Moving layers and objects in Photoshop

There are times when I have struggled with moving objects in Photoshop. If you have felt the same this post is for you.

There are times when I have struggled with moving objects in Photoshop. If you have felt the same this post is for you.

Moving a layer moves the whole group

At times when I have tried to move a layer which is part of a group in Photoshop, moving the layer typically moves the whole group! It is frustrating.

The problem lies in the settings of the move tool in Photoshop. In the options bar at the top left, probably move group is selected (check the screenshot below). If this is the case change the option to layer and your life would be easier.

Move tool options in Photoshop

Selecting Just One Object On A Layer

In Photoshop if you have multiplPhotoshop lasso toole objects on the same layer (for example some text and
shapes that have been rasterized) and you need to select only one of the element on the layer. you can use the Lasso tool to draw a very selection (does not need to be perfect) around the object. Then hold the Control key (Command key on Mac), and then press the arrow keys to move the object. The entire object will become perfectly selected without disturbing anything else on the layer. Now you can move that oject wherever you want!

Author: palimadra

An earthling who is a perpetual learner as I constantly find new stuff to learn. I make websites and help to improve their visibility for professionals and small businesses to ensure that I put the food on the table. Each time I realize that I have been in the industry for 15 years it seems surreal as it feels as if I started about a year back but then I realize I have a 13 year old daughter! Some of the skills I have acquired are HTML5 & CSS3 development Website Development and Design WordPress Development Tumblr Development Bootstrap Framework node.js Jekyll Mentoring some bright and hardworking people is something I have enjoyed in the past. Blogging allows me to share my thoughts with whoever wants to hear (or read). Training is another area which I have dabbled in training (web development, SEO and online marketing) and I plan to take it further. At times I do practice Taekwondo and if I can find a partner play Lawn Tennis. Should you have the desire, feel free to contact me.

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