Ok, so I've been a PC user all my life. Everywhere I've worked I've always used a PC, and I had a PC at home up until 3 years ago when I bought my Macbook Pro. Being that I work a full-time job, I wasn't using my Mac as much, because the last thing I wanted to do after staring at a monitor for 8 hours straight was to come home and stare at another. That's until recently when I started blogging more frequently and started working on The Custom Stationery Course. Now I'm eager to come home and work on the fun stuff!
The only thing that's driving me crazy is that I haven't learned any keyboard commands for the Mac. Because of it, I work a lot slower at home. As you all know, time is our most precious resource (especially family time) so I decided to do something about it. Now, because my almost 40 year-old brain doesn't retain as much information as it used to in its 20's, I decided to learn one shortcut at a time. Just memorize one, use it for a couple of days, and then learn a new one, and so on. That sounds easy, right?
The youngsters out there might be laughing at me right now, but the seasoned professionals with kids and a home and a side project, and many other things to remember, will agree that when your brain is full it's best to feed it little by little in order for it to retain the information.
So, if you're with me, here are three keyboard shortcuts for mac:
File keyboard shortcuts for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
New............Cmd + N
Open..........Cmd + O
Close.........Cmd + W
Yes, I'm giving you three at once, because I've already learned the first two, so I'm two steps ahead of the game. So catch up and I'll see you here next week for more. Eventually, I'll make a pretty little cheat-sheet, but ain't nobody got time for that right now! We've got e-courses to complete and a family waiting to be fed!
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