by Julieanne Kost

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February 5, 2014

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag a layer in the image area with the Move tool creates a copy of a layer. You can also Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -drag in the Layers panel to duplicate  layer(s) Рselect the layer(s) and drag until you see a heavy black line between the layers and release. Note, this also works with Layer Groups.


  • By Steve - 6:18 AM on February 5, 2014  

    I know I must be missing something obvious to others, but can’t you just make a copy also by typing Cntl or Cmd +J ?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 3:36 PM on February 5, 2014  

      When I want to duplicate and move a layer at the same time, I find this shortcut to be helpful.