Scroll Selected Layer to Top Of Timeline Panel in After Effects

In this quick post, I will show you how to scroll the selected layer to the top of your timeline panel in After Effects.

So let’s say you are in After Effects and you selected a layer in your composition panel.

You want to see this selected layer in your timeline panel, but not only that you want to see it at the very top. So how can we do that quickly?

What we do not want to do is scroll manually all the way to the very bottom where this layer is located. That can take you some time. Especially, if you are working with a lot of layers

I have good news. There is actually a quick shortcut. All you have to do is select the layer and then press x on your I have good news. There is actually a quick shortcut. All you have to do is select the desired layer and then press x on your keyboard.

When you do that, it is going to take your selected layer and position it at the very top of your timeline panel.

You can do it with any selected layer. I hope you found this tip useful!

About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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