The question says it all I think.

When I paste into a layer mask, the pasted pixels re-orientate themselves into the centre of the image.

But I would like them to maintain the exact position they were in on the layer I copied them from.

Is this possible, and if so, how?


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Use Paste-in-Place, Layer via Copy or Alt Drag


Copy in Place: Ctrl+Shift+V


Layer via Copy Ctrl+J

*Both do the same thing with layers.

Copy Mask

Also, when copying one layer mask on to a new layer. Hold down Alt and drag to the new layer.

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  • 1
    Your welcome. My pleasure :)
    – Electron
    Sep 4, 2018 at 13:09
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    maybe you want to fix your title to pâte or coller en place
    – user82991
    Sep 4, 2018 at 13:20
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    That made me laugh so much. Maybe I should move it to the food community? Haha! Thanks for cheering me up :)
    – Electron
    Sep 4, 2018 at 13:24

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