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In Photoshop I would create a blank new white background then open another image and copy that image (Control-C) and put on top of the new white background by using Control-L. I would be able to move the pasted image around inside the white background. 


Now when I paste an image inside the blank white background using (Control-Alt-V) the image is pasted inside but does not show up. Yes, I see the pasted image inside my layers tab but I can not view it. I also want to be able to move that pasted image around in the white background.


Any help is appreciated. Yes I'm am reading the help file as well.



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Hi Frostydog,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Don't paste inside. Just do a regular paste instead, otherwise you are placing the image inside the empty layer (clipping it). Since there's no data in that layer the image you pasted inside cannot be seen through it. If you paint something in the empty layer with the Paint Brush Tool in the area where the pasted image is located the image will start appearing through the painted area, but this is not what you want. So just do a regular Edit ▸ Paste and it will work as you are expecting.

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