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Can't move layers into a new window - Photoshop

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Jun 30, 2017

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Hi,

Before I used to be able to drag layers from one window into another, to make a copy into another document. But for some reason I can't anymore!
Help please!! I have Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.

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Rachel

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Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

21.2.1 has broken the ability to drag from the layers panel to a document tab.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/version-21-2-1-drag-duplicate-layer-to-another-document-doesnt-work-anymore

 

In the meantime, copy and paste still works or dragging from the image area (as opposed to the layers panel) still works.

 

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Can't move layers into a new window - Photoshop

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Hi,

Before I used to be able to drag layers from one window into another, to make a copy into another document. But for some reason I can't anymore!
Help please!! I have Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.

Kind Regards
Rachel

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

21.2.1 has broken the ability to drag from the layers panel to a document tab.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/version-21-2-1-drag-duplicate-layer-to-another-document-doesnt-work-anymore

 

In the meantime, copy and paste still works or dragging from the image area (as opposed to the layers panel) still works.

 

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Try Dragging the image from the document window up to the tabs.

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One more way, right click on the Layer or layers in the layers panel, then select Dulicate Layer and specify the document from the desitination settings.

to drag layer, Make sure the layer is not locked then click on it in the canvas and drage it to the tab where you want to duplicate, when the tab activate the document release it inside the document canvas NOT on the Tab.

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If you're using RGB in one document and CMYK in another, some adjustment layers won't transfer over. This happened when I tried to drag a HSL and Color Balance layers over. Converting the CMYK document to RGB solved the issue.

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New Here ,
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I'm experiencing this issue as well. One document is RGB and the other is CYMK but i can move layers over one at a time if I drag them. When I select multiple layers, they wont copy over. Very frustrating. I can't preserve my layout from one document to another. Also if there is an issue with compatibility, a error message would be nice... Anyone else noticing an overall degradation of adobe programs lately?

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We're now on Photoshop 21.2.1 and I just lost this functionality. How do I get it back? Worked fine until the update.

 

--- yes, I've reset my preferences.

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Same. Had no trouble dragging and dropping layers into a different file until I updated this morning. What is it with Photoshop 2020? It seems RIDDLED with bugs compared to 2019.

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I have the same issue and it's driving me crazy. 

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Same here after update to 21.2.1.

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Im having the same issue after the update!

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Same, and it is severly slowing down my workflow

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I also use dragging often and this is no fun.

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Same here. I can't drag folder with layers from one tab to another without arranging the view to show multiple tabs on one screen.

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Me either! Already reset but still facing that problem. 

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You can get around it by clicking on your move tool and clicking and dragging from the main window, instead of the layers panel like we used to, to the tab and dropping in the other document. Hope this helps ❤️

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Thanks dalenawatson - your workaround is great and is 'almost' as good as dragging the layer from the panel.

 

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21.2.1 has broken the ability to drag from the layers panel to a document tab.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/version-21-2-1-drag-duplicate-layer-to-anothe...

 

In the meantime, copy and paste still works or dragging from the image area (as opposed to the layers panel) still works.

 

Dave

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