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Recently, I worked on a project in Photoshop where I had to create several variations of the same design. To help save time, I created a document that I could use as a template. That way, whenever I needed to create a new variation, I could simply make a copy of the template and use that to build upon.

There’s a number of ways to make copies of documents in Photoshop, but the particular method I used during this project, and the one I’m going to show you today, requires just a single click.

It’s a very simple tip but one I thought was well worth sharing, as it could potentially save you quite a lot of time.

Start by opening the document you want to make a copy of.

Then go to the History panel (Window > History) and click the Create new document from current state icon.

This will instantly create a copy of your document with all of your layers and effects intact.

Clicking the icon repeatedly will allow you to create several copies very quickly.

If you have any ideas about particular types of projects this might come in handy for, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.