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26 Essential Title Design Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro

Caleb Ward

Want to kick your title design into overdrive? Here are 26 must-know keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.

You can always tell an experienced editor from a novice by how much they use the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts save you a few seconds here or there, but over the course of a project those seconds can add up to minutes, hours, or even days. Ironically one of the areas where I see editors using the mouse the most is in title design. Don’t fall into this trap. Save time and your sanity with these 26 title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro.

1. New Title

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: New Title

What it Does: Creates a new title in your project.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: New Title, Command T

  Mac   Cmd+T
  PC   Ctrl+T

2. Bold

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Bold

What it Does: Bolds any selected text.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Bold Shortcut

  Mac   Cmd+B
  PC   Ctrl+B

3. Italic

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Italics

What it Does: Italicize any selected text.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Italics Shortcut

  Mac   Cmd+I
  PC   Ctrl+I

4. Underline

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Underline

What it Does: Underlines any selected text.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Underline Shortcut

  Mac   Cmd+U
  PC   Ctrl+U

5. Increase Kerning by One Unit

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase kerning by one unit

What it Does: Increases spacing between letters by one unit.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase kerning by one unit, Option Right

  Mac   Opt+Right
  PC   Alt+Right

6. Increase Kerning by Five Units

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase kerning by five units

What it Does: Increases spacing between letters by five units.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase kerning by five units shortcut

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Right
  PC   Alt+Shift+Right

7. Decrease Kerning by One Unit

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Kerning 1 unit

What it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by one unit.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Kerning 1 unit, Option Left

  Mac   Opt+Left
  PC   Alt+Left

8. Decrease Kerning by Five Units

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Kerning 5 units

What it Does: Decreases spacing between letters by five units.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Kerning 5 units, Left Five

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Left
  PC   Alt+Shift+Left

9. Increase Leading by One Unit

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Leading 1 unit

What it Does: Increases spaces between lines by one unit.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Leading 1 unit, Option Up

  Mac   Opt+Up
  PC   Alt+Up

10. Increase Leading by Five Units

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Leading 5 units

What it Does: Increases spaces between lines by five units.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Leading 5 units, Option Shift Up

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Up
  PC   Alt+Shift+Up

11. Decrease Leading by One Unit

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Leading by 1

What it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by one unit.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Leading by 1, Option Down

  Mac   Opt+Down
  PC   Alt+Down

12. Decrease Leading by Five Units

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Leading by 5

What it Does: Decreases spaces between lines by five units.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Leading by 5, Option Shift Down

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Down
  PC   Alt+Shift+Down

13. Increase Text Size by One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Size by 1

What it Does: Increases size of the text by one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Size by 1, Option Command Right

  Mac   Opt+Cmd+Right
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Right

14. Increase Text Size by Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Text Size by 5

What it Does: Increases text size by five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Increase Text Size by 5, Shift Option Command Right

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Cmd+Right
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right

15. Decrease Text Size by One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Text Size by 1

What it Does: Decreases text size by one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Text Size by 1, Option Command Left

  Mac   Opt+Cmd+Left
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Left

16. Decrease Text Size by Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Text Size by 5

What it Does: Decreases text size by five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Decrease Text Size by 5, Shift Option Command Left

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Cmd+Left
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left

17. Nudge Down One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Down_1

What it Does: Moves your text down one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Down_1 shortcut

  Mac   Down
  PC   Down

18. Nudge Down Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Down 5

What it Does: Moves your text down five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Down 5, Shift Down

  Mac   Shift+Down
  PC   Shift+Down

19. Nudge Left One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Left

What it Does: Moves your text left one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Left shortcut

  Mac   Left
  PC   Left

20. Nudge Left Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Left 5

What it Does: Moves your text left five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Left 5, Shift Left

  Mac   Shift+Left
  PC   Shift+Left

21. Nudge Up One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Up 1

What it Does: Moves your text up one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Up 1 shortcut

  Mac   Up
  PC   Up

22. Nudge Up Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Up 5

What it Does: Moves your text up five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Up 5, Shift Up

  Mac   Shift+Up
  PC   Shift+Up

23. Nudge Right One Point

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Right_1

What it Does: Moves your text right one point.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Right_1 shortcut

  Mac   Right
  PC   Right

24. Nudge Right Five Points

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Right 5 points

What it Does: Moves your text right five points.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Nudge Right 5 points, Shift Right

  Mac   Shift+Right
  PC   Shift+Right

25. Insert Copyright Symbol

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Copyright Symbol

What it Does: Creates a copyright symbol.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Copyright Symbol, Shift Option Command C

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Cmd+C
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

26. Insert Registered Symbol

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Registered Symbol

What it Does: Creates a registered symbol.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Registered Symbol, Shift Option Command R

  Mac   Opt+Shift+Cmd+R
  PC   Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R

(Bonus) New Title Based on Current Title

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Title Copy

What it Does: Creates a new title based on your current title.

In order to preform this keyboard shortcut, you’ll need to adjust a setting in your keyboard shortcut preferences, which can be found by navigating to File>Keyboard Shortcuts. Johnny Elwyn wrote a post here on PremiumBeat about using this common keyboard shortcut. I highly recommend checking it out if you want to make your title editing even faster.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Premiere Pro: Title Copy, Shift Command T

  Mac   Cmd+Shift+T
  PC   Ctrl+Shift+T

Know of any other great title design keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro? Please share them in the comments below.

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