Merge layers to new layer?

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Guy_Scharf
Nov 9, 2005
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I’m fairly new at working with layers. Is there an easy way to select a bunch of layers (or all of them) in CS2, and create a new layer that is a merge of those layers? Without altering the original layers?

Thanks!

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Marc
Nov 9, 2005
Make visible the layers you want to merge into one. Select All. Then under Edit, choose Copy Merged. That will copy everything onto a new layer.

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I’m fairly new at working with layers. Is there an easy way to select a bunch of layers (or all of them) in CS2, and create a new layer that is a merge of those layers? Without altering the original layers?
Thanks!
CB
Cindy_Badley
Nov 9, 2005
Yes, in the layers pallette, click the arrow button to the right and select merge visible. Make sure you have the layers you want to merge unhidden (with eye visible).
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Guy_Scharf
Nov 9, 2005
Merge Visible deletes the layers that it merges. I would like a process to create a new layer without deleting the existing layers.
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Art Campbell
Nov 9, 2005
Guy,
Just duplicate the layers you want and merge the dupes.

Art
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Guy_Scharf
Nov 9, 2005
Thanks, that will do it nicely. I was under the impression there was a one-step method. Two will do fine, and I can always automate it if I care to.

Guy
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chrisjbirchall
Nov 9, 2005
Merge Visible deletes the layers that it merges

First create a new blank layer at the top of the stack. Then, with that layer selected, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E. This will "Stamp Visible Layers" onto the new layer without deleting the originals.

Hope this helps.

Chris.
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Ronald Keller
Nov 10, 2005
Or Alt + Merge Visible (no need to create a new layer first)

Ronald

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