Shortcut Key

Adobe After Effects Shortcut Key

General

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+ASelect all
02F2 or Ctrl+Shift+ADeselect all
03Enter on main keyboardRename selected layer, composition, folder, effect, group, or mask
04Enter on numeric keypadOpen selected layer, composition, or footage item
05Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back) or up (forward) in stacking order
06Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, effects, or render items to bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking order
07Shift+Down ArrowExtend selection to next item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel
08Shift+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel
09Ctrl+DDuplicate selected layers, masks, effects, text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, render items, output modules, or compositions
10Ctrl+QQuit
11Ctrl+ZUndo
12Ctrl+Shift+ZRedo
13Ctrl+Alt+/ (on numeric keypad)Purge All Memory
14EscInterrupt running a script
15Ctrl+Alt+EDisplay filename corresponding to the frame at the current time in the Info panel

 Projects

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+Alt+NNew project
02Ctrl+OOpen project
03Ctrl+Alt+Shift+POpen most recent project
04Ctrl+Alt+Shift+NNew folder in Project panel
05Ctrl+Alt+Shift+KOpen Project Settings dialog box
06Ctrl+FFind in Project pane
07Alt-click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelCycle through color bit depths for project
08Click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelOpen Project Settings dialog box

 Preferences

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+Alt+; (semicolon)Open Preferences dialog box
02Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting After EffectsRestore default preferences settings

 Workspaces

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+0Open or close Project panel
02Ctrl+Alt+0Open or close Render Queue panel
03Ctrl+1Open or close Tools panel
04Ctrl+2Open or close Info panel
05Ctrl+3Open or close Preview panel
06Ctrl+4Open or close Audio pane
07Ctrl+5Open or close Effects & Presets panel
08Ctrl+6Open or close Character panel
09Ctrl+7Open or close Paragraph panel
10Ctrl+8Open or close Paint panel
11Ctrl+9Open or close Brushes panel
12F3 or Ctrl+Shift+TOpen or close Effect Controls panel for selected layer
13Ctrl+F11Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart
14Shift+F10, Shift+F11, or Shift+F12Switch to workspace
15Ctrl+WClose active viewer or panel (closes content first)
16Ctrl+Shift+WClose 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.
17Ctrl+Alt+Shift+NSplit 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
19Ctrl+\ (backslash)Resize application window or floating window to fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)
20Ctrl+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
22Shift+, (comma) or Shift+. (period)Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)
23Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Alt+Shift+. (period)Cycle to previous or next panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open Timeline panels)
24Click with middle mouse buttonActivate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition panel without affecting layer selection

 Activate Tools

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt-click tool button in Tools panelCycle through tools
02VActivate Selection tool
03HActivate Hand tool
04Hold down spacebar or the middle mouse buttonTemporarily activate Hand tool
05ZActivate Zoom In tool
06Alt (when Zoom In tool is active)Activate Zoom Out tool
07WActivate Rotation tool
08Alt+WActivate Roto Brush tool
09Alt+WActivate Refine Edge tool
10CActivate and cycle through Camera tools (Unified Camera, Orbit Camera, Track XY Camera, and Track Z Camera)
11YActivate Pan Behind tool
12QActivate and cycle through mask and shape tools (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star)
13Ctrl+TActivate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontal and Vertical)
14GActivate and cycle between the Pen and Mask Feather tools. (Note: You can turn off this setting in the Preferences dialog box.)
15CtrlTemporarily activate Selection tool when a pen tool is selected
16Ctrl+AltTemporarily 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)
17Ctrl+BActivate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser tools
18Ctrl+PActivate and cycle through Puppet tools
19Alt (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to Shape Duplication tool
20Ctrl (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to Direct Selection tool

 Compositions and the work area

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Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+NNew composition
02Ctrl+KOpen Composition Settings dialog box for selected composition
03B or NSet beginning or end of work area to current time
04Ctrl+Alt+BSet work area to duration of selected layers or, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition duration
05TabOpen Composition Mini-Flowchart for active composition
06Shift+EscActivate the most recently active composition that is in the same composition hierarchy (network of nested compositions) as the currently active composition
07Ctrl+Shift+XTrim Composition to work area
08Alt+\New Composition from selection

 Time Navigation

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Alt+Shift+JGo to specific time
02Shift+Home or Shift+EndGo to beginning or end of work area
03J or KGo 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.)
04Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left ArrowHome or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow
05Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left ArrowGo to end of composition, layer, or footage item
06Page Down or Ctrl+Right ArrowGo forward 1 frame
07Shift+Page Down or Ctrl+Shift+Right ArrowGo forward 10 frames
08Page Up or Ctrl+Left ArrowGo backward 1 frame
09Shift+Page Up or Ctrl+Shift+Left ArrowGo backward 10 frames
10IGo to layer In point
11OGo to layer Out point
12Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left ArrowGo to previous In point or Out point
13Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right ArrowGo to next In point or Out point
14DScroll to current time in Timeline panel

 Previews

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Spacebar, 0 on numeric keypad, Shift+0 on numeric keypadStart or stop preview
02Alt-click Reset in Preview panelReset preview settings to replicate RAM Preview and Standard Preview behaviors
03. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, from current time
04Alt+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, in work area
05Drag or Alt-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update settingManually preview (scrub) video
06Ctrl-drag current-time indicatorManually preview (scrub) audio
07Alt+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
09Shift+F5, Shift+F6, Shift+F7, or Shift+F8Take snapshot
10F5, F6, F7, or F8Display snapshot in active viewer
11Ctrl+Shift+F5, Ctrl+Shift+F6, Ctrl+Shift+F7, or Ctrl+Shift+F8Purge snapshot
12Ctrl+Alt+1Fast Previews > Off
13Ctrl+Alt+2Fast Previews > Adaptive Resolution
14Ctrl+Alt+3Fast Previews > Draft
15Ctrl+Alt+4Fast Previews > Fast Draft
16Ctrl+Alt+5Fast Previews > Wireframe

 Views

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift+/ (on numeric keypad)Turn display color management on or off for active view
02Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscale
03Alt+Shift+1, Alt+Shift+2, Alt+Shift+3Show colorized red, green, or blue channel
04Alt+Shift+4Toggle showing straight RGB color
05Alt+5Show alpha boundary (outline between transparent and opaque regions) in Layer panel
06Alt+6Show alpha overlay (colored overlay on transparent regions) in Layer panel
07Alt+XShow Refine Edge X-ray
08Double-click Hand toolCenter composition in the panel
09.(period) on main keyboardZoom 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
12Shift+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel
13Alt+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel
14Ctrl+J, Ctrl+Shift+J, Ctrl+Alt+JSet resolution to Full, Half, or Custom in Composition panel
15Ctrl+Alt+UOpen View Options dialog box for active Composition panel
16= (equal sign) on main keyboardZoom in time
17-(hyphen) on main keyboardZoom out time
18;(semicolon)Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units (Press again to zoom out to show entire composition duration.)
19Shift+; (semicolonZoom out in Timeline panel to show the entire composition duration (Press again to zoom back in to the duration specified by the Time Navigator.)
20Caps LockPrevent images from being rendered for previews in viewer panels
21‘ (apostrophe)Show or hide safe zones
22Ctrl+’ (apostrophe)Show or hide grid
23Alt+’ (apostrophe)Show or hide proportional grid
24Ctrl+RShow or hide rulers
25Ctrl+; (semicolon)Show or hide guides
26Ctrl+Shift+’ (apostrophe)Turn snapping to grid on or off
27Ctrl+Shift+; (semicolon)Turn snapping to guides on or off
28Ctrl+Alt+Shift+; (semicolon)Lock or unlock guides
29Ctrl+Shift+HShow or hide layer controls (masks, motion paths, light and camera wireframes, effect control points, and layer handles)

 Footage

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+IImport one file or image sequence
02Ctrl+Alt+IImport multiple files or image sequences
03Double-click the footage item in the Project panelOpen movie in an After Effects Footage panel
04Ctrl+/ (on main keyboard)Add selected items to most recently activated composition
05Ctrl+Alt+/ (on main keyboard)Replace selected source footage for selected layers with footage item selected in Project panel
06Alt-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layerReplace source for a selected layer
07Ctrl+BackspaceDelete a footage item without a warning
08Ctrl+Alt+GOpen Interpret Footage dialog box for selected footage item
09Ctrl+Alt+CRemember footage interpretation
10Ctrl+EEdit selected footage item in application with which it’s associated (Edit Original)
11Ctrl+HReplace selected footage item
12Ctrl+Alt+LReload selected footage items
13Ctrl+Alt+PSet proxy for selected footage item

 Effects and Animation Presets

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+Shift+EDelete all effects from selected layers
02Ctrl+Alt+Shift+EApply most recently applied effect to selected layers
03Ctrl+Alt+Shift+FApply most recently applied animation preset to selected layers

 Layers

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+YNew solid layer
02Ctrl+Alt+Shift+YNew null layer
03Ctrl+Alt+YNew adjustment layer
040-9 on numeric keypad*Select layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)
05Shift+0-9 on numeric keypad*Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)
06Ctrl+Down ArrowSelect next layer in stacking order
07Ctrl+Up ArrowSelect previous layer in stacking order
08Ctrl+Shift+Down ArrowExtend selection to next layer in stacking order
09Ctrl+Shift+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous layer in stacking order
10Ctrl+Shift+ADeselect all layers
11XScroll topmost selected layer to top of Timeline panel
12Shift+F4Show or hide Parent column
13F4Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columns
14Alt+BSetting the sampling method for selected layers (Best/Bilinear)
15Alt+Shift+BSetting the sampling method for selected layers (Best/Bicubic)
16Alt-click solo switchTurn off all other solo switches
17Ctrl+Alt+Shift+VTurn Video (eyeball) switch on or off for selected layers
18Ctrl+Shift+VTurn off Video switch for all video layers other than selected layers
19Ctrl+Shift+YOpen settings dialog box for selected solid, light, camera, null, or adjustment layer
20Ctrl+Alt+VPaste layers at current time
21Ctrl+Shift+DSplit selected layers. (If no layers are selected, split all layers.)
22Ctrl+Shift+CPrecompose selected layers
23Ctrl+Shift+TOpen Effect Controls panel for selected layers
24Double-click a layerOpen layer in Layer panel (opens source composition for precomposition layer in Composition panel)
25Alt-double-click a layerOpen source of a layer in Footage panel (opens precomposition layer in Layer panel)
26Ctrl+Alt+RReverse selected layers in time
27Ctrl+Alt+TEnable 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
29Alt+[ (left bracket) or Alt+] (right bracket)Trim In point or Out point of selected layers to current time
30Alt-click stopwatchAdd or remove expression for a property
31Double-click effect selection in Effects & Presets panelAdd an effect (or multiple selected effects) to selected layers
32Ctrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+, (comma)Set In point or Out point by time-stretching
33Alt+HomeMove selected layers so that their In point is at beginning of composition
34Alt+EndMove selected layers so that their Out point is at end of composition
35Ctrl+LLock selected layers
36Ctrl+U, Ctrl+Shift+U, or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+USet Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframe for selected layers
37Shift+- (hyphen) or Shift+= (equal sign) on the main keyboardCycle forward or backward through blending modes for selected layers
38Ctrl+FFind in Timeline panel

 Showing Properties and Groups in The Timeline Panel

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+FFind in Timeline panel
02Ctrl+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected layers to show all properties
03Ctrl-click triangle to the left of the property group nameToggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties
04AShow only Anchor Point property (for lights and cameras, Point Of Interest)
05LShow only Audio Levels property
06FShow only Mask Feather property
07MShow only Mask Path property
08TTShow only Mask Opacity property
09TShow only Opacity property (for lights, Intensity)
10PShow only Position property
11RShow only Rotation and Orientation properties
12SShow only Scale property
13RRShow only Time Remap property
14FFShow only instances of missing effects
15EShow only Effects property group
16MMShow only mask property groups
17AAShow only Material Options property group
18EEShow only expressions
19UShow properties with keyframes
20UUShow only modified properties
21PPShow only paint strokes, Roto Brush strokes, and Puppet pins
22LLShow only audio waveform
23SSShow only selected properties and groups
24Alt+Shift-click property or group nameHide property or group
25Shift+property or group shortcutAdd or remove property or group from set that is shown
26Alt+Shift+property shortcutAdd or remove keyframe at current time

 Showing Properties in The Effect Controls Panel

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all properties
02Ctrl-click triangle to the left of the property group nameToggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties

 Modifying Layer Properties

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Drag property valueModify property value by default increments
02Shift-drag property valueModify property value by 10x default increments
03Ctrl-drag property valueModify property value by 1/10 default increments
04Ctrl+Alt+OOpen Auto-Orientation dialog box for selected layers
05Ctrl+Shift+OOpen Opacity dialog box for selected layers
06Ctrl+Shift+ROpen Rotation dialog box for selected layers
07Ctrl+Shift+POpen Position dialog box for selected layers
08Ctrl+HomeCenter selected layers in view (modifies Position property to place anchor points of selected layers in center of current view)
09Ctrl+Alt+HomeCenter anchor point in the visible content
10Arrow keyMove selected layers 1 pixel at current magnification (Position)
11Shift+arrow keyMove selected layers 10 pixels at current magnification (Position)
12Alt+Page Up or Alt+Page DownMove selected layers 1 frame earlier or later
13Alt+Shift+Page Up or Alt+Shift+Page DownMove selected layers 10 frames earlier or later
14+ (plus) or – (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 1°
15Shift++ (plus) or Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 10°
16Ctrl+Alt++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 1%
17Ctrl+Alt+Shift++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 10%
18Ctrl++ (plus) or Alt++ (plus) on numeric keypadIncrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
19Ctrl+- (minus) or Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypadDecrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
20Ctrl+Shift++ (plus) or Alt+Shift++ (plus) on numeric keypadIncrease Scale of selected layers by 10%
21Ctrl+Shift+- (minus) or Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadDecrease Scale of selected layers by 10%
22Shift-drag with Rotation toolModify Rotation or Orientation in 45° increments
23Shift-drag layer handle with Selection toolModify Scale, constrained to footage frame aspect ratio
24Double-click Rotation toolReset Rotation to 0
25Double-click Selection toolReset Scale to 100%
26Ctrl+Alt+FScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition
27Ctrl+Alt+Shift+HScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition width, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer
28Ctrl+Alt+Shift+GScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition height, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer

 3D Layers

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01F10Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)
02F11Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 1)
03F12Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera)
04EscReturn to previous view
05Ctrl+Alt+Shift+LNew light
06Ctrl+Alt+Shift+CNew camera
07Ctrl+Alt+Shift+\Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers
08FWith a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers
09Ctrl+Shift+FWith a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at all 3D layers
10Alt+Shift+CTurn Casts Shadows property on or off for selected 3D layers

 Keyframes and The Graph Editor

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Shift+F3Toggle between Graph Editor and layer bar modes
02Click property nameSelect all keyframes for a property
03Ctrl+Alt+ASelect all visible keyframes and properties
04Shift+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ADeselect all keyframes, properties, and property groups
05Alt+Right Arrow or Alt+Left ArrowMove keyframe 1 frame later or earlier
06Alt+Shift+Right Arrow or Alt+Shift+Left ArrowMove keyframe 10 frames later or earlier
07Ctrl+Alt+KSet interpolation for selected keyframes (layer bar mode)
08Ctrl+Alt+HSet keyframe interpolation method to hold or Auto Bezier
09Ctrl-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto Bezier
10Ctrl+Alt-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linear or hold
11F9Easy ease selected keyframes
12Shift+F9Easy ease selected keyframes in
13Ctrl+Shift+F9Easy ease selected keyframes out
14Ctrl+Shift+KSet velocity for selected keyframes

 Text

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+Alt+Shift+TNew text layer
02Ctrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+RAlign selected horizontal text left, center, or right
03Ctrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+RAlign selected vertical text top, center, or bottom
04Shift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one character to right or left in horizontal text
05Ctrl+Shift+Right Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one word to right or left in horizontal text
06Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one line up or down in horizontal tex
07Shift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one line to right or left in vertical text
08Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection one word up or down in vertical text
09Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one character up or down in vertical text
10Shift+Home or Shift+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginning or end of line
11Home or EndMove insertion point to beginning or end of line
12Double-click text layerSelect all text on a layer
13Ctrl+Shift+Home or Ctrl+Shift+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginning or end of text frame
14Shift-clickSelect text from insertion point to mouse-click point
15Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right Arrow; or Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down ArrowIn 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
16Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow; or Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right ArrowIn 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
17Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click with Type toolSelect word, line, paragraph, or entire text frame
18Ctrl+Shift+KTurn All Caps on or off for selected text
19Ctrl+Alt+Shift+KTurn Small Caps on or off for selected text
20Ctrl+Shift+= (equal sign)Turn Superscript on or off for selected text
21Ctrl+Alt+Shift+= (equal sign)Turn Subscript on or off for selected text
22Ctrl+Shift+XSet horizontal scale to 100% for selected text
23Ctrl+Alt+Shift+XSet vertical scale to 100% for selected text
24Ctrl+Alt+Shift+AAuto leading for selected text
25Ctrl+Shift+QReset tracking to 0 for selected text
26Ctrl+Shift+JJustify paragraph; left align last line
27Ctrl+Alt+Shift+JJustify paragraph; right align last line
28Ctrl+Shift+FJustify paragraph; force last line
29Ctrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Shift+. (period)Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 2 units
30Ctrl+Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+. (period)Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 units
31Alt+Down Arrow or Alt+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 2 units
32Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 10 units
33Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 10 units
34Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Alt+Shift+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 2 units
35Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 10 units
36Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems)
37Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems)
38Ctrl+Alt+Shift+TToggle paragraph composer

 Masks

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+Shift+NNew mask
02Alt-click maskSelect all points in a mask
03Alt+` (accent grave) or Alt+Shift+` (accent grave)Select next or previous mask
04Double-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TEnter free-transform mask editing mode
05EscExit free-transform mask editing mode
06Ctrl-dragScale around center point in Free Transform mode
07Arrow keyMove selected path points 1 pixel at current magnification
08Shift+arrow keyMove selected path points 10 pixels at current magnification
09Ctrl+Alt-click vertexToggle between smooth and corner points
10Ctrl+Alt-drag vertexRedraw Bezier handles
11Ctrl+Shift+IInvert selected mask
12Ctrl+Shift+FOpen Mask Feather dialog box for selected mask
13Ctrl+Shift+MOpen Mask Shape dialog box for selected mask

 Paint Tools

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01XSwap paint background color and foreground colors
02DSet paint foreground color to black and background color to white
03Alt-clickSet foreground color to the color currently under any paint tool pointer
04Ctrl+Alt-clickSet foreground color to the average color of a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer
05Ctrl-dragSet brush size for a paint tool
06Ctrl-drag, then release Ctrl while draggingSet brush hardness for a paint tool
07Hold Shift while beginning strokeJoin current paint stroke to the previous stroke
08Alt-clickSet starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp tool pointer
09Ctrl+ShiftMomentarily activate Eraser tool with Last Stroke Only option
10Alt+Shift-drag with Clone Stamp toolShow and move overlay (change Offset value of aligned Clone Stamp tool or change Source Position value of unaligned Clone Stamp tool)
113, 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the main keyboardActivate a specific Clone Stamp tool preset
12Alt-click the button for the presetDuplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paint panel
13Digit 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%
15Shift+ a digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*Set flow for a paint tool
16Shift+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Set flow for a paint tool to 100%
17Ctrl+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.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+GGroup selected shapes
02Ctrl+Shift+GUngroup selected shapes
03Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TEnter free-transform path editing mode
04Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TEnter free-transform path editing mode
05Page Up when dragging to create shapeIncrease star inner roundness
06Page Down when dragging to create shapeDecrease star inner roundness
07Up Arrow when dragging to create shapeIncrease number of points for star or polygon; increase roundness for rounded rectangle
08Down Arrow when dragging to create shapeDecrease number of points for star or polygon; decrease roundness for rounded rectangle
09Hold spacebar when dragging to create shapeReposition shape during creation
10Left Arrow when dragging to create shapeSet rounded rectangle roundness to 0 (sharp corners); decrease polygon and star outer roundness
11Right Arrow when dragging to create shapeSet rounded rectangle roundness to maximum; increase polygon and star outer roundness
12Shift when dragging to create shapeConstrain rectangles to squares; constrain ellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation

 Markers

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01* (multiply) on numeric keypadSet marker at current time (works during preview and audio-only preview)
02Alt+* (multiply) on numeric keypadSet marker at current time and open marker dialog box
03Shift+0-9 on main keyboardSet and number a composition marker (0-9) at the current time
040-9 on main keyboardGo to a composition marker (0-9)
05Alt-click the markers or keyframesDisplay the duration between two layer markers or keyframes in the Info panel
06Ctrl-click markerRemove marker

 Motion Tracking

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Arrow keyMove feature region, search region, and attach point 1 pixel at current magnification
02Shift+arrow keyMove feature region, search region, and attach point 10 pixels at current magnification
03Alt+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 1 pixel at current magnification
04Alt+Shift+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 10 pixels at current magnification

 Saving,Exporting,and Rendering

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Ctrl+SSave project
02Ctrl+Alt+Shift+SIncrement and save project
03Ctrl+Shift+SSave As
04Ctrl+Shift+/ (on main keyboard)Add active composition or selected items to render queue
05Ctrl+Alt+SAdd current frame to render queue
06Ctrl+Shift+DDuplicate render item with same output filename as original
07Ctrl+Alt+MAdd a composition to the Adobe Media Encoder encoding queue

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