Adobe After Effects Shortcut Key You Must Learn

 

Adobe After Effects is an application that can produce dynamic graphics and visual effects synthesis. It is used in the post-production process of movie production, video games, and television production. This software can create 2D and 3D visual effects, and can also create very attractive animations, because it can control multiple layers of composite images to produce composite effects.

 

AE Shortcut Key

1. Ctrl F - Find in project panel

2. Alt Ctrl Shift K - Open project settings dialog box

3. Alt Ctrl N - New project

4. Alt Ctrl Shift N - New folder in project panel

5. Ctrl O - Open project

6. Alt Ctrl Shift P - Open most recent project

7. Ctrl 0 - Open or close project panel

8. Alt Ctrl 0 - Open or close render queue panel

9. Ctrl 1 - Open or close tools panel

10. Ctrl 2 - Open or close info panel

11. Ctrl 3 - Open or close preview panel

12. Ctrl 4 - Open or close audio panel

13. Ctrl 5 - Open or close effects & presets panel

14. Ctrl 6 - Open or close character panel

15. Ctrl 7 - Open or close paragraph panel

16. Ctrl 8 - Open or close paint panel

17. Ctrl 9 - Open or close brushes panel

18. \ - Toggle activation between composition panel and timeline panel for current composition

19. Ctrl \ - Resize application window or floating window to fit screen. (press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)

20. Shift Comma - Cycle to previous item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)

21. Alt Shift Comma - Cycle to previous panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open timeline panels)

22. Shift F10 - Switch to workspace

23. Ctrl F11 - Open flowchart panel for project flowchart

24. Shift F11 - Workspace animation

25. Ctrl Shift F11 - Composition flow chart

26. Shift F12 - Workspace effects

27. F3 - Open or close effect controls panel for selected layer

28. Grave Accent - Maximize or restore panel under pointer

29. Ctrl M - Make movie

30. Alt Ctrl Shift N - Split the frame containing the active viewer and create a new viewer with opposite locked/unlocked state

31. Ctrl Numpad 0 - Save ram preview

32. Shift Period - Cycle to next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)

33. Alt Shift Period - Cycle to next panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open timeline panels)

34. Ctrl W - Close active viewer or panel (closes content first)

35. 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.

36. - Scroll to current time in timeline panel

37. End - Go to end of composition, layer, line or footage item

38. Home - Go to beginning of composition, layer, line or footage item

39. Shift Home - Go to beginning of work area

40. I - Go to layer in point

41. J - Go to previous visible item in time ruler (keyframe, marker, work area beginning or end)

42. Alt Shift J - Go to specific time

43. - Go to next visible item in time ruler (keyframe, marker, work area beginning or end)

44. Alt Ctrl Shift Left Arrow - Go to previous in point or out point

45. - Go to layer out point

46. PgDn - Go forward 1 frame

47. Shift PgDn - Go forward 10 frames

48. PgUp - Go backward 1 frame

49. Ctrl PgUp - Go backward 10 frames