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P: Duplicating Non-Visible Shape Layers Produces Empty Copy.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2013 Aug 05, 2013

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Duplicating a non-visible vector shape layer in Photoshop CC using the Ctrl+J shortcut creates a new empty layer which is now visible.

Duplicating by dragging the layer onto the New Layer icon works fine.

Duplicating Pixel layers via the keyboard shortcut works fine too.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 03, 2015 Feb 03, 2015
Fixed in Photoshop CC (14.2) or later.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 05, 2013 Aug 05, 2013

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Yes, it does. Let me see what's up with that...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 05, 2013 Aug 05, 2013

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This is a known bug that is already logged in our database. I'll add your workaround info to the bug report. Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 05, 2013 Aug 05, 2013

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We do have a bug report for this issue. (Layer > New > Shape Layer Via Copy and it's shortcut cmd/ctrl + J on hidden shape layer result in blank, visible shape layer)

The best workaround I have until we get that fixed is...
1. Right-click on the hidden shape layer.
2. Hold the Opt or Alt key when selecting "Duplicate Layer..." from the context menu.
(Opt/Alt suppresses the Duplicate Layer dialog from appearing. You could skip Opt/Alt, then just hit Return to dismiss the dialog).

Thanks for reporting this issue. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
- Meredith

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LEGEND ,
Nov 22, 2013 Nov 22, 2013

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I am having this same issue, glad I found this page. This issue still hasn't been fixed?

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2013 Dec 04, 2013

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Same issue here. Take your time.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 03, 2015 Feb 03, 2015

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Fixed in Photoshop CC (14.2) or later.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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