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Why won't my layers group?

Mar 16, 2013 11:42 AM

As you can see in the example images of the monkey, each part of him is organized in different layer groups. Head, body, arms, and feet. The first image shows that his entire right arm is grouped but cannot be selected as a whole. Instead, only a path from the arm is selected.

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The second image shows that the entire left arm is grouped and IS able to be selected as a whole. They're both set up the same way, so what's different between the two?


 
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    Mar 16, 2013 12:12 PM   in reply to bleduc1

    Exactly how are you selecting Arm 1 ?

     
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    ...or arm 2 in that case, the tool box shows the Selection Tool is active...but the status bar at the bottom reads "Direct Selection"

     
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:28 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    oh, I got it,

     

    They're both set up the same way, so what's different between the two?

     

    they're not set up the same way, arm 1 is a "sublayer", while arm 2 is a "group".

     
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    Mar 16, 2013 7:43 PM   in reply to bleduc1

    because arm1 is still a sublayer and <group> is inside this sublayer, to have it the same as arm2

     

    - select <group> (select the whole arm) with the black arrow

    - Ctrl+X to cut it

    - highlight 'arm 1' in the layers palette

    - click on the trash can icon to delete the sublayer

    - select the "Body" group with the black arrow

    - press Ctrl+F to past the arm 1 group on top of the body group

    - rename <group> to 'arm 1'

     
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    Mar 16, 2013 9:58 PM   in reply to bleduc1

    no problem, you shouldn't get confused though, if you don't have use for sublayers and don't explicitly make them you're ok, besides sublayers show that little triangle when something is selected and groups show "group" at the left of the control panel.

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 7:39 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    They are easy to differentiate by their underlying greys in the layer panel.

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:45 AM   in reply to Monika Gause

    that's right Monika, thanks

     
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