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Chapter 2. Understanding Navigation and ... > Moving Layers Between Two Open Docum...

Moving Layers Between Two Open Documents

Photoshop has a lot of tricks up its electronic sleeves, and one of the handiest is the ability to move layers between open documents. For example, you have an image of a landscape and sky, but you don't like the sky, so you erase it. You then open another document with a sky that suits the design of your document. It's a simple matter to move the layer containing the sky into any other open document.

Move Layers Between Documents

Open two or more documents.

Click on the document containing the layer you want to move to make it the active document.

Select the Move tool on the toolbox.

Drag the layer you want to move from the open document window into the second document.

IMPORTANT If the document you're moving a layer into contains more than one layer, Photoshop places the layer you're moving directly above the active layer in the second document. If the layer is in the wrong stacking order, drag it up and down in the Layers palette until it's correctly positioned.


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