Photoshop: How can I copy the layers from one file to another such that the size of pic remain the same?

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Imtiaz Ali

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Creative Catalyst

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I hope I understand the question correctly, but there is an option in the Preferences for controlling this.  Under Edit>Preference>General there is an option to resize when placed. I'm not sure how it affects duplicated layers, but as long as you're not copy+pasting it should work the same.

If this is not the solution, perhaps a little more information on what you hope to accomplish and why you are wondering about this behavior would help to see if maybe there is another way to accomplish what you are hoping to achieve. Hope this works. Let me know if it doesn't. Cheers.

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If you're just looking for a good workflow to do this, follow these steps.

1) launch PS
2) open both docs, but instead of full screen, make it so you can see both at the same time
3) find the layer you want in the source doc
4) click and drag it to the target doc -- hold down SHIFT to force the dragged layer to the same location in the new doc

That's it.

Hope that helps,
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Ronald Keller

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If both images have a different resolution you can't. If the incoming file has a different resolution it needs to change to the resolution of the master document and thus the dimensions will change.
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Jaroslav Bereza

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If you drag file from file manager (explorer) it will mess up your size.
But if you first open your files in Photoshop in new window and then drag layer from layer panel to another document, then it works for me.

If you have a lot layers you can use script "load files into stack"

And you are right. Also annoys me to.