40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers

Whether you need to learn something quickly or need a quick refresher on how to do certain tasks, cheat sheets allow you to do either one with relative ease. Print them out and decorate your workspace or save/bookmark them for later use, whichever way suits you best.

In this collection, you’ll find 40+ of the best cheat for graphic designers for either the Mac or the Windows operating systems. You’ll find cheat sheets for popular graphic design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks. These cheat sheets available in various formats including PDF, PNG, and web-based (HTML) formats.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements cheat sheets

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts

Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts - screens hot.

Photoshop Quick Reference Card (Mac, Windows)

Photoshop Quick Reference Card - screens hot.

Black & White Cheatsheet For Photoshop

Black & White Cheatsheet For Photoshop - screen shot.

Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac, Windows)

Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts - screen shot.

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts

Photoshop Secret Shortcuts - screen shot.

Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheet

Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Adobe Photoshop Elements Cheat Sheet

Adobe Photoshop Elements Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Photoshop Elements 5

Photoshop Elements 5 - screen shot.

Photoshop Toolbox Reference

Photoshop Toolbox Reference - screen shot.

Adobe CS4 Help

Adobe CS4 Help - screen shot.

Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac, Windows)

Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts - screen shot.

Photoshop Cheat Sheet (Brown University, MS Word format)

Photoshop Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Quick Reference Card for Windows

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Quick Reference Card for Windows - screen shot.

Illustrator cheat sheets

Illustrator CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac, Windows)

Illustrator CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts - screen shot.

Illustrator CS2 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac, Windows)

Illustrator CS2 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts - screen shot.

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts - screen shot.

Computer Arts – Keyboard shortcut cards

Computer Arts - Keyboard shortcut cards - screen shot.
(also includes a variety of other cheat sheets such as Freehand and InDesign).

Fireworks cheat sheets

Fireworks CS3 Quick Reference Card (Mac, Windows)

Fireworks CS3 Quick Reference Card - screen shot.

Fireworks MX Quick Reference Card (Mac, Windows)

Fireworks MX Quick Reference Card - screen shot.

Print Design cheat sheets

Designers Toolbox: Commercial Envelopes

Designers Toolbox: Commercial Envelopes - screen shot.

Color Codes Matching Chart HTML (CMYK, RGB Hex)

Color Codes Matching Chart HTML (CMYK, RGB Hex) - screen shot.

cyro pantone foldout

cyro pantone foldout - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Postcard Sizes

Designers Toolbox: Postcard Sizes - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Proof Reading Marks

Designers Toolbox: Proof Reading Marks - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Standard Foldings

Designers Toolbox: Standard Foldings - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Paper Sizes

Designers Toolbox: Paper Sizes - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Conversion Chart

Designers Toolbox: Conversion Chart - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Binding Styles

Designers Toolbox: Binding Styles - screen shot.

Designers Toolbox: Standard Web Banners

Designers Toolbox: Standard Web Banners - screen shot.

I.D.E.A.S. Graphics Cheatsheet

I.D.E.A.S. Graphics Cheatsheet - screen shot.

InDesign cheat sheets

Adobe InDesign CS2 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac, Windows)

Adobe InDesign CS2 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts - screen shot.

InDesign Cheat Sheet – Tools you’ll always use

InDesign Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

GIMP cheat sheets

Gimp Quick Reference Card v.1.0

Gimp Quick Reference Card v.1.0 - screen shot.

The Gimp Cheat Sheet

The Gimp Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Got one that’s not on the list?

There’s a ton of useful cheat sheets out there, and if you know of one that’s not included above, please share it with the rest of us in the comments!

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