Copy and paste forces new layer.

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Michael J Davis, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. I'm actually using Elements 5, but I think PS acts the same way.

    Is there a way of copying and pasting images onto one layer?

    I'm trying to create a border of repeated images and groups of images.

    Each time I copy and paste, I find I have created a new layer, when all
    I want is a simple frame made up of repeated groups of 24 x24 pixel

    I accept that 'merge visible' is my friend, but I don't need to here!!



    Michael J Davis

    Now with added pictures on

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    Michael J Davis, Dec 12, 2008
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  2. Michael J Davis

    Grinder Guest

    You can use the Move Tool. In CS2, it's the top rightmost tool--it
    looks like a solid black "asteroids" ship with the four-way arrow. On
    of the modifier keys (ctrl, shift or alt) will turn the move into a copy
    within the current layer.
    Grinder, Dec 12, 2008
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  3. Fantastic! Thanks.

    Alt-move works beautifully!! Just what I was after!

    It's amazing how many little actions are hidden within the program, that
    until one has a use for them, one never discovers!

    Thanks again

    Michael J Davis, Dec 13, 2008
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