Moving Your Objects

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Moving Your Objects in Photoshop

 

It’s pretty easy to move stuff in Photoshop. Your objects are ‘contained’ in layers, so simply select that layer and you can drag and move it to wherever you like, without affecting other objects.

As you can see below, I have a butterfly under the layer named ‘Shape 1’. Select the layer, and simply click the Selection Tool (circled in red), or press V for the shortcut, and just drag your object to wherever you want!

 

moving objects in photoshop

There’s also a pretty cool shortcut you can use, especially if you have many layers around. If you are working with multiple layers, and you’re lazy to label all of them, it can be quite a hassle finding which object corresponds to which layers. As such, you can simply press V first to get the Selection Tool, thenĀ hold ctrl + click on the object that you want to move. For the example below, let’s say I want to move the cat, so I just press V, and hold ctrl + click on the cat. The layer selection should jump to the cats’ and you are able to move it now!

 

multiple layers

 

If you can’t seem to move your object, make sure:

-The correct layer is selected.

-The correct tool (Selection Tool, or V) is selected first.

-The layer is not locked in position.

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