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    Default Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Hi guys,
    After I cut(ctrl x) & then paste, anyone knows how can I paste back to same location? Thks

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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    If you want to paste back at the same spot, why not Duplicate Layer instead of Cut?
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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Quote Originally Posted by firestone
    Hi guys,
    After I cut(ctrl x) & then paste, anyone knows how can I paste back to same location? Thks
    Interesting, this is something that never occurred to me... in Flash (i think), they have ctrl-shift-v to copy and paste into another layer in the same position, but this doesn't work in PS..

    The only workaround i can think of now is:
    1. Select the object to copy (eg. with Marquee tools)
    2. Right click and chose "Layer via Copy", a new layer with ur copied selection will appear.
    3. Move this new layer above the layer you want to paste it into.
    4. Select the 2 layers and merge.

    Well, you can always stop at step 3, since it will effectively have the same result as step 4, except that you have a chance to removing the paste later.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Quote Originally Posted by firestone
    Hi guys,
    After I cut(ctrl x) & then paste, anyone knows how can I paste back to same location? Thks
    No, you can't, it will paste at the centre of the document.

    However, if you still have the selection of the CUT on, you can paste it back the same location by pressing shift+ctrl+V, delect layer mask if you want to.

    Another way is:
    select the area you want to cut, hit ctrl J, it will copy the selection into a new layer at the same loaction, as long you don't move it, when you want to paste it back the same location, just hit crlt E to merge the top layer to the layer below it.

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    Hmm, thks I'm aware of workarounds...
    Just thot that it should have been simpler..maybe some kind of shortcuts I'm not aware of.

    CS3 perhaps..

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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Hi guys,
    After I cut(ctrl x) & then paste, anyone knows how can I paste back to same location? Thks
    Yes, you can.

    1. Select object that you want to copy.
    2. Press Ctrl+J (for window) or Apple+J (for Mac)

    It will copy the object to the new layer exactly the same location.

    No need CS3 la...
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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Quote Originally Posted by firestone
    Hi guys,
    After I cut(ctrl x) & then paste, anyone knows how can I paste back to same location? Thks
    Are you talking about from one file to another?

    Yes IF the dimensions of both files are exactly the same.

    You can also cut and paste with a path. It will falls into the same position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konthai
    Yes, you can.

    1. Select object that you want to copy.
    2. Press Ctrl+J (for window) or Apple+J (for Mac)

    It will copy the object to the new layer exactly the same location.

    No need CS3 la...
    That does not cut..
    It copies and pastes into a new layer, though same position.

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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Are you talking about from one file to another?

    Yes IF the dimensions of both files are exactly the same.

    You can also cut and paste with a path. It will falls into the same position.
    No. no path or xtra steps...
    Just like ctrl J, except the selection must be 'cut' from original layer and pasted to new..

    So I guess still no solution hur...

    Thks

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    hi guys...

    kinda curious actually... what's the difference between the copy/paste method and cut/paste method since they're both on the same background and same location? under what situation do you use the cut/paste method for (ie. effects)?

    perhaps personal preference? i use copy/paste most of the time.

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    Default Re: Can PS Cut/Paste same location?

    when u copy and paste, u make a copy of the original object and paste it elsewhere, (original still intact as u left it)
    where as cut and paste, u cut it from its original location, and paste it elsewhere. (original is no longer there, pasted to new location)

    this not only applies to imaging programs but also in your folder documents/spreadsheets etc etc
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    That does not cut..
    It copies and pastes into a new layer, though same position.
    OH!...

    Mac... press Apple+shift+J will Cut and Paste tonew layer and same location.
    Window... press Ctrl+Shift+J (not sure it will work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konthai
    OH!...

    Mac... press Apple+shift+J will Cut and Paste tonew layer and same location.
    Window... press Ctrl+Shift+J (not sure it will work)

    Konthai u the MAN!...
    Could have almost swear I've tried that combo but....
    Thks Thks...

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    No problem... enjoy using Photoshop MAN!

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