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Old 12-11-2001, 12:19 PM
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top layer flattened

somebody within the last week has noted how to make a flattened copy layer as the top layer of your image while retaining all the layers underneath; i can neither remember how nor find the thread. can someone advise? thanks!
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Old 12-11-2001, 12:31 PM
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It wasn't me but I would imagine you would duplicate your image with all its layers then flatten that duplicate and then move it over to the original as a layer. At least that's what it sounds like you're asking.
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Old 12-11-2001, 01:10 PM
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It wasn't me either. And I don't even remember why you would want to do that. If it's just a temporary thing, I think you could just flatten the image. After you do what you want, you could go to "History" and delete that part. But I'm probably wrong again (going for a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records). Why do you want to do that anyhow?

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Old 12-11-2001, 01:47 PM
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ed, i'm not telling :p

no seriously just to have the whole thing in one document for speculative puposes, but not close all my options. it's a family tree with a layer for each generation.

i could have sworn it was dj in the spots thread, but i couldn't find and you deny so i guess not. i wound up doing what you suggested dj, but what i'm remembering is a keystroke combination that just makes a composite layer on top, leaving the rest alone. I think "E" is in it, but you can't search for "E"

thanks though
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Old 12-11-2001, 06:53 PM
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Sorry Kathleen, I don't know of any key stroke that does that.
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Old 12-11-2001, 07:03 PM
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You can do that (in version 4.0 at least) by taking a "Snapshot". You can choose to take a "Merged" snapshot (which is all layers) or a single layer snapshot.

Do you think that's it?
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Old 12-11-2001, 07:44 PM
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Hi Kathleen,

In version 6, to have a flattened layer above your individual layers you do the following

1. Create a new layer above all your other layers.
2. Hold down the Alt key.
3. Go to Layers, Merge Visible

Now your have a flattened version plus all your individual layers.

Ctrl + E merges down.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-11-2001, 10:28 PM
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eeeha, that's it.

when i read . . . "in version 6 . . . "my heart sanl, but it works in 5 too.

thanks sharon.

and vicki and dj for providing alternate methods - ain't photoshop grand?
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:21 PM
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Glad your happy Kathleen. Sharon, thanks for filling in the mystery.
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:25 PM
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Your welcome.

Glad I could help you. You've all helped me so much.

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