300+ Shortcuts for Adobe After Effects CC

Jump to: Basics, Projects, Panels, Viewers, Workspaces, and Windows, Activating Tools, Compositions and Work Area, Time Navigation, Previews, Views, Footage, Effects and Animation Presets, Layers, Properties and Groups in Timeline Panel, Properties and Groups in Effects Controls Panel, Modify Layer Properties, 3D Layers, Keyframes and Graph Editor, Text, Masks, Paint Tools, Shape Layers, Markers, Motion Tracking, Saving, Exporting, and Rendering

1. Basics

Ctrl+A

Select all

F2/Ctrl+Shift+A

Deselect all

Enter

Rename selected Layer, Composition, Folder, etc

Enter on numeric keypad

Open selected Layer, Composition, or Footage item

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Move selected Layers or other elements backwards / forwards in stacking order

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Move selected Layers or other elements backwards / forwards in stacking order

Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Down

Extend selection to next item / to previous item in Project Panel and other Panels

Ctrl+D

Duplicate selected Layers, Masks, effects, etc.

Ctrl+Q

Quit

Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Shift+Z

Undo / Redo

Ctrl+Alt+/ on numeric keypad

Purge All Memory

Esc

Interrupt running a script

Ctrl+Alt+E

Display filename corresponding to Frame at current time in Info Panel

Ctrl+Alt+;

Open Preferences dialog box

Press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting After Effects

Restore default preferences settings

2. Projects

Ctrl+Alt+N

New Project

Ctrl+O

Open Project

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P

Open most recent Project

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N

New Folder in Project Panel

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K

Open Project Settings dialog box

Ctrl+F

Find in Project Panel

3. Panels, Viewers, Workspaces, and Windows

Ctrl+0 (zero)

Open or close Project Panel

Ctrl+Alt+0 (zero)

Open or close Render Queue Panel

Ctrl+1

Open or close Tools Panel

Ctrl+2

Open or close Info Panel

Ctrl+3

Open or close Preview Panel

Ctrl+4

Open or close Audio Panel

Ctrl+5

Open or close Effects and Presets Panel

Ctrl+6

Open or close Character Panel

Ctrl+7

Open or close Paragraph Panel

Ctrl+8

Open or close Paint Panel

Ctrl+9

Open or close Brushes Panel

F3 (or Ctrl+Shift+T)

Open or close Effect Controls Panel for selected Layer

Ctrl+F11

Open Flowchart Panel for Project flowchart

Shift+F10/F11/F12

Switch between Workspaces

Ctrl+W

Close active Viewer or Panel (closes content first)

Ctrl+Shift+W

Close active Panel or all Viewers of type of active Viewer

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N

Split the Frame containing the active Viewer and create a new Viewer with opposite locked/unlocked state

`

Maximize or restore Panel under pointer

Ctrl+\

Resize application (floating) window to fit screen. Press again to resize window for contents to fill screen

Ctrl+Alt+\

Move (floating) window to main monitor; resize window to fit screen. Press again to resize window for contents to fill screen

\

Toggle activation between Composition Panel and Timeline Panel for current Composition

Shift+,/.

Cycle to previous / next item in active Viewer

Alt+Shift+,/.

Cycle to previous / next Panel in active Frame

Middle-click

Activate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition Panel without affecting Layer selection

4. Activating Tools

Alt+Click Tool button in Tools Panel

Cycle through Tools

V

Activate Selection Tool

H

Activate Hand Tool

Hold down spacebar

Temporarily activate Hand Tool

Z/Alt (when Zoom In Tool is active)

Activate Zoom In / Zoom Out Tool

W

Activate Rotation Tool

Alt+W

Activate Roto Brush Tool

C

Activate and cycle through Camera Tools

Y

Activate Pan Behind Tool

Q

Activate and cycle through Mask and Shape Tools

Ctrl+T

Activate and cycle through Type Tools

G

Activate and cycle between the Pen and Mask Feather Tools

Ctrl

Temporarily activate Selection Tool when a Pen Tool is selected

Ctrl+Alt

Temporarily activate Pen Tool when the Selection Tool is selected and pointer is over a path

Ctrl+Alt

Add Vertex Tool when pointer is over a segment or convert Vertex Tool when pointer is over a Vertex

Ctrl+B

Activate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser Tools

Ctrl+P

Activate and cycle through Puppet Tools

Alt

In Shape Layer: Temporarily convert Selection Tool to Shape Duplication Tool

Ctrl

In Shape Layer: Temporarily convert Selection Tool to Direct Selection Tool

5. Compositions and Work Area

Ctrl+N

New Composition

Ctrl+K

Open Composition Settings dialog box for selected Composition

B/N

Set beginning / set end of work area to current time

Ctrl+Alt+B

Set work area to duration of selected Layers or to Composition duration if no Layers selected

Tab

Open Composition Mini-Flowchart for active Composition

Shift+Esc

Activate the most recently active Composition that is in the same Composition hierarchy as the currently active Composition

6. Time Navigation

Alt+Shift+J

Go to specific time

Shift+Home/Shift+End

Go to beginning or end of work area

J/K

Go to previous / go to next visible item in time ruler

Home/End

Go to beginning / go to end of Composition, Layer, or Footage item (or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow/Right Arrow)

Page Down/Page Up

Go forward / backwards 1 Frame (or Ctrl+Right Arrow / Left Arrow)

Shift+Page Down/Page Up

Go forward / backwards 10 Frames

I/O

Go to Layer InPoint / Layer OutPoint

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Go to previous / next InPoint or OutPoint

D

Scroll to current time in Timeline Panel

7. Previews

Space

Start or stop preview

Alt+ Click Reset on Preview Panel

Reset preview settings to Standard Preview behaviors

. on numeric keypad

Preview only audio, from current time

Alt+.

Preview only audio, in work area

Drag / Alt-Drag current-time indicator

Manually preview (scrub) video

Ctrl-Drag current time indicator

Manually preview (scrub) audio

Alt+0 on numeric keypad

Preview number of Frames specified by Alternate Preview preference (defaults to 5)

[/ on numeric keypad

Toggle Mercury Transmit video preview

Shift+F5/F6/F7/F8

Take Snapshot

F5/F6/F7/F8

Display Snapshot in active Viewer

Ctrl+Shift+F5/F6/F7/F8

Purge snapshot

Ctrl+Alt+1

Fast Previews > Off

Ctrl+Alt+2

Fast Previews > Adaptive Resolution

Ctrl+Alt+3

Fast Previews > Draft

Ctrl+Alt+4

Fast Previews > Fast Draft

Ctrl+Alt+5

Fast Previews > WireFrame

8. Views

Shift+[/ on numeric keypad

Turn display color management on or off for active view

Alt+1/2/3/4

Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscale

Alt+Shift+1/2/3/4

Show colorized red, green, or blue channel

Alt+Shift+4

Toggle showing straight RGB color

Alt+5

Show alpha boundary in Layer Panel

Alt+6

Show alpha overlay in Layer Panel

Alt+X

Show Refine Edge X-ray

Double-click Hand Tool

Center Composition in the Panel

./,

Zoom in / Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footage Panel

/

Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footage Panel

Shift+/

Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage Panel

Alt+/

Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage Panel

Ctrl+J/Ctrl+Shift+J/Ctrl+Alt+J

Set resolution to Full, Half, or Custom in Composition Panel

Ctrl+Alt+U

Open View Options dialog box for active Composition Panel

=/-

Zoom in / zoom out time

;/Shift+;

Zoom in / zoom out Timeline Panel to single-Frame units

Caps Lock

Prevent images from being rendered for previews in Viewer Panels

'

Show or hide safe zones

Ctrl+'

Show or hide Grid

Alt+'

Show or hide proportional Grid

Ctrl+R

Show or hide Rulers

Ctrl+;

Show or hide Guides

Ctrl+Shift+'

Turn snapping to Grid on or off

Ctrl+Shift+;

Turn snapping to Guides on or off

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+;

Lock or unlock Guides

Ctrl+Shift+H

Show or hide Layer controls

9. Footage

Ctrl+I

Import one file or image sequence

Ctrl+Alt+I

Import multiple files or image sequences

Double-click footage item in Project Panel

Open movie in an After Effects Footage Panel

Ctrl+/

Add selected items to most recently activated Composition

Ctrl+Alt+/

Replace selected source Footage for selected Layers with Footage item selected in Project Panel

Alt-Drag footage item from Project Panel onto selected layer

Replace source for a selected Layer

Ctrl+Backspace

Delete a Footage item without a warning

Ctrl+Alt+G

Open Interpret Footage dialog box for selected Footage item

Ctrl+Alt+C

Remember Footage interpretation

Ctrl+E

Edit selected Footage item

Ctrl+H

Replace selected Footage item

Ctrl+Alt+L

Reload selected Footage items

Ctrl+Alt+P

Set proxy for selected Footage item

10. Effects and Animation Presets

Ctrl+Shift+E

Delete all effects from selected Layers

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E

Apply most recently applied effect to selected Layers

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F

Apply most recently applied animation preset to selected Layers

11. Layers

Ctrl+Y

New solid Layer

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Y

New null Layer

Ctrl+Alt+Y

New adjustment Layer

09 on numeric keyboard

Select Layer (1-999) by its number; type multiple number in quick succession for multiple digits.

Shift+09 on numeric keyboard

Toggle selection of Layer (1-999) by its number

Ctrl+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Select next Layer / previous Layer in stacking order

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Down

Extend selection to next Layer / previous Layer in stacking order

Ctrl+Shift+A

Deselect all Layers

X

Scroll topmost selected Layer to top of Timeline Panel

Shift+F4

Show or hide Parent column

F4

Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columns

Alt+B

Setting sampling method for selected Layers (Best/Bilinear)

Alt+Shift+B

Setting sampling method for selected Layers (Best/Bicubic)

Alt+Click Solo Switch

Turn off all other solo switches

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V

Turn Video switch on/off for selected Layers

Ctrl+Shift+V

Turn off Video switch for all video Layers other than selected Layers

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Open settings dialog box for selected solid, light, camera, null, or adjustment layers

Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste Layers at current time

Ctrl+Shift+D

Split selected Layers (If no Layers are selected, split all Layers.)

Ctrl+Shift+C

Precompose selected Layers

Ctrl+Shift+T

Open Effect Controls Panel for selected Layers

Double-click a layer

Open Layer in Layer Panel

Alt+Double-click a layer

Open source of a Layer in Footage Panel

Ctrl+Alt+R

Reverse selected Layers in time

Ctrl+Alt+T

Enable time remapping for selected Layers

[/]

Move selected Layers for InPoint / OutPoint to current time

Alt+[/]

Trim InPoint / OutPoint of selected Layers to current time

Alt+Click stopwatch

Add or remove expression for a property

Double-click effect selection in Effects and Presets Panel

Add an effect (or multiple selected effects) to selected Layers

Ctrl+Shift+,

Set InPoint or OutPoint by time-stretching (or Ctrl+Alt+,)

Alt+Home

Move selected Layers so that their InPoint is at beginning of Composition

Alt+End

Move selected Layers so that their OutPoint is at end of Composition

Ctrl+L/Ctrl+Shift+L

Lock / Unlock all Layers

Ctrl+U/Ctrl+Shift+U/Ctrl+Alt+Shift+U

Set Quality to Best, Draft, or WireFrame for selected Layers

Shift+-/=

Cycle forward / backward through blending Modes for selected Layers

Ctrl+F

Find in Timeline Panel

12. Properties and Groups in Timeline Panel

Ctrl+F

Find in Timeline Panel

Ctrl+`

Toggle expansion of selected Layers to show all properties

Ctrl+Click triangle to the left of the property group name

Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties

A

Show only Anchor Point property (for lights and cameras, Point Of Interest)

L

Show only Audio Levels property

F

Show only Mask Feather property

M

Show only Mask Path property

T

Show only Opacity property for lights and Intensity

TT

Show only Mask Opacity property

P

Show only Position property

R

Show only Rotation and Orientation properties

S

Show only Scale property

RR

Show only Time Remap property

FF

Show only instances of missing effects

E

Show only Effects property group

MM

Show only mask property groups

AA

Show only Material Options property group

EE

Show only expressions

UU

Show only modified properties

PP

Show only paint strokes, Roto Brush strokes, and Puppet pins

LL

Show only audio waveform

U

Show only properties with Keyframes or expressions

SS

Show only selected properties and groups

Alt+Shift+Click property / group name

Hide property or group

Shift+Click property / group shortcut

Add or remove property or group from set that is shown

Alt+Shift+Click property shortcut

Add or remove Keyframe at current time

13. Properties and Groups in Effects Controls Panel

Ctrl+`

Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all properties

Ctrl+Click triangle to the left of the property group name

Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all properties

14. Modify Layer Properties

Drag property value

Modify property value by default increments

Shift+Drag property value

Modify property value by 10x default increments

Ctrl+Drag property value

Modify property value by 1/10 default increments

Ctrl+Alt+O

Open Auto-Orientation dialog box for selected Layers

Ctrl+Shift+O

Open Opacity dialog box for Layers

Ctrl+Shift+R

Open Rotation dialog box for Layers

Ctrl+Shift+P

Open Position dialog box for Layers

Ctrl+Home

Center Layers in view

Arrow Keys

Move Layers 1 pixel at current magnification

Shift+Arrow Keys

Move Layers 10 pixels at current magnification

Alt+Page Up/Alt+Page Down

Move Layers 1 Frame earlier / later

Alt+Shift+Page Up/Page Down

Move Layers 10 Frames earlier / later

[+]/- on numeric keypad

Increase / decrease Z Rotation of Layers by 1°

Shift+ plus/- on numeric keypad

Increase / decrease Z Rotation of Layers by 10°

Ctrl+Alt+ plus/- on numeric keypad

Increase / decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light Layers) of Layers by 1%

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+ plus/- on numeric keypad

Increase / decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light Layers) of Layers by 10%

Ctrl+plus/Ctrl+- on numeric keypad

Increase / decrease Scale of Layers by 1%

Ctrl+Shift+ plus/-

Increase / decrease Scale of Layers by 10%

Shift+Drag with Rotation Tool

Modify Rotation or Orientation in 45° increments

Shift+Drag layer handle with Selection Tool

Modify Scale, constrained to Footage Frame aspect ratio

Double-click Rotation Tool

Reset Rotation to 0°

Double-click Selection Tool

Reset Scale to 100%

Ctrl+Alt+F

Scale and reposition Layers to fit Composition

Ctrl+Alt+W

Scale and reposition Layers to fit Composition width, preserving aspect ratio

Ctrl+Alt+H

Scale and reposition Layers to fit Composition height, preserving aspect ratio

15. 3D Layers

F10

Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)

F11

Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 1)

F12

Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera)

Esc

Return to previous view

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L

New Light

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

New Camera

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+\

Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D Layers

F

Look at selected 3D Layers (with a camera Tool selected)

Ctrl+Shift+F

Look at all 3D Layers (with a camera Tool selected)

Alt+Shift+C

Turn Casts Shadows property on / off for selected 3D Layers

16. Keyframes and Graph Editor

Shift+F3

Toggle between Graph Editor and Layer bar Modes

Click property name

Select all Keyframes for a property

Ctrl+Alt+A

Select all visible Keyframes and properties

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A

Deselect all Keyframes, properties, and property groups

Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Move Keyframe 1 Frame later / earlier

Alt+Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Move Keyframe 10 Frames later / earlier

Ctrl+Alt+K

Set interpolation for selected Keyframes

Ctrl+Alt+H

Set Keyframe interpolation method to hold or Auto Bezier

Ctrl+Click in layer bar mode

Set Keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto Bezier

Ctrl+Alt+Click in layer bar mode

Set Keyframe interpolation method to linear or hold

F9

Easy ease selected Keyframes

Shift+F9/Ctrl+Shift+F9

Easy ease selected Keyframes in / out

Ctrl+Shift+K

Set velocity for selected Keyframes

Alt+Shift+property shortcut

Add or remove Keyframe at current time.

17. Text

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T

New text Layer

Ctrl+Shift+L

Align horizontal text Left

Ctrl+Shift+C

Align horizontal text Center

Ctrl+Shift+R

Align horizontal text Right align

Ctrl+Shift+L

Align vertical text Top

Ctrl+Shift+C

Align vertical text Center

Ctrl+Shift+R

Align vertical text Bottom

Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Extend selection one character to the right / left

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Extend selection one word to right / left

Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Extend selection one line up / down in horizontal text

Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Extend selection one line to the right / left in vertical text

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Extend selection one word up / down in vertical text

Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Extend selection one character up / down in vertical text

Shift+Home/End

Select text from insertion point to beginning / end of line

Home/End

Move cursor to beginning / end of line

Double-click text layer

Select all text on a Layer

Ctrl+Shift+Home/End

Select text from cursor to beginning / end of text Frame

Shift+Click

Select text from cursor to mouse Click point

Arrow Keys

Move one character left/right or one line up/down

Ctrl+Arrow Keys

Move one word left/right or one paragraph up/down

Double-click, and click up to 5 times

Select word, line, paragraph, or entire text Frame

Ctrl+Shift+K

Turn All Caps on or off for selected text

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K

Turn Small Caps on or off for selected text

Ctrl+Shift+=

Turn Superscript on or off for selected text

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+=

Turn Subscript on or off for selected text

Ctrl+Shift+X

Set horizontal scale to 100% for selected text

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X

Set vertical scale to 100% for selected text

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A

Auto leading for selected text

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Reset tracking to 0 for selected text

Ctrl+Shift+J

Justify paragraph; left align last line

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+J

Justify paragraph; right align last line

Ctrl+Shift+F

Justify paragraph; force last line

Ctrl+Shift+,/Ctrl+Shift+.

Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 2 units

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+,/.

Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 units

Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Increase / decrease leading by 2 units

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Increase / decrease leading by 10 units

Alt+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Decrease / increase baseline shift by 2 units

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Decrease / increase baseline shift by 10 units

Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Decrease / increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems)

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Decrease /r increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems)

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T

Toggle paragraph composer

18. Masks

Ctrl+Shift+N

New Mask

Alt+Click Mask

Select all points in a Mask

Alt+`/Alt+Shift+`

Select next / previous Mask

Double-click Mask with Selection Tool and Ctrl+T

Enter free-transform Mask editing Mode

Esc

Exit free-transform Mask editing Mode

Ctrl+Drag

Scale around center point in Free Transform Mode

Arrow Keys

Move selected path points 1 pixel at current magnification

Shift+Arrow Keys

Move selected path points 10 pixels at current magnification

Ctrl+Alt+Click Vertex

Toggle between smooth and corner points

Ctrl+Alt-Drag Vertex

Redraw Bezier handles

Ctrl+Shift+I

Invert selected Mask

Ctrl+Shift+F

Open Mask Feather dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+M

Open Mask Shape dialog box

19. Paint Tools

X

Swap paint background and foreground colors

D

Set paint foreground color to black and background to white

Alt+click

Set foreground color to the color currently under any Paint Tool pointer

Ctrl+Alt+Click

Set foreground color to the average color of a 4x4 pixel area under any Paint Tool pointer

Ctrl+Drag

Set brush size for a Paint Tool

Ctrl+Drag, then release Ctrl while Dragging

Set brush hardness for a Paint Tool

Hold Shift while beginning stroke

Join current paint stroke to the previous stroke

Alt+click

Set starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp Tool pointer

Ctrl+Shift

Momentarily activate Eraser Tool with Last Stroke Only option

Alt+Shift+Drag with Clone Stamp Tool

Show and move overlay

37

Activate a specific Clone Stamp Tool preset

Alt+Click the button for the preset

Duplicate a Clone Stamp Tool preset in Paint Panel

19 on numeric keypad

Set opacity for Paint Tool to 10% thru 90%

. on numeric keypad

Set opacity for a Paint Tool to 100%

Shift+19 on numeric keypad

Set flow for a Paint Tool 10% thru 90%

Shift+. on numeric keypad

Set flow for a Paint Tool to 100%

Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down

Move earlier or later by number of Frames specified for stroke Duration

20. Shape Layers

Ctrl+G/Ctrl+Shift+G

Group / ungroup selected Shapes

Select Path property in Timeline Panel and press Ctrl+T

Enter free-transform path editing Mode

Page Up/Page Down when dragging to create shape

Increase/ decrease star inner roundness

Arrow Up/Down Arrow when dragging to create shape

Increase / decrease number of points for star and polygon or roundness for rounded rectangle

Spacebar when Dragging to create shape

Reposition Shape during creation

Arrow Left/ right arrow when dragging to create shape

Set rounded rectangle roundness to 0 / to maximum, or decrease / increase polygon and star outer roundness

Shift when Dragging to create shape

Constrain rectangles to squares; constrain ellipses to circles; constrain polygons and stars to zero rotation

Ctrl when Dragging to create shape

Change outer radius of star

21. Markers

* on numeric keypad

Set marker at current time

Alt+* on numeric keypad

Set marker at current time and open marker dialog box

Shift+09

Set and number a Composition marker (0-9) at the current time

09

Go to a Composition marker (0-9)

Alt+Click the markers / keyframes

Display the duration between two Layer markers or Keyframes in the Info Panel

Ctrl+Click marker

Remove marker

22. Motion Tracking

Arrow Key

Move feature/search region/attach point 1 pixel at current magnification

Shift+Arrow Key

Move feature/search region/attach point 10 pixel at current magnification

Alt+Arrow Key

Move feature region/search region 1 pixel at current magnification

Alt+Shift+Arrow Key

Move feature region/search region 10 pixel at current magnification

23. Saving, Exporting, and Rendering

Ctrl+S

Save Project

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S

Increment and save Project

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save As

Ctrl+Shift+/

Add active Composition or selected items to render queue

Ctrl+Alt+S

Add current Frame to render queue

Ctrl+Shift+D

Duplicate render item with same output filename as original

Created by max on 12/2/2015. Last updated by FreddyKing222 on 7/27/2020

 

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