Surely you have seen yourself in the situation of needing to copy several layers from a Photoshop document to paste them already flattened in another new record. The method to do this was usually to flatten the original image, select the desired area, and copy and paste it into the new document.
But did you know that you can do it directly?
Copy and paste layers
Make the selection you want to copy from the original document, and use Command+Shift+C ( Control+Shift+C on PC) or go to Edit Menu –> Copy Combined .
Now you can paste the already flattened result into another document/layer.
And another more straightforward way, suggested by William, one of our readers, is to right-click on the layer to copy shops open near me, click on the duplicate layer, and in the window that appears, modify the destination to the document (previously opened) in which we want to place the new layer.
What are layers in Photoshop?
You can think of the layers as clear glass panels stacked on top of each other, allowing different parts of each layer to show through. There are several types of layers you’ll use in Photoshop, and they fall into two main categories:
Content Layers – These layers contain different types of content, such as photos, text, and shapes.
Adjustment Layers – These layers allow you to apply adjustments to the layers below them, such as saturation or brightness. Adjustment layers are a type of non-destructive editing because they don’t actually change anything about the original image.
When using layers, it can be helpful to turn individual layers on and off to see how they affect the image. You can do this by clicking the eye icon next to each layer name.
How do layers work in Photoshop?
The layers act like sheets of transparent film placed on top of each other. Objects on the top layer will appear on top of objects on the lower layers. If you apply a solid color to a layer, that color will block out any objects on the layers below it.
Layers are accessed, modified, created, and deleted through the Layers panel in Photoshop.
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The Layers panel
In the default workspace, the Layers panel is on the right side of the Photoshop window. Click on the word Layers to access it.
If you can’t find the Layers panel when you open Photoshop, you can easily access it by clicking the Window drop-down menu at the top of the application window and choosing Layers. When Layers is checked, the panel will appear on your screen.
Add a new layer
There are several ways to create a new layer in Photoshop. The fastest method is to type SHIFT + CTRL + N (SHIFT + COMMAND + N on a Mac) to automatically create a new layer on top of any existing layers in your document.
You can also create a new layer by clicking the Layers panel menu (which looks like four horizontal lines on the right side of the panel) and choosing New Layer.