copy or copy merged or paste or paste into?
I looked at the copy or copy merged or paste or paste into. What do they mean? How do I use?
[from Ben's Extra-Strength Photoshop Tips]
When you choose Edit > Copy, Photoshop will copy the currently selected area of the active layer. If you'd rather copy the visual look of your image (regardless of how many layers it's made from), then either choose Edit > Copy Merged or add the Shift key to the normal copy keyboard command. If you don't want to copy all the layers, just turn off the eyeball icon next to the layers you don't want included.
When pasting something that you've copied, Photoshop will center the result within the current view of your image. If you want to control where the image is pasted, then make a selection first and Photoshop will center the pasted image on the current selection. If you want to paste something into the corner of an image, make a tiny selection that touches the corner and Photoshop will attempt to center the pasted information on that selection, but it will not let any part of it extend beyond the edge of the document.
If you'd like to limit where the pasted information shows up, make a selection before pasting the image and then choose Edit > Paste Into. That will crop the pasted information into the selection that was active by adding a Layer Mask to the layer that contains the pasted information. After you've done that, you can use the Move tool to reposition the pasted info within the shape of that selection.
[Edited on 4/18/2005 by dcloud]
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