Tell me, please. For example, I need to move a painted ear. Just move it a little bit. But this ear is drawn on several layers + shadows , etc . I tried combining layers. But then the whole drawing is transferred, and not the selected object. Or is a piece of the image transferred only on the selected layer.

However, the previous ear will remain in the same place. And I have to erase on each layer where the ear is drawn

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Layer management is an important part of digital creation.

If you had drawn the ears each on their own layer, this wouldn't be a problem. But with layers spanning many areas, you generally need to cut/paste selections to create individual layers. Then you can highlight the layers you need and move them without altering other areas.


  • Draw a selection around the ear
  • Highlight Layer 1, hit Command/Ctrl+j. This will cut the content from layer 1 and move it to it's own layer (without moving any pixels)
  • Repeat for each layer that has part of the ear drawn on it.

The result should be several new layers that only contain parts of the ear. You can then merge or group these layers and move them without moving anything else.

  • Thank you very much for the answer! Yes, indeed, I have one ear, which is painted on many layers! Jul 24, 2022 at 14:10
  • I will try to do your advice Jul 24, 2022 at 14:11

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