Adobe After Effects Shortcut Key

 General

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+A

Select all

02

F2 or Ctrl+Shift+A

Deselect all

03

Enter on main keyboard

Rename selected layer, composition, folder, effect, group, or mask

04

Enter on numeric keypad

Open selected layer, composition, or footage item

05

Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow

Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back) or up (forward) in stacking order

06

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up Arrow

Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items to bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking order

07

Shift+Down Arrow

Extend selection to next item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel

08

Shift+Up Arrow

Extend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel

09

Ctrl+D

Duplicate selected layers, masks, effects, text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, render items, output modules, or compositions

10

Ctrl+Q

Quit

11

Ctrl+Z

Undo

12

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo

13

Ctrl+Alt+/ (on numeric keypad)

Purge All Memory

14

Esc

Interrupt running a script

15

Ctrl+Alt+E

Display filename corresponding to the frame at the current time in the Info panel


 Projects

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Alt+N

New project

02

Ctrl+O

Open project

03

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P

Open most recent project

04

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N

New folder in Project panel

05

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K

Open Project Settings dialog box

06

Ctrl+F

Find in Project pane

07

Alt-click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panel

Cycle through color bit depths for project

08

Click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panel

Open Project Settings dialog box


 Preferences

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Alt+; (semicolon)

Open Preferences dialog box

02

Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting After Effects

Restore default preferences settings


 Workspaces

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+0

Open or close Project panel

02

Ctrl+Alt+0

Open or close Render Queue panel

03

Ctrl+1

Open or close Tools panel

04

Ctrl+2

Open or close Info panel

05

Ctrl+3

Open or close Preview panel

06

Ctrl+4

Open or close Audio pane

07

Ctrl+5

Open or close Effects & Presets panel

08

Ctrl+6

Open or close Character panel

09

Ctrl+7

Open or close Paragraph panel

10

Ctrl+8

Open or close Paint panel

11

Ctrl+9

Open or close Brushes panel

12

F3 or Ctrl+Shift+T

Open or close Effect Controls panel for selected layer

13

Ctrl+F11

Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart

14

Shift+F10, Shift+F11, or Shift+F12

Switch to workspace

15

Ctrl+W

Close active viewer or panel (closes content first)

16

Ctrl+Shift+W

Close active panel or all viewers of type of active viewer (closes content first). For example, if a Timeline panel is active, this command closes all Timeline panels.

17

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N

Split the frame containing the active viewer and create a new viewer with opposite locked/unlocked state

18

(accent grave)

Maximize or restore panel under pointer

19

Ctrl+\ (backslash)

Resize application window or floating window to fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)

20

Ctrl+Alt+\ (backslash)

Move application window or floating window to main monitor; resize window to fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)

21

\ (backslash)

Toggle activation between Composition panel and Timeline panel for current composition

22

Shift+, (comma) or Shift+. (period)

Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)

23

Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Alt+Shift+. (period)

Cycle to previous or next panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open Timeline panels)

24

Click with middle mouse button

Activate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition panel without affecting layer selection


 Activate Tools

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Alt-click tool button in Tools panel

Cycle through tools

02

V

Activate Selection tool

03

H

Activate Hand tool

04

Hold down spacebar or the middle mouse button

Temporarily activate Hand tool

05

Z

Activate Zoom In tool

06

Alt (when Zoom In tool is active)

Activate Zoom Out tool

07

W

Activate Rotation tool

08

Alt+W

Activate Roto Brush tool

09

Alt+W

Activate Refine Edge tool

10

C

Activate and cycle through Camera tools (Unified Camera, Orbit Camera, Track XY Camera, and Track Z Camera)

11

Y

Activate Pan Behind tool

12

Q

Activate and cycle through mask and shape tools (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star)

13

Ctrl+T

Activate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontal and Vertical)

14

G

Activate and cycle between the Pen and Mask Feather tools. (Note: You can turn off this setting in the Preferences dialog box.)

15

Ctrl

Temporarily activate Selection tool when a pen tool is selected

16

Ctrl+Alt

Temporarily activate Pen tool when the Selection tool is selected and pointer is over a path (Add Vertex tool when pointer is over a segment; Convert Vertex tool when pointer is over a vertex)

17

Ctrl+B

Activate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser tools

18

Ctrl+P

Activate and cycle through Puppet tools

19

Alt (in shape layer)

Temporarily convert Selection tool to Shape Duplication tool

20

Ctrl (in shape layer)

Temporarily convert Selection tool to Direct Selection tool


 Compositions and the work area

>

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+N

New composition

02

Ctrl+K

Open Composition Settings dialog box for selected composition

03

B or N

Set beginning or end of work area to current time

04

Ctrl+Alt+B

Set work area to duration of selected layers or, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition duration

05

Tab

Open Composition Mini-Flowchart for active composition

06

Shift+Esc

Activate the most recently active composition that is in the same composition hierarchy (network of nested compositions) as the currently active composition

07

Ctrl+Shift+X

Trim Composition to work area

08

Alt+\

New Composition from selection


 Time Navigation

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Alt+Shift+J

Go to specific time

02

Shift+Home or Shift+End

Go to beginning or end of work area

03

J or K

Go to previous or next visible item in time ruler (keyframe, layer marker, work area beginning or end) (Note: Also goes to beginning, end, or base frame of Roto Brush span if viewing Roto Brush in Layer panel.)

04

Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow

Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow

05

Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow

Go to end of composition, layer, or footage item

06

Page Down or Ctrl+Right Arrow

Go forward 1 frame

07

Shift+Page Down or Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow

Go forward 10 frames

08

Page Up or Ctrl+Left Arrow

Go backward 1 frame

09

Shift+Page Up or Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

Go backward 10 frames

10

I

Go to layer In point

11

O

Go to layer Out point

12

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left Arrow

Go to previous In point or Out point

13

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right Arrow

Go to next In point or Out point

14

D

Scroll to current time in Timeline panel


 Previews

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Spacebar, 0 on numeric keypad, Shift+0 on numeric keypad

Start or stop preview

02

Alt-click Reset in Preview panel

Reset preview settings to replicate RAM Preview and Standard Preview behaviors

03

. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*

Preview only audio, from current time

04

Alt+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*

Preview only audio, in work area

05

Drag or Alt-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update setting

Manually preview (scrub) video

06

Ctrl-drag current-time indicator

Manually preview (scrub) audio

07

Alt+0 on numeric keypad*

Preview number of frames specified by Alternate Preview preference (defaults to 5)

08

/ (on numeric keypad)

Toggle Mercury Transmit video preview

09

Shift+F5, Shift+F6, Shift+F7, or Shift+F8

Take snapshot

10

F5, F6, F7, or F8

Display snapshot in active viewer

11

Ctrl+Shift+F5, Ctrl+Shift+F6, Ctrl+Shift+F7, or Ctrl+Shift+F8

Purge snapshot

12

Ctrl+Alt+1

Fast Previews > Off

13

Ctrl+Alt+2

Fast Previews > Adaptive Resolution

14

Ctrl+Alt+3

Fast Previews > Draft

15

Ctrl+Alt+4

Fast Previews > Fast Draft

16

Ctrl+Alt+5

Fast Previews > Wireframe


 Views

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Shift+/ (on numeric keypad)

Turn display color management on or off for active view

02

Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4

Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscale

03

Alt+Shift+1, Alt+Shift+2, Alt+Shift+3

Show colorized red, green, or blue channel

04

Alt+Shift+4

Toggle showing straight RGB color

05

Alt+5

Show alpha boundary (outline between transparent and opaque regions) in Layer panel

06

Alt+6

Show alpha overlay (colored overlay on transparent regions) in Layer panel

07

Alt+X

Show Refine Edge X-ray

08

Double-click Hand tool

Center composition in the panel

09

.(period) on main keyboard

Zoom in in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel

10

, (comma)

Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel

11

/ (on main keyboard)

Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel

12

Shift+/ (on main keyboard)

Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel

13

Alt+/ (on main keyboard)

Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel

14

Ctrl+J, Ctrl+Shift+J, Ctrl+Alt+J

Set resolution to Full, Half, or Custom in Composition panel

15

Ctrl+Alt+U

Open View Options dialog box for active Composition panel

16

= (equal sign) on main keyboard

Zoom in time

17

-(hyphen) on main keyboard

Zoom out time

18

;(semicolon)

Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units (Press again to zoom out to show entire composition duration.)

19

Shift+; (semicolon

Zoom out in Timeline panel to show the entire composition duration (Press again to zoom back in to the duration specified by the Time Navigator.)

20

Caps Lock

Prevent images from being rendered for previews in viewer panels

21

' (apostrophe)

Show or hide safe zones

22

Ctrl+' (apostrophe)

Show or hide grid

23

Alt+' (apostrophe)

Show or hide proportional grid

24

Ctrl+R

Show or hide rulers

25

Ctrl+; (semicolon)

Show or hide guides

26

Ctrl+Shift+' (apostrophe)

Turn snapping to grid on or off

27

Ctrl+Shift+; (semicolon)

Turn snapping to guides on or off

28

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+; (semicolon)

Lock or unlock guides

29

Ctrl+Shift+H

Show or hide layer controls (masks, motion paths, light and camera wireframes, effect control points, and layer handles)


 Footage

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+I

Import one file or image sequence

02

Ctrl+Alt+I

Import multiple files or image sequences

03

Double-click the footage item in the Project panel

Open movie in an After Effects Footage panel

04

Ctrl+/ (on main keyboard)

Add selected items to most recently activated composition

05

Ctrl+Alt+/ (on main keyboard)

Replace selected source footage for selected layers with footage item selected in Project panel

06

Alt-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layer

Replace source for a selected layer

07

Ctrl+Backspace

Delete a footage item without a warning

08

Ctrl+Alt+G

Open Interpret Footage dialog box for selected footage item

09

Ctrl+Alt+C

Remember footage interpretation

10

Ctrl+E

Edit selected footage item in application with which it’s associated (Edit Original)

11

Ctrl+H

Replace selected footage item

12

Ctrl+Alt+L

Reload selected footage items

13

Ctrl+Alt+P

Set proxy for selected footage item


 Effects and Animation Presets

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Shift+E

Delete all effects from selected layers

02

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E

Apply most recently applied effect to selected layers

03

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F

Apply most recently applied animation preset to selected layers


 Layers

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Y

New solid layer

02

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Y

New null layer

03

Ctrl+Alt+Y

New adjustment layer

04

0-9 on numeric keypad*

Select layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)

05

Shift+0-9 on numeric keypad*

Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)

06

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Select next layer in stacking order

07

Ctrl+Up Arrow

Select previous layer in stacking order

08

Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow

Extend selection to next layer in stacking order

09

Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow

Extend selection to previous layer in stacking order

10

Ctrl+Shift+A

Deselect all layers

11

X

Scroll topmost selected layer to top of Timeline panel

12

Shift+F4

Show or hide Parent column

13

F4

Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columns

14

Alt+B

Setting the sampling method for selected layers (Best/Bilinear)

15

Alt+Shift+B

Setting the sampling method for selected layers (Best/Bicubic)

16

Alt-click solo switch

Turn off all other solo switches

17

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V

Turn Video (eyeball) switch on or off for selected layers

18

Ctrl+Shift+V

Turn off Video switch for all video layers other than selected layers

19

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Open settings dialog box for selected solid, light, camera, null, or adjustment layer

20

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste layers at current time

21

Ctrl+Shift+D

Split selected layers. (If no layers are selected, split all layers.)

22

Ctrl+Shift+C

Precompose selected layers

23

Ctrl+Shift+T

Open Effect Controls panel for selected layers

24

Double-click a layer

Open layer in Layer panel (opens source composition for precomposition layer in Composition panel)

25

Alt-double-click a layer

Open source of a layer in Footage panel (opens precomposition layer in Layer panel)

26

Ctrl+Alt+R

Reverse selected layers in time

27

Ctrl+Alt+T

Enable time remapping for selected layers

28

[ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)

Move selected layers so that their In point or Out point is at the current time

29

Alt+[ (left bracket) or Alt+] (right bracket)

Trim In point or Out point of selected layers to current time

30

Alt-click stopwatch

Add or remove expression for a property

31

Double-click effect selection in Effects & Presets panel

Add an effect (or multiple selected effects) to selected layers

32

Ctrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+, (comma)

Set In point or Out point by time-stretching

33

Alt+Home

Move selected layers so that their In point is at beginning of composition

34

Alt+End

Move selected layers so that their Out point is at end of composition

35

Ctrl+L

Lock selected layers

36

Ctrl+U, Ctrl+Shift+U, or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U

Set Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframe for selected layers

37

Shift+- (hyphen) or Shift+= (equal sign) on the main keyboard

Cycle forward or backward through blending modes for selected layers

38

Ctrl+F

Find in Timeline panel


 Showing Properties and Groups in The Timeline Panel

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+F

Find in Timeline panel

02

Ctrl+` (accent grave)

Toggle expansion of selected layers to show all properties

03

Ctrl-click triangle to the left of the property group name

Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties

04

A

Show only Anchor Point property (for lights and cameras, Point Of Interest)

05

L

Show only Audio Levels property

06

F

Show only Mask Feather property

07

M

Show only Mask Path property

08

TT

Show only Mask Opacity property

09

T

Show only Opacity property (for lights, Intensity)

10

P

Show only Position property

11

R

Show only Rotation and Orientation properties

12

S

Show only Scale property

13

RR

Show only Time Remap property

14

FF

Show only instances of missing effects

15

E

Show only Effects property group

16

MM

Show only mask property groups

17

AA

Show only Material Options property group

18

EE

Show only expressions

19

U

Show properties with keyframes

20

UU

Show only modified properties

21

PP

Show only paint strokes, Roto Brush strokes, and Puppet pins

22

LL

Show only audio waveform

23

SS

Show only selected properties and groups

24

Alt+Shift-click property or group name

Hide property or group

25

Shift+property or group shortcut

Add or remove property or group from set that is shown

26

Alt+Shift+property shortcut

Add or remove keyframe at current time


 Showing Properties in The Effect Controls Panel

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+` (accent grave)

Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all properties

02

Ctrl-click triangle to the left of the property group name

Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties


 Modifying Layer Properties

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Drag property value

Modify property value by default increments

02

Shift-drag property value

Modify property value by 10x default increments

03

Ctrl-drag property value

Modify property value by 1/10 default increments

04

Ctrl+Alt+O

Open Auto-Orientation dialog box for selected layers

05

Ctrl+Shift+O

Open Opacity dialog box for selected layers

06

Ctrl+Shift+R

Open Rotation dialog box for selected layers

07

Ctrl+Shift+P

Open Position dialog box for selected layers

08

Ctrl+Home

Center selected layers in view (modifies Position property to place anchor points of selected layers in center of current view)

09

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Center anchor point in the visible content

10

Arrow key

Move selected layers 1 pixel at current magnification (Position)

11

Shift+arrow key

Move selected layers 10 pixels at current magnification (Position)

12

Alt+Page Up or Alt+Page Down

Move selected layers 1 frame earlier or later

13

Alt+Shift+Page Up or Alt+Shift+Page Down

Move selected layers 10 frames earlier or later

14

+ (plus) or - (minus) on numeric keypad

Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 1°

15

Shift++ (plus) or Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad

Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 10°

16

Ctrl+Alt++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypad

Increase or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 1%

17

Ctrl+Alt+Shift++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad

Increase or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 10%

18

Ctrl++ (plus) or Alt++ (plus) on numeric keypad

Increase Scale of selected layers by 1%

19

Ctrl+- (minus) or Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypad

Decrease Scale of selected layers by 1%

20

Ctrl+Shift++ (plus) or Alt+Shift++ (plus) on numeric keypad

Increase Scale of selected layers by 10%

21

Ctrl+Shift+- (minus) or Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad

Decrease Scale of selected layers by 10%

22

Shift-drag with Rotation tool

Modify Rotation or Orientation in 45° increments

23

Shift-drag layer handle with Selection tool

Modify Scale, constrained to footage frame aspect ratio

24

Double-click Rotation tool

Reset Rotation to 0

25

Double-click Selection tool

Reset Scale to 100%

26

Ctrl+Alt+F

Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition

27

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H

Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition width, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer

28

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G

Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition height, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer


 3D Layers

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

F10

Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)

02

F11

Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 1)

03

F12

Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera)

04

Esc

Return to previous view

05

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L

New light

06

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

New camera

07

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+\

Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers

08

F

With a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers

09

Ctrl+Shift+F

With a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at all 3D layers

10

Alt+Shift+C

Turn Casts Shadows property on or off for selected 3D layers


 Keyframes and The Graph Editor

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Shift+F3

Toggle between Graph Editor and layer bar modes

02

Click property name

Select all keyframes for a property

03

Ctrl+Alt+A

Select all visible keyframes and properties

04

Shift+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A

Deselect all keyframes, properties, and property groups

05

Alt+Right Arrow or Alt+Left Arrow

Move keyframe 1 frame later or earlier

06

Alt+Shift+Right Arrow or Alt+Shift+Left Arrow

Move keyframe 10 frames later or earlier

07

Ctrl+Alt+K

Set interpolation for selected keyframes (layer bar mode)

08

Ctrl+Alt+H

Set keyframe interpolation method to hold or Auto Bezier

09

Ctrl-click in layer bar mode

Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto Bezier

10

Ctrl+Alt-click in layer bar mode

Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or hold

11

F9

Easy ease selected keyframes

12

Shift+F9

Easy ease selected keyframes in

13

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Easy ease selected keyframes out

14

Ctrl+Shift+K

Set velocity for selected keyframes


 Text

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T

New text layer

02

Ctrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+R

Align selected horizontal text left, center, or right

03

Ctrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+R

Align selected vertical text top, center, or bottom

04

Shift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left Arrow

Extend or reduce selection by one character to right or left in horizontal text

05

Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Left Arrow

Extend or reduce selection by one word to right or left in horizontal text

06

Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow

Extend or reduce selection by one line up or down in horizontal tex

07

Shift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left Arrow

Extend or reduce selection by one line to right or left in vertical text

08

Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow

Extend or reduce selection one word up or down in vertical text

09

Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow

Extend or reduce selection by one character up or down in vertical text

10

Shift+Home or Shift+End

Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of line

11

Home or End

Move insertion point to beginning or end of line

12

Double-click text layer

Select all text on a layer

13

Ctrl+Shift+Home or Ctrl+Shift+End

Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of text frame

14

Shift-click

Select text from insertion point to mouse-click point

15

Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right Arrow; or Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow

In horizontal text, move insertion point one character left or right; one line up or down; one word left or right; or one paragraph up or down

16

Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow; or Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right Arrow

In vertical text, move insertion point one character up or down; one left or right; one word up or down; or one paragraph left or right

17

Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click with Type tool

Select word, line, paragraph, or entire text frame

18

Ctrl+Shift+K

Turn All Caps on or off for selected text

19

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K

Turn Small Caps on or off for selected text

20

Ctrl+Shift+= (equal sign)

Turn Superscript on or off for selected text

21

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+= (equal sign)

Turn Subscript on or off for selected text

22

Ctrl+Shift+X

Set horizontal scale to 100% for selected text

23

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X

Set vertical scale to 100% for selected text

24

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A

Auto leading for selected text

25

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Reset tracking to 0 for selected text

26

Ctrl+Shift+J

Justify paragraph; left align last line

27

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+J

Justify paragraph; right align last line

28

Ctrl+Shift+F

Justify paragraph; force last line

29

Ctrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Shift+. (period)

Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 2 units

30

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+. (period)

Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 units

31

Alt+Down Arrow or Alt+Up Arrow

Increase or decrease leading by 2 units

32

Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow

Increase or decrease leading by 10 units

33

Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow

Increase or decrease leading by 10 units

34

Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Alt+Shift+Up Arrow

Decrease or increase baseline shift by 2 units

35

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up Arrow

Decrease or increase baseline shift by 10 units

36

Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right Arrow

Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems)

37

Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow

Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems)

38

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T

Toggle paragraph composer


 Masks

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Shift+N

New mask

02

Alt-click mask

Select all points in a mask

03

Alt+` (accent grave) or Alt+Shift+` (accent grave)

Select next or previous mask

04

Double-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+T

Enter free-transform mask editing mode

05

Esc

Exit free-transform mask editing mode

06

Ctrl-drag

Scale around center point in Free Transform mode

07

Arrow key

Move selected path points 1 pixel at current magnification

08

Shift+arrow key

Move selected path points 10 pixels at current magnification

09

Ctrl+Alt-click vertex

Toggle between smooth and corner points

10

Ctrl+Alt-drag vertex

Redraw Bezier handles

11

Ctrl+Shift+I

Invert selected mask

12

Ctrl+Shift+F

Open Mask Feather dialog box for selected mask

13

Ctrl+Shift+M

Open Mask Shape dialog box for selected mask


 Paint Tools

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

X

Swap paint background color and foreground colors

02

D

Set paint foreground color to black and background color to white

03

Alt-click

Set foreground color to the color currently under any paint tool pointer

04

Ctrl+Alt-click

Set foreground color to the average color of a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer

05

Ctrl-drag

Set brush size for a paint tool

06

Ctrl-drag, then release Ctrl while dragging

Set brush hardness for a paint tool

07

Hold Shift while beginning stroke

Join current paint stroke to the previous stroke

08

Alt-click

Set starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp tool pointer

09

Ctrl+Shift

Momentarily activate Eraser tool with Last Stroke Only option

10

Alt+Shift-drag with Clone Stamp tool

Show and move overlay (change Offset value of aligned Clone Stamp tool or change Source Position value of unaligned Clone Stamp tool)

11

3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the main keyboard

Activate a specific Clone Stamp tool preset

12

Alt-click the button for the preset

Duplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paint panel

13

Digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*

Set opacity for a paint tool

14

. (decimal) on numeric keypad*

Set opacity for a paint tool to 100%

15

Shift+ a digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*

Set flow for a paint tool

16

Shift+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*

Set flow for a paint tool to 100%

17

Ctrl+Page Up or Ctrl+Page Down (or 1 or 2 on the main keyboard)

Move earlier or later by number of frames specified for stroke Duration


 Shape Layers

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+G

Group selected shapes

02

Ctrl+Shift+G

Ungroup selected shapes

03

Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+T

Enter free-transform path editing mode

04

Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+T

Enter free-transform path editing mode

05

Page Up when dragging to create shape

Increase star inner roundness

06

Page Down when dragging to create shape

Decrease star inner roundness

07

Up Arrow when dragging to create shape

Increase number of points for star or polygon; increase roundness for rounded rectangle

08

Down Arrow when dragging to create shape

Decrease number of points for star or polygon; decrease roundness for rounded rectangle

09

Hold spacebar when dragging to create shape

Reposition shape during creation

10

Left Arrow when dragging to create shape

Set rounded rectangle roundness to 0 (sharp corners); decrease polygon and star outer roundness

11

Right Arrow when dragging to create shape

Set rounded rectangle roundness to maximum; increase polygon and star outer roundness

12

Shift when dragging to create shape

Constrain rectangles to squares; constrain ellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation


 Markers

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

* (multiply) on numeric keypad

Set marker at current time (works during preview and audio-only preview)

02

Alt+* (multiply) on numeric keypad

Set marker at current time and open marker dialog box

03

Shift+0-9 on main keyboard

Set and number a composition marker (0-9) at the current time

04

0-9 on main keyboard

Go to a composition marker (0-9)

05

Alt-click the markers or keyframes

Display the duration between two layer markers or keyframes in the Info panel

06

Ctrl-click marker

Remove marker


 Motion Tracking

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Arrow key

Move feature region, search region, and attach point 1 pixel at current magnification

02

Shift+arrow key

Move feature region, search region, and attach point 10 pixels at current magnification

03

Alt+arrow key

Move feature region and search region 1 pixel at current magnification

04

Alt+Shift+arrow key

Move feature region and search region 10 pixels at current magnification


 Saving,Exporting,and Rendering

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+S

Save project

02

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S

Increment and save project

03

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save As

04

Ctrl+Shift+/ (on main keyboard)

Add active composition or selected items to render queue

05

Ctrl+Alt+S

Add current frame to render queue

06

Ctrl+Shift+D

Duplicate render item with same output filename as original

07

Ctrl+Alt+M

Add a composition to the Adobe Media Encoder encoding queue


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