Groups

Groups

Groups are a utility layer type that let you contain multiple layers inside of a single parent layer. Use groups to select multiple layers at the same time, transform multiple layers through one set of properties, apply effects to a selection of layers, and much more.

What are Groups?

Groups contain multiple elements in a single top-level layer. They're useful for easy selection, compositing layers, applying effects, and transforming multiple layers together.

Groups have children layers, and the children's transformations depend on the group's origin. For instance, if you move a group, all its children will move the same distance.

Groups are nondestructive, preserving individual layers, making them an excellent tool for efficiently organizing and managing layers in your project.

Group Dimensions

Group size is influenced by the elements it contains. Access size settings in the "Dimensions" section on the Inspector.

  1. Resizing Behavior

  • Hug: Dynamically adjusts based on contents (default).

  • Fixed: Dimensions remain constant, giving complete control.

You can apply separate resizing behavior for width and height.
  1. Dimensions

  • Displays current dimensions of the group.

  • Editable for Fixed resizing, non-editable for Hug resizing.

  1. Clip Contents

  • Checkbox to hide items outside group dimensions.

  • Useful when group size is smaller than contents.

Creating Groups

  • Select multiple layers and use the keyboard shortcut G

  • Right-click on the selected layers and choose "Group selection."

  • Click the Group button on the toolbar.

Ungrouping

  • Use hotkey ⇧ Shift G

  • Right-click and select "Ungroup," or drag the layer out on the Timeline.

Ungrouping an entire group will remove the group from your project but maintain the children layers in the positions they are in.

What are Groups?

Groups contain multiple elements in a single top-level layer. They're useful for easy selection, compositing layers, applying effects, and transforming multiple layers together.

Groups have children layers, and the children's transformations depend on the group's origin. For instance, if you move a group, all its children will move the same distance.

Groups are nondestructive, preserving individual layers, making them an excellent tool for efficiently organizing and managing layers in your project.

Group Dimensions

Group size is influenced by the elements it contains. Access size settings in the "Dimensions" section on the Inspector.

  1. Resizing Behavior

  • Hug: Dynamically adjusts based on contents (default).

  • Fixed: Dimensions remain constant, giving complete control.

You can apply separate resizing behavior for width and height.
  1. Dimensions

  • Displays current dimensions of the group.

  • Editable for Fixed resizing, non-editable for Hug resizing.

  1. Clip Contents

  • Checkbox to hide items outside group dimensions.

  • Useful when group size is smaller than contents.

Creating Groups

  • Select multiple layers and use the keyboard shortcut G

  • Right-click on the selected layers and choose "Group selection."

  • Click the Group button on the toolbar.

Ungrouping

  • Use hotkey ⇧ Shift G

  • Right-click and select "Ungroup," or drag the layer out on the Timeline.

Ungrouping an entire group will remove the group from your project but maintain the children layers in the positions they are in.

What are Groups?

Groups contain multiple elements in a single top-level layer. They're useful for easy selection, compositing layers, applying effects, and transforming multiple layers together.

Groups have children layers, and the children's transformations depend on the group's origin. For instance, if you move a group, all its children will move the same distance.

Groups are nondestructive, preserving individual layers, making them an excellent tool for efficiently organizing and managing layers in your project.

Group Dimensions

Group size is influenced by the elements it contains. Access size settings in the "Dimensions" section on the Inspector.

  1. Resizing Behavior

  • Hug: Dynamically adjusts based on contents (default).

  • Fixed: Dimensions remain constant, giving complete control.

You can apply separate resizing behavior for width and height.
  1. Dimensions

  • Displays current dimensions of the group.

  • Editable for Fixed resizing, non-editable for Hug resizing.

  1. Clip Contents

  • Checkbox to hide items outside group dimensions.

  • Useful when group size is smaller than contents.

Creating Groups

  • Select multiple layers and use the keyboard shortcut G

  • Right-click on the selected layers and choose "Group selection."

  • Click the Group button on the toolbar.

Ungrouping

  • Use hotkey ⇧ Shift G

  • Right-click and select "Ungroup," or drag the layer out on the Timeline.

Ungrouping an entire group will remove the group from your project but maintain the children layers in the positions they are in.