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Paste into the confines of selection area ?

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Hi All,

Can anybody tell me if there is a way, however so, to paste something into a selection without the pasted image/layer going outside the highlighted selection. What i would like to do is highlight a selected area on an image/layer and then paste another image and be able to move it, increase/decrease its size all within the highlighted selection of the first.

I somehow found a way of doing it about 2 weeks ago but I'm damned if I can remember what I did.

Any help appreciated.


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Hello @Bebeto94 and Welcome :)


Have a try with @BoltBait's  'Fill from Clipboard' which is found in his Plugin Pack




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What I would do is:


1. Get your selection.

2. Cut it.

3. Paste to a new layer.

4. Move that layer down 2 spaces

5. Add a new layer in between them.


You can now do whatever you want to do on the in-between layer.


If you know what you're doing is going to take up the entirety of the "selection" and you're just moving it around/resizing it, then you can skip steps 3 and 4 and just make a new layer underneath the layer you cut.


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