Copy and Paste Multiple Layers (or Group)

Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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I'm trying to copy a selection of multiple layers and then New - Paste to create a new document with the multiple layers.  What's the best way to do this?  Any suggestions?

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Advocate ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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Here is one approach:

Right click on the selected layers.

Click on Duplicate Layers..

In Destination box  click on down pointing arrow and select New.  Provide new name & click OK

You have a new document containing the  selected layers.

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Nov 23, 2019 Nov 23, 2019

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Holy Sh!Tz... u just blew my mind!!!

Thx _ Paulo

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Mentor ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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Highlight the layers in the layer panel, and then choose Layer > Duplicate layers and drop down the destination to a new document.

D'oh!

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Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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Thank you - I should be more specific - I want to use the rectangle marquee tool to select an area, then copy and paste it into a new document, without merging the layers.  I'm sure there's a way to do this, I'm just not sure how.

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Advocate ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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You can change the order of your operations

Image > Duplicate

On the duplicated image place your marquee tool and do Image > Crop

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Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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Yes - thank you.  This definitely works.  Not precisely what I was trying to do but it's a workaround.  Thank you to all of you!

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Looking for this as well.  Seems like it should be a simple obvious feature.

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Valorous Hero ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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If you already have some precise selection that you don't want to recreate, make it a quick mask and it will stay in the duplicated image.

Alternatively you can achieve the same thing by just "Save as" with a new name and crop with you current selection. And if you need the previous image just open it. I think this is less hassle if you are going to save the document anyway. "Duplicate" makes sense if you really want to keep the two images open.

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Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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Would work perfectly except the Crop doesn't work with Feathered marquee edges...

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Explorer ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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But Trim works...

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Valorous Hero ,
Oct 26, 2010 Oct 26, 2010

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dshock wrote:

Would work perfectly except the Crop doesn't work with Feathered marquee edges...

Testing it in CS5 shows that it does.

Crop works with any kind of selection here

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