How to Duplicate an Image in Photoshop

Are you trying to copy and duplicate an image in Photoshop quickly? This guide will show you how to do it in under 3 minutes.

Duplicate an Image in Photoshop

Are you trying to duplicate an image in Photoshop but are completely stumped? I mean, come on–it shouldn’t be this hard! While Photoshop is an excellent application for editing pictures, it can sometimes be confusing. Luckily, we have a straightforward guide on how to duplicate an image inside Photoshop.

How to Duplicate an Image in Photoshop

To duplicate an image in Photoshop: 

  1. Open the Image you want to duplicate in Photoshop. 
  2. Click Image
  3. Click Duplicate
  4. Name your new file. 
  5. Click the OK button. 

To duplicate an image in Photoshop, open the Image, then click Image>Duplicate on the top toolbar. Name your new file and click OK to create a new tab with the duplicated Image. 

From here, you can save your image, manipulate it, or do whatever you want with the file. 

You can also duplicate images outside of photoshop by copying the image file and pasting it. That will create a copy of your raw file. 

Another way to duplicate an image in Photoshop is by selecting the Move tool, holding the Alt key, and left-clicking and dragging the layer of the image you want to duplicate. This can be a good solution if you want to duplicate a layer inside a single image quickly.


What is the shortcut for Duplicate in Photoshop? 

The shortcut for Duplicate in Photoshop is ⌘+J (Mac) or Ctrl+J (PC).

How do I duplicate a layer in Photoshop and move it horizontally?  

To move a layer or group, drag it to the new position in the Layers panel. To copy and move a layer or group simultaneously, drag the layer or group while pressing Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS).

What does Ctrl T do in Photoshop? 

This shortcut enables the Transform option. For example, you can use this shortcut to resize and deform a layer or selection using the Free Transform, Distort, Perspective, Warp, and Rotate commands.

What is the shortcut key for duplicate layer?

The shortcut for duplicate layer is the same as duplicate image. In Photoshop, the shortcut is ⌘+J (Mac) or Ctrl+J (PC).

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