This how to video is a primer on the Layers panel and some of the cool and time-saving hotkeys that you have while using layers in Photoshop. Selecting multiple layers, duplicating layers, moving layers around quickly, changing opacity, hiding and unhiding layers, linking layers, and more!
The photo I used in this tutorial can be downloaded here: https://unsplash.com/photos/5YtjgRNTli4
Let’s not make this too complicated. Details are below. Watch the video if you need to see it all in action.
1. Group, Ungroup Hotkeys
Create Layer Group: Cmd/Ctrl + G
Ungroup Layers: Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + G
2. Hide, Unhide Hotkeys
Hide/Unhide a layer: Cmd + ,
Pro tip: You can select multiple layers and show/hide them all at once with this hotkey.
3. Duplicate a Layer
Duplicate layer: Cmd/Ctrl + J
Pro tip: If you make a selection and then use this hotkey, you will copy just that selected bit up to a new layer.
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