Tip #878: Get More Space for Layers

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Tip #878: Get More Space for Layers

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Adjusting Layer height is a simple way to help manage larger projects.

A composite showing the nested rectangle, then, below, the slider it reveals.

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At the bottom of the Layers panel is a nested rectangle shape. Here’s what it does.

Click the nested rectangle (red arrow in screen shot) and a small slider appears.

As you drag the slider, the height of each layer in the Layers panel is scaled vertically.

Click elsewhere to hide this slider.

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2 replies
  1. Vina Cera
    Vina Cera says:

    It’s actually more direct to drag (w/cursor) up and down in layers list to change the height of the layers.

    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      Motion provides different ways to accomplish the same task. Dragging is clearly one of them. What surprised me was that I didn’t know about this control until I wrote the tip.



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