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Method of copying a group from one image to another

Community Beginner ,
Oct 01, 2022 Oct 01, 2022

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I'm looking for a method whereby I can copy a pair of direction arrows labelled with N and E from one psd file (the stock file) to another psd file (the working file). As my first attempt to make a stock file, I have set up a transparent background image, and generated the arrows and labelled them. However, I find that none of these elements are copy-able (Edit>Copy of any type is disabled - greyed out). If I group them, the same situation exists.

 

Is there a way of doing this in PE 2022? I was hoping to have a stock file with these direction arrows and their labels set up so that all I need do is copy from this file into my working file. As I expect to have quite a number of these to do in the next 12 months (>15), it would be a lot more efficient to do it this way than to re-create the arrows for each working file.

 

My thanks in advance, Paul.

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Community Expert , Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

Here is one method:

 

  1. Tile the working and stock files, using the Window>Images>Tile command.
  2. Select the stock file
  3. Drag the layer(s) or group of layers to the working file.

 

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Oct 02, 2022 Oct 02, 2022

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Here is one method:

 

  1. Tile the working and stock files, using the Window>Images>Tile command.
  2. Select the stock file
  3. Drag the layer(s) or group of layers to the working file.

 

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Greg_S, you are brilliant!!!

 

It works, so long as you drag the group layer (highlighted in blue) and not the group on the image/editing pane, as you show in your lucid diagram.

 

Thank you, thank you. I've been puzzling over this issue for days. I consider this issue now resolved.

 

Kind regards, Paul.

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