Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyboard shortcuts and workspaces, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Customizing Workspaces.
Everyone loves keyboard shortcuts. Whenever we're making one of these and we see the keyboard shortcut movie coming out we get all excited. But the truth is it's a little difficult to say exactly how keyboard shortcuts overlap with workspaces because, both of them are efficiency tools. Some keyboard shortcuts go very clearly with workspaces. But then many keyboard shortcuts will integrate with your use of work spaces as you naturally develop your own flow in editing. So let's look at a few things that may be useful. First of all, notice that all of the default workspaces do have their own keyboard shortcuts and there are option shift one through seven.
That means that without going to this window at all If I want to quickly go to, let's say to Metalogging, it's just Shift + Option + 7 and we snap to it. There is something pretty important to take note of here which is that this list is alphabetical and therefore the numbers fall in alphabetical order. If and when you start to save your own custom presets, they will be added to this list also alphabetically, but changing the short-cut numbers. That means if I save another Workspace and call it Editing My Favorite, that's going to fall into line here and it means Effects and Metalogging are going to become seven and eight, not six and seven.
Now, that's a little bit annoying, and we do want to remember that we can remap any of these keyboard shortcuts whenever we want. I'll show you that toward the end of this movie. Before we go there, too shortcuts that really seem to be appropriate to this type of Workspace thinking. And one is I think, everyone's favorite working with Premier. And, that's the grave key to instantly go full screen to whatever window your pointer happens to be over. So, I know that this is a feature that a lot of people use just to quickly expand every window.
In fact, if we switch back to editing we get a better idea. Because I often use this, for instance, with the timeline to see the timeline full screen and quickly. So that's one that a lot of people use whether they consider it Workspace shortcut or not. And the other one that is interesting is Shft + Ctrl + period and comma. And you can see what's happening there. I'm rotating through my different panels in which one is activated. If you've used any program, any non-linear program including Premier.
You knew that the other keyboard shortcuts are often dependent on the active panel. So here's a way to toggle through all of our different active panels without going to the mouse. Now finally, I just want to remind you all of the power that's here under the Premiere Pro menu and going to Keyboard Shortcuts. This is where we can look up, program, change and save all of our keyboard shortcuts to whatever we want them to be. So if it bothers you, for instance, that all of our defaults are going to be in that alphabetical order with numbers that could change, we can go in here and program them in any way that we prefer.
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- Highlighting the benefits of workspaces
- Changing between workspaces
- Revealing hidden windows
- Exploring the default workspaces
- Showing how keyboard shortcuts and workspaces interact
- Importing workspaces from other projects
- Exploring Jason's favorite workspaces