I’m finally a full-time designer, thus the lack of posts over a long period of time. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned thus far is working with Adobe software for deadlines. Having 30+ deadlines a day is a pretty common phenomenon, and honestly, I struggled the first two weeks to make this speed.

I’ve found some shortcut references for my most-used Adobe programs. If you are planning on becoming a designer, or just want to improve your speed, shortcuts are key (pun intended).

Illustrator
KeyXL (web)

InDesign
Adobe Forums (PDF)

Photoshop
Trevor Morris Photography (PDF)