Groups and Frames allow you to combine layers together so that they can be treated like a single layer.
By default, groups take on the combined dimensions of their children.
- To make a group, select some layers and choose “Group” (⌘ + G).
- The first time you click on a layer in this group, the entire group will be selected.
- To select a single layer within this group, double-click the item, or choose it from the layers panel.
- As the layers within a group are moved around, the bounds of the group will adjust to fit the layers within.
- You can move things into and out of this group by dragging layers within the layers panel.
- You are allowed to nest groups inside other groups.
- To un-group, select the group and choose “Ungroup” (⇧ + ⌘ + G).
Sometimes, it is useful to have a layer whose size is explicitly set by you. These are called Frames.
- To make a frame, choose the Frame Tool (F) and drag out an area of the screen.
- To add layers to this group, just drag them in.
- To remove layers from this group, just drag them out.
- Selecting and moving items within a Frame works exactly the same way as groups.
- To un-group, select the group and choose “Ungroup” (⇧ + ⌘ + G)
Frames are drawn directly on the canvas and we draw them in a special way to make them easier to see and work with.