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Discussion in 'Graphix' started by Draco_Auric, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. Draco_Auric

    Draco_Auric Peasant

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    is it possible to combine diffrent layers into one in photoshop 6?
     
  2. Sparhawk

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    Open Apple E, I think (collapse). At least it was there in 4.0
     
  3. Onisama

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    I haven't used 6 yet, but the feature was there in 5.

    I always would set the two layers I wanted to merge right next to each other (one right above the other) and then use the "merge down" command on the topmost of the 2 layers.

    I'm certain that there are at least 4 different ways to do this (there always are with Pshop)

    good luck
     
  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    don't you have to "flatten" the image and then it's all one layer?
     
  5. Draco_Auric

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    thx the merge down thing worked!
     
  6. Onisama

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    No jake, he just wanted to merge 2 layers into one, not flatten the whole thing. At least, that was my take on the original question.


    Of course it worked. I know my shit (within a certain area of expertise). :D
     
  7. Rhys

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    Flatten Image and Merge Locked

    Flatten Image merges all visible layers and discards all layers not visible.

    Merge Linked merges all layers which you've linked (by clicking the little square to the left of a layer name in the layers palette)

    Oh and Merge Visible merges only visible layers but does not discard the non-visible layers.
     
  8. Eupfhoria

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    don't forget layer styles and blend modes. Flatten images preserves blend modes as well as layer styles.(well, it flattens the picture, but its looks the same as it did before you flattened them.)
    Merge visible preserves blend modes, but not layer styles.
    and merge down preserves none.
     

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