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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?
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?
Unable to move layer - source and destination documents are the same - CS3
Hello Ed, thanks for the prompt response. I am actually following a course by Matt Kloskowski - Layers page 26 - Duplicate the stroke and add it to other photos -
Essentially I have created a montage with three photos on it. I click on a photo which is in its own layer while depressing the ctrl key - create a new layer and then stroke the photo - no problems here.
I duplicate the stroke layer which is fine, then copy to a another photo on the montage - it says the source and destination are the same. Admittedly I haven't worked with layers a great deal, but the logic makes sense. I realize the goal is get a stroke on each photo which can easily be done, but I assume I am doing something and that the course is correct, I am working from CS3, and am wondering if the functionality changed from what it was in CS2.
I hope I have articulated sufficiently. If not let me know.
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?
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?
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.
Maybe if you provided a screenshot of what you are doing...