Best Shortcuts for After Effects


After Effects Shortcuts

Adobe After Effects is a software tool for creating special effects and motion graphics for use in internet, video, and presentation material. Although the after Effects shortcut is available for both Windows and Mac OS systems, it is widely used for digital post-production of films, television, DVDs, video, animation, and special effects production. After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

It includes a comprehensive range of 2D and 3D tools for animation, effects, and compositing that are required by visual effects artists, motion graphics experts, movie and video professionals, and web designers. Furthermore, shortcut keys assist you in saving time when using any program, hence enhancing efficiency and speed. After Effects comes with a lot of shortcut keys.

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Shortcuts for After Effects on the Keyboard

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Shortcut Keys

Basic Shortcut Keys

Allows you to pick from a variety of options.

Ctrl+A

Allows you to deselect all of the options.

F2/Ctrl+Shift+A

Allows you to replicate the selected masks, layers, effects, and so
on.

Ctrl+D

To turn off the tool

Ctrl+Q

Rename the folder, layer, or anything you want.

Enter

Open the composition, layer, or film item that you want to work
with.

Numeric keypad

In an organizing order, move selected layers or other parts ahead or
backward.

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up

In an organizing order, elements may be moved ahead or backward.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

With this, you can access the preferences dialogue box.

Ctrl+Alt+;

Transform Properties

Used to create points of interest, lighting, and cameras, among
other things.

A

This key is used to expose the position property.

P

Using this key, the scale attribute is shown.

S

This key reveals the opacity characteristic for intensity and
lighting.

T

This key may be used to display the audio level’s attribute.

L

This key may be used to display the mask feather attribute.

F

This key may be used to display the mask path property.

M

This key may be used to display the effects property group.

E

This key only displays properties that have expressions or
keyframes.

U

It aids in the concealment of a group or property.

Shift+H

Workspaces, Viewers, Windows, and
Panels

This opens or closes the project panel.

Ctrl+0

This opens or closes the render queue panel.

Ctrl+Alt+0

This opens or closes the tools panel.

Ctrl+1

This opens or closes the info panel.

Ctrl+2

This opens or closes the preview panel

Ctrl+3

This opens or closes the audio panel

Ctrl+4

This opens or closes the presets and effects
panel

Ctrl+5

This opens or closes the character panel

Ctrl+6

This opens or closes the paragraph panel

Ctrl+7

This opens or closes the painted panel

Ctrl+8

This opens or closes the brushes panel

Ctrl+9

This opens the flowchart panel to be used for the
project flowchart

Ctrl+F11

This closes the active panel or viewer

Ctrl+W

Swift Access To The Hand Tool

Choosing the hand tool, you can just hold the
spacebar and drag

Space bar

Zoom In-to The Timeline

You can zoom into or out of the vital areas on
your timeline by pressing + or –

+-

Work Area And Compositions

This opens a new composition

Ctrl+N

B sets the beginning, and N sets the end of the
work region to the present time.

BN

This opens the composition settings dialog box
for the chosen composition

Ctrl+K

This opens the composition mini flowchart for
composition that is active

Tab

Tool Activation

This helps you to cycle through the tools

Alt-click tool button in the tools panel

This helps in the activation of the selection
tool.

V

This helps in the activation of the hand tool

H

This helps in the activation of the rotation tool

W

This helps in the activation of the root brush
tool

Alt+W

This helps in the activation and to move through
the camera tools

C

This helps in the activation of the pan behind
the tool

Y

This helps in the activation and to move through
the mask and shape tools.

Q

This helps in the activation and to move through
the type tools

Ctrl+T

This helps in the activation and to move between
the pen and mask feather tools.

G

This helps in the activation and to move through
the clone stamp, brush, and eraser tools.

Ctrl+B

This helps in the activation and to move through
the puppet tools.

Ctrl+P

Time Navigation Shortcut Keys

If you want to reach out to a particular time,
then you can use this shortcut.

Alt+Shift+J

Reaching out to the beginning or the ending of
the work region.

Shift+Home+Shift+End

Reach out to the previous item in the time ruler.

J

Reach out to the next item that is visible in the
time ruler

K

Reach out to the layer Out-Point

O

Reach out to the layer In-Point

I

Reach out to the present time in the timeline
panel

D

For Layers

Create a new solid layer

Ctrl+Y

Create a new adjustment layer

Ctrl+Alt+Y

Deselecting all the layers

Ctrl+Shift+A

It helps to create a new null layer

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Y

It helps you to move to the uppermost chosen
layer present

X

3-Dimensional Layers

This switches to the 3D view 1

F10

This switches to the 3D view 2

F11

This switches to the 3D view 3

F12

Come back to the previous view

Esc

Creating a new light.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L

Creating a new camera

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

 

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