Cutting and pasting layers

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Want to know how to cut and paste layers? If so, read below, as cutting and pasting is slightly different, depending on the version of Sketchbook you are using.

Cutting and pasting layers in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

If you want to cut and paste content, use one of the selection tools and make your selection:

  • Use the hotkey Ctrl+X (Win) or Command+X (Mac) to cut the content
  • Use the hotkey Ctrl+V (Win) or Command+V (Mac) to paste.

See Selection tools for information on using the selection tools.

Cutting and pasting layers in Sketchbook for mobile devices

  1. In the Layer Editor, tap a layer to select it.
  2. Double-tap the layer you want to cut content from to access the Layer menu.
  3. Then, tap Paste icon to remove the content from the layer.

To paste content onto another layer, either create a new layer or select a layer and tap Add Layer.

Removing parts of an image

If you want to remove parts of an image, such as the background, use the Selection tools in conjunction with Cut.

Use Magic Wand selection and adjust its tolerance to select the areas you want to remove. Then, use Cut (found in the Layer Menu and repeat until you've removed what you don't.

Now, if you want to separate elements of an image and place them on other layers, use Lasso selection, then Cut, create a layer, then use Paste (found in the Layer Menu.

Repeat this for each element you want to separate.