Why work harder, when instead you can work better, faster and smarter? To help you to that end, we recently published a post with 10 After Effects shortcuts that will be useful for you to adopt to streamline your workflow and boost your productivity. Be sure to check out Part 1 of The Best After Effects Shortcuts if you missed it.
We’re back at it now with the Best After Effects Shortcuts series with 10 more time-saving & productivity-boosting After Effects tips & shortcuts for you.
Let’s get started!
After Effects Shortcut #11 | How To Render Queue
Windows: Control + M
Mac: Command + M
After Effects Shortcut #12 | How To Lock selected layers
Windows: Control + L
Mac: Command + L
After Effects Shortcut #13 | How To Show the Effects
Select layers, then simply press the E key.
After Effects Shortcut #14 | How To Pre-Compose
Windows: Control + Shift + C
Mac: Command + Shift + C
After Effects Shortcut #15 | How To Set Easy Ease
Simply Press F9 to Set Easy Ease
After Effects Shortcut #16 | How To Import Comps from Project panel
Windows: Control + /
Mac: Command + /
After Effects Shortcut #17 | How To See a Panel In Full Screen
Just Press The ~ key to See a Panel in Full Screen
After Effects Shortcut #18 | How To Jump To Beginning/End of a Layer
To Jump To The Beginning: Press i
To Jump To The End: Press O
After Effects Shortcut #19 | How To Access Layer Mask
Press The M key
After Effects Shortcut #20 | How To Arrange Layers
(Step by Step)
Windows: Ctrl + ] or [
Mac: Command + ] or [
Windows: Ctrl + Shift + ] or [
Mac: Command + Shift + ] or [
Hope you found these After Effects tips, tricks and shortcuts useful and that you will use them to boost your productivity. We will continue to post more shortcuts, tips and tricks so make sure to be on the lookout for those.
And how about you: do you have any favorite shortcuts? If so, please do share with us in the comments. We would absolutely love to hear from you!
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