Photoshop: "Copy To New" command to copy parts of the image to a new document

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Hi,

When working with photoshop documents from which you'd like to copy parts of the image to a new document, a Copy-to-new feature would be really useful.

In Adobe Audition you already have this feature, but it is not implemented in Photoshop yet. Can you realise this?

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Richard
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Richard van den Boogaard

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You can do this with layers and groups. Select the layers you want to copy to a new document and choose Layer>Duplicate Layer(s)... and choose "New" for Destination Document.

Is that what you are looking for?
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No, not really.

This will copy the complete layer to a new document, meanwhile I want to be able to create a new document just from a selection within a certain image/layer. A "Copy to new" feature should create a new document with the same dimensions as the selection you have made. Much like you are able to copy a segment of audio to a new file inside Adobe Audition.
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If you copy image pixels in Photoshop and hit cmd/ctrl + n the new document should be the dimensions of the copied pixels.
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Sure. But a shortcut feature under the edit menu (Copy to new), makes things even faster / easier to remember...