OK, here is the tip you’ve all been waiting for! The life-changing, scrap-inducing, tip of all tips! I’m starting to get a handle on using keyboard shortcuts well. We all have our favorites (CTRL+Z anyone?) and now I have a NEW favorite!
Right click and choose duplicate layer, drag the layer to the new layer icon in the palette, or go to Layer>Duplicate Layer.
But then I got the Digital Scrapper e-zine (if you don’t get it, sign up HERE, it’s great!) and Jenny Binder had a keyboard shortcut – but it was WAY too complicated. I hate shortcuts that start CTRL+SHIFT+ALT… My fingers don’t really want to do that, at least not on a regular basis! But WAIT…
To duplicate a layer, with your Move tool selected, press ALT and CLICK and DRAG – and TA-DA!! Now you have two!
That’s right – it’s the ALT that does the trick. You’ll notice when you have your Move tool selected, and press the ALT key, your cursor will change to a double arrow – then if you click, whatever you click on and drag will be copied onto a new layer.
Let me tell you, I’ve used this about 40 times today alone! Whoohoo gettin’ giddy with the thrill!
So go duplicate away!!