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Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for Color and Repeating Patterns (with animated GIFs!)

When you’re working with color and repeating patterns in Adobe Illustrator, it’s frustrating to feel like everything takes FOREVER! Chances are, you just don’t know the right Illustrator shortcuts for fashion. Learning these simple tricks will help cut your design time in HALF. πŸ’₯

Which is why I put together my best and top 23 shortcuts (from my Adobe Illustrator Masterclass for Fashion Design) divided into 3 parts: workspace, drawing, and color + patterns. (Because the internet doesn’t love 23 animated gifs on ONE single page… πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ)

OH! And I also put together a cheatsheet for you to download (YASS!). Get the printable download here.


DΒ to change any object to the default fill / stroke (white fill / black 1pt stroke)

Adobe Illustrator shortcuts for fashion designers by Sew Heidi


XΒ to switch whether the stroke or fill is active on the toolbar

Adobe Illustrator shortcuts for fashion designers by Sew Heidi


Shift + XΒ to swap the fill and stroke color of a selected object

Adobe Illustrator shortcuts for fashion designers by Sew Heidi


Tilde (~) + Scale ToolΒ to resize a pattern inside an object (Pro tip! If you have a German keyboard, use ^ + >)

Adobe Illustrator shortcuts for fashion designers by Sew Heidi


Opt/AltΒ to overwrite an existing pattern with a new one when dragging it into the Swatches panel (works with brushes too!)

Adobe Illustrator shortcuts for fashion designers by Sew Heidi


Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for Fashion Design by Sew Heidi - Printable PDF

STOP DOING THINGS THE *LONG* WAY IN ILLUSTRATOR! 😱

Instead, download my 23 best AI shortcuts (just for fashion)πŸ‘Š

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This is part 3 in the 3 part AI shortcuts series! Don’t miss out on the other shortcuts for drawing and managing your workspace.

You’ll save you HOURS each week (and wonder how you lived without these tricks before 😬).

And if you’re looking for even more help in Illustrator, get the Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Designer (complete with 37 step by step tutorials). It’s absolutely FREE.

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