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a way to cut and paste a marquee area in one click ?

Engaged ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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 if i select a marquee area and ctrl J,  i can copy an area of one layer into a new layer, problem is if i want to remove that same section from the original layer i need to make the marquee again, which can be tricky if its an elaborate marquee

 

is there an equivalent for cutting and pasting to a new layer?   ie. removing that section from the original layer

 

(i know that selecting 'cut and paste' tends to do this, but the new layer doesnt always appear in the correct position, sometimes the position of the new layer changes and its a lot of clicks, i want a short cut like ctrl J )

 

thanks

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Guide , Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

Yes, and this feature has been around for 20+ years. You're doing layer via copy and what you want is layer via cut.

 

ctrl/sh-J or in the menus: Layer>New>Layer via Cut

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Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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Hi,

 

The around this would be to save the original Selection by going Selection> Save Selection and give a name, before you execute the Cmd/Ctrl + J sort cut.

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This way you can then simple go to selection> Load Selection and bring back the exact same selection

 

Hope this helps!

 

Sim

 

 

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Guide ,
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Why use this method instead of the one already built into Ps? Layer via Cut.

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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The selection goes away when you use New > Layer via Cut, so it doesn't work if you have multiple layers and want to cut or copy the same area from each one. At least, it doesn't seem to...

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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you can easily cmd/ctrl-click the new layer to re-load the selection...

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Guide ,
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Yes, and this feature has been around for 20+ years. You're doing layer via copy and what you want is layer via cut.

 

ctrl/sh-J or in the menus: Layer>New>Layer via Cut

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