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How about this one

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by brad daggy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. brad daggy

    brad daggy Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Thanks for helping with blending. Now how about selecting multi-layers and creating new layer via copy. Photo shop won't let me.
  2. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    No problem... if I understand you correctly, you want to merge a bunch of layers, but still leave a copy of the original layers in tact?

    I would duplicate the layers, then select one copy of each layer and create a smart object.

    Then you can edit the smart object seperately. The smart object (including all of the layers inside) are treated as one layer.
  3. graphixtogo

    graphixtogo Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Kevil, KY
    To make a new layer from several other layers (one flat layer, not a smart object)...

    Hide any layers you don't want in the new layer

    Select the topmost layer in the layers palette

    Use keyboard shortcut Shift/Option/Command/E (Shift/Ctrl/Alt/E on pc, I think)​

    This will create a new layer containing only the visible layers in the document.

    One thing to remember, this layer will be the new topmost layer (covering all the others) and if you try to edit the other layers, you will pull your hair out trying to understand why none of your changes are working unless you remember to hide this new layer!

    I use this all the time. Works great for me!