I have business card that is designed in an old photoshop version. I have two main groups one represents the card's front and the second is the card's back.

That I am using Photoshop 2015 I want to use the new artboard feature. Instead of having two groups, I want to have two artboards to allow me to export my work on the same page.

I created a new workplace document. Then I created two separate art boards. Now, I need to move my groups from the old file into the new file.

When I try to drag and drop a layer or a group of layers into the new art board, I get "Could not complete your request because of a program error."

How can I get my layers from my old file into the new artboard in my new file?

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    You should use Indesign or Illustrator for this... Commented Jul 29, 2021 at 8:25

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The error message will only appear when you drag groups and layers directly onto the Layers Panel. If you drag them onto the document canvas, the message should not appear. Alternatively, you can use Duplicate Group command from right-click menu of the groups/layers.

I currently don't have Photoshop CC 2015 installed, but I do recall that I've encountered the same error message in CC 2015. In newer versions like CC 2017/2018, the error message won't appear when you drag groups/layers onto Layers Panel, the action simply creates no effect at all.

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