Hi all I was just wondering if I could make a selection on multiple layers and cut or copy the selection. I have a earth globe that I have copied 5 times and have change the designs for each. I need to break up the globe in the same areas could I break up all 5 layers at once without repeating the process 5 times ? I don't need to blend or adjust just cut or copy selected layer Thanks!

  • Edit > Copy Merged
    – Scott
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 16:51
  • That's only cutting the top layer
    – IN5T1NCT66
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 16:54
  • if the layers align in selection you can make a selection on a layer, delete the needed area then without deselecting go to another layer delete again, and so on and so forth
    – Stanley VM
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 18:31
  • This isn't really what I was going for as I was looking for a more cut via layer without duplicating the main layers approach but Thank You for your help this did make things easier
    – IN5T1NCT66
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 19:49
  • Copy merged should copy all visible data within a selection. Then you can just paste.
    – Scott
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 21:45

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If i understood your question fully: copy those layers + merge them + add your selection to that 1 new layer

Perhaps a smart object will help you too

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