Has "Layer via Copy" in the Layers Pallet Been Lost in CS2

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Ken Hall, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Ken Hall

    Ken Hall Guest

    In CS, you can right click on the background layer and a menu pops up
    with "Layer via Copy" pops up. I use it constantly. It seems to be
    gone in CS2. Is there a way to do this in a similar way or must one
    go to the Layers menu, then New Layer then select it -- a real PITA?

    Ken Hall, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. Ken Hall

    edjh Guest

    Do you have a selection active? I don't have CS2 but noticed that it
    doesn't appear unless there is an active selection. Anyway you can
    always try Ctrl-J.
    edjh, Feb 9, 2006
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  3. Ken Hall

    Ken Hall Guest

    Yes. I had a selection active.
    Yes, but us old guys begin to reach a limit on how many keyboard
    shortcuts we can remember. ;-)

    Ken Hall, Feb 9, 2006
  4. Ken Hall

    Pod Press Guest

    Go to the layers palette and click drag the layer you want copied over the
    new layer icon.

    Pod Press, Feb 9, 2006
  5. Ken Hall

    John Guest

    I think he wants to copy a selection only to a new layer, as in Cntl-C
    Cntl-V, rather than duplicate a whole layer.
    John, Feb 9, 2006
  6. Ken Hall

    John Guest

    Even though it is two keystrokes instead of one, Cntl-C Cntl-V is easier to
    remember because it is just about universal, and arguably quicker than
    right-mousing from the layer palette.
    John, Feb 9, 2006
  7. In that case, CNTL-J will do the trick much easier.
    Johan W. Elzenga, Feb 9, 2006
  8. Ken Hall

    John Guest

    Yes, you're quire right of course. However, like the OP, I am memorially
    challenged :)
    John, Feb 9, 2006
  9. Ken Hall

    Ken Hall Guest


    Ken Hall, Feb 9, 2006
  10. Ken Hall

    Done Guest

    If Cntl-C/V uses the system's clipboard, then it adds considerably to
    overhead. If anyone cares.
    Done, Feb 9, 2006
  11. It uses Photoshop's own clipboard first. When you leave Photoshop, it's
    tranferred to the system clipboard if possible. You may get the
    'Photoshop couldn't export the clipboard because it was too big' warning
    if you copy and paste entire layers.
    Johan W. Elzenga, Feb 9, 2006
  12. Ken Hall

    edjh Guest

    Problem with that is it will place the pasted selection into the center
    of the canvas whereas Ctrl-J will place it in the same X-Y location it
    was copied from.
    edjh, Feb 9, 2006
  13. Ken Hall

    John Guest

    Only if you deselect before copying. If you leave the selection in place,
    the location will be perserved.
    John, Feb 10, 2006
  14. Ken Hall

    John Guest

    Sorry - I of course meant "Only if you deselect before pasting"
    John, Feb 10, 2006
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