Acorn Acorn 6




Keyboard Shortcuts


If you often find yourself using the mouse to change the current tool you are using, you might be able to speed up the process by memorizing a few keyboard shortcuts.  If you forget which key goes to which function, take a look at the menus.


Don't like a particular shortcut, or wish a menu item had one?  You can change or add shortcuts via the Keyboard System Preferences, under the "Application Shortcuts" section which you can read more about here.



Tools


Move


V

Zoom


Z

Crop


C

Pan


H

Rectangular select


M

Elliptical select

Shift-M

⇧M

Free select

Shift-M

⇧M

Polygonal select

Shift-M

⇧M

Magic wand select


W

Instant alpha


E

Paint


B

Pencil


N

Flood fill/paint bucket


K

Eraser


E

Clone

Shift-O

⇧O

Smudge

Shift-O

⇧O

Dodge

Shift-O

⇧O

Burn

Shift-O

⇧O

Gradient


G

Text


T

Circle text


TT

Path text


TTT

Bézier pen


P

Bézier freehand



Bézier anchor select


A

Reset bézier control points

Shift-C

⇧C

Line shape

Semi-colon

;

Rectangle shape


R

Oval shape


O

Pick color

Control-C

^C



Drawing & Color


Pick color

Control-C

^C

Reset colors


D

Swap colors


X

Increase brush size

Option-Control-Right drag or Right bracket

]

Decrease brush size

Option-Control-Left drag or Left bracket

[

Paint straight lines

Shift-click


Convert brush to eraser

Option-Command-drag


Toggle fill for a shape


⇧F

Toggle stroke for a shape


⇧B

Color profile


⇧⌘K



Layers


New layer

Command-N 

⌘N

New layer with selection

Command-J 

⌘J

New layer with cut selection

Shift-Command-J 

⇧⌘J

New shape layer

Option-Shift-Command-N 

⌥⇧⌘N

New group layer

Command-G 

⌘G

Ungroup layer

Shift-Command-G 

⇧⌘G

Delete layer

Control-Command-Minus 

^⌘-

Hide layer

Control-Shift-Command-H

^⇧⌘H

Lock layer

Option-Command-L

⌥⌘L

Duplicate layer

Shift-Command-D 

⇧⌘D

Bring to front

Shift-Command-Right Bracket

⇧⌘]

Bring forward

Option-Command-Right Bracket

⌥⌘]

Send backward

Option-Command-Left Bracket

⌥⌘[

Send to back

Shift-Command-Left Bracket

⇧⌘[

Merge down

Command-E

⌘E

Merge visible

Shift-Command-E 

⇧⌘E 

Merge visible to new layer

Option-Shift-Command-E

⌥⇧⌘E

Select next layer

Option-Right Bracket

⌥]

Select previous layer

Option-Left Bracket

⌥[

Cycle transparency

Single Digit Numbers

0,1-9

Delete contents of layer

Delete Key

Scale and rotate

Command-T

⌘T

Perspective transform

Shift-Command-T

⇧⌘T

Hide other layers

Option-click layer visibility icon




Magnification/Zoom


Zoom in

Command-Plus

+

Zoom out

Command-Minus

-

100% zoom

Command-1

1

200% zoom

Command-2

2

400% zoom

Command-3

3

800% & 3500% toggle

Command-4

4

50% & 25% toggle

Command-5

5

Fit image in window

Command-0

⌘0

Full screen toggle

F

F

Zoom in/out

Option-Mouse scroll


Zoom window

Command-Forward slash

⌘/

Zoom all windows

Option-Command-Forward slash

⌘/



Palettes


Show/hide palettes

Tab

Tab

Gather palettes

Control-Command-Backslash

^⌘\

Colors palette

Shift-Command-C

⇧⌘C

Filters Palette

Shift-Command-F

⇧⌘F



General


Create new file

Command-N

⌘N

New from clipboard

Option-Command-N

⌥⌘N

Open existing file

Command-O

⌘O

Open folder

Shift-Command-O

⇧⌘O

Open preferences

Command-Comma

⌘,

Close image

Command-W

⌘W

Close all images

Option-Command-W

⌥⌘W

Save image

Command-S

⌘S

Save image as

Shift-Command-S

⇧⌘S

Export image

Option-Command-S

⌥⌘S

Web export image

Option-Shift-Command-S

⌥⇧⌘S

File info

Option-Shift-Command-I

⌥⇧⌘I

Minimize window

Command-M

⌘M

Minimize all windows

Option-Command-M

⌥⌘M

Hide Acorn

Command-H

⌘H

Hide others

Option-Command-H

⌥⌘H

Quit Acorn

Command-Q

⌘Q

Print

Command-P

⌘P

Page setup

Shift-Command-P

⇧⌘P

Cycle through open images

Command-Grave Accent

⌘`

Make new image from screenshot

Shift-Command-6

⇧⌘6



Selections


Rectangular 


M

Elliptical

Shift-M

⌘M, S

Free select

Shift-M

⌘M, S, L

Polygonal

Shift-M

⌘M, S, L

Magic wand


W

Select all

Command-A

⌘A

Clear selection

Command-D

⌘D

Hide selection

Control-Command-H

^⌘H

Quick mask mode

Q

Q

Inverse selection

Shift-Command-I

⇧⌘I

View selection as marching..

Command-Backslash

⌘\

Select next shape

Control-Command-Right bracket

^⌘]

Select previous shape

Control-Command-Left bracket

^⌘[

Copy

Command-C

⌘C

Cut

Command-X

⌘X

Paste

Command-V

⌘V

Add to selection

Hold Shift key as you drag


Subtract from selection

Hold Option-Shift keys as you drag


Constrain to circle/square

Shift-drag after starting selection

⇧ Drag

Reposition origin while drawing

Spacebar-drag


Grow selection from middle

Option-drag after starting selection


Selection from layer

Double-click layer thumbnail image


Trim out selection

Control-Option-Command-T

^⌥⌘T

Grow selection by 1 pixel

Option-Arrow key


Grow selection by 10 pixels

Option-Shift-Arrow key


Move selection

Move tool or Arrow keys


Copy and move selection

Option-Command drag


Paste into

Shift-Command-V

⇧⌘V

Quick mask mode


Q


Marque / Selection / Lasso  (M/S/L)

M selects the rectangular selection tool.  Pressing shift-m or s multiple times will cycle through the rect, oval, free select, polygonal, and magic wand selection tools.  Pressing L will toggle the free select and polygonal selection tools.


Editing 


Undo last action

Command-Z

⌘Z

Redo last action

Shift-Command-Z

⇧⌘Z

Cancel operation

Escape key

ESC

Fill with front color well

Option-Delete 

Fill with back color well

Option-Shift-Delete

⌥⇧

Fill panel

Shift-Delete

Delete layer contents

Delete

Resize image

Option-Command-I

⌥⌘I

Resize canvas

Option-Command-C

⌥⌘C

Rotate canvas 90 clockwise

Command-Right Bracket

⌘]

Rotate " " counterclockwise

Command-Left Bracket

⌘[

Crop

Option-Command-K

⌥⌘K

Trim to Edges

Control-Command-T

^⌘T

Last filter

Command-F

 ⌘F

Levels

Command-L

⌘L

Auto-levels

Shift-Command-L

⇧⌘L

Curves

Shift-Command-M

⇧⌘M



Rulers, Guides, & Grids


Show ruler

Command-R

⌘R

Toggle guides

Option-Command-Semicolon

⌥⌘;

Toggle grid

Command-Apostrophe

⌘’



Shapes


Draw shape vectors/view shape outlines

Command-Y

⌘Y

New shape layer

Option-Shift-Command-N

⌥⇧⌘N

Bring to front

Shift-Command-Up Arrow

⇧⌘ ↑

Bring forward

Command-Up Arrow

 ⌘ ↑

Send backward

Command-Down Arrow

Send to back

Shift-Command-Down Arrow

⇧⌘

Select next shape

Control-Command-Right Bracket

^⌘]

Select previous shape

Control-Command-Left Bracket

^⌘[

Toggle fill for selected shape

Shift-F

⇧F

Toggle stroke for selected shape

Shift-B

⇧B



Text



Text tool


T

Move tool


V

Bold

Command-B

⌘B

Italic

Command-I

⌘I

Underline

Command-U

⌘U

Bigger

Command-Greater Than

⌘>

Smaller

Command-Lesser Than

⌘<

Tighten kerning

Option-Command-Left Arrow

⌥⌘←

Tigthen kerning 10x

Option-Shift-Command-Left Arrow

⌥⇧⌘←

Loosen kerning

Option-Command-Right Arrow

⌥⌘→

Loosen kerning 10x

Option-Shift-Command-Right Arrow

⌥⇧⌘→

Center text

Command-Bar

⌘|

Spelling

Command-Colon

⌘:

Check spelling

Command-Semicolon

⌘;

Emoji & symboles

Control-Command-Spacebar

^⌘ Spacebar





Legend:


Command Key

^

Control Key

Option Key

Shift Key