Designer Reference Guides

Cheat sheets (also known as reference cards, reference sheets, etc.) not only helps you remember things quickly. In this post, you’ll find 28 excellent, useful cheat sheets in various file formats for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, colors, typography, and other web-design related topics all in one page with pictures of each cheat sheet.

Photoshop

Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet - screen shot.Downloads: PDF (Windows)PDF (Mac)

Keys for using the Layers palette (HTML)

Keys for using the Layers palette - screen shot.

Photoshop Toolbox Reference (HTML)

Photoshop Toolbox Reference - screen shot

Photoshop Lasso Tool Cheatsheet

Photoshop Lasso Tool Cheatsheet - screen shot.Download: PDF

Photoshop Brush Tool Cheatsheet

Photoshop Brush Tool Cheatsheet - screen shot.Download: PDF

Color

RGB Hex Colour Chart

RGB Hex Colour Chart - Screen shot.Downloads: PDFPNG

Color Reference Guide (PDF)

Color Reference Guide - screen shot.

Web Designer Color Reference Hexagon  Mouse Pad

Web Designer Color Reference Hexagon Mouse Pad - screen shot.Download: GIF

Web Safe Color Chart (HTML)

Web Safe Color Chart - screen shot.

Hexidecimal Color Chart (HTML)

Hexidecimal Color Chart - screen shot.

The Browser Safe Colors (HTML)

The Browser Safe Colors - screen shot.

Typography

VisiBone Font Card

VisiBone Font Card - screen shot.Download: GIF

Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents (HTML)

Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents - screen shot.

Mixing Typefaces (PDF)

Free Fonts Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Units/Dimension

Approximate Conversion from Points to Pixels (HTML)

Approximate Conversion from Points to Pixels - screen shot.

Megapixels Chart

Megapixels Chart - screen shot.Download: GIF

CSS/CSS Frameworks

Blueprint CSS Cheat Sheet

Blueprint CSS Cheat Sheet - screen shot.Download: PDF

YUI Library: CSS Reset, Base, Fonts, and Grids (PDF)

YUI Library: CSS Reset, Base, Fonts, and Grids - screen shot.

CSS Shorthand Cheat Sheet (PDF)

CSS Shorthand Cheat Sheet - screen shot.

Apple’s CSS Cheat Sheet Widget (Mac Dashboard Widget)

Apple's CSS Cheat Sheet Widget - screen shot.

HTML/XHTML

HTML & XHTML Tag Quick Reference (PDF)

HTML & XHTML Tag Quick Reference - screen shot.

HTML/XHTML Character Entities

HTML/XHTML Character Entities - screen shot.

XHTML Character Entity Reference (HTML)

XHTML Character Entity Reference - screen shot.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Dreamweaver Quick Reference Guide - screen shot.

Dreamweaver CS3 for Mac Quick Reference Card (PDF)

Dreamweaver CS3 for Mac Quick Reference Card - screen shot.

Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts – MAC

Adobe Illustrator CS2 Keyboard Shortcuts – MAC - screen shot.Download: PDF

Browsers

Will the browser apply the rule(s)? (HTML)

Will the browser apply the rule(s)? - screen shot.

W3C DOM Compatibility Tables (HTML)

W3C DOM Compatibility Tables - screen shot.

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