Request Ctrl + M to move layer to folder

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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Moving layers into folders in Photoshop is non-trivial for complicated documents. Suppose a duplicate a layer, then desire to move it into a layer group; I have to click and drag my layer towards the top or bottom of the layers panel (guessing which direction my target group folder is in) and then play a little game of wiggling my dragged layer around the edge to get the layers panel to scroll up and down unti I find the right group folder.

 

See Blender for guidance. With Blender's "Collections," I can press M and a menu appears at my cursor with a list of existing Collection folders. This menu can fly-out to nested collection (sub-folders), and also has a button for New Collection. By selecting any item or items in my scene view (which is a lot like a layers stack) and then invoking the shorcut, I can quickly move one or more items into an oranized location.

 

I'd love to see the ability to do this in Photoshop through a shortcut (suggesting Ctrl+M since M is the marquee tool), and through the Right-click context menu on one or multiple selected layers in the Layer panel. This would greatly improve the ability to organize my PDS contents!

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