P: Duplicating layers/groups in artboards moves to the top of artboard and not original layer

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 28, 2015 Jun 28, 2015

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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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Adobe Employee , Aug 03, 2015 Aug 03, 2015
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...

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015

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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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New Here ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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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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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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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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New Here ,
Jul 02, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

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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?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2015 Jul 05, 2015

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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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LEGEND ,
Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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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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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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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.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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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.

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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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!

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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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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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 08, 2015 Jul 08, 2015

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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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New Here ,
Jul 10, 2015 Jul 10, 2015

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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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LEGEND ,
Jul 11, 2015 Jul 11, 2015

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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!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 13, 2015 Jul 13, 2015

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

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New Here ,
Jul 14, 2015 Jul 14, 2015

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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.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 14, 2015 Jul 14, 2015

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Glad I'm not alone.. revert to old behaviour please!!! losing valuable seconds re-ordering layers all the time!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015

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

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LEGEND ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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This could easily be solved by allowing Cmd+drag if a user wishes to replicate previous behavior...

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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

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LEGEND ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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What if you have over 70 layers in an artboard? Who in their right mind would want to do that?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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It won't help, if I have to copy a lot of layers from _another_ document.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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I second that too.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 17, 2015 Jul 17, 2015

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For me it also happens when I try to duplicate a group with Cmd+J it's duplicated in the document, outside of the artboard.

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