P: Duplicate Layer to new document not working correctly

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LEGEND ,
Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018

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When "Duplicate Layer..." is attempted of a Solid Color fill layer to a new document, the result is a new document that does not include the Solid Color fill layer with the original Layer Mask, but instead is a flat document. If a new Solid Color fill layer with mask is made but NOT renamed from the default, the function works correctly.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019
I've logged a problem report for our engineers to investigate. Thanks for reporting! The video was helpful!

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Guide ,
Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018

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I tried reproducing, but it's working as expected for me. Could you detail the steps more clearly and which version of Ps?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018

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I've attached a video capture. I'm on PS 20.0.1 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Previously it would work if I didn't rename the layer but this video shows that it didn't even work with the default layer name. A coworker replicated the bug on a newer MacBook Pro, also PS 20.0.1.
I'm also having odd behavior with the lasso tool not showing the tracing as well as the transform not showing the edges. I was able to get them to show properly after several adjustments to the Graphics Processor Settings, but both of these problems are clearly bugs.

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Guide ,
Dec 17, 2018 Dec 17, 2018

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Perfect. Thanks for doing that. I can repro now and definitely a bug.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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I've logged a problem report for our engineers to investigate. Thanks for reporting! The video was helpful!

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
May 24, 2019 May 24, 2019

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I've come across this too lately, and it seems to happen only if the layer being duplicated is the LAST layer in the file (any layer type- color layer, smart object, etc.), and only that layer is selected.

If the layer selected is not the last layer, or if another layer is selected along with the last layer, it works as expected.

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Participant ,
Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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What is the status on this if it's been so long? I'm sure it was last working properly months ago, not years ago. Is this a duplicate of the bug where new document from clipboard defaults to a new document with white background?
I can confirm this still happens. A Color Fill Layer, regardless of the color it is, when duplicated to a new document, always turns into a locked, white, background layer.

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Guide ,
Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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i just tested this in 21.1.3, using the workflow in the video above and everything works as expected. 
Which version of Ps are you testing with?

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Guide ,
Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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oh, whoops! Looks like i needed to add another layer above the color fill, then the bug appears. I'll make sure to remind Jeff that this is still buggy.

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Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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Oh, I just saw the video and it seems like it's a lot of extra steps.
All it takes is from a new document, making a Color Fill layer and duplicating that to a new document duplicates it as a flattened background. However, it kept the color. When I posted previously, it was turning it white. But I'm not sure now what causes that. I am also on 21.1.3. Windows, if that matters.

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