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  2. Introduction
    1. Adobe Express overview
    2. What's new in Adobe Express
    3. Adobe Express system requirements
    4. Adobe Express keyboard shortcuts
    5. Adobe Express FAQ
    6. Known issues in Adobe Express
    7. Adobe Express free trial FAQ
    8. Progressive Web App
    9. Add the Adobe Express browser extension
  3. New Adobe Express mobile app
    1. Overview
    2. Frequently asked questions
    3. What's new in Adobe Express
    4. System requirements
    5. Known issues
    6. Migrate files
    7. Create images with generative AI
    8. Create text effects with generative AI
    9. Insert objects using Generative Fill
    10. Remove objects using Generative Fill
    11. Generate editable templates using generative AI
    12. Create and edit videos
    13. Explore templates
    14. Collaborate and comment
    15. Schedule and publish social media posts
    16. Work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator assets
    17. Create and manage brands
  4. Create and edit graphics, photos, and videos
    1. Work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator creative assets
    2. Import and enhance PDFs in Adobe Express
    3. Getting started with Adobe Express templates
    4. Create a new template from scratch
    5. Share designs as remixable templates
    6. Create a web page using Adobe Express
    7. Add multiple pages in Adobe Express
    8. Create a video using Adobe Express
    9. Find and submit Adobe Stock Content ID
    10. Animate texts and photos using Adobe Express
    11. Import color themes from Adobe Color
    12. Translate files and templates
    13. Work with layers
    14. Use ChatGPT to discover Adobe Express Templates
  5. Presentations
    1. Import a PowerPoint file
    2. Explore presentation templates
    3. Manage pages
    4. Present a design
  6. Backgrounds
    1. Add a background image to your design
    2. Remove backgrounds for videos with ease
    3. Replace page backgrounds from images          
  7. Generative AI
    1. Generate an image from text using generative AI
    2. Generate text effects using generative AI
    3. Insert or replace objects in an image with Generative fill
    4. Remove objects from an image using Generative fill
    5. Generate editable templates using Text to template (Beta)
  8. Create and manage brands
    1. Create a brand
    2. Manage shared brands
    3. Edit roles in brands
    4. Custom fonts
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Lock and unlock elements in designs
    7. Set brand style controls on templates
    8. Create from a shared template
    9. Apply brand colors
  9. Create and manage projects
    1. Create projects
    2. Add files, folders, brands, and libraries
    3. Copy files, brands, and libraries
    4. Move files, brands, and libraries
    5. Share projects
    6. Projects FAQ
  10. Content Scheduler
    1. Content Scheduler overview
    2. Connect social media accounts
    3. Schedule and publish social media posts
    4. Generate captions (Beta) for social in AI
    5. Media specifications for social media posts
    6. Content Scheduler FAQ
  11. Quick Actions
    1. Resize image using Quick Actions
    2. Remove background from images using Quick Actions
    3. Convert file format of images using Quick Actions
    4. Crop an image using Quick Actions
    5. Animate a character from audio
    6. Add captions to videos using Quick actions 
    7. Trim videos using Quick Actions
    8. Resize a video using Quick Actions
    9. Convert to GIF from a video using Quick Actions
    10. Convert videos to MP4 using Quick Actions
    11. Crop a video using Quick Actions
    12. Merge videos and images using Quick Actions
    13. Convert to or from PDF using Quick Actions
    14. Edit PDF text and images using Quick Actions
    15. Combine files into a single PDF using Quick Actions
    16. Organize Pages into a single PDF using Quick Actions
    17. Generate QR code using Quick Actions
    18. Quick Actions FAQ
  12. Publish and share
    1. Collaborate and comment in Adobe Express
    2. Host a project using Adobe Express
    3. Copy files between accounts
    4. Privacy and permissions
  13. Adobe Express on mobile
    1. Adobe Express for iOS
    2. Adobe Express for Android
    3. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on iOS
    4. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on Android
    5. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on Samsung Galaxy Store
  14. Adobe Express for Education
    1. Draw with brushes
    2. Adobe Express for Education FAQ
    3. Adobe Express for Education Teachers FAQ
    4. Adobe Express for Education Students FAQ
    5. Adobe Express for Education onboarding FAQ
    6. Missing icons in Adobe Express mobile app FAQ

Know all the default keyboard shortcuts, tips, and tricks to help you speed up common app workflows and video and image editing tasks.

 These shortcuts are specific to creating graphics. They may not apply if you are creating a video or web page.

Common Actions




Confirm text entry

Shift + Return

Shift + Enter

Duplicate & place

Option + drag

Alt + drag


Cmd + Z

Ctrl + Z


Cmd + Shift + Z

Cmd + Y

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Ctrl + Y

Move, Rotate & Arrange

Result macOS Windows
Nudge 1px. up, down, left or right  Arrow keys Arrow keys
Nudge 10px up, down, left or right  Shift + Arrow keys  Shift + Arrow keys
Rotate 1° clockwise Option + Right arrow Alt + Right arrow
Rotate 1° counterclockwise Option + Left arrow Alt + Left arrow
Rotate 15° clockwise Option + Shift + Right arrow Alt + Shift + Right arrow
Rotate 15° counterclockwise Option + Shift + Left arrow Alt + Shift + Left arrow
Bring forward Cmd + ] Ctrl + ]
Bring to front Cmd + Option + ] Ctrl + Alt + ]
Send backward Cmd + [ Ctrl + [
Send to back Cmd + Option + [ Ctrl + Alt + [





Select multiple 

Shift + Click

Shift + Click

Marquee select

Cmd + drag

Ctrl + drag

Select all

Cmd + A

Ctrl + A

Deselect all

Cmd + Shift + A

Ctrl + Shift + A

Select none



Add / Remove from existing selection

Shift + Click 

Shift + Click 






Cmd + G

Ctrl + G


Cmd + Shift + G

Ctrl + Shift + G

Select a level up in a group



Select a level down in a group

Shift + Esc

Shift + Esc

Select the next item in a group



Select the previous item in a group

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab





Zoom in

Cmd + +
Cmd + mousewheel*
Pinch out on trackpad**

Ctrl + +
Ctrl + mousewheel*
Pinch out on trackpad**

Zoom out

Cmd + -
Cmd + mousewheel*
Pinch in on trackpad**

Ctrl + -
Ctrl + mousewheel*
Pinch out on trackpad**

Fit in window

Cmd + 0

Ctrl + 0

Fill in window

Cmd + Shift + 0


View in actual size / 100%

Cmd + Option + 0

Ctrl + Alt + 0

Zoom in to cursor position

Spacebar + Cmd + click

Spacebar + Ctrl + click

Zoom out from cursor position

Spacebar + Option + click

Spacebar + Alt + click

Pan / Move canvas

Spacebar + drag
Arrow key while zoomed in with nothing is selected (hold arrow key to speed up)
Page up/down
Slide with 2 fingers on trackpad

Spacebar + drag
Arrow key while zoomed in with nothing is selected (hold arrow key to speed up)
Page up/down
Slide with 2 fingers on trackpad

* Cmd/Ctrl + mousewheel gesture will zoom the entire browser if the cursor is placed outside of the canvas in certain browsers.

** Pinch to zoom gesture using the trackpad is not currently supported on Safari.

*** Certain shortcuts are not supported in Microsoft Edge. We recommend switching to Chrome or Firefox to take full advantage of the shortcuts.


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