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Ctrl+shift+N in AP


I think he was asking how to cut a part of another layer and paste it into a new one. Ctrl+shift+N will only create a new empty layer.


Evtonic3, to do this in Aphoto:


1. Make sure the layer you want to cut from is a "pixel" layer, not "image" or "curves" layer. If it's not a "pixel" layer, rasterize it. (right click on the layer and then "Rasterize..."

2. Using the marquee tools select the parts of the image you want to cut out on a new layer.

3. Press CTRL+J


Let me know if this worked. :)

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Layer via copy is Ctrl + J (this also duplicates the whole layer(s) if you don't have a partial selection)


Unfortunately, I have also been unable to find a "Layer via Cut" command. The fastest workaround seems to be Ctrl + X (cut) followed by Ctrl + V (paste). It should paste the cut part into a new layer by default. Not a big workaround, but I still wish there was just one solid command for this to match Ctrl + J (maybe it could be Ctrl + Shift + J), but oh well.

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