Is there a way to make a New Shape/Null/Text layer above the currently selected layer in a comp? Newly created items always are created at Layer 1, on top of all layers in the timeline.
a way to do it:
remember the number of your current layer in the comp, create your new solid, cmd+x it, type the number you kept in mind and paste (cmd+v)...
But I agree, a preference setting for that would be welcome.
Great tip! Thank you!
My little GUI script named TurboLayers solves this problem which is also #19 top feature request for After Effects in 2012:
"option to create layers above selected layers, not at top of layer stack"
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