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PC to Mac - Adobe CS differences

Hi peeps,

Just applying for jobs and some are asking for proficiency with Mac based systems, of which I only have limited experience. I've been raised on PC's and learnt all the Adobe software in Windows. Is there a massive difference? Should I be trying to bridge any gaps or will I be ok?



Paul Murray

Staff member
The only difference really is the short cuts (Cmd instead of Ctrl, for example). Once you get your head around using Cmd you should be ok. I haven't used any of the Adobe packages on Windows for a while but when I switched, I didn't notice anything glaringly different.


Well-Known Member
Like the others have said, the only difference between the two are the shortcuts and keyboard buttons. Other than that, the layout, tools are all the same. I learned Illustrator CS2 on PC, it was awful.