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Q: Is there a quick way to duplicate multiple layers at one time?

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  1. Floyd Sones says:

    Great new feature in PS. Thanks for the tip. I have a question that will probably require an old reply:

    Can you even out the lighting on a photo with somewhat harsh shadows across a face or multiple faces?

  2. Paul Holbrook says:

    Hi Dave,

    You have always been able to duplicate multiple layers in CS5 (and probably 4 too) by either:

    Highlight all the layers and drag them into the new layer button in the layers pannel.


    Highlight all the layers , right click any of the highlighted layers then choose ‘duplicate layers’

    This isn’t new in CS6, only the command+J or control+J method is new in CS6 for multiple layers.

    Regardless, always lots of good stuff from you Dave, keep it up! For Canada!

  3. Charles says:

    HI Dave,
    How do I copy the same layer into multiple documents at once vs one at a time. ? Example photo logo on 100 files.

  4. jordan says:

    SO HELPFUL! As Paul says, they existed in CS5, but this is SO MUCH FASTER. Thank you thank you!!!

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