Quickly rearrange Photoshop layers with keyboard shortcuts

Rearranging layers within Photoshop can be a very tedious task, especially when many layers are involved. Layers can be easily dragged around the Layers panel using the mouse. However, keyboard shortcuts can make the process of rearranging layers faster and even more precise.

Bring Forward

  • Keyboard shortcut: Command/Control + Right Square Bracket
  • This moves a layer up one level

Send Backward

  • Keyboard shortcut: Command/Control + Left Square Bracket
  • This moves a layer down one level

Bring to Front

  • Keyboard shortcut: Command/Control + Shift + Right Square Bracket
  • This moves a layer to the top of all the layers

Send to Back

  • Keyboard shortcut: Command/Control + Shift + Left Square Bracket
  • This moves a layer to the bottom of all the layers
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