Need to get your work done faster and with less effort in the Adobe Creative Suite applications? Then use the keyboard as much as you can.
The mouse (or an equivalent, such as a drawing tablet) is great for precise graphical operations, but for invoking commands quickly and accurately, the keyboard rules. This book shows you how to make the most of your keyboard by using the hundreds of keyboard shortcuts built into the Creative Suite applicationsand by creating your own keyboard shortcuts to supplement them.
This book is for users of the Adobe Creative Suite applicationsPhotoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, and GoLivewho want to get their work done more quickly, accurately, and efficiently on Windows, on Mac OS X, or on both platforms. If youre reading this, that probably means you . Unless you find yourself spending large chunks of your workday staring into space or drumming your fingers to the latest beats while waiting for more work to show up, you can benefit from saving time and effort by using keyboard shortcuts.
This book assumes that youre familiar with at least the basics of the applications youre using, and that you want to use the applications more efficiently. For example, this book assumes that you know how to start your computer, log on to the operating system, run your applications, and perform basic file management. Similarly, this book doesnt tell you what Photoshop does or what a PDF is , but rather how to work in Photoshop (and the other applications), and how to create and manipulate PDFs (and other document types), faster and more efficiently.