This week I'm just going to show you a simple little thing I do to keep some order in my layers palette. I love creating groups - not just for order - but so I can move groups of things around or apply a drop shadow to multiple layers at the same time.
For example, on this layout I used an alpha for my title. Each letter is on a separate layer, but I want to be able to move and re-size all of them at the same time. So let's put them in a group.
Select all the layers you want to include in your group, then drag them to the little folder icon on the bottom of the layers palette. All of them will be moved into a nice little folder called "Group 1". To rename it, just double click on the name. If you create a new layer you want to add into your group, just drag it into the folder.
Super simple, but it makes things much easier! I like that you can click the little arrow next to the group and it will minimize. This is especially helpful on layouts where I have a ton of layers. Here's my finished layout:
And now, onto the new releases...
First up, a brand new kit by Wendy. As you already know from my previous posts, I LOVE the 4th of July, and I was SUPER excited to see she had this beauty for me to work with. I made an invitation for my family barbecue:
And then I used some fireworks photos from our family barbecue in 2004...
Amber is releasing a numbered version of her Monogram It templates. I did a layout about having to take a billion photos of my in-laws for their Christmas Letter last year: