As the title says I’ve been having some problems reliably copy and pasting drawing elements to new drawing cels. Here’s the situation: I’ve created an animation on one layer and now I’m adding shading / tone / hilight elements on higher layers in the timeline. Because the a lot of the animation is so closely inbetweened I’ve tried to lift the shading of I’ve done for the previous frame, paste it into the next frame, and then edit it as needed. The problem is that sometimes when I do this (ie: select the region I want to copy, press CTRL+C, move to the next frame and press CTRL+V to paste) I’ll later find out after I’ve done the necessary alterations that I’ve ALSO edited the copied area from the PREVIOUS frame. That really sucks and the reason it’s been annoying me is that sometimes that copy-and-paste process works successfully and the pasted artwork is treated as a genuine new entry in the drawing substitution library.
So what’s the trick then? What do I have to do to copy a region or entire drawing and paste it into a new cel without it being treated as a copied clone / instance of the original artwork?