Copy Objects Quickly in Photoshop

Photoshop TipsOver the years, I became the copy and past king, right click copy, right click paste, and repeat, especially when designing images in Photoshop. I then learned how to copy objects quickly in Photoshop.

  1. Open the file you are editing in Photoshop.
    Photoshop Open File
  2. Select the layer containing the image or the part of the image you want to copy.
    Photoshop Select Layer
  3. Select the area of the image you want to copy.
    Photshop Select image
  4. Select the move tool, or “V” key on your keyboard.
    Photshop Move Tool
  5. While holding the “Alt” key on Windows, “option” key on Mac’s, click and drag the selection to where you want it copied to.
    Photopshop Clone

As you can see, you can quickly copy images within Photoshop, instead of using the Copy & Paste functions.


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