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Some Layer *Things*

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Hi everybody,

(1.) I do not know if this has been already suggested, but I would find it very useful, if you were able to copy a layer in the layers list just by option- (or cmd-) drag within the list hierarchy. I am well aware that you can use "Edit > Duplicate", but in complex layer structures it is sometimes very convenient just to be able to drag-copy the layer to the desired point in the hierarchy by a single move ...

(2.) It’s very handy that you can use any layer A as a mask for any other layer B, simply by making B a child of A (see my screen shot). But once this is done, you cannot transform the "mask" layer A independently of the child layer B. In order to achieve this, you have to

(a.) break the parent-child relation between B and A,

(b.) transform the parent layer B, and

(c.) restitute the relation.

I find this very cumbersome.  :(

It would be fine if it was possible to transform a parent layer independently of its child layer(s) ... or ... am I missing something?

Cheers, Alex 


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2) You are not missing anything.  It's something we've discussed as I would find it useful.

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