Layer Via Cut not working properly

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May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021

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When I used Ctrl + Shift + J (which is the shortcut for Layer via cut ) , Ps didn't actually CUT the selection in the original layer . It just made a new layer with a copy of the selection. Why is that happening? That shortcut is supposed to cut the selection and it is not working right.

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Shift Ctrl J cuts the existing selection and pastes into a new layer.  Sounds like you did a Ctrl J and your shift did not register.

 

Hold down SHIFT CTRL continuously, then tap the J key while the 2 modifier keys are down. If that does not work is not error from pressing keys incorrectly, but software issue.

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I did just like the way you said. Maybe it's the software issue. Any idea how can I fix this

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Correct operation is it should cut the select ares pixels on the current layer and add a new layer on top of the current layer that contain the cut pixels and that layer should become the current active layer. A background cut pixels will be filled with pixels that are background colored pixels.  A smart object layer pixels can not be cut and a normal layer cut pixels will be replaced with transparency. 

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Yes, it should work like what you said. But mine is something wrong. I checked a couple times . I didn't make any mistake. 

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Try resettinf Photoshop Tools and yote preferences and mak sure you shift key is working well.   For Ctrl+J will create a layer containing the selection without cutting the selection. Shortcurt Ctrl+J

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Hi @Caynchaos  

 

For testing purposes only, try using the menu command: Layer > New > Layer via Cut.

 

Two other things I can think of to try:

  • Look to the right of the menu command to confirm the shortcut did not get changed on your computer
  • Try the Shift key on the other side of your keyboard

 

~ Jane

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