Creating Layer Groups that Include Selected Layers in Photoshop CC 2014

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In previous versions of Photoshop, clicking the “Create a new group” icon at the bottom of the Layers panel added an empty Layer Group regardless of whether or not any layers were selected.  In the current version of Photoshop CC however, with multiple layers selected, clicking the “Create a new group” icon adds a new Layer Group and places all selected layers into that Layer Group. Command + G (Mac) | Control + G (Win) will also create a new Layer Group while placing any selected layers within the Group.

To create an empty Layer Group, deselect all layers and click the “Create a new group” icon (Photoshop adds the group to the top of the layer stack).

To quickly ungroup layers, select the Layer Group in the Layer panel and use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + G (Mac) | Control  + Shift + G (Win).

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Posted on 10-15-2014


  • By Christiane DELBECQUE - 6:50 AM on October 15, 2014  

    Très bonne fonction nouvelle

    Merci Julieanne !

    Best regards

  • By edward - 3:03 PM on October 19, 2014  

    Shift + Click on an image used to select that particular layer, whether that layer was in a group or not. I’m now using Photoshop CC 2014.1.0. I now find that Shift + Click on a layer within the image selects ONLY the group not the specific layer.

    If you / someone could tell me the trick to select just the layer not the group, I’d very much appreciate it.

    Many thanks

    • By Jeffrey Tranberry - 12:17 PM on October 20, 2014  

      Change the pop-up in the Move tool’s options bar from “Group” to “Layer”