• How to Organize Layers into Folders in Photoshop or PSE

    It’s back to school time - time for seeing old friends and buying new school supplies. Notebooks, backpacks, pencil cases and file folders – it’s an organizer’s dream!

    If you have Photoshop, you don’t have to feel left out. You have your own set of file folders for organizing your layers called “groups.” In a layered document, just click the file folder icon at the bottom of the Layers Palette.

    This creates a folder icon in the Layers Palette. Double-click the name (usually the word Group followed by a number) and rename your file folder.

    Drag layers into the folder to organize your Layers Palette. To select a number of layers, remember to hold down the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) as you click on the layers. Then drag them all at once into your file folder.

    Alternatively, you can select all of the layers you want to group and press Ctrl + G (Mac: Cmd + G) on your keyboard. This creates the folder icon with all of your layers automagically inside.

    The arrow on the left side of the Layer allows you to show or hide the contents of your group.

    This is a great way to organize your layers and keep your Layers Palette tidy.