ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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Hear we collect useful Adobe After effects keyboard shortcuts witch is speed up you workflow in production and save lot of time, by using  this you can switch to different layout panels and working areas

AFTER EFFECTS GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

ResultWindowsMac OS
Select allCtrl+ACommand+A
Deselect allF2 or Ctrl+Shift+AF2 or Command+Shift+A
Rename selected layer, composition, folder, effect, group, or maskEnter on main keyboardReturn
Open selected layer, composition, or footage itemEnter on numeric keypadEnter on numeric keypad
Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back) or up (forward) in stacking orderCtrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowCommand+Option+Down Arrow or Command+Option+Up Arrow
Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items to bottom (back) or top (front) of stacking orderCtrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up ArrowCommand+Option+Shift+Down Arrow or Command+Option+Shift+Up Arrow
Extend selection to next item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panelShift+Down ArrowShift+Down Arrow
Extend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panelShift+Up ArrowShift+Up Arrow
Duplicate selected layers, masks, effects, text selectors, animators, puppet meshes, shapes, render items, output modules, or compositionsCtrl+DCommand+D
QuitCtrl+QCommand+Q
UndoCtrl+ZCommand+Z
RedoCtrl+Shift+ZCommand+Shift+Z
Purge allCtrl+Alt+/ (on numeric keypad)Command+Option+/ (on numeric keypad)

Projects (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
New projectCtrl+Alt+NCommand+Option+N
Open projectCtrl+OCommand+O
Open most recent projectCtrl+Alt+Shift+PCommand+Option+Shift+P
New folder in Project panelCtrl+Alt+Shift+NCommand+Option+Shift+N
Open Project Settings dialog boxCtrl+Alt+Shift+KCommand+Option+Shift+K
Find in Project panelCtrl+FCommand+F
Cycle through color bit depths for projectAlt-click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelOption-click bit-depth button at bottom of Project panel
Open Project Settings dialog boxClick bit-depth button at bottom of Project panelClick bit-depth button at bottom of Project panel

AFTER EFFECTS Preferences keyboard shortcuts

ResultWindowsMac OS
Open Preferences dialog boxCtrl+Alt+; (semicolon)Command+Option+; (semicolon)
Restore default preferences settingsHold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting After EffectsHold down Command+Option+Shift while starting After Effects

Panels, viewers, workspace, and windows (keyboard shortcuts)

Note: (Mac OS) Shortcuts involving function keys F9-F12 may conflict with shortcuts used by the operating system. See Mac OS Help for instructions to reassign Dashboard & Expose shortcuts.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Open or close Project panelCtrl+0Command+0
Open or close Render Queue panelCtrl+Alt+0Command+Option+0
Open or close Tools panelCtrl+1Command+1
Open or close Info panelCtrl+2Command+2
Open or close Preview panelCtrl+3Command+3
Open or close Audio panelCtrl+4Command+4
Open or close Effects & Presets panelCtrl+5Command+5
Open or close Character panelCtrl+6Command+6
Open or close Paragraph panelCtrl+7Command+7
Open or close Paint panelCtrl+8Command+8
Open or close Brushes panelCtrl+9Command+9
Open or close Effect Controls panel for selected layerF3 or Ctrl+Shift+TF3 or Command+Shift+T
Open Flowchart panel for project flowchartCtrl+F11Command+F11
Switch to workspaceShift+F10, Shift+F11, or Shift+F12Shift+F10, Shift+F11, or Shift+F12
Close active viewer or panel (closes content first)Ctrl+WCommand+W
Close 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.Ctrl+Shift+WCommand+Shift+W
Split the frame containing the active viewer and create a new viewer with opposite locked/unlocked stateCtrl+Alt+Shift+NCommand+Option+Shift+N
Maximize or restore panel under pointer` (accent grave)` (accent grave)
Resize application window or floating window to fit screen. (Press again to resize window so that contents fill the screen.)Ctrl+\ (backslash)Command+\ (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.)Ctrl+Alt+\ (backslash)Command+Option+\ (backslash)
Toggle activation between Composition panel and Timeline panel for current composition\ (backslash)\ (backslash)
Cycle to previous or next item in active viewer (for example, cycle through open compositions)Shift+, (comma) or Shift+. (period)Shift+, (comma) or Shift+. (period)
Cycle to previous or next panel in active frame (for example, cycle through open Timeline panels)Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Alt+Shift+. (period)Option+Shift+, (comma) or Option+Shift+. (period)
Activate a view in a multi-view layout in the Composition panel without affecting layer selectionclick with middle mouse buttonclick with middle mouse button

Activating tools in After Effects- keyboard shortcuts

Note: You can activate some tools only under certain circumstances. For example, you can activate a camera tool only when the active composition contains a camera layer.

To momentarily activate a tool with a single-letter keyboard shortcut, hold down the key; release the key to return to the previously active tool. To activate a tool and keep it active, press the key and immediately release it.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Cycle through toolsAlt-click tool button in Tools panelOption-click tool button in Tools panel
Activate Selection toolVV
Activate Hand toolHH
Temporarily activate Hand toolHold down spacebar or the middle mouse button.Hold down spacebar or the middle mouse button.
Activate Zoom In toolZZ
Activate Zoom Out toolAlt (when Zoom In tool is active)Option (when Zoom In tool is active)
Activate Rotation toolWW
Activate and cycle through Camera tools (Unified Camera, Orbit Camera, Track XY Camera, and Track Z Camera)CC
Activate Pan Behind toolYY
Activate and cycle through mask and shape tools (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star)QQ
Activate and cycle through Type tools (Horizontal and Vertical)Ctrl+TCommand+T
Activate and cycle through pen tools (Pen, Add Vertex, Delete Vertex, and Convert Vertex)GG
Temporarily activate Selection tool when a pen tool is selectedCtrlCommand
Temporarily 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)Ctrl+AltCommand+Option
Activate and cycle through Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser toolsCtrl+BCommand+B
Activate and cycle through Puppet toolsCtrl+PCommand+P
Temporarily convert Selection tool to Shape Duplication toolAlt (in shape layer)Option (in shape layer)
Temporarily convert Selection tool to Direct Selection toolCtrl (in shape layer)Command (in shape layer)

Compositions and the work area (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
New compositionCtrl+NCommand+N
Open Composition Settings dialog box for selected compositionCtrl+KCommand+K
Set composition background colorCtrl+Shift+BCommand+Shift+B
Set beginning or end of work area to current timeB or NB or N
Set work area to duration of selected layers or, if no layers are selected, set work area to composition durationCtrl+Alt+BCommand+Option+B
Open Composition Mini-Flowchart for active composition

Note: If you tap Shift several times without any intervening keystrokes, you may invoke a feature of your operating system’s StickyKeys or Sticky Keys accessibility software. See your operating system’s documentation for disabling this feature.

Tap ShiftTap Shift
Activate the most recently active composition that is in the same composition hierarchy (network of nested compositions) as the currently active compositionShift+EscShift+Esc

After effects Time navigation keyboard shortcuts

ResultWindowsMac OS
Go to specific timeAlt+Shift+JOption+Shift+J
Go to beginning or end of work areaShift+Home or Shift+EndShift+Home or Shift+End
Go to previous or next visible item in time ruler (keyframe, marker, work area beginning or end)J or KJ or K
Go to beginning of composition, layer, or footage itemHome or Ctrl+Alt+Left ArrowHome or Command+Option+Left Arrow
Go to end of composition, layer, or footage itemEnd or Ctrl+Alt+Right ArrowEnd or Command+Option+Right Arrow
Go forward 1 framePage Down or Ctrl+Right ArrowPage Down or Command+Right Arrow
Go forward 10 framesShift+Page Down or Ctrl+Shift+Right ArrowShift+Page Down or Command+Shift+Right Arrow
Go backward 1 framePage Up or Ctrl+Left ArrowPage Up or Command+Left Arrow
Go backward 10 framesShift+Page Up or Ctrl+Shift+Left ArrowShift+Page Up or Command+Shift+Left Arrow
Go to layer In pointII
Go to layer Out pointOO
Go to previous In point or Out pointCtrl+Alt+Shift+Left ArrowCommand+Option+Shift+Left Arrow
Go to next In point or Out pointCtrl+Alt+Shift+Right ArrowCommand+Option+Shift+Right Arrow
Scroll to current time in Timeline panelDD

Previews (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Start or stop standard previewspacebarspacebar
RAM preview0 on numeric keypad*0 on numeric keypad*
RAM preview with alternate settingsShift+0 on numeric keypad*Shift+0 on numeric keypad*
Save RAM previewCtrl-click RAM Preview button or press Ctrl+0 on numeric keypad*Command-click RAM Preview button or press Command+0 on numeric keypad*
Save RAM preview with alternate settingsCtrl+Shift-click RAM Preview button or press Ctrl+Shift+0 on numeric keypad*Command+Shift-click RAM Preview button or press Command+Shift+0 on numeric keypad*
Preview only audio, from current time. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*
Preview only audio, in work areaAlt+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*Option+. (decimal point) on numeric keypad*
Manually preview (scrub) videoDrag or Alt-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update settingDrag or Option-drag current-time indicator, depending on Live Update setting
Manually preview (scrub) audioCtrl-drag current-time indicatorCommand-drag current-time indicator
Wireframe previewAlt+0 on numeric keypad*Option+0 on numeric keypad*
Wireframe preview, leaving panel contentsAlt+Shift+0 on numeric keypad*Option+Shift+0 on numeric keypad*
Show current frame on video preview device/ (on numeric keypad)/ (on numeric keypad)
Toggle Output Device preference between Desktop Only and video preview deviceCtrl+/ (on numeric keypad)Command+/ (on numeric keypad)
Take snapshotShift+F5, Shift+F6, Shift+F7, or Shift+F8Shift+F5, Shift+F6, Shift+F7, or Shift+F8
Display snapshot in active viewerF5, F6, F7, or F8F5, F6, F7, or F8
Purge snapshotCtrl+Shift+F5, Ctrl+Shift+F6, Ctrl+Shift+F7, or Ctrl+Shift+F8Command+Shift+F5, Command+Shift+F6, Command+Shift+F7, or Command+Shift+F8

Note: Some shortcuts are marked with an asterisk (*) to remind you to make sure that Num Lock is on when you use the numeric keypad.

Views (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Turn display color management on or off for active viewShift+/ (on numeric keypad)Shift+/ (on numeric keypad)
Show red, green, blue, or alpha channel as grayscaleAlt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4Option+1, Option+2, Option+3, Option+4
Show colorized red, green, or blue channelAlt+Shift+1, Alt+Shift+2, Alt+Shift+3Option+Shift+1, Option+Shift+2, Option+Shift+3
Toggle showing straight RGB colorAlt+Shift+4Option+Shift+4
Reset view in the Composition panel to 100% and center composition in the panelDouble-click Hand toolDouble-click Hand tool
Zoom in in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel. (period) on main keyboard. (period) on main keyboard
Zoom out in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel, (comma), (comma)
Zoom to 100% in Composition, Layer, or Footage panel/ (on main keyboard)/ (on main keyboard)
Zoom to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panelShift+/ (on main keyboard)Shift+/ (on main keyboard)
Zoom up to 100% to fit in Composition, Layer, or Footage panelAlt+/ (on main keyboard)Option+/ (on main keyboard)
Set resolution to Full, Half, or Custom in Composition panelCtrl+J, Ctrl+Shift+J, Ctrl+Alt+JCommand+J, Command+Shift+J, Command+Option+J
Open View Options dialog box for active Composition panelCtrl+Alt+UCommand+Option+U
Zoom in Timeline panel to single-frame units or zoom out to show entire composition duration; (semicolon); (semicolon)
Zoom in time= (equal sign) on main keyboard= (equal sign) on main keyboard
Zoom out time– (hyphen) on main keyboard– (hyphen) on main keyboard
Suspend image updatesCaps LockCaps Lock
Show or hide safe zones‘ (apostrophe)‘ (apostrophe)
Show or hide gridCtrl+’ (apostrophe)Command+’ (apostrophe)
Show or hide proportional gridAlt+’ (apostrophe)Option+’ (apostrophe)
Show or hide rulersCtrl+RCommand+R
Show or hide guidesCtrl+; (semicolon)Command+; (semicolon)
Turn snapping to grid on or offCtrl+Shift+’ (apostrophe)Command+Shift+’ (apostrophe)
Turn snapping to guides on or offCtrl+Shift+; (semicolon)Command+Shift+; (semicolon)
Lock or unlock guidesCtrl+Alt+Shift+; (semicolon)Command+Option+Shift+; (semicolon)
Show or hide layer controlsCtrl+Shift+HCommand+Shift+H

Footage setting in affter effects (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Import one file or image sequenceCtrl+ICommand+I
Import multiple files or image sequencesCtrl+Alt+ICommand+Option+I
Open movie in an After Effects Footage panelAlt-double-clickOption-double-click
Add selected items to most recently activated compositionCtrl+/ (on main keyboard)Command+/ (on main keyboard)
Replace selected source footage for selected layers with footage item selected in Project panelCtrl+Alt+/ (on main keyboard)Command+Option+/ (on main keyboard)
Replace source for a selected layerAlt-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layerOption-drag footage item from Project panel onto selected layer
Delete a footage item without a warningCtrl+BackspaceCommand+Delete
Open Interpret Footage dialog box for selected footage itemCtrl+Alt+GCommand+Option+G
Remember footage interpretationCtrl+Alt+CCommand+Option+C
Edit selected footage item in application with which it’s associated (Edit Original)Ctrl+ECommand+E
Replace selected footage itemCtrl+HCommand+H
Reload selected footage itemsCtrl+Alt+LCommand+Option+L
Set proxy for selected footage itemCtrl+Alt+PCommand+Option+P

Effects and animation presets (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Delete all effects from selected layersCtrl+Shift+ECommand+Shift+E
Apply most recently applied effect to selected layersCtrl+Alt+Shift+ECommand+Option+Shift+E
Apply most recently applied animation preset to selected layersCtrl+Alt+Shift+FCommand+Option+Shift+F

Creating Layers in After Effects useing(keyboard shortcuts

Note: Some operations do not affect shy layers.

ResultWindowsMac OS
New solid layerCtrl+YCommand+Y
New null layerCtrl+Alt+Shift+YCommand+Option+Shift+Y
New adjustment layerCtrl+Alt+YCommand+Option+Y
Select layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)0-9 on numeric keypad*0-9 on numeric keypad*
Toggle selection of layer (1-999) by its number (enter digits rapidly for two-digit and three-digit numbers)Shift+0-9 on numeric keypad*Shift+0-9 on numeric keypad*
Select next layer in stacking orderCtrl+Down ArrowCommand+Down Arrow
Select previous layer in stacking orderCtrl+Up ArrowCommand+Up Arrow
Extend selection to next layer in stacking orderCtrl+Shift+Down ArrowCommand+Shift+Down Arrow
Extend selection to previous layer in stacking orderCtrl+Shift+Up ArrowCommand+Shift+Up Arrow
Deselect all layersCtrl+Shift+ACommand+Shift+A
Scroll topmost selected layer to top of Timeline panelXX
Show or hide Parent columnShift+F4Shift+F4
Show or hide Layer Switches and Modes columnsF4F4
Turn off all other solo switchesAlt-click solo switchOption-click solo switch
Turn Video (eyeball) switch on or off for selected layersCtrl+Alt+Shift+VCommand+Option+Shift+V
Turn off Video switch for all video layers other than selected layersCtrl+Shift+VCommand+Shift+V
Open settings dialog box for selected solid, light, camera, null, or adjustment layerCtrl+Shift+YCommand+Shift+Y
Paste layers at current timeCtrl+Alt+VCommand+Option+V
Split selected layers (If no layers are selected, split all layers.)Ctrl+Shift+DCommand+Shift+D
Precompose selected layersCtrl+Shift+CCommand+Shift+C
Open Effect Controls panel for selected layersCtrl+Shift+TCommand+Shift+T
Open layer in Layer panel (opens source composition for precomposition layer in Composition panel)Double-click a layerDouble-click a layer
Open source of a layer in Footage panel (opens precomposition layer in Layer panel)Alt-double-click a layerOption-double-click a layer
Reverse selected layers in timeCtrl+Alt+RCommand+Option+R
Enable time remapping for selected layersCtrl+Alt+TCommand+Option+T
Move In point or Out point of selected layers to current time[ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)[ (left bracket) or ] (right bracket)
Trim In point or Out point of selected layers to current timeAlt+[ (left bracket) or Alt+] (right bracket)Option+[ (left bracket) or Option+] (right bracket)
Add or remove expression for a propertyAlt-click stopwatchOption-click stopwatch
Add an effect (or multiple selected effects) to selected layersDouble-click effect selection in Effects & Presets panelDouble-click effect selection in Effects & Presets panel
Set In point or Out point by time-stretchingCtrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+, (comma)Command+Shift+, (comma) or Command+Option+, (comma)
Move In point of selected layers to beginning of compositionAlt+HomeOption+Home
Move Out point of selected layers to end of compositionAlt+EndOption+End
Lock selected layersCtrl+LCommand+L
Unlock all layersCtrl+Shift+LCommand+Shift+L
Set Quality to Best, Draft, or Wireframe for selected layersCtrl+U, Ctrl+Shift+U, or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+UCommand+U, Command+Shift+U, Command+Option+Shift+U
Cycle forward or backward through blending modes for selected layersShift+ – (hyphen) or Shift+= (equal sign) on the main keyboardShift+ – (hyphen) or Shift+= (equal sign) on the main keyboard
Find in Timeline panelCtrl+FCommand+F

Note: Some shortcuts are marked with an asterisk (*) to remind you to make sure that Num Lock is on when you use the numeric keypad.

Showing properties and groups in the Timeline panel (keyboard shortcuts)

Note: This table contains double-letter shortcuts (for example, LL). To use these shortcuts, press the letters in quick succession.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Find in Timeline panelCtrl+FCommand+F
Toggle expansion of selected layers to show all propertiesCtrl+` (accent grave)Command+` (accent grave)
Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all propertiesCtrl-click triangle to the left of the property group nameCommand-click triangle to the left of the property group name
Show only Anchor Point property (for lights and cameras, Point Of Interest)AA
Show only Audio Levels propertyLL
Show only Mask Feather propertyFF
Show only Mask Path propertyMM
Show only Mask Opacity propertyTTTT
Show only Opacity property (for lights, Intensity)TT
Show only Position propertyPP
Show only Rotation and Orientation propertiesRR
Show only Scale propertySS
Show only Time Remap propertyRRRR
Show only instances of missing effectsFFFF
Show only Effects property groupEE
Show only mask property groupsMMMM
Show only Material Options property groupAAAA
Show only expressionsEEEE
Show only modified propertiesUUUU
Show only paint strokes and Puppet pinsPPPP
Show only audio waveformLLLL
Show only properties with keyframes or expressionsUU
Show only selected properties and groupsSSSS
Hide property or groupAlt+Shift-click property or group nameOption+Shift-click property or group name
Add or remove property or group from set that is shownShift+property or group shortcutShift+property or group shortcut
Add or remove keyframe at current timeAlt+Shift+property shortcutOption+Shift+property shortcut

Showing properties in the Effect Controls panel (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Toggle expansion of selected effects to show all propertiesCtrl+` (accent grave)Command+` (accent grave)
Toggle expansion of property group and all child property groups to show all propertiesCtrl-click triangle to the left of the property group nameCommand-click triangle to the left of the property group name

Modifying layer properties (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Modify property value by default incrementsDrag property valueDrag property value
Modify property value by 10x default incrementsShift-drag property valueShift-drag property value
Modify property value by 1/10 default incrementsCtrl-drag property valueCommand-drag property value
Open Auto-Orientation dialog box for selected layersCtrl+Alt+OCommand+Alt+O
Open Opacity dialog box for selected layersCtrl+Shift+OCommand+Shift+O
Open Rotation dialog box for selected layersCtrl+Shift+RCommand+Shift+R
Open Position dialog box for selected layersCtrl+Shift+PCommand+Shift+P
Center selected layers in view (modifies Position property to place anchor points of selected layers in center of current view)Ctrl+HomeCommand+Home
Move selected layers 1 pixel at current magnification (Position)arrow keyarrow key
Move selected layers 10 pixels at current magnification (Position)Shift+arrow keyShift+arrow key
Move selected layers 1 frame earlier or laterAlt+Page Up or Alt+Page DownOption+Page Up or Option+Page Down
Move selected layers 10 frames earlier or laterAlt+Shift+Page Up or Alt+Shift+Page DownOption+Shift+Page Up or Option+Shift+Page Down
Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 1°+ (plus) or – (minus) on numeric keypad+ (plus) or – (minus) on numeric keypad
Increase or decrease Rotation (Z Rotation) of selected layers by 10°Shift++ (plus) or Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadShift++ (plus) or Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad
Increase or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 1%Ctrl+Alt++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypadControl+Option++ (plus) or Control+Option+- (minus) on numeric keypad
Increase or decrease Opacity (or Intensity for light layers) of selected layers by 10%Ctrl+Alt+Shift++ (plus) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadControl+Option+Shift++ (plus) or Control+Option+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad
Increase Scale of selected layers by 1%Ctrl++ (plus) or Alt++ (plus) on numeric keypadCommand++ (plus) or Option++ (plus) on numeric keypad
Decrease Scale of selected layers by 1%Ctrl+- (minus) or Alt+- (minus) on numeric keypadCommand+- (minus) or Option+- (minus) on numeric keypad
Increase Scale of selected layers by 10%Ctrl+Shift++ (plus) or Alt+Shift++ (plus) on numeric keypadCommand+Shift++ (plus) or Option+Shift++ (plus) on numeric keypad
Decrease Scale of selected layers by 10%Ctrl+Shift+- (minus) or Alt+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypadCommand+Shift+- (minus) or Option+Shift+- (minus) on numeric keypad
Modify Rotation or Orientation in 45° incrementsShift-drag with Rotation toolShift-drag with Rotation tool
Modify Scale, constrained to footage frame aspect ratioShift-drag layer handle with Selection toolShift-drag layer handle with Selection tool
Reset Rotation to 0°Double-click Rotation toolDouble-click Rotation tool
Reset Scale to 100%Double-click Selection toolDouble-click Selection tool
Scale and reposition selected layers to fit compositionCtrl+Alt+FCommand+Option+F
Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition width, preserving image aspect ratio for each layerCtrl+Alt+Shift+HCommand+Option+Shift+H
Scale and reposition selected layers to fit composition height, preserving image aspect ratio for each layerCtrl+Alt+Shift+GCommand+Option+Shift+G

After Effects 3D layers – keyboard shortcuts

Note: (Mac OS) Shortcuts involving function keys F9-F12 may conflict with shortcuts used by the operating system. See Mac OS Help for instructions to reassign Dashboard & Expose shortcuts.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Switch to 3D view 1 (defaults to Front)F10F10
Switch to 3D view 2 (defaults to Custom View 2)F11F11
Switch to 3D view 3 (defaults to Active Camera)F12F12
Return to previous viewEscEsc
New lightCtrl+Alt+Shift+LCommand+Option+Shift+L
New cameraCtrl+Alt+Shift+CCommand+Option+Shift+C
Move the camera and its point of interest to look at selected 3D objectsCtrl+Alt+Shift+\Command+Option+Shift+\
Turn Casts Shadows property on or off for selected 3D layersAlt+Shift+COption+Shift+C

Keyframes and the Graph Editor (keyboard shortcuts)

Note: (Mac OS) Shortcuts involving function keys F9-F12 may conflict with shortcuts used by the operating system. See Mac OS Help for instructions to reassign Dashboard & Expose shortcuts.

ResultWindowsMac OS
Toggle between Graph Editor and layer bar modesShift+F3Shift+F3
Select all keyframes for a propertyClick property nameClick property name
Select all visible keyframes and propertiesCtrl+Alt+ACommand+Option+A
Deselect all keyframes, properties, and property groupsShift+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+AShift+F2 or Command+Option+Shift+A
Move keyframe 1 frame later or earlierAlt+Right Arrow or Alt+Left ArrowOption+Right Arrow or Option+Left Arrow
Move keyframe 10 frames later or earlierAlt+Shift+Right Arrow or Alt+Shift+Left ArrowOption+Shift+Right Arrow or Option+Shift+Left Arrow
Set interpolation for selected keyframes (layer bar mode)Ctrl+Alt+KCommand+Option+K
Set keyframe interpolation method to hold or Auto BezierCtrl+Alt+HCommand+Option+H
Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or Auto BezierCtrl-click in layer bar modeCommand-click in layer bar mode
Set keyframe interpolation method to linear or holdCtrl+Alt-click in layer bar modeCommand+Option-click in layer bar mode
Easy ease selected keyframesF9F9
Easy ease selected keyframes inShift+F9Shift+F9
Easy ease selected keyframes outCtrl+Shift+F9Command+Shift+F9
Set velocity for selected keyframesCtrl+Shift+KCommand+Shift+K
Add or remove keyframe at current time (For property shortcuts, see Showing properties and groups in the Timeline panel (keyboard shortcuts).)Alt+Shift+property shortcutOption+Shift+property shortcut

Text Align in After Effects using keyboard shortcuts

ResultWindowsMac OS
New text layerCtrl+Alt+Shift+TCommand+Option+Shift+T
Align selected horizontal text left, center, or rightCtrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+RCommand+Shift+L, Command+Shift+C, or Command+Shift+R
Align selected vertical text top, center, or bottomCtrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+C, or Ctrl+Shift+RCommand+Shift+L, Command+Shift+C, or Command+Shift+R
Extend or reduce selection by one character to right or left in horizontal textShift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left ArrowShift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left Arrow
Extend or reduce selection by one word to right or left in horizontal textCtrl+Shift+Right Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Left ArrowCommand+Shift+Right Arrow or Command+Shift+Left Arrow
Extend or reduce selection by one line up or down in horizontal textShift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down ArrowShift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow
Extend or reduce selection by one line to right or left in vertical textShift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left ArrowShift+Right Arrow or Shift+Left Arrow
Extend or reduce selection one word up or down in vertical textCtrl+Shift+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Down ArrowCommand+Shift+Up Arrow or Command+Shift+Down Arrow
Extend or reduce selection by one character up or down in vertical textShift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down ArrowShift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow
Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of lineShift+Home or Shift+EndShift+Home or Shift+End
Move insertion point to beginning or end of lineHome or EndHome or End
Select all text on a layerDouble-click text layerDouble-click text layer
Select text from insertion point to beginning or end of text frameCtrl+Shift+Home or Ctrl+Shift+EndCommand+Shift+Home or Command+Shift+End
Select text from insertion point to mouse click pointShift-clickShift-click
In 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 downLeft Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right Arrow; or Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down ArrowLeft Arrow or Right Arrow; Up Arrow or Down Arrow; Command+Left Arrow or Command+Right Arrow; or Command+Up Arrow or Command+Down Arrow
In vertical text, move insertion point one character up or down; one left or right; one word up or down; or one paragraph left or rightUp Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Ctrl+Up Arrow or Ctrl+Down Arrow; or Ctrl+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Right ArrowUp Arrow or Down Arrow; Left Arrow or Right Arrow; Command+Up Arrow or Command+Down Arrow; or Command+Left Arrow or Command+Right Arrow
Select word, line, paragraph, or entire text frameDouble-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click with Type toolDouble-click, triple-click, quadruple-click, or quintuple-click with Type tool
Turn All Caps on or off for selected textCtrl+Shift+KCommand+Shift+K
Turn Small Caps on or off for selected textCtrl+Alt+Shift+KCommand+Option+Shift+K
Turn Superscript on or off for selected textCtrl+Shift+= (equals)Command+Shift+= (equals)
Turn Subscript on or off for selected textCtrl+Alt+Shift+= (equals)Command+Option+Shift+= (equals)
Set horizontal scale to 100% for selected textCtrl+Shift+XCommand+Shift+X
Set vertical scale to 100% for selected textCtrl+Alt+Shift+XCommand+Option+Shift+X
Auto leading for selected textCtrl+Alt+Shift+ACommand+Option+Shift+A
Reset tracking to 0 for selected textCtrl+Shift+QCommand+Shift+Control+Q
Justify paragraph; left align last lineCtrl+Shift+JCommand+Shift+J
Justify paragraph; right align last lineCtrl+Alt+Shift+JCommand+Option+Shift+J
Justify paragraph; force last lineCtrl+Shift+FCommand+Shift+F
Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 2 unitsCtrl+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Shift+. (period)Command+Shift+, (comma) or Command+Shift+. (period)
Decrease or increase font size of selected text by 10 unitsCtrl+Alt+Shift+, (comma) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+. (period)Command+Option+Shift+, (comma) or Command+Option+Shift+. (period)
Increase or decrease leading by 2 unitsAlt+Down Arrow or Alt+Up ArrowOption+Down Arrow or Option+Up Arrow
Increase or decrease leading by 10 unitsCtrl+Alt+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Up ArrowCommand+Option+Down Arrow or Command+Option+Up Arrow
Decrease or increase baseline shift by 2 unitsAlt+Shift+Down Arrow or Alt+Shift+Up ArrowOption+Shift+Down Arrow or Option+Shift+Up Arrow
Decrease or increase baseline shift by 10 unitsCtrl+Alt+Shift+Down Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up ArrowCommand+Option+Shift+Down Arrow or Command+Option+Shift+Up Arrow
Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 20 units (20/1000 ems)Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right ArrowOption+Left Arrow or Option+Right Arrow
Decrease or increase kerning or tracking 100 units (100/1000 ems)Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Alt+Right ArrowCommand+Option+Left Arrow or Command+Option+Right Arrow
Toggle paragraph composerCtrl+Alt+Shift+TCommand+Option+Shift+T

Masks (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
New maskCtrl+Shift+NCommand+Shift+N
Select all points in a maskAlt-click maskOption-click mask
Select next or previous maskAlt+` (accent grave) or Alt+Shift+` (accent grave)Option+` (accent grave) or Option+Shift+` (accent grave)
Enter free-transform mask editing modeDouble-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TDouble-click mask with Selection tool or select mask in Timeline panel and press Command+T
Exit free-transform mask editing modeEscEsc
Scale around center point in Free Transform modeCtrl-dragCommand-drag
Move selected path points 1 pixel at current magnificationarrow keyarrow key
Move selected path points 10 pixels at current magnificationShift+arrow keyShift+arrow key
Toggle between smooth and corner pointsCtrl+Alt-click vertexCommand+Option-click vertex
Redraw Bezier handlesCtrl+Alt-drag vertexCommand+Option-drag vertex
Invert selected maskCtrl+Shift+ICommand+Shift+I
Open Mask Feather dialog box for selected maskCtrl+Shift+FCommand+Shift+F
Open Mask Shape dialog box for selected maskCtrl+Shift+MCommand+Shift+M

After Effects Paint tools keyboard shortcuts

ResultWindowsMac OS
Swap paint background color and foreground colorsXX
Set paint foreground color to black and background color to whiteDD
Set foreground color to the color currently under any paint tool pointerAlt-clickOption-click
Set foreground color to the average color of a 4-pixel x 4-pixel area under any paint tool pointerCtrl+Alt-clickCommand+Option-click
Set brush size for a paint toolCtrl-dragCommand-drag
Set brush hardness for a paint toolCtrl-drag, then release Ctrl while draggingCommand-drag, then release Command while dragging
Join current paint stroke to the previous strokeHold Shift while beginning strokeHold Shift while beginning stroke
Set starting sample point to point currently under Clone Stamp tool pointerAlt-clickOption-click
Momentarily activate Eraser tool with Last Stroke Only optionCtrl+ShiftCommand+Shift
Show and move overlay (change Offset value of aligned Clone Stamp tool or change Source Position value of unaligned Clone Stamp tool)Alt+Shift-drag with Clone Stamp toolOption+Shift-drag with Clone Stamp tool
Activate a specific Clone Stamp tool preset3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the main keyboard3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the main keyboard
Duplicate a Clone Stamp tool preset in Paint panelAlt-click the button for the presetOption-click the button for the preset
Set opacity for a paint toolDigit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*Digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*
Set opacity for a paint tool to 100%. (decimal) on numeric keypad*. (decimal) on numeric keypad*
Set flow for a paint toolShift+a digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*Shift+a digit on numeric keypad (for example, 9=90%, 1=10%)*
Set flow for a paint tool to 100%Shift+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*Shift+. (decimal) on numeric keypad*
Move earlier or later by number of frames specified for stroke DurationCtrl+Page Up or Ctrl+Page Down (or 1 or 2 on the main keyboard)Command+Page Up or Command+Page Down (or 1 or 2 on the main keyboard)

Note: Some shortcuts are marked with an asterisk (*) to remind you to make sure that Num Lock is on when you use the numeric keypad.

Shape layers (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Group selected shapesCtrl+GCommand+G
Ungroup selected shapesCtrl+Shift+GCommand+Shift+G
Enter free-transform path editing modeSelect Path property in Timeline panel and press Ctrl+TSelect Path property in Timeline panel and press Command+T
Increase star inner roundnessPage Up when dragging to create shapePage Up when dragging to create shape
Decrease star inner roundnessPage Down when dragging to create shapePage Down when dragging to create shape
Increase number of points for star or polygon; increase roundness for rounded rectangleUp Arrow when dragging to create shapeUp Arrow when dragging to create shape
Decrease number of points for star or polygon; decrease roundness for rounded rectangleDown Arrow when dragging to create shapeDown Arrow when dragging to create shape
Reposition shape during creationHold spacebar when dragging to create shapeHold spacebar when dragging to create shape
Set rounded rectangle roundness to 0 (sharp corners); decrease polygon and star outer roundnessLeft Arrow when dragging to create shapeLeft Arrow when dragging to create shape
Set rounded rectangle roundness to maximum; increase polygon and star outer roundnessRight Arrow when dragging to create shapeRight Arrow when dragging to create shape
Constrain rectangles to squares;  ellipses to circles; polygons and stars to zero rotationShift when dragging to create shapeShift when dragging to create shape
Change outer radius of starCtrl when dragging to create shapeCommand when dragging to create shape

Markers (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Set marker at current time (works during RAM preview and audio-only preview)* (multiply) on numeric keypad* (multiply) on numeric keypad
Set marker at current time and open marker dialog boxAlt+* (multiply) on numeric keypadOption+* (multiply) on numeric keypad
Set and number a composition marker (0-9) at the current timeShift+0-9 on main keyboardShift+0-9 on main keyboard
Go to a composition marker (0-9)0-9 on main keyboard0-9 on main keyboard
Display the duration between two layer markers or keyframes in the Info panelAlt-click the markers or keyframesOption-click the markers or keyframes
Remove markerCtrl-click markerCommand-click marker

After effects Motion tracking (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Move feature region, search region, and attach point 1 pixel at current magnificationarrow keyarrow key
Move feature region, search region, and attach point 10 pixels at current magnificationShift+arrow keyShift+arrow key
Move feature region and search region 1 pixel at current magnificationAlt+arrow keyOption+arrow key
Move feature region and search region 10 pixels at current magnificationAlt+Shift+arrow keyOption+Shift+arrow key

Saving, exporting, and rendering (keyboard shortcuts)

ResultWindowsMac OS
Save projectCtrl+SCommand+S
Increment and save projectCtrl+Alt+Shift+SCommand+Option+Shift+S
Save AsCtrl+Shift+SCommand+Shift+S
Add active composition or selected items to render queueCtrl+Shift+/ (on main keyboard)Command+Shift+/ (on main keyboard)
Add current frame to render queueCtrl+Alt+SCommand+Option+S
Duplicate render item with same output filename as originalCtrl+Shift+DCommand+Shift+D

 

you can also custmize all shortcuts as you nees and comformt hear is the video how to change keyboard shortcuts in Adobe After Effects. With the latest aftereffects update, we now have the ability to use the visual editor for keyboard shortcuts that was introduced in Premiere Pro a little while ago.

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