I use a pretty slick technique all the time that I don’t think I have talked about yet on the blog. Have you ever been working on a project in Photoshop and wanted to duplicate the entire project without losing any data or layers? I do all the time. My old technique was pretty archaic, I would open a new document and re-size it to the current document size. I would then drag and drop all of the layers I was working with onto the new document, many times I would have to ensure all the layers were aligned and it took several seconds and brainpower to make it happen.
Not anymore! Next time you want to duplicate the project you are working on to make further edits, try this:
- Go to the History Palette of the document you are working on. If you do not have your layers palette open, on the menu bar click the Window menu, scroll down to History and click it. (Depending on your Photoshop setup, your palettes may not be set up like mine, don’t be alarmed if the screen shot looks different than your setup!)
- Now click on the first icon in the bottom portion of the History Palette, it should read “Create new document from current state”
- As soon as you left click it, it will open a new document at the exact state you selected from your history palette with all of the layers intact!