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Unable to move layer - source and destination documents are the same - CS3

Mar 30, 2008 7:21 AM

After creating a duplicate layer of a stroke, I then click the thumbnail of an existing layer (where I want to move the copied layer to) while holding the control key, I see the image with marching ants border, and attempt the move the copied layer. I get the following message ' the request could not be completed because the sourse and the destination documents are the same.
 
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    Mar 30, 2008 9:48 AM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    Maybe I am missing something, but why not just do a Ctrl C on marching ants layer and Ctrl V to layer you want it to?
     
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    Mar 30, 2008 4:02 PM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    Robert,

    What exactly are you doing and what are you trying to do? What you have described doesn't make much sense as a procedure in Photoshop. How are you trying to move the layer?
     
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    Apr 2, 2008 12:13 PM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    i then copy to a another photo on the montage

    How? Are you pasting? or what?

    Why not just stroke it on the photo? OR. on a layer above the photo and leave it there?
     
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    May 4, 2008 9:28 AM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    Having the same problem as Ed with the same Matt Kloskowski book:
    THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PHOTOSHOP;S MOST POWERFUL FEATURE. Page 26.

    Matt is telling you how easy it is to put a stroke around a photo.
    First you select the photo, then create a new layer on top of it. From the Edit menu, you choose Stroke, set the Width to 1 px, Color to White and the Location to Inside. Then deselect. Wham you see a white stroke around the photo.

    Then Matt has you duplicate the stroke layer so that we can add it around two other photos. He tells us to press Command-J to duplicate the stroke layer twice, (which makes two new copies of the stroke layer) and then use the Move tool to move the copied strokes over the other two photos. This doesn't happen, a message appears: COULD NOT COMPLETE YOUR REQUEST BECAUSE SOURCE DESTINATION DOCUMENTS ARE THE SAME.

    What does this mean? Literally following Matt Kloskowski's instructions as written. Can anyone help?
     
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    May 4, 2008 10:32 AM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    I'm not the one having a problem. I know how to do it.

    It's not clear what you are doing. Are you dragging a layer to a different document? Or is it in the same document?

    If the first, all that Duplicating of Layers is totally unnecessary. Jst drag the first stoke layer over.

    If the second, just drag the Layer up or down the stack in the Layers palette, no Move tool needed.

    I would throw that book away. It doesn't sound to me like it is teaching you anything about Photoshop.
     
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    May 4, 2008 11:25 AM   in reply to (Robert_I._Bailey)
    Maybe if you provided a screenshot of what you are doing...
     
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