I know I can ctrl-click on content, but this will select parent / the top of all layers which is really frustrating. If I click on layer's content I want my layer to be selected even though it is nested in multiple layers... I hope I make sense?


Photoshop has 2 types of selecting methods. This option is shown at the top when you have the Move Tool (V) selected.

auto select options

Auto Checked - Will select the top most layer content when selecting objects on the artboard.

Unchecked - Will select the layer content for which layer you have selected in the layers panel.

  • ohh... if only i asked sooner! it would save me a lot of frustration.. – Marko Sep 14 '15 at 20:29

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