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The Best After Effects Shortcuts | Part 2

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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

Render Queue

Render Queue

After Effects Shortcut #12 | How To Lock selected layers

Windows: Control + L

Mac: Command + L

Lock selected layers in after effects

Lock selected layers

After Effects Shortcut #13 | How To Show the Effects

Select layers, then simply press the E key.

Show the Effects in After effects

Show the Effects

After Effects Shortcut #14 | How To Pre-Compose

Windows: Control + Shift + C

Mac: Command + Shift + C

Pre-Compose in After effects

Pre-Compose

After Effects Shortcut #15 | How To Set Easy Ease

Simply Press F9 to Set Easy Ease

Set Easy Ease in After Effects

Set Easy Ease

After Effects Shortcut #16 | How To Import Comps from Project panel

Windows: Control + /

Mac: Command + /

Import Comps from Project panel in After Effects

Import Comps from Project panel

After Effects Shortcut #17 | How To See a Panel In Full Screen

Just Press The ~ key to See a Panel in Full Screen

See a Panel In Full Screen

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

Jump To Beginning:End of a Layer in After Effects

Jump To Beginning:End of a Layer

After Effects Shortcut #19 | How To Access Layer Mask

Press The M key

Access Layer Mask in After effects

Access Layer Mask

After Effects Shortcut #20 | How To Arrange Layers

(Step by Step)

Windows: Ctrl + ] or [

Mac: Command + ] or [

(Full Jump)

Windows: Ctrl + Shift + ] or [

Mac: Command + Shift + ] or [

Arrange Layers In After Effects

Arrange Layers

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!

Speaking of loving to hear from you, we would be stoked to connect with you on social media. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook.) And don’t forget to explore our YouTube channel for excellent After Effects tutorials, and check out our website for a ton of freebie motion design goodies.

Don’t Work Harder. Work Better, Smarter and Faster. 

 

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