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Raenir Salazar
2010-05-08, 07:40 PM
I was pretty well used to Inkscape but was told that I should move on to Illustrator once I got skilled enough for oots drawing so I did and I'm somewhat befuddled almost none of the controls are the same.

Anyone got a quick cheat sheet for quick keyboard shortcuts that got changed from inkscape to illustrator? Like quick zooming, rotating, and stuff?

silversnowe
2010-05-08, 07:53 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2e9e84t
:smallbiggrin:

Jokasti
2010-05-08, 07:54 PM
Well, I never used Inkscape in the first place, so I don't know the old controls.
But here are the ones you asked for:
Zooming: Ctrl and - for out, Ctrl and + for in, iirc.
Rotating: You can rotate a piece by clicking it and moving the cursor around until you see the rotate symbol, or by going to the Object menu and selecting Rotate.
What CS are you using? And if you want to look up more cool stuff there are tutorials on Adobe's website.

Raenir Salazar
2010-05-08, 07:59 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2e9e84t
:smallbiggrin:

Uuuh you do realize that googling ambiguous and vague things results in vague answers yes?

silversnowe
2010-05-08, 08:13 PM
Uuuh you do realize that googling ambiguous and vague things results in vague answers yes?

First thing that came up on my results:
http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/40-useful-cheat-sheets-for-designers/

Scroll down past the Photoshop ones and you'll find the Illustrator ones.

Raenir Salazar
2010-05-08, 09:53 PM
Okay, thus far I'm kinda figuring things out but layer manipulation is still key, in Inkscape I could do it by page up/page down to 'move' objects to back/front how do I do this in Adobe?

silversnowe
2010-05-08, 10:11 PM
Okay, thus far I'm kinda figuring things out but layer manipulation is still key, in Inkscape I could do it by page up/page down to 'move' objects to back/front how do I do this in Adobe?

Right click on an item >> Arrange >> Bring/Send to Front/Back
To arrange layers, drag and drop them. (Window >> Layers if the layers menu isn't there)

I'm not sure if there's a keyboard shortcut for this though...

Raenir Salazar
2010-05-08, 11:42 PM
There might be cause then to go back to Inkscape, about 1/3 of my clicks is manipulating layers, Inkscape seems to be a whole lot more convenient even if it is crashtakular.

I desperately need keyboard shortcuts for that.

Reynard
2010-05-09, 06:54 AM
'cmd/ctrl + ]' 'cmd/ctrl + [' moves a layer up or down.

'shift + cmd/ctrl + ]' 'shift + cmd/ctrl + [' sends a layer either to the very back or the very front.

Dallas-Dakota
2010-05-09, 11:13 AM
I'd heartily recommend Inkscape over Adobe Illustrator for OOTS style drawings unless you already have experience and know how to use Illustrator.

Raenir Salazar
2010-05-09, 12:10 PM
Thanks Reynard, yeah Dallas its seeming like that Inkscape just seems absurdly more convenient for doing drawings.