Solved

Easy: multiple-layer copy

Posted on 2004-08-24
6
153 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hello, everyone!

I have this problem - when selecting a section on the multi-layer picture, I would like to copy not only what is found in the actual layer, but the layers over and under it as well - that is, i.e., if you have some mechanical part, built up from multiple layers, to be able to copy them _all_ in another image. Is there any way to do that? Thank you all in advance - 100 easy points!
0
Comment
Question by:luchko
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:j3one
ID: 11882644
go to edit / copy merged
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:j3one
ID: 11882695
or ctrl-shift-C
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 75 total points
ID: 11883110
If you need to keep all the layers separate instead of merging them, create a layer group, put the layers you want to move into the group, and drag the group to the canvas of the image you want to move them to.
0
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:japly53
japly53 earned 25 total points
ID: 11887854
If you have a lot of layers the the easiest way to put them in a layer set (as weed mentioned) is to link the layers you want to put in the layer set then go to menu bar Layer>New>Layer Set From Linked...

But if you want to copy them all, so that they are on one layer, like J3one stated above, but you want to keep the original layers seperate, meaning that the layers will be merged onto a new layer.

1. Create a new layer
2. Link the new layer to the layers you want to merge
3. Make sure the new layer is selected.  Hold the Alt key and go to menu bar Layer>Merge Linked  you have to hold Alt key the whole time, and when you click "Layer" on the menu bar, you have to hold the left mouse button, move the mouse down to "Merge Linked" and let go of the left mouse button. Now a copy of all the layers is on the new layer.

Good Luck.
0
 

Author Comment

by:luchko
ID: 11891781
Thank you all so far, guys. I'd have to try all those at home (I am not on my home PC right now), but as soon as any of them works, you'd be given the points!
0
 

Author Comment

by:luchko
ID: 11911591
This is gonna be quite hard for me. I give weed 3/4 of the points since his/her suggestion was really what I needed, but I also give japly53 25 points since he/she gave me the hint how to make the layer set by linking the layers before that. j3one, sorry, this is not exactly what I looked for, thank you anyway!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placi…
In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create layer styles in Photoshop to easily apply effects to multiple items. Open a document in Photoshop: Apply layer styles to a layer by right clicking the layer in the Layers window and selecting "Blendi…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to select a color range in Photoshop and how to easily apply them to multiple projects. Open an image for editing in Photoshop: Open the select Color Range Selection tool by going to Select > Color Range: Sele…

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question