Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe After Effects CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
General
Ctrl+ASelect all
F2 or Ctrl+Shft+ADeselect all
Enter on main keyboardRename selected layer, composition, folder,effect, group, or mask
Enter on numeric keypadOpen selected layer, composition, or footageitem
Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, or effectsdown (back) or up (forward) in stacking order
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, or effectsto bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking order
Shft+Down ArrowExtend selection to next item in Projectpanel or Effect Controls panel
Shft+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous item in Projectpanel or Effect Controls panel
Ctrl+DDuplicate selected layers, masks, effects,text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, or compositions
Ctrl+QQuit
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+Shft+ZRedo
Ctrl+Alt+/ (on numeric keypad)Purge all
Working with projects
Ctrl+Alt+NNew project
Ctrl+OOpen project
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+POpen most recent project
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+NNew folder in Project panel
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+KOpen Project Settings dialog box
Ctrl+Alt+GFind in Project panel
Alt+Shft+GFind again in Project panel
Alt-click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelCycle through color bit depths for project
Click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelOpen Project Settings dialog box
Working with preferences
Ctrl+Alt+; (semicolon)Open Preferences dialog box
Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shft while starting After EffectsRestore default preferences settings
Panels, viewers, workspaces and windows
Ctrl+0Open or close Project panel
Ctrl+Alt+0Open or close Render Queue panel
Ctrl+1Open or close Tools panel
Ctrl+2Open or close Info panel
Ctrl+3Open or close Time Controls panel
Ctrl+4Open or close Audio panel
Ctrl+5Open or close Effects & Presets panel
Ctrl+6Open or close Character panel
Ctrl+7Open or close Paragraph panel
Ctrl+8Open or close Paint panel
Ctrl+9Open or close Brush Tips panel
F3 or Ctrl+Shft+TOpen or close Effect Controls panel forselected layer
Ctrl+F11Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart
Shft+F10, Shft+F11, or Shft+F12Switch to workspace
Ctrl+WClose active viewer or panel (closes contentfirst)
Ctrl+Shft+WClose active panel or all viewers of typeof active viewer (closes content first)
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+NSplit the frame containing the active viewerand create a new viewer with opposite locked/unlocked state
` (accent grave)Maximize or restore panel under pointer
Ctrl+\ (backslash)Resize application window or floating windowto fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fillthe screen.)
Ctrl+Alt+\ (backslash)Move application window or floating windowto main monitor; resize window to fit screen. (Press again to resizewindow so that contents fill the screen.)
\ (backslash)Toggle activation between Composition paneland Timeline panel for current composition
Shft+, (comma) or Shft+. (period)Cycle to previous or next item in activeviewer
Alt+Shft+, (comma) or Alt+Shft+. (period)Cycle to previous or next panel in activeframe
Activating tools
Alt-click tool button in Tools panelCycle through tools
VActivate Selection tool
HActivate Hand tool
Hold down spacebar.Temporarily activate Hand tool
ZActivate Zoom In tool
Alt (when Zoom In tool is active)Activate Zoom Out tool
WActivate Rotation tool
CActivate and cycle through Camera tools(Orbit, Track XY, and Track Z)
YActivate Pan Behind tool
QActivate and cycle through mask and shapetools (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star)
Ctrl+TActivate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontaland Vertical)
GActivate and cycle through pen tools (Pen,Add Vertex, Delete Vertex, and Convert Vertex)
CtrlTemporarily activate Selection tool whena pen tool is selected
Ctrl+AltTemporarily activate pen tool when the Selectiontool is selected and pointer is over a path (Add Vertex tool whenpointer is over a segment; Convert Vertex tool when pointer is overa vertex)
Ctrl+BActivate and cycle through Brush, CloneStamp, and Eraser tools
Ctrl+PActivate and cycle through Puppet tools
Alt (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to ShapeDuplication tool
Ctrl (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to DirectSelection tool
Working with compositions and the work area
Ctrl+NNew composition
Ctrl+KOpen Composition Settings dialog box forselected composition
Ctrl+Shft+BSet composition background color
B or NSet beginning or end of work area to currenttime
Ctrl+Alt+BSet work area to duration of selected layersor, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition duration
Working with previews
spacebarStart or stop standard preview
0 on numeric keypad*RAM preview
Shft+0 on numeric keypad*RAM preview with alternate settings
Ctrl-click RAM Preview button or press Ctrl+0 on numeric keypadSave RAM preview
Ctrl+Shft-click RAM Preview button or press Ctrl+Shft+0 on numeric keypadSave RAM preview with alternate settings
. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, from current time
Alt+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, in work area
Drag or Alt-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update settingManually preview (scrub) video
Ctrl-drag current-time indicatorManually preview (scrub) audio
Alt+0 on numeric keypad*Wireframe preview
Alt+Shft+0 on numeric keypad*Wireframe preview, leaving panel contents
/ (on numeric keypad)Show current frame on video preview device
Shft+/ (on numeric keypad)Turn display color management on or offfor active view
Ctrl+/ (on numeric keypad)Toggle Output Device preference betweenDesktop Only and video preview device
Shft+F5, Shft+F6, Shft+F7, or Shft+F8Take snapshot
F5, F6, F7, or F8Display snapshot in active panel
Ctrl+Shft+F5, Ctrl+Shft+F6, Ctrl+Shft+F7, or Ctrl+Shft+F8Purge snapshot
Time navigation
Alt+Shft+JGo to specific time
Shft+Home or Shft+EndGo to beginning or end of work area
J or KGo to previous or next visible item in timeruler (keyframe, marker, work area beginning or end)
Home or Ctrl+Alt+Left ArrowGo to beginning of composition, layer, orfootage item
End or Ctrl+Alt+Right ArrowGo to end of composition, layer, or footageitem
Page Down or Ctrl+Right ArrowGo forward 1 frame
Shft+Page Down or Ctrl+Shft+Right ArrowGo forward 10 frames
Page Up or Ctrl+Left ArrowGo backward 1 frame
Shft+Page Up or Ctrl+Shft+Left ArrowGo backward 10 frames
IGo to layer In point
OGo to layer Out point
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Left ArrowGo to previous In point or Out point
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Right ArrowGo to next In point or Out point
DScroll to current time in Timeline panel
Working with footage
Ctrl+IImport one file or image sequence
Ctrl+Alt+IImport multiple files or image sequences
Alt-double-clickOpen movie in an After Effects Footage panel
Ctrl+/ (on main keyboard)Add selected items to most recently activatedcomposition
Ctrl+Alt+/ (on main keyboard)Replace selected layers' source footagewith footage item selected in Project panel
Alt-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layerReplace a selected layer's source
Ctrl+BackspaceDelete a footage item without a warning
Ctrl+FOpen Interpret Footage dialog box for selectedfootage item
Ctrl+Alt+CRemember footage interpretation
Ctrl+EEdit selected footage item in applicationwith which it's associated (Edit Original)
Ctrl+HReplace selected footage item
Ctrl+Alt+LReload selected footage items
Ctrl+Alt+PSet proxy for selected footage item
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+QScan for changed footage
Using and modifying views
Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4Show red, green, blue, or alpha channelas grayscale
Alt+Shft+1, Alt+Shft+2, Alt+Shft+3Show colorized red, green, or blue channel
Alt+Shft+4Toggle showing straight RGB color
Double-click Hand toolReset view in the Composition panel to 100%and center composition in the panel
. (period) on main keyboardZoom in in Composition, Layer, or Footagepanel
, (comma)Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footagepanel
/ (on main keyboard)Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footagepanel
Shft+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footagepanel
Alt+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer,or Footage panel
Ctrl+J, Ctrl+Shft+J, Ctrl+Alt+JSet resolution to Full, Half, or Customin Composition panel
Ctrl+Alt+UOpen View Options dialog box for activeComposition panel
; (semicolon)Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units
#NAME?Zoom in time
#NAME?Zoom out time
Caps LockSuspend image updates
' (apostrophe)Show or hide safe zones
Ctrl+' (apostrophe)Show or hide grid
Alt+' (apostrophe)Show or hide proportional grid
Ctrl+RShow or hide rulers
Ctrl+; (semicolon)Show or hide guides
Ctrl+Shft+' (apostrophe)Turn snapping to grid on or off
Ctrl+Shft+; (semicolon)Turn snapping to guides on or off
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+; (semicolon)Lock or unlock guides
Ctrl+Shft+HShow or hide layer controls
Effects and animation presets
Ctrl+Shft+EDelete all effects from selected layers.
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+EApply most recently applied effect to selectedlayers.
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+FApply most recently applied animation presetto selected layers.
Working with layers
Ctrl+YNew solid layer
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+YNew null layer
0-9 on numeric keypad*Select layer (1-999) by its number (enterdigits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)
Shft+0-9 on numeric keypad*Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by itsnumber (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)
Ctrl+Down ArrowSelect next layer in stacking order
Ctrl+Up ArrowSelect previous layer in stacking order
Ctrl+Shft+Down ArrowExtend selection to next layer in stackingorder
Ctrl+Shft+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous layer in stackingorder
Ctrl+Shft+ADeselect all layers
XScroll topmost selected layer to top ofTimeline panel
Shft+F4Show or hide Parent column
F4Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columns
Alt-click solo switchTurn off all other solo switches
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+VTurn Video switch on or off for selectedlayers
Ctrl+Shft+VTurn off Video switch for all video layersother than selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+YOpen settings dialog box for selected solid,light, camera, null, or adjustment layer
Ctrl+Alt+VPaste layers at current time
Ctrl+Shft+DSplit selected layers (If no layers areselected, split all layers.)
Ctrl+Shft+CPrecompose selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+TOpen Effect Controls panel for selectedlayers
Alt-double-click a layerOpen source of a layer in Footage panel
Ctrl+Alt+RReverse selected layers in time
Ctrl+Alt+TEnable time remapping for selected layers
[ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)Move In point or Out point of selected layersto current time
Alt+[ (left bracket) or Alt+] (right bracket)Trim In point or Out point of selected layersto current time
Alt-click stopwatchAdd or remove expression for a property
Double-click effect selection in Effects & Presets panelAdd an effect (or multiple selected effects)to selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+, (comma)Set In point or Out point by time-stretching
Alt+HomeMove In point of selected layers to beginningof composition
Alt+EndMove Out point of selected layers to endof composition
Ctrl+LLock selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+LUnlock all layers
Ctrl+U, Ctrl+Shft+U, or Ctrl+Alt+Shft+USet Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframefor selected layers
Showing properties in the Timeline panel
Ctrl+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected layers to showall properties
Ctrl-click triangle to the left of the property group nameToggle expansion of property group and allchild property groups to show all properties
AShow only Anchor Point property (for lightsand cameras, Point Of Interest)
LShow only Audio Levels property
FShow only Mask Feather property
MShow only Mask Path property
TTShow only Mask Opacity property
TShow only Opacity property (for lights,Intensity)
PShow only Position property
RShow only Rotation and Orientation properties
RRShow only Time Remap property
SShow only Scale property
EShow only Effects property group
MMShow only mask property groups
AAShow only Material Options property group(3D)
EEShow only expressions
UUShow only modified properties
PPShow only paint strokes and Puppet pins
LLShow only audio waveform
UShow only properties with keyframes or expressions
SSShow only selected properties and groups
Alt+Shft-click property or group nameHide property or group
Shft+property or group shortcutAdd or remove property or group from setthat is shown
Alt+Shft+property shortcutAdd or remove keyframe at current time
Modifying properties
Drag property valueModify property value by default increments
Shft-drag property valueModify property value by 10x default increments
Ctrl-drag property valueModify property value by 1/10 default increments
Ctrl+Alt+OOpen Auto-Orientation dialog box for selectedlayers
Ctrl+Shft+OOpen Opacity dialog box for selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+ROpen Rotation dialog box for selected layers
Ctrl+Shft+POpen Position dialog box for selected layers
arrow keyMove selected layers 1 pixel at currentmagnification (Position)
Shft+arrow keyMove selected layers 10 pixels at currentmagnification (Position)
Alt+Page Up or Alt+Page DownMove selected layers 1 frame earlier orlater
Alt+Shft+Page Up or Alt+Shft+Page DownMove selected layers 10 frames earlier orlater
=+ (plus) or - (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation)of selected layers by 1º
Shft++ (plus) or Shft+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation)of selected layers by 10º
Ctrl++ (plus) or Ctrl+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
Ctrl+Shft++ (plus) or Ctrl+Shft+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Scale of selected layers by 10%
Shft-drag with Rotation toolModify Rotation or Orientation in 45º increments
Shft-drag layer handle with Selection toolModify Scale, constrained to footage frameaspect ratio
Double-click Rotation toolReset Rotation to 0º
Double-click Selection toolReset Scale to 100%
Ctrl+Alt+FScale and reposition selected layers tofit composition
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+HScale and reposition selected layers tofit composition width, preserving aspect ratio
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+GScale and reposition selected layers tofit composition height, preserving aspect ratio
3D layers
F10Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)
F11Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to CustomView 2)
F12Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to ActiveCamera)
EscReturn to previous view
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+LNew light
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+CNew camera
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+\Move the camera and its point of interestto look at selected 3D objects
Alt+Shft+CTurn Casts Shadows property on or off forselected 3D layers
Keyframes
Shft+F3Toggle between Graph Editor and layer barmodes
Click property nameSelect all keyframes for a property
Ctrl+Alt+ASelect all visible keyframes and properties
Shft+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+Shft+ADeselect all keyframes, properties, andproperty groups
Alt+Right Arrow or Alt+Left ArrowMove keyframe 1 frame later or earlier
Alt+Shft+Right Arrow or Alt+Shft+LeftArrowMove keyframe 10 frames later or earlier
Ctrl+Alt+KSet interpolation for selected keyframes(layer bar mode)
Ctrl+Alt+HSet keyframe interpolation method to holdor Auto Bezier
Ctrl-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linearor Auto Bezier
Ctrl+Alt-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linearor hold
F9Easy ease selected keyframes
Shft+F9Easy ease selected keyframes in
Ctrl+Shft+F9Easy ease selected keyframes out
Ctrl+Shft+KSet velocity for selected keyframes
Alt+Shft+property shortcutAdd or remove keyframe at current time
Working with text
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+TNew text layer
Ctrl+Shft+L, C, or RAlign selected horizontal text left, center,or right
Ctrl+Shft+L, C, or RAlign selected vertical text top, center,or bottom
Shft+Right Arrow or Shft+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one characterto right or left in horizontal text
Shft+Right Arrow or Shft+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one word to right or left in horizontal text
Shft+Up Arrow or Shft+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one line upor down in horizontal text
Shft+Right Arrow or Shft+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one line toright or left in vertical text
Ctrl+Shft+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Shft+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection one word up ordown in vertical text
Shft+Up Arrow or Shft+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one characterup or down in vertical text
Shft+Home or Shft+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginningor end of line
Home or EndMove insertion point to beginning or endof line
Double-click text layerSelect all text on a layer
Ctrl+Shft+Home or Ctrl+Shft+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginningor end of text frame
Shft-clickSelect text from insertion point to mouseclick point
Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right Arrow; or Ctrl+Up AIn 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
Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow; or Ctrl+Left ArIn 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
Double-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click with Type toolSelect word, line, paragraph, or entire text frame
Ctrl+Shft+KTurn All Caps on or off for selected text
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+KTurn Small Caps on or off for selected text
Ctrl+Shft+= (equals)Turn Superscript on or off for selectedtext
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+= (equals)Turn Subscript on or off for selected text
Ctrl+Shft+XSet horizontal scale to 100% for selectedtext
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+XSet vertical scale to 100% for selectedtext
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+AAuto leading for selected text
Ctrl+Shft+QReset tracking to 0 for selected text
Ctrl+Shft+JJustify paragraph; left align last line
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+JJustify paragraph; right align last line
Ctrl+Shft+FJustify paragraph; force last line
Ctrl+Shft+, (comma) or Ctrl+Shft+. (period)Decrease or increase type size of selected text by 2 units
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+Shft+. (period)Decrease or increase type size of selected text by 10 units
Alt+Down Arrow or Alt+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 2 units
Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 10 units
Alt+Shft+Down Arrow or Alt+Shft+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 2units
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shft+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 10 units
Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking20 units (20/1000 ems)
Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking100 units (100/1000 ems)
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+TToggle paragraph composer
Working with masks
Ctrl+Shft+NNew mask
Alt-click maskSelect all points in a mask
Alt+` (grave accent) or Alt+Shft+` (grave accent)Select next or previous mask
Double-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TEnter free-transform mask editing mode
EscExit free-transform mask editing mode
Ctrl-dragScale around center point in Free Transformmode
arrow keyMove selected path points 1 pixel at currentmagnification
Shft+arrow keyMove selected path points 10 pixels at currentmagnification
Ctrl+Alt-click pointToggle between smooth and corner points
Ctrl+Alt-drag pointRedraw handles
Ctrl+Shft+IInvert selected mask
Ctrl+Shft+FOpen Mask Feather dialog box for selectedmask
Ctrl+Shft+MOpen Mask Shape dialog box for selectedmask
Working with paint tools
XSwap paint background color and foregroundcolors
DSet paint foreground color to black andbackground color to white
Alt-clickSet foreground color to the color currentlyunder any paint tool pointer
Ctrl+Alt-clickSet foreground color to the average colorof a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer
Ctrl-dragSet a paint tool's brush size
Ctrl-drag, then release Ctrl while draggingSet a paint tool's brush hardness
Hold Shft while beginning strokeJoin current paint stroke to the previousstroke
Alt-clickSet starting sample point to point currentlyunder Clone Stamp tool pointer
Ctrl+ShftMomentarily activate Eraser tool with LastStroke Only option
Alt+Shft-drag with Clone Stamp toolShow and move overlay. (Change aligned CloneStamp tool's Offset value or change unaligned Clone Stamptool's Source Position value.)
Alt-click the presetDuplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paintpanel
Digit on numeric keypad (e.g., 9=90%, 1=10%)Set a paint tool's opacity
. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Set a paint tool's opacity to 100%
Shft+a digit on numeric keypad (e.g., 9=90%, 1=10%)Set a paint tool's flow
Shft+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Set a paint tool's flow to 100%
Ctrl+Page Up or Ctrl+Page DownMove earlier or later by number of framesspecified for stroke Duration
Working with shape layers
Ctrl+GGroup selected shapes
Ctrl+Shft+GUngroup selected shapes
Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TEnter free-transform path editing mode
Page Up when dragging to create shapeIncrease star inner roundness
Page Down when dragging to create shapeDecrease star inner roundness
Up Arrow when dragging to create shapeIncrease number of points for star or polygon;increase roundness for rounded rectangle
Down Arrow when dragging to create shapeDecrease number of points for star or polygon;decrease roundness for rounded rectangle
Hold spacebar when dragging to create shapeReposition shape during creation
Left Arrow when dragging to create shapeSet rounded rectangle roundness to 0 (sharpcorners); decrease polygon and star outer roundness
Right Arrow when dragging to create shapeSet rounded rectangle roundness to maximum;increase polygon and star outer roundness
Shft when dragging to create shapeConstrain rectangles to squares; constrainellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation
Ctrl when dragging to create shapeChange outer radius of star
Working with markers
* (multiply) on numeric keypadSet layer-time marker at current time (worksduring RAM preview and audio-only preview)
Alt+* (multiply) on numeric keypadSet layer-time marker at current time andopen marker dialog box
Shft+0-9 on main keyboardSet and number a composition-time marker(0-9) at the current time
0-9 on main keyboardGo to a composition-time marker (0-9)
Alt-click the markers or keyframesSee the duration between two layer-timemarkers or keyframes in the Info panel
Ctrl-click markerRemove marker
Motion tracking
arrow keyMove feature region, search region, andattach point 1 pixel at current magnification
Shft+arrow keyMove feature region, search region, andattach point 10 pixels at current magnification
Alt+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 1pixel at current magnification
Alt+Shft+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 10pixels at current magnification
Saving, exporting and rendering
Ctrl+SSave project
Ctrl+Alt+Shft+SIncrement and save project
Ctrl+Shft+SSave As
Ctrl+Shft+/ (on main keyboard)Add active composition or selected itemsto render queue
Ctrl+MAdd active or selected composition to renderqueue and specify name of output file (Make Movie)
Ctrl+Alt+SAdd current frame to render queue
Ctrl+Shft+DDuplicate render item with same output filenameas original