Important layer operations

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In this article you will learn the most important operations that can be performed with layers, for example, copy, duplicate, delete, select.

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1. Copy layer to new document

For example, copy the red avatar layer to the new document.

Make the desired layer active.

Press the key combination: Ctrl + A (select all), then Ctrl + C (copy)

In the main menu, select File – Create or just push Ctrl + N

The menu appears:

Choose Clipboard and push the button Create.

A new document appears with the dimensions of the copied layer.

Press the keys Ctrl + V (the copied image is inserted into the new document)

2. Duplication layer

First select the layer to copy and make it active. Then we call the menu:

And push Duplicate layer. A window appears:

Enter the desired name, then click OK.

The cloned layer appears right on the next, but in a new, layer.

3. Deleting a layer

First, we make the layer that we want to delete active and call the menu as in the previous paragraph.

Choose a team Delete layer.

You can also delete a layer in another way: by dragging and dropping into the basket.

– it is at the bottom of the Layers palette.

4. Image selection on a layer

To select an image on a layer, you need to hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse over the thumbnail image of the layer (a white palm appears with a selection), and click on it:

With this selection, you can do whatever you want: fill it with another color, transfer it to a new document, etc.

See you in the next lesson!

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