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Old 08-08-2007, 07:08 PM
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How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

(Edited to describe better from what I've learned from the people below) -

I need the "stamp Visible" effect to change when the layers below it, that the stamp was created from, are changed.


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Old 08-08-2007, 07:22 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Hi missysue2000,
Make a blank layer above the layers you are working on keep this layer active, hold down the Alt and click on the fly out menue, click on merge visible,or linked layers. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:32 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Thank you!

I was playing with it, and the merge visible on the blank layer gave me the acumulation of the layers below (not taking into account the opacity levels but the fill levels were saved) but it did not change based on adjustinig the layers below. I hope that makes sense.

Any other ideas? or am I doing something wrong???

Thanks again.

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:52 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Try ctrl+alt+shift+E after making a blank layer.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:57 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Thank you for that suggestion. I was wrong and it doesn't work like I need it to. It is the same as merge visible while holding down alt.

I need the merge visible layer, that will change as the layers under it are changed. I am so very hoping that something like this exists!

Thank you both again!

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Old 08-08-2007, 08:03 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

"Stamp Visible" (but if you ask me that's a terrible description)
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:19 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Nevermind, that isn't working like I thought it was, I thought it changed with the layers under it changed, but it doesn't. I had the top layer on screen on accident which is why I thought it worked.

That is the same as the merge visible with the alt key pressed.

Thank you again! Anymore ideas?

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:34 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

You can only do this with smartobjects, and even then it will only show the layers contained in it, not the ones below it. However, you can have umpteen copies of the smartobject and if you change one they'll all change to match.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:37 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

I've been looking up and playing with smart objects tonight, but I don't think I understand it.

When I use smart objects it turns the multiple layers into one layer. And I can't adjust the layers contained within. When I try it rastizes the smart object.

I'm sorry for being a pain. Thank you for taking the time to explain these things to me!
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:44 PM
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Re: How to ... Hard to explain (has to do with actions - CS2)

Doubleclick on the smartobject layer, it will open up as a new document. Make your changes, close and save. The changes will now show in the original document.
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