Way back in macOS Sierra, Apple added the ability to add emojis to text. I clearly missed the memo, because it wasn’t until this week that I learned how to do this.
Emojis can be added anywhere you add text. And there are hundreds to choose from.
Let me share some examples.
Cool Keyboard Shortcut: To display emojis, type Cntrl – Cmd – Spacebar. Instant selection!
However, if this shortcut doesn’t work in the app you are using, go to System Preferences > Keyboard and check the top checkbox (red arrow). This allows you to click the menubar keyboard at the top right corner of your monitor and display the same emoji panel.
There’s lots of things you can do with emojis that don’t necessarily involve happy faces.
For example, number steps more creatively in a word processor.
In Premiere, add an emoji to a file or folder name in the Project panel, as well as any Title you want to create.
In Final Cut (or Premiere for that matter), create more interesting bullets.
NOTE: This is what the emoji panel looks like in Final Cut.
Emojis are something you just need to play with. I don’t plan to use them all the time, but I do plan to use them.
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