Macworld Tips: Sort your layers in Photoshop CS6

Tag, code and organise the layers in your Photoshop composition

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There’s an extra option bar in the Layers palette dedicated to sorting out and displaying layers. To start, layers can be displayed by what type they are.

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There’s an extra option bar in the Layers palette dedicated to sorting out and displaying layers. To start, layers can be displayed by what type they are.

 

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You can select one type or combinations by toggling them on or off. As soon as any are selected the overall on/off switch is active – it’s the red slider in the corner.

 

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The fun part is tagging layers with colours – like red if you aren’t sure about whether it’s a good idea. Then the Sort criteria can be Color: Red to display those in question. 

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