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How to copy-paste a layer within same document? (Photoshop)


Question

I would like to be able to copy a layer, then find a different group and paste it there. Right now when I duplicate a layer it appears right under the source layer and I have to drug it through the whole list of groups and subgroups to place it in the proper place. (you see how painful this can be with a lot of groups.) The obvious Ctrl+C only copies the transparency. Is there simpler way to copy the layer and place it in a different location in the same document?

edit: working with shape layers

2012/09/07
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9/7/2012 1:47:00 AM

You can hold the Alt/Option key down while you click and drag a layer in the Layers Panel to move it. When you let go, it'll drop a copy of the layer, including all styles and masks applied the layer.

2012/09/07
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9/7/2012 1:41:00 AM