how to prevent Photoshop from making new layer each time I draw something?

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Mike Levin
Nov 9, 2003
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Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4 add a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I have dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make changes in some piece of the document. I far prefer the old behavior, where you can add layers when needed, but by default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but it’s a pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior on the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a new layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike

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belowme
Nov 9, 2003
when your done just go to layers and flatten image
"Mike Levin" wrote in message
Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4
add
a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I
have
dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make
changes
in some piece of the document. I far prefer the old behavior, where you
can
add layers when needed, but by default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but it’s
a
pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior on the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a
new
layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike
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belowme
Nov 9, 2003
Yea I dread having to click the layers drop down and click on flatten image, somedays I can’t even click on the photoshop icon on the desktop. "Mike Levin" wrote in message
Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4
add
a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I
have
dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make
changes
in some piece of the document. I far prefer the old behavior, where you
can
add layers when needed, but by default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but it’s
a
pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior on the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a
new
layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike
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EH
Nov 9, 2003
Mike Levin wrote:
Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4 add a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I have dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make changes in some piece of the document.

I don’t understand why it is impossible, if you keep the layers palette open, you can see all the layers and what is on them.

I far prefer the old behavior, where you can add layers when needed, but
by
default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but it’s a pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior on the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a new layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike
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edjh
Nov 9, 2003
Mike Levin wrote:
Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4 add a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I have dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make changes in some piece of the document. I far prefer the old behavior, where you can add layers when needed, but by default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but it’s a pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior on the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a new layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike
No, and I suggest you get used to and work with this very useful feature. You are missing a lot by being stuck in the past with 3.

It’s not impossible to find the right layer; it’s easy. Right-click on the object and you will get a context menu with the most likely layer on top and it will bring you to that layer (Control-Command on Mac).


Comic book sketches and artwork:
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jrzyguy
Nov 9, 2003
oooorrrrr….you could always NAME your layers appropriately. Its just a right click away. And then you can also group your layers into folders etc…very efficiant i think

jj

"edjh" wrote in message
Mike Levin wrote:
Hi All. I’m still using Photoshop 3.0 because Photoshops after version 4
add
a new layer every time I put something new onto the image. Eventually I
have
dozens of layers and it’s impossible to find the one I want, to make
changes
in some piece of the document. I far prefer the old behavior, where you
can
add layers when needed, but by default everything stays in the current layer. I know I can collapse the layers manually every so often, but
it’s a
pain! Does anyone know if it’s possible to change this default behavior
on
the new Photoshop versions? Is it possible to make Photoshop nt create a
new
layer each time? Please cc: any replies to Thanks!

Mike
No, and I suggest you get used to and work with this very useful feature. You are missing a lot by being stuck in the past with 3.
It’s not impossible to find the right layer; it’s easy. Right-click on the object and you will get a context menu with the most likely layer on top and it will bring you to that layer (Control-Command on Mac).

Comic book sketches and artwork:
http://www.sover.net/~hannigan/edjh.html
HB
henri.baeyens
Nov 10, 2003
you can also check the auto select layer checkbox in the info panel (selection tool); point, click and there it is, the layer’s selected!

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