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Photoshop Tip: Quickly select and duplicate layers

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
September 11, 2012

A way of duplicating layers when working on a busy composition in Photoshop

To duplicate a layer in a busy composition hold Opt/Alt, click over part of your image using the Move tool, and then drag it across the canvas.

Make sure the Move tool is set to Auto-Select: Layers in the Options bar first.

You can of course go to the layer inside the palette and press Cmd/Ctrl+J, but it can sometimes take more time finding the layer and can be guesswork.

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