Reorder layers in Mask via Layers panel
At the moment if you mask some layers or a group of layers (Mask with shape) you are not able to reorder them. They become locked, not it terms of repositioning them but your are not able to reorder them on the layer level. Right click and "Bring to front" etc. works though.
I’ve moved this from a bug to a feature request, as the product manager in charge of this feature confirms that this is a feature in the backlog.
Nathaniel Thompson commented
How is this not more requested
2020 and this "feature" still "bugs" me...
Serious question: does the product manager in charge of this "feature" still work at Adobe?? (if yes, please fire them) Is this still on anyone's radar? How does an incomplete implementation just sit for 2.5 years?
You can rearrange layers using keyboard shortcuts... you can cut and paste a layer into a mask group. The only thing missing is drag and drop in the layers panel.... HOW HARD CAN THAT BE TO IMPLEMENT?!?!?!?!?!?
Colin Richardson commented
Is there any update on this? It would be really useful to drag layers into / out of mask groups as well as drag to reorder within mask groups. Like Photoshop clipping masks, or Sketch masks.
can you please fix this asap??? You can't "bring to front" anymore as mentioned above.
This is really necessary feature. Here is 2019, so please! We need one!
Bug filed in january 2017…
Bug still annoying me in january 2019…
Come on Adobe ! ;-)
I'm sad this change is not more popular. It's so painful to have to ungroup an mask object and then recreate a mask with Shape… I currently do copy/paster to bring to front but it removes the prototype connections…
Armando Scuro commented
works for symbols, I can drag and drop to reorder layers inside symbol groups. but not inside mask groups.
doesn't really seem like a feature to me tbh, just sayin
Are there any updates on this? BTW. this is also the case when I create a symbol … same logic > no layer reorder possibilities other then "bring to front" via right click or the object menu.