Ungrouping Layers in Adobe Fresco

Ungrouping layers is an essential technique in digital art, allowing you to separate individual elements within a grouped layer and manipulate them independently. Adobe Fresco makes it straightforward to ungroup layers, enabling you to customize and refine your artwork with greater precision.

Steps to Ungroup Layers in Fresco:

  1. Identify the Grouped Layer: Locate the layer group you wish to ungroup. The group will appear as a single layer with a yellow border, indicating that it contains multiple layers within.
  2. Select the Grouped Layer: Tap and hold the grouped layer thumbnail to select it. A blue bounding box will appear around the grouped layer.
  3. Ungroup the Layer: Tap the three-dot icon in the Layer Taskbar, located at the bottom of the screen. From the menu that appears, select “Ungroup Layers.”
  4. Independent Editing: Once ungrouped, the individual layers within the group will be separated and can be edited independently. You can move, resize, or apply effects to each layer individually.

Ungrouping Multiple Layer Groups:

If you need to ungroup multiple layer groups simultaneously, follow these steps:

  1. Select Multiple Groups: Tap and hold the first grouped layer thumbnail, then while holding, tap the additional groups you want to ungroup.
  2. Ungroup Selected Groups: Once you have selected all the desired layer groups, tap the three-dot icon in the Layer Taskbar and select “Ungroup Layers.” All the selected groups will be ungrouped simultaneously.

Benefits of Ungrouping Layers:

Ungrouping layers offers several advantages, including:

  1. Enhanced Editing Precision: Independently editing grouped layers grants greater control over specific elements within your artwork.
  2. Fine-tuning Details: Ungrouped layers allow for precise adjustments to individual components, enhancing the overall quality and refinement of your artwork.
  3. Creative Flexibility: Ungrouping layers expands creative possibilities, enabling you to manipulate and combine elements in new and innovative ways.

By mastering the ungrouping technique, you can effectively manage your layers and unleash your artistic creativity to produce stunning digital artwork.