Repositioning Layer Stacking Order in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Dragging in the Layers panel to reposition a layer below a Layer Group can give different results than expected. In the example below, dragging and dropping the texture layer below the Cactus Layer Group, results in the texture layer being added to the Layer Group (inside of it, instead of below it).


Dragging the texture layer below the cactus group adds the texture to the layer group.


Instead, try clicking the disclosure triangle next to the Cactus Layer Group to close it (hide the contents), then drag and drop the texture layer below it.


Or, regardless of the state of the Layer Group (opened or closed) you can simply drag the Cactus Layer Group above the texture layer!

Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 09-20-2013


  • By Elaine Argaet - 8:34 AM on September 20, 2013  

    I have been following some of your ‘How To’ videos and really appreciate the clarity in your explanations. Elaine Argaet