Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe After Effects CS5 (MAC) Keyboard Shortcuts

SHORTCUTACTION
General (keyboard shortcuts)
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 footage item
Cmnd+Optn+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back) or up (forward) in stacking order
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Up ArrowMove selected layers, masks, effects, or render items to bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking order
Shft+Down ArrowExtend selection to next item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel
Shft+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel
Cmnd+DDuplicate selected layers, masks, effects, text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, render items, output modules, or compositions
Cmnd+QQuit
Cmnd+ZUndo
Cmnd+Shft+ZRedo
Cmnd+Optn+/ (on numeric keypad)Purge all
EscInterrupt running a script
Projects (keyboard shortcuts)
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+FFind 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
Preferences (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+Optn+; (semicolon)Open Preferences dialog box
Hold down Cmnd+Optn+Shft while starting After EffectsRestore default preferences settings
Panels, viewers, workspaces, and windows (keyboard shortcuts)
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 Preview 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 Brushes panel
F3 or Cmnd+Shft+TOpen or close Effect Controls panel for selected layer
Cmnd+F11Open Flowchart panel for project flowchart
Shft+F10, Shft+F11, or Shft+F12Switch to workspace
Cmnd+WClose active viewer or panel (closes content first)
Cmnd+Shft+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.
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+NSplit the frame containing the active viewer and create a new viewer with opposite locked/unlocked state
` (accent grave)Maximize or restore panel under pointer
Cmnd+\ (backslash)Resize application window or floating window to fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)
Cmnd+Optn+\ (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.)
\ (backslash)Toggle activation between Composition panel and Timeline panel for current composition
Shft+, (comma) or Shft+. (period)Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)
Optn+Shft+, (comma) or Optn+Shft+. (period)Cycle to previous or next panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open Timeline panels)
click with middle mouse buttonActivate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition panel without affecting layer selection
Activating tools (keyboard shortcuts)
Optn-click tool button in Tools panelCycle through tools
VActivate Selection tool
HActivate Hand tool
Hold down spacebar or the middle mouse button.Temporarily activate Hand tool
ZActivate Zoom In tool
Optn (when Zoom In tool is active)Activate Zoom Out tool
WActivate Rotation tool
Optn+WActivate Roto Brush tool
CActivate and cycle through Camera tools (Unified Camera, Orbit Camera, Track XY Camera, and Track Z Camera)
YActivate Pan Behind tool
QActivate and cycle through mask and shape tools (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star)
Cmnd+TActivate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontal and Vertical)
GActivate and cycle through pen tools (Pen, Add Vertex, Delete Vertex, and Convert Vertex)
CmndTemporarily activate Selection tool when a pen tool is selected
Cmnd+OptnTemporarily 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)
Cmnd+BActivate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser tools
Cmnd+PActivate and cycle through Puppet tools
Optn (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to Shape Duplication tool
Cmnd (in shape layer)Temporarily convert Selection tool to Direct Selection tool
Compositions and the work area (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+NNew composition
Cmnd+KOpen Composition Settings dialog box for selected composition
B or NSet beginning or end of work area to current time
Cmnd+Optn+BSet work area to duration of selected layers or, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition duration
Tap ShftOpen Composition Mini-Flowchart for active composition
Shft+EscActivate the most recently active composition that is in the same composition hierarchy (network of nested compositions) as the currently active composition
Time navigation (keyboard shortcuts)
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 time ruler (keyframe, marker, work area beginning or end)
Home or Cmnd+Optn+Left ArrowGo to beginning of composition, layer, or footage item
End or Cmnd+Optn+Right ArrowGo to end of composition, layer, or footage item
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
Previews (keyboard shortcuts)
spacebarStart or stop standard preview
0 on numeric keypad* or Ctrl+0 (zero) on main keyboardRAM preview
Shft+0 on numeric keypad* or Shft+Ctrl+0 (zero) on main keyboardRAM preview with alternate settings
Cmnd-click RAM Preview button or press Cmnd+0 on numeric keypad*Save RAM preview
Cmnd+Shft-click RAM Preview button or press Cmnd+Shft+0 on numeric keypad*Save RAM preview with alternate settings
. (decimal point) on numeric keypad* or Ctrl+. (period) on main keyboardPreview only audio, from current time
Optn+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad* or Ctrl+Optn+. (period) on main keyboardPreview 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* or Ctrl+Optn+0 (zero) on main keyboardRAM preview number of frames specified by Alternate RAM Preview preference (defaults to 5)
/ (on numeric keypad)Show current frame on video preview device
Cmnd+/ (on numeric keypad)Toggle Output Device preference between Desktop Only and video preview device
Shft+F5, Shft+F6, Shft+F7, or Shft+F8Take snapshot
F5, F6, F7, or F8Display snapshot in active viewer
Cmnd+Shft+F5, Cmnd+Shft+F6, Cmnd+Shft+F7, or Cmnd+Shft+F8Purge snapshot
Views (keyboard shortcuts)
Shft+/ (on numeric keypad)Turn display color management on or off for active view
Optn+1, Optn+2, Optn+3, Optn+4Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscale
Optn+Shft+1, Optn+Shft+2, Optn+Shft+3Show colorized red, green, or blue channel
Optn+Shft+4Toggle showing straight RGB color
Optn+5Show alpha boundary (outline between transparent and opaque regions) in Layer panel
Optn+6Show alpha overlay (colored overlay on transparent regions) in Layer panel
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 Footage panel
, (comma)Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel
/ (on main keyboard)Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel
Shft+/ (on main keyboard)Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel
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 Custom in Composition panel
Cmnd+Optn+UOpen View Options dialog box for active Composition panel
= (equal sign) on main keyboardZoom in time
- (hyphen) on main keyboardZoom out time
; (semicolon)Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units (Press again to zoom out to show entire composition duration.)
Shft+; (semicolon)Zoom out in Timeline panel to show the entire composition duration (Press again to zoom back in to the duration specified by the Time Navigator.)
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
Footage (keyboard shortcuts)
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 activated composition
Cmnd+Optn+/ (on main keyboard)Replace selected source footage for selected layers with footage item selected in Project panel
Optn-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layerReplace source for a selected layer
Cmnd+DeleteDelete a footage item without a warning
Cmnd+Optn+GOpen Interpret Footage dialog box for selected footage 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
Effects and animation presets (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+Shft+EDelete all effects from selected layers
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+EApply most recently applied effect to selected layers
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+FApply most recently applied animation preset to selected layers
Layers (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+YNew solid layer
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+YNew null layer
Cmnd+Optn+YNew adjustment layer
0-9 on numeric keypad*Select layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)
Shft+0-9 on numeric keypad*Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by its number (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 stacking order
Cmnd+Shft+Up ArrowExtend selection to previous layer in stacking order
Cmnd+Shft+ADeselect all layers
XScroll topmost selected layer to top of Timeline 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 (eyeball) switch on or off for selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+VTurn off Video switch for all video layers other 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 are selected, split all layers.)
Cmnd+Shft+CPrecompose selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+TOpen Effect Controls panel for selected layers
Double-click a layerOpen layer in Layer panel (opens source composition for precomposition layer in Composition panel)
Optn-double-click a layerOpen source of a layer in Footage panel (opens precomposition layer in Layer 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 layers to 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 beginning of composition
Optn+EndMove Out point of selected layers to end of composition
Cmnd+LLock selected layers
Cmnd+Shft+LUnlock all layers
Cmnd+U, Cmnd+Shft+U, Cmnd+Optn+Shft+USet Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframe for selected layers
Shft+ - (hyphen) or Shft+= (equal sign) on the main keyboardCycle forward or backward through blending modes for selected layers
Cmnd+FFind in Timeline panel
Showing properties and groups in the Timeline panel (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+FFind in Timeline panel
Cmnd+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected layers to show all properties
Cmnd-click triangle to the left of the property group nameToggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties
AShow only Anchor Point property (for lights and 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
SShow only Scale property
RRShow only Time Remap property
FFShow only instances of missing effects
EShow only Effects property group
MMShow only mask property groups
AAShow only Material Options property group
EEShow only expressions
UUShow only modified properties
PPShow only paint strokes, Roto Brush 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 set that is shown
Optn+Shft+property shortcutAdd or remove keyframe at current time
Showing properties in the Effect Controls panel (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+` (accent grave)Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all properties
Cmnd-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 (keyboard shortcuts)
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 selected layers
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
Cmnd+HomeCenter selected layers in view (modifies Position property to place anchor points of selected layers in center of current view)
arrow keyMove selected layers 1 pixel at current magnification (Position)
Shft+arrow keyMove selected layers 10 pixels at current magnification (Position)
Optn+Page Up or Optn+Page DownMove selected layers 1 frame earlier or later
Optn+Shft+Page Up or Optn+Shft+Page DownMove selected layers 10 frames earlier or later
+ (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+Optn++ (plus) or Ctrl+Optn+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 1%
Ctrl+Optn+Shft++ (plus) or Ctrl+Optn+Shft+- (minus) on numeric keypadIncrease or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 10%
Cmnd++ (plus) or Optn++ (plus) on numeric keypadIncrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
Cmnd+- (minus) or Optn+- (minus) on numeric keypadDecrease Scale of selected layers by 1%
Cmnd+Shft++ (plus) or Optn+Shft++ (plus) on numeric keypadIncrease Scale of selected layers by 10%
Cmnd+Shft+- (minus) or Optn+Shft+- (minus) on numeric keypadDecrease 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 frame aspect ratio
Double-click Rotation toolReset Rotation to 0º
Double-click Selection toolReset Scale to 100%
Cmnd+Optn+FScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+HScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition width, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+GScale and reposition selected layers to fit composition height, preserving image aspect ratio for each layer
3D layers (keyboard shortcuts)
F10Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)
F11Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 2)
F12Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera)
EscReturn to previous view
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+LNew light
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+CNew camera
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+\Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers
FWith a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D layers
Cmnd+Shft+FWith a camera tool selected, move the camera and its point of interest to look at all 3D layers
Optn+Shft+CTurn Casts Shadows property on or off for selected 3D layers
Keyframes and the Graph Editor (keyboard shortcuts)
Shft+F3Toggle between Graph Editor and layer bar modes
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, and property 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 hold or Auto Bezier
Cmnd-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto Bezier
Cmnd+Optn-click in layer bar modeSet keyframe interpolation method to linear or 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 (For property shortcuts, see Showing properties and groups in the Timeline panel (keyboard shortcuts).)
Text (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+TNew text layer
Cmnd+Shft+L, Cmnd+Shft+C, or Cmnd+Shft+RAlign selected horizontal text left, center, or right
Cmnd+Shft+L, Cmnd+Shft+C, or Cmnd+Shft+RAlign selected vertical text top, center, or bottom
Shft+Right Arrow or Shft+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one character to right or left in horizontal text
Cmnd+Shft+Right Arrow or Cmnd+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 up or down in horizontal text
Shft+Right Arrow or Shft+Left ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one line to right or left in vertical text
Cmnd+Shft+Up Arrow or Cmnd+Shft+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection one word up or down in vertical text
Shft+Up Arrow or Shft+Down ArrowExtend or reduce selection by one character up or down in vertical text
Shft+Home or Shft+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginning or end of line
Home or EndMove insertion point to beginning or end of line
Double-click text layerSelect all text on a layer
Cmnd+Shft+Home or Cmnd+Shft+EndSelect text from insertion point to beginning or end of text frame
Shft-clickSelect text from insertion point to mouse click point
Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Cmnd+Left Arrow or Cmnd+Right Arrow; or Cmnd+Up Arrow or Cmnd+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
Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Cmnd+Up Arrow or Cmnd+Down Arrow; or Cmnd+Left Arrow or Cmnd+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
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 selected text
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+= (equals)Turn Subscript on or off for selected text
Cmnd+Shft+XSet horizontal scale to 100% for selected text
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+XSet vertical scale to 100% for selected text
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 font size of selected text by 2 units
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+, (comma) or Cmnd+Optn+Shft+. (period)Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 units
Optn+Down Arrow or Optn+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 2 units
Cmnd+Optn+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Up ArrowIncrease or decrease leading by 10 units
Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Optn+Shft+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 2 units
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Down Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Shft+Up ArrowDecrease or increase baseline shift by 10 units
Optn+Left Arrow or Optn+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems)
Cmnd+Optn+Left Arrow or Cmnd+Optn+Right ArrowDecrease or increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems)
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+TToggle paragraph composer
Masks (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+Shft+NNew mask
Optn-click maskSelect all points in a mask
Optn+` (accent grave) or Optn+Shft+` (accent grave)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 Transform mode
arrow keyMove selected path points 1 pixel at current magnification
Shft+arrow keyMove selected path points 10 pixels at current magnification
Cmnd+Optn-click vertexToggle between smooth and corner points
Cmnd+Optn-drag vertexRedraw Bezier handles
Cmnd+Shft+IInvert selected mask
Cmnd+Shft+FOpen Mask Feather dialog box for selected mask
Cmnd+Shft+MOpen Mask Shape dialog box for selected mask
Paint tools (keyboard shortcuts)
XSwap paint background color and foreground colors
DSet paint foreground color to black and background color to white
Optn-clickSet foreground color to the color currently under any paint tool pointer
Cmnd+Optn-clickSet foreground color to the average color of a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointer
Cmnd-dragSet brush size for a paint tool
Cmnd-drag, then release Cmnd while draggingSet brush hardness for a paint tool
Hold Shft while beginning strokeJoin current paint stroke to the previous stroke
Optn-clickSet starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp tool pointer
Cmnd+ShftMomentarily activate Eraser tool with Last Stroke Only option
Optn+Shft-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)
3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the main keyboardActivate a specific Clone Stamp tool preset
Optn-click the button for the presetDuplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paint panel
Digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*Set opacity for a paint tool
. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Set opacity for a paint tool to 100%
Shft+a digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*Set flow for a paint tool
Shft+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Set flow for a paint tool to 100%
Cmnd+Page Up or Cmnd+Page Down (or 1 or 2 on the main keyboard)Move earlier or later by number of frames specified for stroke Duration
Shape layers (keyboard shortcuts)
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 (sharp corners); 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; constrain ellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation
Cmnd when dragging to create shapeChange outer radius of star
Markers (keyboard shortcuts)
* (multiply) on numeric keypad or Ctrl+8 on main keyboardSet marker at current time (works during RAM preview and audio-only preview)
Optn+* (multiply) on numeric keypad or Ctrl+Optn+8 on main keyboardSet marker at current time and open marker dialog box
Shft+0-9 on main keyboardSet and number a composition marker (0-9) at the current time
0-9 on main keyboardGo to a composition marker (0-9)
Optn-click the markers or keyframesDisplay the duration between two layer markers or keyframes in the Info panel
Cmnd-click markerRemove marker
Motion tracking (keyboard shortcuts)
arrow keyMove feature region, search region, and attach point 1 pixel at current magnification
Shft+arrow keyMove feature region, search region, and attach point 10 pixels at current magnification
Optn+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 1 pixel at current magnification
Optn+Shft+arrow keyMove feature region and search region 10 pixels at current magnification
Saving, exporting, and rendering (keyboard shortcuts)
Cmnd+SSave project
Cmnd+Optn+Shft+SIncrement and save project
Cmnd+Shft+SSave As
Cmnd+Shft+/ (on main keyboard)Add active composition or selected items to render queue
Cmnd+Optn+SAdd current frame to render queue
Cmnd+Shft+DDuplicate render item with same output filename as original