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Frame Advance → Cmd + Right Arrow or Left Arrow In After Effects, clicking the arrow key will move the current object's position in the direction of the pressed arrow. But, if you hold down the command button,you will move the playhead forward or backward. 9. Add To Composition From Project Panel → Cmd + / + + If you're in the project panel and want to add an object to your composition, simply use this shortcut to automatically add an object as the first layer on top of the composition. 10. Select All → Cmd + A Use this shortcut if you want to select all the elements of the composition. General - Deselect → F2 or Ctrl + Shift + A - Change the name of the selected group, mask, folder, composition, layer or effect → Main keyboard Enter key / Return - Open the selected layer, composition, or footage item → Numeric Keypad Enter Key - Move selected layers, masks, effects, or render items down (back ) or up (forward) in the stacking order → Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow or Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow - Move selected layers, masks, effects,or render items to the last (back) or first (front) position in the stacking order → Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Down Arrow or Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up Arrow - Extend the selection to the next item in the Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel → Shift + Down Arrow - Extend selection to previous item in Project panel, Render Queue panel, or Effect Controls panel → Shift + Up Arrow - Duplicate the selected Layers, Masks, Effects, Text Selectors, Animators , Puppet Meshes, Shapes, Render Elements,Output Modules or Compositions → Ctrl + D - Quit → Ctrl + Q - Undo → Ctrl + Z - Redo → Ctrl + Shift + Z - Purge all memory → Ctrl+Alt+/ (on the numeric keypad) - Interrupt the execution of a script → Esc - Show the filename corresponding to the current frame in the Info panel → Ctrl+Alt+E 80 Essential After Effects 6 Shortcuts At Domestika you can learn to master After Effects.
Projects - New project → Ctrl + Alt + N - Open project → Ctrl + O - Open the most recent project → Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P - New folder in Project panel → Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N - Open Project Settings dialog → Ctrl + Alt + Shift + K - Find in the Project panel → Ctrl + F - Switch between color photo retouching service bit depths for the project → Click the Color Depth button at the bottom of the Project panel while pressing the Alt key - Open the Project Settings dialog → Click the Color Depth button at the bottom of the Project panel preferences - Open the Preferences dialog → Ctrl + Alt + ´ (acute accent) - Restore default preferences settings → Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift when starting After Effects - Panels, Viewers, Workspaces, and Windows → Note: (Mac OS) Shortcuts involving the function keys F9-F12 may conflict with shortcuts used by the operating system.
Open or close the Project panel → Ctrl+0 Open or close the Render Queue panel → Ctrl + Alt + 0 Open or close the Tools panel → Ctrl + 1 Open or close the Info panel → Ctrl + 2 Open or close the Preview panel → Ctrl + 3 Open or close Audio panel → Ctrl + 4 Open or close Effects and Presets panel → Ctrl + 5 Open or close Character panel → Ctrl + 6 Open or close Paragraph panel → Command + 7 Open or close Paint panel → Ctrl + 8 Open or close the Brushes panel → Ctrl+9 - Open or close the Effect Control panel for the selected layer → F3 or Ctrl + Shift + T - Open the Flowchart panel for the project flowchart → Ctrl + F11 - Switch to workspace → Shift + F10,Shift + F11 or Shift + F12 - Close the active panel or viewer (close the content first) → Ctrl + W - Close the active panel or all viewers of the active viewer type (close the content first.