Option to select a particular layer
Well, I'm using Adobe Xd for a week. Previously worked on Photoshop. I've started loving xD.
But I am facing difficulties when selecting a layer which is under another layer.
It's really annoying always "hide" the first layer then select the 2nd/3rd layer. After that finding that "Hide" layer to unhide.
Photoshop has an option for that. Please see attached.
We recently introduced a feature to select under. Use Cmd+Click to click through the visible layer stack. Hope that helps!
Mava Channer commented
I want to select and edit a layer under a layer, I can use the key combination to select the lower object.
e.g keystrokes (alt + right click) to object
After selecting a layer in the Layers panel, you can then use the left/right/up/down keys to move it even if it's covered by another layer. Hold down the Shift for accelerated movement.
Ali Saleh commented
Hi, I started using Adobe XD ! and I'm facing this issue! Not being able to select layers as I want is really anoyying! Any one has a solution or keyboard key to use to solve it?
Photoshop and Sketch both have solutions for this - being able to right click to select a layer in a stack of layers on the canvas is a major workflow improvement.
Boni M Bo commented
Agreed, your photoshop solution here I would find practical
Layers Panel is not a solution. If you have a text box layer on top of a shape and you click the shape in the layers panel, if you then try to drag the shape to move it, you will end up selecting the text layer on top of it (because the text layer is on top in z-index). I've wasted so much time doing this it makes this program entirely unusable.
The way Photoshop handles layer selection is 100x better. The layer you've selected in PS is the one you're working with. It doesn't go auto-selecting layers like XD does. When you have a lot of layers stacked on top of each other in XD it becomes very difficult to manipulate items on the screen and is super frustrating.