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Engaged ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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In Photoshop I use Click+Alt and then Ctrl + J to get duplicates of my images.  Is there a way to do this in Illustrator?

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Community Expert , Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

Select something.

Drag the selection with the Selection tool and hold down the Alt key.

Click Cmd (or Ctrl) D to repeat (Transform again).

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Community Expert , Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

Or simple:

[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Shift]+[Strg/Ctrl]+[V] (paste in place)

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[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Strg/Ctrl]+[F] (paste before)

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[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Strg/Ctrl]+[B] (paste behind)

 

 

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Community Expert , Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

Alt-drag is an almost universal Adobe shortcut for making a "quick copy". 

 

You can also copy (Cntl-C or Cmd-C) and paste in front or paste in back (Cnt/Cmd-f and -b respectively). This is more of a clone since it makes a copy in the same location as the original.

 

Edit: @pixxxelschubser --I swear your post wasn't visible when I posted! 😉

 

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Select something.

Drag the selection with the Selection tool and hold down the Alt key.

Click Cmd (or Ctrl) D to repeat (Transform again).

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Or simple:

[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Shift]+[Strg/Ctrl]+[V] (paste in place)

Or

[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Strg/Ctrl]+[F] (paste before)

Or

[Strg/Ctrl]+[C] and [Strg/Ctrl]+[B] (paste behind)

 

 

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Alt-drag is an almost universal Adobe shortcut for making a "quick copy". 

 

You can also copy (Cntl-C or Cmd-C) and paste in front or paste in back (Cnt/Cmd-f and -b respectively). This is more of a clone since it makes a copy in the same location as the original.

 

Edit: @pixxxelschubser --I swear your post wasn't visible when I posted! 😉

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Engaged ,
Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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This is great info.  I'll be trying them all!  Thank you Creamer Training, pixxxelschubser and Ton Frederiks.

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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… Edit: @pixxxelschubser --I swear your post wasn't visible when I posted! 😉

 


By @Creamer Training

 

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That is not a problem at all.

It is much better to get two similar answers - than no answer at all.

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