How to split into multiple layers when you’ve accidentally drawn two layers worth of material onto one layer?

I drew two separate objects in Photoshop that are meant to be on different layers, but I drew them on the same layer. They do not overlap right now, but I can’t seem to figure out how to separate them. How can I do that?

Thanks!

edit I’ve added an image to show what I mean. I have two grids I’ve constructed and both are on the same layer. I meant for them to be on separate layers.

The image is here:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/Q0j3e.png

Answer

What you can do here is:

  • First duplicate the layer by pressing CTRL+J
  • Then use the mark tool (M) and mark the object you don’t want on your first layer and hit CTRL+X
  • Go to your second layer and repeat, just with the other object.

Now you should have two layers with a single object on them both.

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