Duplicate a Layer in Photoshop CS6

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop open.
    This can be seen at the bottom by the blue square with the letters "PS".
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    Once we open Photoshop, we can either open a new document or open an existing one.
    There is another VisiHow video on how to do that. Once we open or create a document, the screen will look similar to the one in the tutorial. The document will be in its own tab at the top left-hand side. If we have more than one document opened, then the documents will be listed along the bar.
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    At the right-hand side, we have all of the layers listed.
    We can see that there are two layers in this video.
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    If we click the icon to hide the top layer, the bottom layer will be revealed.
    This is the "Background" layer. We would like to duplicate the layer on top of it.
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    We have to ensure that we've clicked the layer that we need to duplicate.
    The selected layer will be highlighted in blue.
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    We click "Layer" at the top left-hand side.
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    We click "Duplicate Layer..." to bring up the "Duplicate Layer" window.
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    We can change the name.
    Generally, Photoshop just adds the word "Copy". We might type "New layer Germany", for example, or whatever we prefer.
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    We can click "Document" and select if it's a new or current document.
    We are going to leave it as it is.
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    We can click "Cancel" not to bother with creating a layer.
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    Alternatively, we click "OK" to create the new duplicated layer.
    We will see that we will have a new layer on top of the other listed layers at the right-hand side.
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