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5 Messages

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190 Points

Sun, Jun 28, 2015 7:05 AM

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Photoshop CC 2015: Duplicating layers/groups in artboards moves them to the top of artboard and not next to the original layer

Problem with artboards and layers in photoshop cc 2015, when you duplicate a layer or group inside an a group in an artboard, the new layer is placed at the top of the artboard and not next to the original layer.


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Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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295.3K Points

6 years ago

The behavior when you drag a layer into a group for it to go to the top is intentional, but I don't think it's intentional when duplicating a layer. Will look into it.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

9 Messages

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204 Points

Please don't look into it. Fix it. I beg you.

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104 Points

Yeah I agree. This bug literally makes me want to avoid using Photoshop all-together. I wish I was kidding.

1 Message

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60 Points

Yes please fix this. I found this tread trying to find out if there was a setting to have it go back to the original behavior of duplicating next to the item you have duplicated. This is very annoying for sure, especially for files with many layers as others have pointed out.

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60 Points

Please, put some checkbox in the Preferences / Layers panel options, which enables the old behaviour - the layer placed in group goes on the bottom. Thanks!

4 Messages

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104 Points

Yes please. Agree. New layers at the bottom of the group.

Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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295.3K Points

6 years ago

This issue should be corrected in the Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 update which was released today. Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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90 Points

Just tested... it has been fixed. Thank you so much Jeffrey for being our advocate and keeping us informed. This has made my day!

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70 Points

6 years ago

I have the same issue with the arrangement of layers.... also when you used to drop a layer into a group folder, it would go to the bottom of that group, now it sits at the top.

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82 Points

6 years ago

I'm uncertain if this is a bug or an intentional change to the behavior of the layers palette, but it's unwanted either way.

It's a big obstacle in workflow. Would love this fixed/reverted back to it's original behavior.

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84 Points

6 years ago

I'm frustrated with the new workflow of adding a layer to a group and having it at the top vs. the bottom as Gary Haslam mentioned. "If it ain't broke ..."

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70 Points

6 years ago

its ok if there is an option revert... but having used the same action over and over again for years and suddenly its different, you wonder what the reason was... does it improve workflow? not really. has it sped anything up or made life easier? not really... be good to know the rationale for the change.. hey, maybe we've been doing it wrong all these years...

or is it a bug?

5 Messages

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190 Points

6 years ago

I can get used to having the new layer placed in a group be placed at the top, it event makes a little bit of sens ...but when i'm working on a layer in the middle of a huge document 4 groups deep and I duplicate it and the duplicated layers appear at the top of the artboard that just devastating!

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90 Points

6 years ago

I'm really hating this. My PSDs are normally 50+ layers and the new duplicating layer behavior ads so much more production time to keep my layers organized properly. Please revert to the old behavior and keep the duplicated layer on top of the source layer.

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60 Points

6 years ago

Same problem here, it's getting a bit annoying. I love the artboards it's a timesaver for me, but I'm losing that time again when duplicating groups and layers by constantly having to replace them to their correct position in the layers panel.

3 Messages

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82 Points

6 years ago

I noticed today that the duplication issue of moving the layer to the top of the stack has been addressed (silent update?), however there's still an odd behavior happening with the Layers palette.

This applies to text layers as well as folders, but when you duplicate the text layer or group, the entire frame/scroll bar position of your layer palette shifts to make the duped layer positioned to the top. This duplication action **does not** affect the layer order, just the view position of your layers palette.

Just thought I'd call it out as it's a bit confusing and interruptive.

Thanks for the duplication order fix, however!

3 Messages

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82 Points

Upon further inspection, it seems that the Opt + Drag shortcut for duplicating a layer makes this repositioning happen regardless of layer type!

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120 Points

How do I get this update. I dont see it.

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70 Points

This, exactly. Every time I try to move around a layer, the view position of the layer palette adjusts so the moved layer is at the top of your view and it's driving me absolutely NUTS! It's making me feel crazy because if I'm moving a layer up just one spot and it's towards the bottom of my the view, suddenly it's at the top and I've completely lost track of where I am. It's messing up my work flow and productivity. I cannot think of a single reason why this would be a good idea, please fix this or at least give us the option to turn it off!

5 Messages

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120 Points

6 years ago

Just glad that I am not the only one going crazy over this.

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204 Points

6 years ago

I get sea sick doing that.

There needs to be an easier way to duplicating a layer to a different artboard!

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104 Points

6 years ago

Yes this is absolutely obnoxious. This absolutely must be fix. To me and my team this is a huge suck out of our workflow and productivity. At least provide a workaround in the meantime until a solution can be solved.

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70 Points

6 years ago

The bigger problem: if you copy multiple layers from another document into the one with artboard, sometimes it spreads the layers into several artboard.

2 Messages

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70 Points

6 years ago

Same problem here with duplicating a layer and having it appear on top of the artboard, not next to the layer or group that I have just duplicated. It seems small but duplicating is such a basic action, having to spend time rearranging layers, over the course of an entire day, really adds up to lost productivity.