So far our main focus with the editing exercises has been learning the keyboard shortcuts, memorizing them through repetitive practice, and increasing efficiency by using multiple shortcuts together. Now it’s time to take the next step. After you have all the shortcuts memorized, work on speed.
We’ll start posting exercises that focus on keyboard shortcuts. Instead of going through the shortcuts at a leisurely pace, repeat the exercise until you beat the posted time. If you beat the posted speed, post your speed in the comment section. Maybe we can make it interesting and have a contest!
For anyone who does not have a stop-watch, you have a few options. I used the stop watch on my cell phone (I found it under the settings option). Another option is www.online-stopwatch.com or the second hand on your watch.
The first exercise can be found under the Editing Fun tab, exercise 28.