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Is there a way to select all layers at once?

Mar 21, 2013 4:59 PM

I have a bunch of layers, WITHOUT holding down control and clicking each one, one by one, is there a button or shortcut to just auto highlight all the layers, Im trying to move them around evenly together on the canvase at once.



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    Mar 21, 2013 5:03 PM   in reply to yutubemedia

    There's a command Select > All Layers (Opt+Cmd+A). It excludes Background layer, but that can't be moved anyway.

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    Mar 21, 2013 5:30 PM   in reply to yutubemedia

    You can also Select all Layers by clicking on the top, or the bottom, then holding down Shift and clicking on the other (top, or bottom). That will Select the Background, but as Conroy points out, it cannot be Moved, so you might not want to use that, depending on what your next operation will be.


    If you do wish to perform certain operations, including the Background Layer, you can first Dbl-click on it, and convert it to a "regular" Layer.


    Good luck,



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    Mar 21, 2013 11:40 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    thanks Bill,  I was just looking for this also. 

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    Mar 22, 2013 1:39 AM   in reply to fleeter samuelli

    Thanks as well. Always helpful responses around the Adobe forums.

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