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Mar 31, 2013

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Is there a keyboard shortcut or any other fast way to access contents of Shape layer? Its pain to always use mouse for clicking multiple times to access stroke, path or other options.

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Shape layer content keyboard shortcut

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Is there a keyboard shortcut or any other fast way to access contents of Shape layer? Its pain to always use mouse for clicking multiple times to access stroke, path or other options.

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There's no keyboard shortcut. What I do is type 'path' in the search field at the top of the Timeline panel to expose paths, etc.

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thanks, really helpful hint!

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What a time saver!!

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That tip just changed my life, thanks a lot, Todd!

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yes this is a not bad solution. lol, I'm just realizing I'm replying to an issue from 2013.
In the intervening 7 years, is there now a regular keyboard shortcut or mappable command to reveal the shape items in those layers?

Otherwise this solution is working for the moment.

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Would be nice to be able to access at least the transform properties of a shape layers using shortcuts. Feature request?

Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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May 27, 2016

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Hi, I agree... would have been nice to have a shortcut.

What I do: Just hit "G" to select your path tool. Then click on one of the points, then toggle back to "V" for pointer and then you can transform your points. It's the quickest way if you have multiple shapes and you need to transform them frequently...

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May 27, 2016 3
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May 27, 2016

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Thanks for answering this old post. Super helpful, didn`t know this trick!

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May 27, 2016

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I do all my path editing by simply pressing the g key to bring up the pen tool and then I use the Ctrl/Cmnd and Alt/Option keys to change the pen tool on the fly from the path/point selection tool (small black upside down and tilted black pointer) to the direct or marquis selection tool (small white upside-down and tilted white pointer) and the convert/adjust vertex tool (upside down and slightly tilted open V). I do the same thing when editing points and paths in Illustrator but to make the modifier keys more useful I always select the direct selection tool (a) in illustrator and then the pen tool (p). I've been doing it for years. When you have points selected using the direct selection tool (inverted white pointer) you can press Ctrl/Cmnd + t to bring up the transform tool and manipulate multiple selected points/paths at the same time. Trying to manipulate paths using only the selection tool (v) can be frustrating. Using the pen tool and modifier keys is a breeze once you get used to it. It should take you about 10 minutes of practice to get the hang of it.

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Chapeau bas ShaolinWood. It is a truly master tip!

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You are saved my life!

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i hit:

UU

then shift+e (which hides the whole effect list)

if You then just close and open the main content triangle, all hidden attributes under contents appear

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When I started using the timeline search field my life got so much easier.

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Oct 24, 2017

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Hi,

You can create one shape layer, add a rectangle, convert to bezier, delete 2 points (keep a line), add a stroke.

Select all the properties you want to keep in the future, and then add a new animation preset.

You can then give it a key to evoke it, or use an external plugin (kbar for instance) where you keep all these tools in a neat toolbar.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Joao

www.joaomonteiro.tv

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