Duplicate a selected portion of a layer Photoshop CS6


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Duplicating a selected portion of a layer

In this movie, I'll show you how to select a portion of a layer and duplicate it to a new layer to create a picture frame effect. We're going to base the frame on the paperback layer. So I'll go ahead and select it. And now we need to load the exact perimeter of this layer as the selection outline. And you can do that in one of two ways. The first way is to go the Select menu and choose the Load Selection command. And then you can pretty much ignore everything inside this dialog box because it's already set correctly by default. The document is our current document.

The channel, which means the thing upon which we want to base the selection is set to our current layer paperback and its so called transparency mask. Now you don't need to worry about that too much, but the transparency mask is what distinguishes the transparent areas of the layer from the opaque portions of the layer, so the outside of the layer from the inside, if you will. But if you don't want to rea...

Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
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Duplicating a selected portion of a layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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