In October 2019, Adobe launched their 2020 update to Adobe Creative Cloud. One of the software that had a 2020 update is Adobe Premiere Pro. Several of the new features in Premiere Pro 2020 fall under the Essential Graphics Panel. In this video, Richard Harrington points out new keyboard shortcuts for selecting and re-ordering layers.
- If you're working with graphics inside of Premiere Pro, there are some new keyboard shortcuts that can be handy. These are similar to the ones that were used in the titler before to control stacking order. All right, we've got a graphic open here and I want to show you a few of the new keyboard shortcuts. If you find that these keyboard shortcuts don't work, go to your keyboard shortcut settings and make sure that you haven't customized your bracket keys here because we're going to use these in a moment. So I've restored the default keyboard shortcuts. Now, if I press command option or control alt I can use the left and right bracket key to cycle through which layer is active. This makes it really simple. Then for example, with the text layer selected here, I can easily edit it. Now, if you've been editing, you could press command or control return, and you see it commits the text edit. Not only though, can you choose what is selected, but you can actually change the stacking order. Command left or right bracket will change the order of a selected layer moving it up or down. Let's take this a little bigger here for a second. And I'm going to adjust this line slightly. Here we go. A little bit of overlap. And you see it's currently passing in front of the box. If I've got that selected, I can use the shortcut command left bracket to move it down the stack so it moves behind all the other objects. These keyboard shortcuts are no big deal, but if you're used to working with tools like Photoshop or Illustrator and you have complex layered graphics, the ability to quickly choose a layer, as well as adjusted stacking order could be a big time saver. And it means that you don't have to keep clicking and dragging, you just quickly cycle through until you get the look or appearance that you're going for.
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