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The Hand Tool in Adobe After Effects

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: The Hand Tool looks just like it's name. It's an icon that looks like a hand's palm facing toward you and is located in the top tool bar just below the top menu bar.? It's in the far left corner of the tool bar, second from the left, next to the Selection Tool. To select the Hand Tool, you can either press the corresponding button in the top tool bar, or you can press H on your keyboard.? All the tool allows you to do is move around your Composition window. You could also press and hold Spacebar on your keyboard to temporarily select the Hand Tool. As soon as you let go of the Spacebar, your mouse cursor will revert back to the pointer or whichever tool you had selected previously. To reset the view in the Composition panel to 100%, double-click the Hand Tool in the top tool bar. This will also center the composition in the panel. *If you are having trouble with temporarily selecting the Hand Tool with the Spacebar, don't worry. This is a known issue, according to blog posts and Adobe-centric forums. The only workaround, apparently, is to shut down your web browsers when using the program. Read more by visiting our page at:
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