Photoshop: How do I copy a selection to a new a layer?

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Copy the content  of Selection is not possible? I just can cut out the content of selection? I Really need the copy function! I am a photographer- often  i copy Parts of a picture
into a new Layer-and when i cut -i have a hole in the Original....
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  • sad...waited so Long for photoshop on iPad

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Brian Pierce

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CTRL-J will copy the selection to a new layer

(or CTRL-C to copy followed by CTRL-V to paste will do the same thing but take more key-strokes) 
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You can copy on the iPad by using the 3 dot menu ("more"). They didn't leave out. It's context sensitive, meaning what you can do often depends upon what you have selected/targeted. It might throw you off a bit because if you select a portion of an image, it says "Copy Layer." But do it anyway and then Paste, and it will paste just your selected bit.