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Wed, Jun 1, 2011 12:44 PM

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Photoshop: Layer Comps - easier creation and navigation

It would be helpful to:

a) Easier create layer comps: e.g. a direct button in the layer window or an entry in its context menu or an other shortcut. Currently we have to navigate to the layer comp window and back.

b) Quicker navigate between layer comps e.g. simply using the arrow keys. Also they should become visible in the moment we navigate to them (customizable)

Michael

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11 y ago

a) a workaround would be to add a keyboard shortcut to the "New Layer Comp..." menu item.
b) If arrow keys were used to change comp selection, what would move/nudge selections and layers on the canvas? You can assign keyboard shortcuts to "Next Layer Comp" and "Previous Layer Comp" to achieve what you want.

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11 y ago

Let me know if this satisfies your request.

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11 y ago

Thanks Jeffrey,

The workaround seems not to be that easy to follow. I tried a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but all practicable and intuitive shortcuts seem to be already in use. Will look if a shortcut replacement would be meaningful in this case.

"If arrow keys were used to change comp selection, what would move/nudge selections and layers on the canvas?"

Sorry for being too general. As I suggested to use the arrow keys for the navigation between layers, I was thinking about a combination. So a more precise suggestion could be: Space+Arrow, of course if free. When this works, then I suggest to introduce it for all similar CS tools.

Michael

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9 y ago

You can't use the arrow keys for custom shortcuts in Photoshop at all. That's really a shame. CTRL + down/up-arrow would be perfect for switching layer comps. I would try a workaround with another keyboard shortcut tool (Keyboard Maestro in my case), but the problem is, that »next/previous layer comp« does not have a menu entry. It's only available via the floating pallette's menu. Bummer.