I am brand new to Krita. I opened an existing JPEG picture with Krita 4.17 and am unable to copy a door and paste it to make a second door in the picture. If I use the polygonal Selection Tool to encircle the area I want to duplicate, then hit CTL+V, it creates a layer. Then what?

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    Not a Krita user, but in 99.% of software CTRL+V means paste. If you haven't copied anything,there's usually nothing to paste. You need to CTRL+C to copy, then CTRL+V to paste in most application. – Scott Dec 26 '18 at 22:02
  • I've done that with no results. If I use the polygonal Selection Tool to encircle the area I want to duplicate, I can either right click and select, "Copy Selection to New Layer" or, while the highlighted area has the dashes going around it, key in CTRL + C, then CTRL+ V. Nothing seems to be copied because nothing shows up. What am I doing wrong? – Anthony A. Longo Dec 26 '18 at 22:37

If you have made a selection, pressed Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and a new layer appeared, the selected area is duplicated in the new layer. It's exactly the same as the original and in the same place, so the image is unchanged. Take the Move tool and move the copy to the wanted place.

Be sure you have the new layer selected in the layers panel before you use the Move tool. As well be sure that you have a non-empty layer selected when you press Ctrl+C

BTW: Getting automatically a new layer is something that users generally appreciate, because the original stays intact and one can easily test different edits without destroying the original.

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