5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in Photoshop

Did you know you can put multiple strokes on a layer in CS6? Julieanne Kost provides a quick tour of the neat things you can do with layer groups these days.

11 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in Photoshop

  1. Wow I always was ignoring the layer group function but now after watching this 5 tips tutorial I’ll be deploying it much more often in my workflow.

  2. @John, ok, so about the multiple stroke in one shape, that would be great, but somehow, I think there are a bug that made any “un-closed” stroke auto-close when you add another one 🙁
    http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/open_strokes_are_rendered_incorrectly
    So, the work around is to use one shape per “open stroke” and group them to apply any eventual common styling. Works but not as simple as just having the stroke not doing the auto-connect.

  3. OT
    John
    The video above is missing and I am told to upgrade my version of Flash when I view this post in Safari without the Flash plugin. However, if I “lie” and set my user agent to iPad it plays just fine.
    Why not do ‘browser sniffing’ to right way and check what my browser CAN do not what it can’t?

  4. Thanks for the post!
    I’ve been using Photoshop for years and have considered myself an advanced user, but I’ve always ignored the layer group function. I just never really saw the point! I do now! Thanks so much for the great tip!
    [Cool! My pleasure. –J.]

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