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Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements – Instructions

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Overview of How to Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements:

            You can quickly duplicate a layer in Photoshop Elements. Doing this then creates another copy of the layer’s content in the same image or within a different image file. You can also duplicate a layer within an image file that has a different pixel resolution. However, doing this may display the layer’s content at a different size than intended.

            To create a duplicate layer in Photoshop Elements, click and drag the layer in the Layers panel. Then drop it on top of the “Create a new layer” button in the Layers panel. Alternatively, select “Layer| Duplicate Layer…” from the Menu Bar to open the “Duplicate Layer” dialog box. Type a name for the duplicate layer into the “As” text box. Then use the “Document” dropdown to select into which opened image file you want to copy the duplicate layer. Then click the “OK” button to duplicate the selected layer in the Layers panel.

Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements - Instructions: A picture of a user duplicating a layer in Photoshop Elements.

Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements – Instructions: A picture of a user duplicating a layer in Photoshop Elements.

Instructions on How to Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements:

  1. To create a duplicate layer in Photoshop Elements, click and drag the layer in the Layers panel.
  2. Then drop it on top of the “Create a new layer” button in the Layers panel.
  3. Alternatively, select “Layer| Duplicate Layer…” from the Menu Bar to open the “Duplicate Layer” dialog box.
  4. Type a name for the duplicate layer into the “As” text box.
  5. Then use the “Document” dropdown to select into which opened image file you want to copy the duplicate layer.
  6. Then click the “OK” button.

Video Lesson on How to Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop Elements:

            The following video lesson, titled “Duplicating Layers,” shows how to duplicate a layer in Photoshop Elements. This video lesson is from our complete Photoshop Elements tutorial, titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy v.2022.”

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