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Chapter 3. Layers Primer > Copying Between Documents

Copying Between Documents

When you use the Move tool, you can do more than just drag a layer around the document on which you're working. You can also drag a layer from one image window to another (Figure 3.34). This copies the selected layers into the second document. The copied layers will be positioned directly above the layer that was active in the second document. This is similar to copying and pasting, but it takes up a lot less memory because Photoshop doesn't store the image on the clipboard. You can achieve the same result by dragging the name of a layer from the Layers palette onto another document window, regardless of which tool is active.

Figure 3.34. To copy between documents, use the Move tool to drag from the image window, or drag the name of the layer in the Layers palette.



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