After Effects CS4 shortcut keys Windows

General

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Select all CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Deselect all F2 OR CTRL+SHIFT+A
Upvote4 0 Rename selected layer, composition, folder, effect, group, or mask ENTER ON MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Open selected layer, composition, or footage item ENTER ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back) or up (forward) in stacking order CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW OR CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items to bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking order CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend selection to next item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Duplicate selected CTRL+D
Upvote4 0 Quit CTRL+Q
Upvote4 0 Undo CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo CTRL+SHIFT+Z
Upvote4 0 Purge all CTRL+ALT+/ (ON NUMERIC KEYPAD)
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Project

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 New project CTRL+ALT+N
Upvote4 0 Open project CTRL+O
Upvote4 0 Open most recent project CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P
Upvote4 0 New folder in Project panel CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+N
Upvote4 0 Open Project Settings dialog box CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+K
Upvote4 0 Find in Project panel CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Cycle through color bit depths for project ALT-CLICK BIT-DEPTH BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Open Project Settings dialog box CLICK BIT-DEPTH BUTTON
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Preferences

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open Preferences dialog box CTRL+ALT+;
Upvote4 0 Restore default preferences settings HOLD CTRL+ALT+SHIFT WHILE STARTING
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Panel

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open or close Project panel CTRL+0
Upvote4 0 Open or close Render Queue panel CTRL+ALT+0
Upvote4 0 Open or close Tools panel CTRL+1
Upvote4 0 Open or close Info panel CTRL+2
Upvote4 0 Open or close Preview panel CTRL+3
Upvote4 0 Open or close Audio panel CTRL+4
Upvote4 0 Open or close Effects & Presets panel CTRL+5
Upvote4 0 Open or close Character panel CTRL+6
Upvote4 0 Open or close Paragraph panel CTRL+7
Upvote4 0 Open or close Paint panel CTRL+8
Upvote4 0 Open or close Brushes panel CTRL+9
Upvote4 0 Open or close Effect Controls panel for selected layer F3 OR CTRL+SHIFT+T
Upvote4 0 Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart CTRL+F11
Upvote4 0 Switch to workspace SHIFT+F10, SHIFT+F11, OR SHIFT+F12
Upvote4 0 Close active viewer or panel (closes content first) CTRL+W
Upvote4 0 Close active panel CTRL+SHIFT+W
Upvote4 0 Split the frame containing the active viewer and create a new viewer CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+N
Upvote4 0 Maximize or restore panel under pointer ` (ACCENT GRAVE)
Upvote4 0 Resize application window CTRL+\ (BACKSLASH)
Upvote4 0 Move application window or floating window to main monitor CTRL+ALT+\ (BACKSLASH)
Upvote4 0 Toggle activation between Composition panel and Timeline panel \ (BACKSLASH)
Upvote4 0 Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer SHIFT+, (COMMA) OR SHIFT+. (PERIOD)
Upvote4 0 Cycle to previous or next panel in active frame ALT+SHIFT+, (COMMA) OR ALT+SHIFT+. (PERIOD)
Upvote4 0 Activate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition panel CLICK WITH MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON
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Tools

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Cycle through tools ALT-CLICK TOOL BUTTON IN TOOLS PANEL
Upvote4 0 Activate Selection tool V
Upvote4 0 Activate Hand tool H
Upvote4 0 Temporarily activate Hand tool HOLD SPACE OR MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON.
Upvote4 0 Activate Zoom In tool Z
Upvote4 0 Activate Zoom Out tool ALT (WHEN ZOOM TOOL ACTIVE)
Upvote4 0 Activate Rotation tool W
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through Camera tools C
Upvote4 0 Activate Pan Behind tool Y
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through mask and shape tools Q
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through Type tools CTRL+T
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through pen tools G
Upvote4 0 Temporarily activate Selection tool when a pen tool is selected CTRL
Upvote4 0 Temporarily activate pen tool when the Selection tool is selected and pointer is over a path CTRL+ALT
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser tools CTRL+B
Upvote4 0 Activate and cycle through Puppet tools CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Temporarily convert Selection tool to Shape Duplication tool ALT (IN SHAPE LAYER)
Upvote4 0 Temporarily convert Selection tool to Direct Selection tool CTRL (IN SHAPE LAYER)
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Compositions

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 New composition CTRL+N
Upvote4 0 Open Composition Settings dialog box for selected composition CTRL+K
Upvote4 0 Set composition background color CTRL+SHIFT+B
Upvote4 0 Set beginning or end of work area to current time B OR N
Upvote4 0 Set work area to duration of selected layers or, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition duration CTRL+ALT+B
Upvote4 0 Open Composition Mini-Flowchart for active composition TAP SHIFT
Upvote4 0 Activate most recently active composition in current composition hierarchy SHIFT+ESC
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Time

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Go to specific time ALT+SHIFT+J
Upvote4 0 Go to beginning or end of work area SHIFT+HOME OR SHIFT+END
Upvote4 0 Go to previous or next visible item in time ruler J OR K
Upvote4 0 Go to beginning of composition, layer, or footage item HOME OR CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go to end of composition, layer, or footage item END OR CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go forward 1 frame PAGE DOWN OR CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go forward 10 frames SHIFT+PAGE DOWN OR CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT
Upvote4 0 Go backward 1 frame PAGE UP OR CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go backward 10 frames SHIFT+PAGE UP OR CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT
Upvote4 0 Go to layer In point I
Upvote4 0 Go to layer Out point O
Upvote4 0 Go to previous In point or Out point CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go to next In point or Out point CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Scroll to current time in Timeline panel D
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Previews

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Start or stop standard preview SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 RAM preview 0 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 RAM preview with alternate settings SHIFT+0 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Save RAM preview CTRL-CLICK RAM PREVIEW BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Save RAM preview with alternate settings CTRL+SHIFT-CLICK RAM PREVIEW BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Preview only audio, from current time . ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Preview only audio, in work area ALT+. ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Manually preview (scrub) video DRAG OR ALT-DRAG CURRENT-TIME INDICATOR
Upvote4 0 Manually preview (scrub) audio CTRL-DRAG CURRENT-TIME INDICATOR
Upvote4 0 Wireframe preview ALT+0 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Wireframe preview, leaving panel contents ALT+SHIFT+0 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Show current frame on video preview device / (ON NUMERIC KEYPAD)
Upvote4 0 Toggle Output Device preference between Desktop Only and video preview device CTRL+/ (ON NUMERIC KEYPAD)
Upvote4 0 Take snapshot SHIFT+F5, SHIFT+F6, SHIFT+F7, OR SHIFT+F8
Upvote4 0 Display snapshot in active viewer F5, F6, F7, OR F8
Upvote4 0 Purge snapshot CTRL+SHIFT+F5/F6/F7/F8
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Views

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Turn display color management on or off for active view SHIFT+/
Upvote4 0 Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscale ALT+1, ALT+2, ALT+3, ALT+4
Upvote4 0 Show colorized red, green, or blue channel ALT+SHIFT+1, ALT+SHIFT+2, ALT+SHIFT+3
Upvote4 0 Toggle showing straight RGB color ALT+SHIFT+4
Upvote4 0 Reset view in the Composition panel to 100% and center composition in the panel DOUBLE-CLICK HAND TOOL
Upvote4 0 Zoom in in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel . (PERIOD) ON MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel , (COMMA)
Upvote4 0 Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel / (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel SHIFT+/ (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel ALT+/ (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Set resolution to Full, Half, or Custom in Composition panel CTRL+J, CTRL+SHIFT+J, CTRL+ALT+J
Upvote4 0 Open View Options dialog box for active Composition panel CTRL+ALT+U
Upvote4 0 Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units ; (SEMICOLON)
Upvote4 0 Zoom in time #NAME?
Upvote4 0 Zoom out time - (HYPHEN) ON MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Suspend image updates CAPS LOCK
Upvote4 0 Show or hide safe zones ' (APOSTROPHE)
Upvote4 0 Show or hide grid CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE)
Upvote4 0 Show or hide proportional grid ALT+' (APOSTROPHE)
Upvote4 0 Show or hide rulers CTRL+R
Upvote4 0 Show or hide guides CTRL+; (SEMICOLON)
Upvote4 0 Turn snapping to grid on or off CTRL+SHIFT+' (APOSTROPHE)
Upvote4 0 Turn snapping to guides on or off CTRL+SHIFT+; (SEMICOLON)
Upvote4 0 Lock or unlock guides CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+; (SEMICOLON)
Upvote4 0 Show or hide layer controls CTRL+SHIFT+H
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Footage

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Import one file or image sequence CTRL+I
Upvote4 0 Import multiple files or image sequences CTRL+ALT+I
Upvote4 0 Open movie in an After Effects Footage panel ALT-DOUBLE-CLICK
Upvote4 0 Add selected items to most recently activated composition CTRL+/ (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Replace selected source footage for selected layers with footage item selected in Project panel CTRL+ALT+/ (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Replace source for a selected layer ALT-DRAG FOOTAGE ITEM FROM PROJECT TO LAYER
Upvote4 0 Delete a footage item without a warning CTRL+BACKSPACE
Upvote4 0 Open Interpret Footage dialog box for selected footage item CTRL+ALT+G
Upvote4 0 Remember footage interpretation CTRL+ALT+C
Upvote4 0 Edit selected footage item in application with which it’s associated (Edit Original) CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Replace selected footage item CTRL+H
Upvote4 0 Reload selected footage items CTRL+ALT+L
Upvote4 0 Set proxy for selected footage item CTRL+ALT+P
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Effects

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Delete all effects from selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+E
Upvote4 0 Apply most recently applied effect to selected layers CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+E
Upvote4 0 Apply most recently applied animation preset to selected layers CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F
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Layers

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 New solid layer CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 New null layer CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+Y
Upvote4 0 New adjustment layer CTRL+ALT+Y
Upvote4 0 Select layer (1-999) by its number 0-9 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by its number SHIFT+0-9 ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Select next layer in stacking order CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Select previous layer in stacking order CTRL+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend selection to next layer in stacking order CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend selection to previous layer in stacking order CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Deselect all layers CTRL+SHIFT+A
Upvote4 0 Scroll topmost selected layer to top of Timeline panel X
Upvote4 0 Show or hide Parent column SHIFT+F4
Upvote4 0 Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columns F4
Upvote4 0 Turn off all other solo switches ALT-CLICK SOLO SWITCH
Upvote4 0 Turn Video (eyeball) switch on or off for selected layers CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+V
Upvote4 0 Turn off Video switch for all video layers other than selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+V
Upvote4 0 Open settings dialog box for selected layer CTRL+SHIFT+Y
Upvote4 0 Paste layers at current time CTRL+ALT+V
Upvote4 0 Split selected layers (If no layers are selected, split all layers.) CTRL+SHIFT+D
Upvote4 0 Precompose selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+C
Upvote4 0 Open Effect Controls panel for selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+T
Upvote4 0 Open layer in Layer panel DOUBLE-CLICK A LAYER
Upvote4 0 Open source of a layer in Footage panel ALT-DOUBLE-CLICK A LAYER
Upvote4 0 Reverse selected layers in time CTRL+ALT+R
Upvote4 0 Enable time remapping for selected layers CTRL+ALT+T
Upvote4 0 Move In point or Out point of selected layers to current time [ (LEFT BRACKET) OR ] (RIGHT BRACKET)
Upvote4 0 Trim In point or Out point of selected layers to current time ALT+[ (LEFT BRACKET) OR ALT+] (RIGHT BRACKET)
Upvote4 0 Add or remove expression for a property ALT-CLICK STOPWATCH
Upvote4 0 Add an effect (or multiple selected effects) to selected layers DOUBLE-CLICK EFFECT SELECTION IN EFFECTS & PRESETS PANEL
Upvote4 0 Set In point or Out point by time-stretching CTRL+SHIFT+, (COMMA) OR CTRL+ALT+, (COMMA)
Upvote4 0 Move In point of selected layers to beginning of composition ALT+HOME
Upvote4 0 Move Out point of selected layers to end of composition ALT+END
Upvote4 0 Lock selected layers CTRL+L
Upvote4 0 Unlock all layers CTRL+SHIFT+L
Upvote4 0 Set Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframe for selected layers CTRL+U, CTRL+SHIFT+U, OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+U
Upvote4 0 Cycle forward or backward through blending modes for selected layers SHIFT+ - (HYPHEN) OR SHIFT+= (EQUAL SIGN) ON THE MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Find in Timeline panel CTRL+F
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Properties

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Find in Timeline panel CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Toggle expansion of selected layers to show all properties CTRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE)
Upvote4 0 Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups CTRL-CLICK TRIANGLE LEFT OF PROPERTY GROUP NAME
Upvote4 0 Show only Anchor Point property A
Upvote4 0 Show only Audio Levels property L
Upvote4 0 Show only Mask Feather property F
Upvote4 0 Show only Mask Path property M
Upvote4 0 Show only Mask Opacity property TT
Upvote4 0 Show only Opacity property (for lights, Intensity) T
Upvote4 0 Show only Position property P
Upvote4 0 Show only Rotation and Orientation properties R
Upvote4 0 Show only Scale property S
Upvote4 0 Show only Time Remap property RR
Upvote4 0 Show only instances of missing effects FF
Upvote4 0 Show only Effects property group E
Upvote4 0 Show only mask property groups MM
Upvote4 0 Show only Material Options property group AA
Upvote4 0 Show only expressions EE
Upvote4 0 Show only modified properties UU
Upvote4 0 Show only paint strokes and Puppet pins PP
Upvote4 0 Show only audio waveform LL
Upvote4 0 Show only properties with keyframes or expressions U
Upvote4 0 Show only selected properties and groups SS
Upvote4 0 Hide property or group ALT+SHIFT-CLICK PROPERTY OR GROUP NAME
Upvote4 0 Add or remove property or group from set that is shown SHIFT+PROPERTY OR GROUP SHORTCUT
Upvote4 0 Add or remove keyframe at current time ALT+SHIFT+PROPERTY SHORTCUT
Upvote4 0 Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all properties CTRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE)
Upvote4 0 Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties CTRL-CLICK TRIANGLE ON LEFT OF PROPERTY GROUP NAME
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Layer properties

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Modify property value by default increments DRAG PROPERTY VALUE
Upvote4 0 Modify property value by 10x default increments SHIFT-DRAG PROPERTY VALUE
Upvote4 0 Modify property value by 1/10 default increments CTRL-DRAG PROPERTY VALUE
Upvote4 0 Open Auto-Orientation dialog box for selected layers CTRL+ALT+O
Upvote4 0 Open Opacity dialog box for selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+O
Upvote4 0 Open Rotation dialog box for selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+R
Upvote4 0 Open Position dialog box for selected layers CTRL+SHIFT+P
Upvote4 0 Center selected layers in view CTRL+HOME
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers 1 pixel at current magnification (Position) ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers 10 pixels at current magnification (Position) SHIFT+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers 1 frame earlier or later ALT+PAGE UP OR ALT+PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 Move selected layers 10 frames earlier or later ALT+SHIFT+PAGE UP OR ALT+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 1° + (PLUS) OR - (MINUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 10° SHIFT++ (PLUS) OR SHIFT+- (MINUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease Opacity of selected layers by 1% CTRL+ALT++ (PLUS) OR CTRL+ALT+- (MINUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease Opacity of selected layers by 10% CTRL+ALT+SHIFT++ (PLUS) OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+- (MINUS) ON NUMERIC K
Upvote4 0 Increase Scale of selected layers by 1% CTRL++ (PLUS) OR ALT++ (PLUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Decrease Scale of selected layers by 1% CTRL+- (MINUS) OR ALT+- (MINUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Increase Scale of selected layers by 10% CTRL+SHIFT++ (PLUS) OR ALT+SHIFT++ (PLUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Decrease Scale of selected layers by 10% CTRL+SHIFT+- (MINUS) OR ALT+SHIFT+- (MINUS) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Modify Rotation or Orientation in 45° increments SHIFT-DRAG WITH ROTATION TOOL
Upvote4 0 Modify Scale, constrained to footage frame aspect ratio SHIFT-DRAG LAYER HANDLE WITH SELECTION TOOL
Upvote4 0 Reset Rotation to 0° DOUBLE-CLICK ROTATION TOOL
Upvote4 0 Reset Scale to 100% DOUBLE-CLICK SELECTION TOOL
Upvote4 0 Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition CTRL+ALT+F
Upvote4 0 Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition width, preserving ratio CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+H
Upvote4 0 Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition height, preserving ratio CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+G
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3D layers

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front) F10
Upvote4 0 Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 2) F11
Upvote4 1 Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera) F12
Upvote4 0 Return to previous view ESC
Upvote4 0 New light CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+L
Upvote4 0 New camera CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+C
Upvote4 0 Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D objects CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+\
Upvote4 0 Turn Casts Shadows property on or off for selected 3D layers ALT+SHIFT+C
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Keyframes

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Toggle between Graph Editor and layer bar modes SHIFT+F3
Upvote4 0 Select all keyframes for a property CLICK PROPERTY NAME
Upvote4 0 Select all visible keyframes and properties CTRL+ALT+A
Upvote4 0 Deselect all keyframes, properties, and property groups SHIFT+F2 OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+A
Upvote4 0 Move keyframe 1 frame later or earlier ALT+RIGHT ARROW OR ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move keyframe 10 frames later or earlier ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW OR ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Set interpolation for selected keyframes (layer bar mode) CTRL+ALT+K
Upvote4 0 Set keyframe interpolation method to hold or Auto Bezier CTRL+ALT+H
Upvote4 0 Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto Bezier CTRL-CLICK IN LAYER BAR MODE
Upvote4 0 Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or hold CTRL+ALT-CLICK IN LAYER BAR MODE
Upvote4 0 Easy ease selected keyframes F9
Upvote4 0 Easy ease selected keyframes in SHIFT+F9
Upvote4 0 Easy ease selected keyframes out CTRL+SHIFT+F9
Upvote4 0 Set velocity for selected keyframes CTRL+SHIFT+K
Upvote4 0 Add or remove keyframe at current time ALT+SHIFT+PROPERTY SHORTCUT
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Text

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 New text layer CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+T
Upvote4 0 Align selected horizontal text left, center, or right CTRL+SHIFT+L, CTRL+SHIFT+C, OR CTRL+SHIFT+R
Upvote4 0 Align selected vertical text top, center, or bottom CTRL+SHIFT+L, CTRL+SHIFT+C, OR CTRL+SHIFT+R
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection by one character to right or left in horizontal text SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW OR SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection by one word to right or left in horizontal text CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW OR CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection by one line up or down in horizontal text SHIFT+UP ARROW OR SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection by one line to right or left in vertical text SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW OR SHIFT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection one word up or down in vertical text CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW OR CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Extend or reduce selection by one character up or down in vertical text SHIFT+UP ARROW OR SHIFT+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of line SHIFT+HOME OR SHIFT+END
Upvote4 0 Move insertion point to beginning or end of line HOME OR END
Upvote4 0 Select all text on a layer DOUBLE-CLICK TEXT LAYER
Upvote4 0 Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of text frame CTRL+SHIFT+HOME OR CTRL+SHIFT+END
Upvote4 0 Select text from insertion point to mouse click point SHIFT-CLICK
Upvote4 0 In horizontal text, move insertion point ARROW KEYS
Upvote4 0 Select word, line, paragraph, or entire text frame DOUBLE, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE, OR QUINTUPLE CLICK WITH TYPE TOOL
Upvote4 0 Turn All Caps on or off for selected text CTRL+SHIFT+K
Upvote4 0 Turn Small Caps on or off for selected text CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+K
Upvote4 0 Turn Superscript on or off for selected text CTRL+SHIFT+= (EQUALS)
Upvote4 0 Turn Subscript on or off for selected text CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+= (EQUALS)
Upvote4 0 Set horizontal scale to 100% for selected text CTRL+SHIFT+X
Upvote4 0 Set vertical scale to 100% for selected text CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+X
Upvote4 0 Auto leading for selected text CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+A
Upvote4 0 Reset tracking to 0 for selected text CTRL+SHIFT+Q
Upvote4 0 Justify paragraph; left align last line CTRL+SHIFT+J
Upvote4 0 Justify paragraph; right align last line CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+J
Upvote4 0 Justify paragraph; force last line CTRL+SHIFT+F
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 2 units CTRL+SHIFT+, (COMMA) OR CTRL+SHIFT+. (PERIOD)
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 units CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+, (COMMA) OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+. (PERIOD)
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease leading by 2 units ALT+DOWN ARROW OR ALT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Increase or decrease leading by 10 units CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW OR CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase baseline shift by 2 units ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW OR ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase baseline shift by 10 units CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW OR CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems) ALT+LEFT ARROW OR ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems) CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW OR CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Toggle paragraph composer CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+T
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Masks

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 New mask CTRL+SHIFT+N
Upvote4 0 Select all points in a mask ALT-CLICK MASK
Upvote4 0 Select next or previous mask ALT+` (ACCENT GRAVE) OR ALT+SHIFT+` (ACCENT GRAVE)
Upvote4 0 Enter free-transform mask editing mode DOUBLE-CLICK MASK WITH SELECTION TOOL
Upvote4 0 Exit free-transform mask editing mode ESC
Upvote4 0 Scale around center point in Free Transform mode CTRL-DRAG
Upvote4 0 Move selected path points 1 pixel at current magnification ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move selected path points 10 pixels at current magnification SHIFT+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Toggle between smooth and corner points CTRL+ALT-CLICK VERTEX
Upvote4 0 Redraw Bezier handles CTRL+ALT-DRAG VERTEX
Upvote4 0 Invert selected mask CTRL+SHIFT+I
Upvote4 0 Open Mask Feather dialog box for selected mask CTRL+SHIFT+F
Upvote4 0 Open Mask Shape dialog box for selected mask CTRL+SHIFT+M
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Paint

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Swap paint background color and foreground colors X
Upvote4 0 Set paint foreground color to black and background color to white D
Upvote4 0 Set foreground color to the color currently under any paint tool pointer ALT-CLICK
Upvote4 0 Set foreground color to the average color of a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer CTRL+ALT-CLICK
Upvote4 0 Set brush size for a paint tool CTRL-DRAG
Upvote4 0 Set brush hardness for a paint tool CTRL-DRAG, THEN RELEASE CTRL WHILE DRAGGING
Upvote4 0 Join current paint stroke to the previous stroke HOLD SHIFT WHILE BEGINNING STROKE
Upvote4 0 Set starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp tool pointer ALT-CLICK
Upvote4 0 Momentarily activate Eraser tool with Last Stroke Only option CTRL+SHIFT
Upvote4 0 Show and move overlay ALT+SHIFT-DRAG WITH CLONE STAMP TOOL
Upvote4 0 Activate a specific Clone Stamp tool preset 3, 4, 5, 6, OR 7 ON THE MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Duplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paint panel ALT-CLICK THE BUTTON FOR THE PRESET
Upvote4 0 Set opacity for a paint tool DIGIT ON NUMERIC KEYPAD (FOR EXAMPLE, 9=90%, 1=10%)*
Upvote4 0 Set opacity for a paint tool to 100% . (DECIMAL) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Set flow for a paint tool SHIFT+A DIGIT ON NUMERIC KEYPAD (FOR EXAMPLE, 9=90%, 1=10%)*
Upvote4 0 Set flow for a paint tool to 100% SHIFT+. (DECIMAL) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD*
Upvote4 0 Move earlier or later by number of frames specified for stroke Duration CTRL+PAGE UP OR CTRL+PAGE DOWN
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Shape

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Group selected shapes CTRL+G
Upvote4 0 Ungroup selected shapes CTRL+SHIFT+G
Upvote4 0 Enter free-transform path editing mode SELECT PATH PROPERTY IN TIMELINE PANEL AND PRESS CTRL+T
Upvote4 0 Increase star inner roundness PAGE UP WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Decrease star inner roundness PAGE DOWN WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Increase number of points for star or polygon; roundness for rounded rectangle UP ARROW WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Decrease number of points for star or polygon; roundness for rounded rectangle DOWN ARROW WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Reposition shape during creation HOLD SPACEBAR WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Set rounded rectangle roundness to 0 (sharp corners); decrease polygon and star outer roundness LEFT ARROW WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Set rounded rectangle roundness to maximum; increase polygon and star outer roundness RIGHT ARROW WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Constrain rectangles to squares; constrain ellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation SHIFT WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
Upvote4 0 Change outer radius of star CTRL WHEN DRAGGING TO CREATE SHAPE
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Markers

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Set marker at current time (works during RAM preview and audio-only preview) * (MULTIPLY) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Set marker at current time and open marker dialog box ALT+* (MULTIPLY) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Set and number a composition marker (0-9) at the current time SHIFT+0-9 ON MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Go to a composition marker (0-9) 0-9 ON MAIN KEYBOARD
Upvote4 0 Display the duration between two layer markers or keyframes in the Info panel ALT-CLICK THE MARKERS OR KEYFRAMES
Upvote4 0 Remove marker CTRL-CLICK MARKER
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Motion tracking

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Move feature region, search region, and attach point 1 pixel at current magnification ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move feature region, search region, and attach point 10 pixels at current magnification SHIFT+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move feature region and search region 1 pixel at current magnification ALT+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Move feature region and search region 10 pixels at current magnification ALT+SHIFT+ARROW KEY
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Saving and exporting

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Save project CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Increment and save project CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S
Upvote4 0 Save As CTRL+SHIFT+S
Upvote4 0 Add active composition or selected items to render queue CTRL+SHIFT+/ (ON MAIN KEYBOARD)
Upvote4 0 Add current frame to render queue CTRL+ALT+S
Upvote4 0 Duplicate render item with same output filename as original CTRL+SHIFT+D
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