I know a bunch of you out there are keyboard junkies, so here are two quick tips for creating new layers without clicking a single mouse button.
Assuming you have the Layer Properties Manager open:
- Use Alt+N
This creates a new layer called Layer1, but the text is highlighted so you can type over it right away and don’t have to reselect it.
When you’re finished typing your new layer name:
- Enter a comma (,) instead of pressing Enter.
This creates another new layer (also named Layer1), with its text highlighted too.
And if you forgot, and pressed Enter anyway (force of habit), you can still use Alt+N to create another new layer. The comma is just one less keystroke.