Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe After Effects CS3 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
General
Cmnd+ASelect all
F2 or Cmnd+Shft+ADeselect all
ReturnRename selected layer, composition, folder,effect, group, or mask
Enter on numeric keypadOpen selected layer, composition, or footageitem
Cmnd+Optn+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+UpArroMove selected layers, masks, or effectsdown (back) or up (forward) in stacking order
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Move 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
Cmnd+DDuplicate selected layers, masks, effects,text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, or compositions
Cmnd+QQuit
Cmnd+ZUndo
Cmnd+Shft+ZRedo
Cmnd+Optn+/ (on numeric keypad)Purge all
Working with projects
Cmnd+Optn+NNew project
Cmnd+OOpen project
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+POpen most recent project
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+NNew folder in Project panel
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+KOpen Project Settings dialog box
Cmnd+Optn+GFind in Project panel
Optn+Shft+GFind again in Project panel
Optn-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
Cmnd+Optn+; (semicolon)Open Preferences dialog box
Hold down Cmnd+Optn+Shft while starting After EffectsRestore default preferences settings
Panels, viewers, workspaces and windows
Cmnd+0Open or close Project panel
Cmnd+Optn+0Open or close Render Queue panel
Cmnd+1Open or close Tools panel
Cmnd+2Open or close Info panel
Cmnd+3Open or close Time Controls panel
Cmnd+4Open or close Audio panel
Cmnd+5Open or close Effects & Presets panel
Cmnd+6Open or close Character panel
Cmnd+7Open or close Paragraph panel
Cmnd+8Open or close Paint panel
Cmnd+9Open or close Brush Tips panel
F3 or Cmnd+Shft+TOpen or close Effect Controls panel forselected layer
Cmnd+F11Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart
Shft+F10, Shft+F11, or Shft+F12Switch to workspace
Cmnd+WClose active viewer or panel (closes contentfirst)
Cmnd+Shft+WClose active panel or all viewers of typeof active viewer (closes content first)
Cmnd+Optn+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
Cmnd+\ (backslash)Resize application window or floating windowto fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fillthe screen.)
Cmnd+Optn+\ (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
Optn+Shft+, (comma) or Optn+Shft+.(period)Cycle to previous or next panel in activeframe
Activating tools
Optn-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
Optn (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)
Cmnd+TActivate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontaland Vertical)
GActivate and cycle through pen tools (Pen,Add Vertex, Delete Vertex, and Convert Vertex)
CmndTemporarily activate Selection tool whena pen tool is selected
Cmnd+OptnTemporarily 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)
Cmnd+BActivate and cycle through Brush, CloneStamp, and Eraser tools
Cmnd+PActivate and cycle through Puppet tools
Optn (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to ShapeDuplication tool
Cmnd (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to DirectSelection tool
Working with compositions and the work area
Cmnd+NNew composition
Cmnd+KOpen Composition Settings dialog box forselected composition
Cmnd+Shft+BSet composition background color
B or NSet beginning or end of work area to currenttime
Cmnd+Optn+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
Cmnd-click RAM Preview button or press Cmnd+0 on numeric keypadSave RAM preview
Cmnd+Shft-click RAM Preview button or press Cmnd+Shft+0 on numeric keypadSave RAM preview with alternate settings
. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, from current time
Optn+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Preview only audio, in work area
Drag or Optn-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update settingManually preview (scrub) video
Cmnd-drag current-time indicatorManually preview (scrub) audio
Optn+0 on numeric keypad*Wireframe preview
Optn+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
Cmnd+/ (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
Cmnd+Shft+F5, Cmnd+Shft+F6, Cmnd+Shft+Purge snapshot
Time navigation
Optn+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 Cmnd+Optn+Left ArrowGo to beginning of composition, layer, orfootage item
End or Cmnd+Optn+Right ArrowGo to end of composition, layer, or footageitem
Page Down or Cmnd+Right ArrowGo forward 1 frame
Shft+Page Down or Cmnd+Shft+Right ArrowGo forward 10 frames
Page Up or Cmnd+Left ArrowGo backward 1 frame
Shft+Page Up or Cmnd+Shft+Left ArrowGo backward 10 frames
IGo to layer In point
OGo to layer Out point
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Left ArrowGo to previous In point or Out point
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Right ArrowGo to next In point or Out point
DScroll to current time in Timeline panel
Working with footage
Cmnd+IImport one file or image sequence
Cmnd+Optn+IImport multiple files or image sequences
Optn-double-clickOpen movie in an After Effects Footage panel
Cmnd+/ (on main keyboard)Add selected items to most recently activatedcomposition
Cmnd+Optn+/ (on main keyboard)Replace selected layers' source footagewith footage item selected in Project panel
Optn-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layerReplace a selected layer's source
Cmnd+DeleteDelete a footage item without a warning
Cmnd+FOpen Interpret Footage dialog box for selectedfootage item
Cmnd+Optn+CRemember footage interpretation
Cmnd+EEdit selected footage item in application with which it's associated (Edit Original)
Cmnd+HReplace selected footage item
Cmnd+Optn+LReload selected footage items
Cmnd+Optn+PSet proxy for selected footage item
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Ctrl+QScan for changed footage
Using and modifying views
Optn+1, Optn+2, Optn+3, Optn+4Show red, green, blue, or alpha channelas grayscale
Optn+Shft+1, Optn+Shft+2, Optn+Shft+3Show colorized red, green, or blue channel
Optn+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
Optn+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer,or Footage panel
Cmnd+J, Cmnd+Shft+J, Cmnd+Optn+JSet resolution to Full, Half, or Customin Composition panel
Cmnd+Optn+UOpen View Options dialog box for activeComposition panel
; (semicolon)Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units
= (equals sign) on main keyboardZoom in time
=- (hyphen) on main keyboardZoom out time
Caps LockSuspend image updates
' (apostrophe)Show or hide safe zones
Cmnd+' (apostrophe)Show or hide grid
Optn+' (apostrophe)Show or hide proportional grid
Cmnd+RShow or hide rulers
Cmnd+; (semicolon)Show or hide guides
Cmnd+Shft+' (apostrophe)Turn snapping to grid on or off
Cmnd+Shft+; (semicolon)Turn snapping to guides on or off
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+; (semicolon)Lock or unlock guides
Cmnd+Shft+HShow or hide layer controls
Effects and animation presets
Cmnd+Shft+EDelete all effects from selected layers.
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+EApply most recently applied effect to selectedlayers.
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+FApply most recently applied animation presetto selected layers.
Working with layers
Cmnd+YNew solid layer
Cmnd+Optn+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)
Cmnd+Down ArrowSelect next layer in stacking order
Cmnd+Up ArrowSelect previous layer in stacking order
Cmnd+Shft+Down ArrowExtend selection to next layer in stackingorder
Cmnd+Shft+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous layer in stackingorder
Cmnd+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
Optn-click solo switchTurn off all other solo switches
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+VTurn Video switch on or off for selectedlayers
Cmnd+Shft+VTurn off Video switch for all video layersother than selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+YOpen settings dialog box for selected solid,light, camera, null, or adjustment layer
Cmnd+Optn+VPaste layers at current time
Cmnd+Shft+DSplit selected layers (If no layers areselected, split all layers.)
Cmnd+Shft+CPrecompose selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+TOpen Effect Controls panel for selectedlayers
Optn-double-click a layerOpen source of a layer in Footage panel
Cmnd+Optn+RReverse selected layers in time
Cmnd+Optn+TEnable time remapping for selected layers
[ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)Move In point or Out point of selected layersto current time
Optn+[ (left bracket) or Optn+] (right bracket)Trim In point or Out point of selected layers to current time
Optn-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
Cmnd+Shft+, (comma) or Cmnd+Optn+,(comma)Set In point or Out point by time-stretching
Optn+HomeMove In point of selected layers to beginningof composition
Optn+EndMove Out point of selected layers to endof composition
Cmnd+LLock selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+LUnlock all layers
Cmnd+U, Cmnd+Shft+U, Cmnd+Optn+Shft+USet Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframefor selected layers
Showing properties in the Timeline panel
Cmnd+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected layers to showall properties
Cmnd-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
Optn+Shft-click property or group nameHide property or group
Shft+property or group shortcutAdd or remove property or group from setthat is shown
Optn+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
Cmnd-drag property valueModify property value by 1/10 default increments
Cmnd+Alt+OOpen Auto-Orientation dialog box for selectedlayers
Cmnd+Shft+OOpen Opacity dialog box for selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+ROpen Rotation dialog box for selected layers
Cmnd+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)
Optn+Page Up or Optn+Page DownMove selected layers 1 frame earlier orlater
Optn+Shft+Page Up or Optn+Shft+PageDownMove 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
Optn++ (plus) or Optn+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
Optn+Shft++ (plus) or Optn+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%
Cmnd+Optn+FScale and reposition selected layers tofit composition
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+HScale and reposition selected layers tofit composition width, preserving aspect ratio
Cmnd+Optn+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
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+LNew light
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+CNew camera
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+\Move the camera and its point of interestto look at selected 3D objects
Optn+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
Cmnd+Optn+ASelect all visible keyframes and properties
Shft+F2 or Cmnd+Optn+Shft+ADeselect all keyframes, properties, andproperty groups
Optn+Right Arrow or Optn+Left ArrowMove keyframe 1 frame later or earlier
Optn+Shft+Right Arrow or Optn+Shft+Left ArrowMove keyframe 10 frames later or earlier
Cmnd+Optn+KSet interpolation for selected keyframes(layer bar mode)
Cmnd+Optn+HSet keyframe interpolation method to holdor Auto Bezier
Cmnd-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linearor Auto Bezier
Cmnd+Optn-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linearor hold
F9Easy ease selected keyframes
Shft+F9Easy ease selected keyframes in
Cmnd+Shft+F9Easy ease selected keyframes out
Cmnd+Shft+KSet velocity for selected keyframes
Optn+Shft+property shortcutAdd or remove keyframe at current time
Working with text
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+TNew text layer
Cmnd+Shft+L, C, or RAlign selected horizontal text left, center,or right
Cmnd+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
Cmnd+Shft+Right Arrow or Cmnd+Shft+LeftArrExtend or reduce selection by one word toright 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
Cmnd+Shft+Up Arrow or Cmnd+Shft+DownArrowExtend 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
Cmnd+Shft+Home or Cmnd+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; Cmnd+Left Arrow or Cmnd+Right Arrow; or ComIn 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; Cmnd+Up Arrow or Cmnd+Down Arrow; or CommanIn 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
Cmnd+Shft+KTurn All Caps on or off for selected text
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+KTurn Small Caps on or off for selected text
Cmnd+Shft+= (equals)Turn Superscript on or off for selectedtext
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+= (equals)Turn Subscript on or off for selected text
Cmnd+Shft+XSet horizontal scale to 100% for selectedtext
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+XSet vertical scale to 100% for selectedtext
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+AAuto leading for selected text
Cmnd+Shft+Ctrl+QReset tracking to 0 for selected text
Cmnd+Shft+JJustify paragraph; left align last line
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+JJustify paragraph; right align last line
Cmnd+Shft+FJustify paragraph; force last line
Cmnd+Shft+, (comma) or Cmnd+Shft+.(period)Decrease or increase type size of selectedtext by 2 units
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+, (comma) or Cmnd+Optn+SDecrease or increase type size of selectedtext by 10 units
Optn+Down Arrow or Optn+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 2 units
Cmnd+Optn+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+UpArroIncrease or decrease leading by 10 units
Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Optn+Shft+UpArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 2units
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Decrease or increase baseline shift by 10units
Optn+Left Arrow or Optn+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking20 units (20/1000 ems)
Cmnd+Optn+Left Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+RightADecrease or increase kerning or tracking100 units (100/1000 ems)
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+TToggle paragraph composer
Working with masks
Cmnd+Shft+NNew mask
Optn-click maskSelect all points in a mask
Optn+` (grave accent) or Optn+Shft+` (grave accent)Select next or previous mask
Double-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Cmnd+TEnter free-transform mask editing mode
EscExit free-transform mask editing mode
Cmnd-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
Cmnd+Optn-click pointToggle between smooth and corner points
Cmnd+Optn-drag pointRedraw handles
Cmnd+Shft+IInvert selected mask
Cmnd+Shft+FOpen Mask Feather dialog box for selectedmask
Cmnd+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
Optn-clickSet foreground color to the color currentlyunder any paint tool pointer
Cmnd+Optn-clickSet foreground color to the average colorof a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer
Cmnd-dragSet a paint tool's brush size
Cmnd-drag, then release Cmnd whiledraggingSet a paint tool's brush hardness
Hold Shft while beginning strokeJoin current paint stroke to the previousstroke
Optn-clickSet starting sample point to point currentlyunder Clone Stamp tool pointer
Cmnd+ShftMomentarily activate Eraser tool with LastStroke Only option
Optn+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.)
Optn-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%
Cmnd+Page Up or Cmnd+Page DownMove earlier or later by number of framesspecified for stroke Duration
Working with shape layers
Cmnd+GGroup selected shapes
Cmnd+Shft+GUngroup selected shapes
Select Path property in Timeline panel and press Cmnd+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
Cmnd 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)
Optn+* (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)
Optn-click the markers or keyframesSee the duration between two layer-timemarkers or keyframes in the Info panel
Cmnd-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
Optn+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 1pixel at current magnification
Optn+Shft+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 10pixels at current magnification
Saving, exporting and rendering
Cmnd+SSave project
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+SIncrement and save project
Cmnd+Shft+SSave As
Cmnd+Shft+/ (on main keyboard)Add active composition or selected itemsto render queue
Cmnd+MAdd active or selected composition to renderqueue and specify name of output file (Make Movie)
Cmnd+Optn+SAdd current frame to render queue
Cmnd+Shft+DDuplicate render item with same output filenameas original