It’s okay to take shortcuts when it comes to post-production, like using royalty-free After Effects templates. In After Effects, keyboard shortcuts are also your best friend—allowing you to maximize efficiency and hit tight project deadlines. Sure, there’s some memorization involved, but this visual guide to every After Effects shortcut you’ll ever need will have you zipping through special effects projects in no time.

This downloadable infographic (created by Jamie Spencer over at SetUpABlogToday) can be printed out and taped to your desk until your brain permanently absorbs the shortcuts into your memory. Learn it, love it, and—if you are feeling generous—share it.

Adobe After Effects keyboard shortcutsInfographic by Jamie from

These are the standard keyboard shortcuts in After Effects, so there is no set-up involved. If you want to create your own shortcuts, though, the program allows you to customize them to your liking.

With all this knowledge literally at your fingertips, you can jump right into an AE project using one of these After Effects templates from our library.


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