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Lesson 1. Bitmap Editing > Copying the Selection - Pg. 27

Bitmap Editing 27 Copying the Selection The next step is to make another copy of the candy. There are several ways to make copies of your selection. You are probably familiar with the Copy and Paste commands on the Edit menu. You can use those commands, but there is a better method for controlling the placement of the copy. 1. Select the Pointer tool from the Tools panel, hold down Alt (PC) or Option (Mac), and then drag the candy selection to a new location. The pointer adds a plus sign, indicating that you are making a copy of the candy. Release the mouse when you are done. 2. Save the file. On Your Own Practice what you've just learned on the file toffee_ball_raw.png in the Lesson01 Media folder. De- lete the gray background, resize the image, and copy the new image into the december.png file as you did with the pecan_cluster.png file. The final december.png file should look like the picture shown here. When you are finished, you can save and close the file.