Here you’ll be given a choice of four different gestures for invoking Layer Select with the most commonly used being Touch. Or, if you already have Touch assigned to a different action, most use the Modify Button + Touch.
How you assign your individual shortcut affects how you will invoke Layer Select, but for the sake of explaining how it works we’ll use Touch as the shortcut. To select an object and the layer it sits on, all you need to do is simply one finger tap that object. You will see a small rectangular layer panel briefly display in the area you tapped with the name of the layer on it. This layer is now selected. It’s quick, easy and means no more accessing your layer menu to make selections.
The benefits of Layer Select come into its own when the object you want to select sits on an area of canvas that has multiple layers sitting above or below it. When this is the case and an object is tapped, Layer Select displays all the different layers as individual pop-up layer panels. The multiple layer panels remain on-screen until one is selected to activate the relevant layer you wish to work on. Unlike some other apps, this system for choosing between multiple layers is intuitive and couldn’t be simpler.