    • +
    • S

    Group

    • Cmd
    • +
    • G

    Duplicate

    • Cmd
    • +
    • J

    Lock

    • Cmd
    • +
    • L

    Show guides

    • Cmd
    • +
    • ;

    Show grid

    • Cmd
    • +

    Undo

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Z

    Cut

    • Cmd
    • +
    • X

    Copy

    • Cmd
    • +
    • C

    Paste

    • Cmd
    • +
    • V

    New

    • Cmd
    • +
    • N

    Curves

    • Cmd
    • +
    • M

    Preferences

    • Cmd
    • +
    • ,

    Hold for view tool

    • Space

    Pixel Persona

    Selection brush

    • W

    Erase brush

    • E

    Color picker tool

    • I

    Cycle dodge or burn brushes

    • O

    Decrease brush size

    • [

    Increase brush size

    • ]

    Flood fill tool

    • G

    Freehand selection tool

    • L

    Toggle active selector

    • X

    Move tool

    • V

    Cycle brush or pixel tools

    • B

    Cycle marquees

    • M

    Cycle split view

    • ,

    Reset selection box

    • .

    Advanced Text

    Character panel

    • Cmd
    • +
    • T

    Typography dialog

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • T

    Bold

    • Cmd
    • +
    • B

    Italic

    • Cmd
    • +
    • I

    Underline

    • Cmd
    • +
    • U

    Align left

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • L

    Align center

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • C

    Align right

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • R

    Tighten spacing more

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Loosen spacing more

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Precise raise baseline

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Precise lower baseline

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Precise increase leading

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Down

    Precise decrease leading

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • Up

    Modifiers and Layer Control

    Drawing and painting – temporarily switches to the color picker tool

    • Alt

    Freehand selection tools – connects clicked points with straight lines

    • Shift

    Reverses aspect ratio constraint on scaling

    • Shift

    Scales from the center of selection

    • Cmd

    Ignores snapping during an operation

    • Alt

    Geometric shapes – moves red handles symmetrically

    • Cmd

    Path text – maintains distance between red handles

    • Shift

    Path text – moves red handles symmetrically

    • Cmd

    Pixel brush painting – draws straight line connecting two strokes

    • Shift

    Pixel selections – constrains marquee to square or circle

    • Shift

    Pixel selection – moves underlying layer rather than selection

    • Cmd

    Pixel selection – removes from selection

    • Alt

    Pixel tool – erases from current layer or projects

    • Cmd

    Rotating – constrains rotations to 15 degree intervals

    • Shift

    Selecting – scales multiple objects and layers

    • Shift

    Selecting – selects object or layer behind current selection

    • Alt

    Shearing – mirrors shear around center of object

    • Cmd

    Vector drawing tools – constrains handle angles to 15 degrees

    • Shift

    Vector drawing tools – sets node to sharp for creating cusps

    • Alt

    Vector drawing tools – temporarily switches to node editing from pen

    • Cmd