Duplicating a layer with the keyboard


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Duplicating a layer with the keyboard

Probably, the most common keyboard shortcut you will use in Photoshop is the Duplicate Layer keyboard shortcut. It's mainly because you usually don't want to work on a Background layer; you want to protect your original so you will dupe and then work on the copy. So Command+J on the Mac or Ctrl+J on Windows is your Duplicate Layer command. And you can see it just as Layer 1. Other copy, if I did Command or Ctrl+J again, it's Layer 1 copy, and so forth. I'm going to undo that and we'll go ahead and delete this extra layer here. Now, the better way to duplicating a layer is actually to name your layers as you create them, and the Layers panel becomes this navigation of your document especially if you hand it off to someone else. The Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 2 copy 1, Layer 2 copy 3, Final layer, Final copy layer. Those naming sequences don't really mean anything and they don't help the other person figure out what you have done to your document. So you want to...

Duplicating a layer with the keyboard
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Duplicating a layer with the keyboard 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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