Just wondering if anyone knew of any tricks to quickly seperate individual elements that are all on one layer in to multiple layers.
Example of a file I am working with attached - I want all the butterflies on individual layers, is there any quicker way to achieve this than lasso tooling each one and extracting to a new layer?
Another example of a time where this would be helpful would be when designing a yardage/pattern print, say I have drawn up a range of floral elements in procreate/photoshop but they are on one layer or for whatever reason get flattened, would there be a way to easily/efficiemtly isolate these out to seperate layers to be able to move them around individually/maniuplate colour etc?
Yes, it's very easy when you have a transparent background. Just use one of the selection tools, like the Rectangular Marquee, or the Lasso Tool, to make a selection around the image you want to put on a new layer and from the Layer menu, Choose New>Layer Via Cut (Shift-Command-J). It will automatically take that image and put it on a new layer.