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Robert Paynter
Copy single path from layer with numerous paths
on Jan 27, 2010 at 7:25:00 pm

Using the pen tool I have drawn several closed paths. Creating a single path layer. I would like to copy just one of the paths to another layer without duplicating the mask and deleting the other paths. Is this possible?


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John Mensinger
Re: Copy single path from layer with numerous paths
on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:13:37 pm

Robert,

You've got some terms-mixing going on there, so I'm not certain I fully understand what you're trying to achieve.

Paths are not tied to Layers, nor do they intrinsically define a Mask.

The Paths panel will "list" separate "work paths." To copy from one work path to another, use the Path Selection Tool to select the desired path component(s), copy using Cmd/Ctrl+C. Then switch to another work path or create a new, empty one by clicking the New Path icon at the bottom of the Paths Panel, then paste using Cmd/Ctrl+V.

To leverage an existing path on a different layer, simply target that layer with the path in an active state.

John M:
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