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European Keyboard Move/Select Layer Up/Down Workaround

LEGEND ,
Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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For any European keyboard users who can't use the Alt/Opt + [ / ] (or the other variations), I've made an Action Set which includes the following:

  • Select Forward Layer (Alt + ])
  • Select Backward Layer (Alt + [)
  • Add Forward Layer (Alt + Shift + ])
  • Add Backward Layer (Alt + Shift + [)
  • Move Forward Layer (Ctrl + ])
  • Move Backward Layer (Ctrl + [)

Instructions:

  1. Download Move One Layer.atn.zip
  2. Extract the zip folder's contents (Move One Layer.atn) to Photoshop's *Actions folder
  3. Load the ATN file (see image below)
  4. Set keyboard shortcuts for each Action in the set, or;
  5. For use within an Action of your own:

  • Expand the appropriate Action's contents and duplicate the step
  • Drag the duplicate step to the correct position within your own Action.

Load Action.JPG

*Actions folder

  • Windows: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Presets\Actions
  • Macintosh: ~Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop [version]/Presets/Actions

Hope this helps!

-Please ask any unrelated questions in the Photoshop General Discussion

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Sep 17, 2017 Sep 17, 2017

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that was helpful!!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 17, 2017 Sep 17, 2017

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Glad to hear it helped!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2019 Oct 06, 2019

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Thanks mate!

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New Here ,
Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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Thank you. It is what I was looking for. Super helpful!

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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Aaaah yeah! THX! Gonna try it! Had a lot of trouble with this, when I made actions.

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Thanks a lot. Very useful. Cheers.

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