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Move a Layer

In the Layers Panel

If you want to move a layer in the Layers panel, click the layer, hold down the mouse button, and drag the layer to a new position in the stack of layers.

Sometimes you have to try again.

From Photograph to Photograph

There are four methods moving a layer from one photograph to another photograph.

Adjustment layers, such as Levels, are special.

You must use  Method #3.

If you need to move many photographs, such as for a collage, use Method #4.

Method #1 - Ctrl + a

1) Make sure the layer you want to move is active (highlighted) in the Layers panel.

2) Press Ctrl + a.

A dotted border will appear at the edges of the image.

2) Press Ctrl + c to copy the layer.

3) Open the destination photograph.

4) Press Ctrl + v to paste the layer.

Method #2 - Use the Move Tool

1) Select the Move tool.

2) Make sure the layer you want to move is active (highlighted) in the Layers panel.

3) Press and hold Shift to center the moved layer.

4) Click the image of the layer on the screen, hold down the mouse button, and drag the image onto the thumbnail of the destination photograph located in the project bin/photo bin at the bottom of the screen.

Method #3 - Tile the Windows

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Drag the Layer

1) Open the source photograph.

2) Open the destination photograph.

3) At the bottom of your screen, click the Layout icon and select All Column.

5) Double click the thumbnail for the source photograph in the project bin/photo bin at the bottom of your screen.

6) Click the layer in the Layers panel that you want to move.

7) Then, while holding down the mouse button, drag the layer onto the image of the destination photograph.

Method #4 - Tile the Windows

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Drag the Layer

1) Open the destination photograph.

2) Open the source photograph.

3) Double click the thumbnail for the destination photograph in the project bin/photo bin at the bottom of your screen.

4) Click the click the thumbnail of the source photograph.

7) Then, while holding down the mouse button, drag the thumbnail onto the image of the destination photograph.

Move an Adjustment Layer

As mentioned, you must move an adjustment layer using Method #3 above.