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Use the Move tool to duplicate your image (CS/CS2/CS3/CS4)

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 01:00 am EST
 

Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

As you’ve probably discovered, there are many ways to accomplish the same task in Photoshop. For example, there are numerous tools and methods you can use to select portions of your image, such as the Magic Wand and Rectangular Marquee, as well as with commands, such as Select > Color Range and Select > All. Sometimes, however, you’ll need to select and duplicate an object multiple times within the same document. So, what's the best way to do it?

A common method is to select the object using a selection tool, copy the object with the Copy command, and then paste it with the Paste command, repeating these steps as many times as copies are needed. A faster way to do the same thing is to use the Move tool to do the operation all in one step.

 

To use the Move tool to copy an image:

1.   Select the Move tool from the Tools panel.

2.   Press and hold [option] ([Alt] in Windows).

3.