Creating your own shortcuts in Premiere

I found a pretty cool feature in Premiere that allows you to go through a list of all possible actions and make custom shortcuts for all of them on your keyboard. To do this, click the edit tab and all the way at the bottom of the drop down menu you will see “keyboard customization.”

When you click it, a menu will appear with a list of actions and action categories. To open the categories, click the drop down arrow. To edit a shortcut or create one for an action that doesn’t have a shortcut, simply click to the right of it. The space should become highlighted, at which point all you have to do is press the combination of keys you wish to assign to the shortcut.

For example, I created a shortcut to open a photo in photobooth, because I found myself doing it so often.


Out of curiosity, I checked and discovered that this feature is universal in Adobe software. For instance, in Photoshop at the very bottom of the edit menu you will find “keyboard shortcuts,” which allows you to do the same thing. Can be pretty useful if you find yourself performing a task often without a shortcut.

~ by danmaida on October 26, 2010.

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