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This article is from April 28, 2010, and is no longer current.

Free Cheat Sheets for Creative Pro Apps

Cheat-Sheets.org is a website with links to hundreds of reference guides commonly referred to as “cheat sheets”.
Cheat-Sheets.org includes many cheat sheets for layout and design applications, including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Flash, Photoshop, and QuarkXPress. Almost all the cheat sheets for Adobe applications are for CS4 and earlier versions. But I have no doubt that as soon as the new software starts shipping, someone will post CS5 versions.
Since the cheat sheets are created by outside companies, the formats vary. They range from PDF to HTML to PNGs. For example, the cheat sheets for InDesign and InCopy are PDF documents beautifully designed by JetSet.net, a publishing, training, and consulting firm run by training gurus Mike and Urzula Witherall.
The best thing about Cheat-Sheets.org is that all the items are free (my favorite price).

Sandee Cohen is a New York City-based instructor and corporate trainer in a wide variety of graphic programs, especially the Adobe products, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. She has been an instructor for New School University, Cooper Union, Pratt, and School of Visual Arts. She is a frequent speaker for various events. She has also been a speaker for Seybold Seminars, Macworld Expo, and PhotoPlus conferences. She is the author of many versions of the Visual Quickstart Guides for InDesign.