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I noticed that when I create a new artistic text object via pasting, that it inserts the text as a new layer right above the lowest visible layer. If you are working with a lot of layers, you can quickly see that scrolling down to the bottom layer becomes inconvenient.

I would like it to paste the new layer either above or below the current layer. 

I would also like to be able to paste on the same layer (have one or more artistic text box on the same layer).

Any ideas on how to paste to get what I want?

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Which app are you using?

There is currently no way to directly target pasting above or below a current layer, all newly created layers would be stacked above the layer selected. So you would have to manually select the ungrouped layer below to to have it pasted below the layer you actually want it to be, selecting the "current" layer would place any layer pasted above it. 

Each object has it's own layer but they can be grouped and if you are using Affinity Designer you can use a parent layer (Layer) or as in the other apps group layers together.


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22 hours ago, firstdefence said:

Which app are you using?

Affinity Photo 1.72.471

 

22 hours ago, firstdefence said:

There is currently no way to directly target pasting above or below a current layer, all newly created layers would be stacked above the layer selected. So you would have to manually select the ungrouped layer below to to have it pasted below the layer you actually want it to be, selecting the "current" layer would place any layer pasted above it. 

 

Hmmm.  But if the current layer is already selected (which it would when I am copying something), when I paste the new layer should be directly above the last selected layer. 

What is happening is that the pasted layer is placed above the lowest visible layer in the project.

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Hi 4EverMaAT :)

Sorry to hear this, I've tried replicating the issue here and each time I paste in text it always creates the layer 1 above my currently selected layer - the same as firstdefence.

Could you please provide a screenshot of your layers panel for me?

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