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Possible for new artboard to be added below rather than above current layers?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Hoping someone can help with this minor annoyance. I like to use artboards to organize assets like say social images. When I create a new artboard, the new artboard will always be added ABOVE the current artboard. I then have to manually move it below. I'd like to change the behavior to make the new artboard go below the current artboard. Is this possible? See image below for reference. Thanks!

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021
When you want to add new artboard while the other artboard is selected and you want it was added below currently selected artbord, make sure the selected artboard is collapsed (so not like on your screenshot where it's expanded). Same for selected layerSet, freely for selected layer. Then use below script: sTT = stringIDToTypeID; (ref = new ActionReference()) .putClass(sTT('artboardSection')); (dsc = new ActionDescriptor()) .putReference(sTT('null'), ref), dsc.putBoolean(sTT('below'), true) ds...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021
Yes it can be triggered automatically, but better if I tell you how to do it manually: Save the code in belowArtboard.jsx file and copy it to 'Presets/Scripts' of your Photoshop folder. Relaunch Photoshop and from 'File / Scripts' menu select 'belowArtboard' item, but only when you have open document. Surely you can bind some shortcut to item from menu.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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You could use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + [ (PC) / Command + [ (macOS) to move the new artboard down. The modifier plus the left bracket moves a layer or artboard down. The modifier plus the right bracket moves a layer or artboard up.

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Thanks! I wasn't aware of that shortcut. Appreciate your help. 

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When you want to add new artboard while the other artboard is selected and you want it was added below currently selected artbord, make sure the selected artboard is collapsed (so not like on your screenshot where it's expanded). Same for selected layerSet, freely for selected layer. Then use below script:

 

sTT = stringIDToTypeID; (ref = new ActionReference())
.putClass(sTT('artboardSection')); (dsc = new ActionDescriptor())
.putReference(sTT('null'), ref), dsc.putBoolean(sTT('below'), true)
dsc.putString(sTT('name'), 'Artboard'), executeAction(sTT('make'), dsc)

 

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Thank you! I'm not familiar with using scripts but assuming I figure this out, would I execute this from the File > Scripts menu or would it happen automatically when I create a new artboard?

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Yes it can be triggered automatically, but better if I tell you how to do it manually:

Save the code in belowArtboard.jsx file and copy it to 'Presets/Scripts' of your Photoshop folder. Relaunch Photoshop and from 'File / Scripts' menu select 'belowArtboard' item, but only when you have open document. Surely you can bind some shortcut to item from menu.

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That works from the File > Scripts Menu. Thanks for your help! Is there a way to relate that to the flyout layers menu option? Or assign a shortcut key to it? 

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Like said, use 'Edit / Keyboard Shortcuts', then in the File find it and assign the shortcut.

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Perfect, thank you again for your help. This is super helpful to speed up my workflow.

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Probably you were looking for non-scripting solution.

Anyway mark as correct all those you'll find useful 😉

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