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The Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Shianne Edelmayer 09-05-2020

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe’s best-known programs within the Creative Cloud package. It’s one of the longest running apps devoted to video-making. Premiere Pro also has the well-earned reputation of being one of the most versatile and easy-to-use visual editors currently on the market.

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While Premiere Pro CC can seem daunting to anyone who hasn’t used it, the app is actually quite simple to understand.

First, we recommend learning how to cut a video into clips using Adobe Premiere. This will help you shorten your videos for social media. Next, learn how to edit videos faster in Premiere Pro.

And once you’re ready to level up, give your workflow a big boost with the Adobe Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet we’ve shared below.

The cheat sheet covers various shortcuts to help you quickly navigate around the app on both Windows and macOS. It also lists shortcuts to help you select and edit onscreen content and use various native tools like the Pen tool.

FREE DOWNLOAD: This cheat sheet is available as a downloadable PDF from our distribution partner, TradePub. You will have to complete a short form to access it for the first time only. Download The Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and macOS

The shortcuts listed are the default shortcuts forAdobe Premiere Pro CC 2020. The cheat sheet does not reflect shortcuts that have been customized by an individual user.

ShortcutAction
WINDOWS

Application Shortcuts
F1Open Premiere Pro Help
Ctrl + ZUndo last action
Ctrl + Shift + ZRedo last action
VActivate the Selection tool
Shift + AActivate the Track Select Backward tool
AActivate the Track Select Forward tool
BSelect the Ripple Edit tool
NSelect the Rolling Edit tool
PSelect the Pen tool
HSelect the Hand tool
ZSelect the Zoom tool
TSelect the Type tool
Ctrl + QQuit Premiere Pro
File Shortcuts
Ctrl + OOpen a project
Ctrl + WClose the panel window
Ctrl + Shift + WClose open project
Ctrl + SSave project
Ctrl + Shift + SSave project as
Ctrl + IImport a file or piece of media to edit
Project Shortcuts
Ctrl + XCut a piece of content
Ctrl + CCopy a piece of content
Ctrl + VPaste a piece of content
Ctrl + Shift + /Duplicate a piece of content
Ctrl + ASelect all content
Ctrl + Shift + ADeselect all content
Ctrl + FFind a file or piece of content
Program Shortcuts
SpacebarPlay
Sequence and Timeline Shortcuts
=Zoom in on a track
-Zoom out on a track
Ctrl + =Increase the size of the tracks
Ctrl + -Decrease the size of the tracks
Ctrl + LLink content
Ctrl + GGroup content
Ctrl + Shift + GUngroup content
FMatch a frame
Shift + RReverse Match a frame
Ctrl + KAdd Edit to a frame
Ctrl + Shift + KAdd Edit to all tracks
Shift + TTrim Edit
XMark Clip
/Mark Selection
MAdd a marker
Shift + MGo to the next marker
[Decrease the volume of an audio track
]Increase the volume of an audio track
Shift + EExport a frame
Ctrl + MOpen Export dialog box in Timeline panel
Essential Graphics Shortcuts
BackspaceClear selection
Legacy Title Panel Shortcuts
AArc tool
EEllipse tool
LLine tool
PPen tool
RRectangle tool
ORotation tool
CVertical Type tool
Ctrl + BBold text
Ctrl + IItalicize text
Ctrl + UUnderline text
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + CInsert the copyright symbol
macOS

Application Shortcuts
F1Open Premiere Pro Help
Cmd + ZUndo last action
Shift + Cmd + ZRedo last action
VActivate the Selection tool
Shift + AActivate the Track Select Backward tool
AActivate the Track Select Forward tool
BSelect the Ripple Edit tool
NSelect the Rolling Edit tool
PSelect the Pen tool
HSelect the Hand tool
ZSelect the Zoom tool
TSelect the Type tool
Cmd + QQuit Premiere Pro
File Shortcuts
Cmd + OOpen a project
Cmd + WClose the panel window
Shift + Cmd + WClose open project
Cmd + SSave project
Shift + Cmd + SSave project as
Cmd + IImport a file or piece of media to edit
Project Shortcuts
Cmd + XCut a piece of content
Cmd + CCopy a piece of content
Cmd + VPaste a piece of content
Shift + Cmd + /Duplicate a piece of content
Cmd + ASelect all content
Shift + Cmd + ADeselect all content
Cmd + FFind a file or piece of content
Program Shortcuts
SpacebarPlay
Sequence and Timeline Shortcuts
=Zoom in on a track
-Zoom out on a track
Cmd + =Increase the size of the tracks
Cmd + -Decrease the size of the tracks
Cmd + LLink content
Cmd + GGroup content
Shift + Cmd + GUngroup content
FMatch a frame
Shift + RReverse Match a frame
Cmd + KAdd Edit to a frame
Shift + Cmd + KAdd Edit to all tracks
Shift + TTrim Edit
XMark Clip
/Mark Selection
MAdd a marker
Shift + MGo to the next marker
[Decrease the volume of an audio track
]Increase the volume of an audio track
Shift + EExport a frame
Cmd + MOpen Export dialog box in Timeline panel
Essential Graphics Shortcuts
DeleteClear selection
Legacy Title Panel Shortcuts
AArc tool
EEllipse tool
LLine tool
PPen tool
RRectangle tool
ORotation tool
CVertical Type tool
Cmd + BBold text
Cmd + lItalicize text
Cmd + UUnderline text
Cmd + Option + Shift + CInsert the copyright symbol

Explore More Adobe Premiere Pro Tips

Now that you have this cheat sheet, you can quickly reference it to fulfill all your video editing needs. Looking for other things you can do with the program? Learn how to record a voiceover in Adobe Premiere Pro How to Record a Voiceover in Adobe Premiere Pro If you want to record voiceovers in Adobe Premiere Pro, but don't know where to start, here's everything you need to know. Read More  or liven up your videos with a few Premiere Pro transitions 10 Adobe Premiere Transitions That'll Liven Up Your Videos Adobe Premiere transitions can improve any video, no matter how bland the subject matter. In this article, we look at some of the best Premiere Pro transitions everyone should be using. Read More .

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