Copying visible layers


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Copying visible layers

Every once in a while, you may need to grab some chunks of one document and paste it into another document. So in this example I have got here several layers in this particular version of this file here and then over in this document, Sandstone, I just have a background texture as a single layer here. And I want to be able to bring these elements into that other document. Now in this particular example, I don't really care about retaining the layer structure. I just need the pixel as the content. So I want the composite of whatever I want to bring over. So if I want to bring everything, I could do a select all, Command+A or Ctrl+A, and there is a special copy command called Copy Merged.

It's under the Edit menu. Copy Merged. It's only available when you have a selection. You'll now see that the keyboard shortcut is Command+Shift+C. So I'll use the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+C or Ctrl+Shift+C and that copies the composite data. Normally, you would just be copying...

Copying visible layers
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Copying visible layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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