If you want to get your work completed faster, keep your right hand on the mouse and your left hand ready to perform some shortcut magic.

The easiest way to integrate these keyboard shortcuts is not to print out the list and hope you’ll refer to it, which you won’t because doing so is so overwhelming, but to read through the list and pick 2-3 shortcuts that will improve your current workflow. Once you’ve mastered them, go back to the list and learn a few more. After two months, you’ll be a whiz at speeding up your workflow.

What’s the most important shortcut you can learn today?

⌘ + S     SAVE
followed by
⌘ + C     COPY
⌘ + V     PASTE
⌘ + X     CUT
⌘ + Z     UNDO

Click here to get the most up-to-date list of shortcuts directly from Apple.

After you get the machine-level shortcodes memorized, you can begin to learn key combinations that are specific to your most commonly used software programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.