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How can I cycle through the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator?


Question

How do I cycle through blend/transfer modes in Illustrator? It seems I can only manually choose 1 at a time from the drop down then open the menu and choose another. It's a slow process. What shortcuts exist to do this more quickly?

2013/09/03
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9/3/2013 1:04:00 PM

As with almost all of Illustrator, there is a shortcut for this, however, by default it is unassigned. You can assign a shortcut to any specific blending mode-- multiply or screen for example, which can be accessed by a shortcut key. Or alternatively, you can assign a shortcut key to the next and previous blend mode, similar to Photoshop. In Photoshop the keyboard shortcut is Shift + + or - by default, so it might make sense to use a similar keys in Illustrator. By opening up Keyboard Shortcuts in EditKeyboard Shortcuts, you can access the menu to change the shortcut keys. Keyboard Shortcut Screenshot

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9/3/2013 1:28:00 PM