After effects Shortcuts will speed up the motion graphics workflow in a big way. There is a no better option to speed up the graphics workflow other than getting a faster computer. Which is better: Spending thousands of dollars in buying a new faster computer is a good option or to learn the Keyboard Shortcuts of Adobe After Effect. Well, you have your answer.

Get ready to Turbo – Change your After Effect software skills. Below is a handy list of the After Effects Shortcuts and you can also Print and Download the PDF.

General

Action Windows Mac
Select all Ctrl + A Command + A
Deselect all Ctrl + Shift + A Command + Shift + A
Rename selected layer Enter Enter
Move selected layers down in stacking order Ctrl + Alt + ↓ Command + Option + ↓
Move selected layers up in stacking order Ctrl + Alt + ↑ Command + Option + ↑
Extend selection to next item in project panel Shift + ↓ Shift + ↓
Extend selection to previous item in project panel Shift + ↑ Shift + ↑
Duplicate selected layers etc. Ctrl + D Command + D
Quit Ctrl + Q Command + Q
Undo Ctrl + Z Command + Z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z Command + Shift + Z
Purge all Ctrl + Alt + [ Command + Option + [
Interrupt running a script Esc Esc

Projects & Preferences

Action Windows Mac
New project Ctrl + Alt + N Command + Option + N
Open project Ctrl + O Command + O
Most recent project Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P Command + Option + Shift + P
New folder in project panel Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N Command + Option + Shift + N
Open project settings dialog box Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K Command + Option + Shift + K
Find in project panel Ctrl + F Command + F
Open preferences dialog box Ctrl + Alt + ; Command + Option + ;

Panels, Viewer, Workspace and Windows

Action Windows Mac
Open or close project panel Ctrl + 0 Command + 0
Open or close render queue panel Ctrl + Alt + 0 Command + Option + 0
Open or close tools panel Ctrl + 1 Command + 1
Open or Close Info Panel Ctrl + 2 Command + 2
Open or close Preview panel Ctrl + 3 Command + 3
OPen or close Audio panel Ctrl + 4 Command + 4
Open or close effects and Presets panel Ctrl + 5 Command + 5
Open or close Character panel Ctrl + 6 Command + 6
Open or close Paragraph panel Ctrl + 7 Command + 7
Open or close Paint panel Ctrl + 8 Command + 8
Open or close Brushes panel Ctrl + 9 Command + 9
Open or close Effect controls panel for selected layer Ctrl + Shift + T Command + Shift + T
Switch to workspace Shift + F10 Shift + F10
Close active viewer window Ctrl + W Command + W
Close all active viewer window Ctrl + Shift + W Command + Shift + W
Resize application window Ctrl + \ Command + \
Move application window Ctrl + Alt + \ Command + Option + \

Activate Tools

Action Windows Mac
Activate selection tool V V
Activate Hand tool H H
Activate Zoom tool Z Z
Activate Rotation tool W W
Activate & cycle through Camera tools C C
Acivate Pane behind tool Y Y
Activate mash & Shape tools Q Q
Activate Brush, Clone stamp and Eraser tools Ctrl + B Command + B
Activate and cycle through Type tools Ctrl + T Command + T
Activate and cycle through Puppet tools Ctrl + P Command + P
Activate Roto Brush tool Alt + W Option + W
Open or close Effect controls panel for selected layer Ctrl + Shift + T Command + Shift + T
Switch to workspace Shift + F10 Shift + F10
Close active viewer window Ctrl + W Command + W
Close all active viewer window Ctrl + Shift + W Command + Shift + W
Resize application window Ctrl + \ Command + \
Move application window Ctrl + Alt + \ Command + Option + \

With the above shortcuts, you will start saving a few seconds earlier and those seconds will convert into minutes and minutes into hours. After Effects is a very complex program. And it is a bit difficult to be a master of AE i.e. After Effects. But these shortcuts will make you 10x more powerful.

There is the various alternative of After Effects such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro and many more. All are different from its features but can be a good alternative to it.

With the use of these shortcuts work faster, save time, deliver products on time, make more money by taking more amount of work than one done earlier and also get more free time to spend with your loved ones. These all are the benefits of learning After Effects shortcuts.

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