Cheat Sheet

Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

From Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies by Keith Underdahl

Adobe Premiere Elements 8 is a powerful tool for editing video, especially for video hobbyists: Premiere Elements 8 is accessible to a beginning video editor but flexible enough to create professional-looking projects. Knowing the keyboard shortcuts for popular commands can make video editing faster and easier. Use this Cheat Sheet to keep shortcuts handy for playback, setting markers, controlling the view, and making edits.

Controlling Playback with Adobe Premiere Elements Keyboard Shortcuts

Editing digital video in Adobe Premiere Elements 8 involves creativity and precision. Here are the keyboard shortcuts that will give you precise playback control:

Action Shortcut
Play (press L again to increase speed) Spacebar or L
Play backward (press J again to increase speed) J
Pause Spacebar or K
Render Work Area Enter
Move 1 frame forward Right arrow
Move 5 frames forward Shift+right arrow
Move 1 frame back Left arrow
Move 5 frames back Shift+left arrow
Move to beginning of Timeline Home
Move to end of Timeline End
Move to previous edit point Page Up
Move to next edit point Page Down

Adobe Premiere Elements: Setting Markers with Keyboard Shortcuts

Use markers in video clips and the Adobe Premiere Elements Timeline to edit reference and DVD menu controls. Set markers quickly with keyboard shortcuts:

Action Shortcut
Clear all Timeline markers Alt+0
Clear In point D
Clear Out point F
Mark In point I
Mark Out point O

Control the Adobe Premiere Elements View with Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts save time when working in Adobe Premiere Elements. Quickly zoom in or out on the Premiere Elements Timeline or switch between program windows by using these shortcuts:

Action Shortcut
Zoom in on Timeline + (plus sign)
Zoom out on Timeline - (minus sign)
Zoom out to show entire Timeline \
Toggle between Timeline, Monitor, and Project windows Ctrl+Tab

Editing with Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Elements

Editing video in the Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Timeline is more efficient if you use keyboard shortcuts. Try these essential Premiere Elements editing shortcuts to save time:

Action Shortcut
Use Selection tool V
Use Razor tool C
Use Time Stretch tool X
Insert Edit ,
Overlay Edit .
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z
Ripple Edit One Frame Right Alt+right arrow
Ripple Edit One Frame Left Alt+left arrow
Ripple Delete Backspace
Begin Work Area at Edit Line Alt+[
End Work Area at Edit Line Alt+]
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