I am working on an animation with shape layers converted from imported AI file. In one of the shape layer there are 4 groups and I want to make one group an independent Shape layer. I tried to copy and paste but it added another group within the same Shape layer, so instead I created an empty layer and pasted it there, but the problem is that the shape was pasted into the center of the composition and it lost the original position.
Is there any more efficient way to do this? I will be converting many specific groups so it would be great if I can simply convert selected groups to Shape Layers rather than copy&Paste&reposition.
Instead of copy / paste, Duplicate the original layer, containing the groups.
After that you can delete the relevant groups from both layers (group 1 in the duplicated layer and group 2-4 in the original layer, for example).
This way you'll have one copy of each group divided in two layers, and without the need to reposition.