Photoshop: Ctrl J + cut command?

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I would like to be able to use ctrl+j to copy my selection to a new layer, but also cut from the layer it was taken from. Usually I have to ctrl+j my selection to a new layer, and then go back to the previous layer reselect my thing, and cut it away. It would be great if there was a command to do that all at once.

I know actions probably can create a f shortcut but I just wanted to point this out because I would love it being a default part of photoshop and using default keys instead of f keys for shortcuts.
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Dan Smith

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That would be New Layer via Cut (Shift+Ctrl+J)
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Chris Cox

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You mean like Command-Shift-J?
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Very cool! Thanks Dan and Chris i never new this! Work will be so much easier with this.
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Miranda Powley

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i had almost the same question. Thanks guys.
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Is there a way to keep original layer selected instead new one after either operation?
If one needs to copy/cut multiple parts of a layer into their own consecutively one has to always reselect original layer which is very time consuming
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Not presently. I suspect you might be able to script such a behavior.
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< I suspect you might be able to script such a behavior.<

I can't script anything.<G> I don't do that particular task a lot, so when I do, I simply get my hands busy with the keyboard to cut to the new layer and step back down again using kbsc. My hands get tired if I'm doing  more than a few cuts via copy, and it's so repetitive, I'm subject to brain freeze when I mix up the kbsc or forget to step backwards.

So it occurred to me while reading this I should be able record using copy via cut to a new layer and stepping backwards, then simply run the action (assigning a kbsc to it if I want). Maybe it's not as elegant and hands off a solution as scripting, but since I have to select each part of the layer separately anyway, it's not difficult to click on run. It's working, anyway, so I have yet another extremely simple, very basic action to help take care of a repetitive task, even if this particular one doesn't get used as much as most. Thanks.