David Millington

Copy Photoshop Layers To New Document


This is a simple short tip on how to copy one or more layers and/or layer groups to a new Adobe Photoshop document.

  1. Open the document you want to duplicate layers from.
  2. Create a new document you want the duplicated layers to be placed in or open a current document.
  3. In the Layers panel, select the layer(s) and/or group(s) you want to copy.
  4. Right click what you selected in the Layers panel and choose Duplicate.
  5. In the popup there is a "Destination" section. In the dropdown pick the name of the document you created/opened in step 2 and click OK.
  6. Done! If you checkout the new file you made/opened earlier in step 2 you will see your layers/groups have been duplicated to there.
  7. Alternatively, you don't have to create the new document first, in the "Destinations" dropdown the bottom option is "New" which means it will create a new document for you. You just have to fill in the "Name" field which is the title for the new document.

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