in today's session, we will learn to merge the layers,
how and where it is used?
If you want to lock any layer, then you can do it from here,
or the option is given in layers 'lock layer'.
in this way do ‘lock all’ or you can do ‘lock’
here are some more options given beside it,
like very first is lock transparency,
transparency can be locked.
another option, is lock image pixel
pixel will get locked.
move which means, lock position
you won't be able to move this
here comes lock position which means, you cannot move this and this is lock all
in this you can lock everything.
here are some different effects given,
I have created one object in layer one, which is in normal affect for now
here are different effects given, dissolve, darken see in this way, multiply, color burn,
two layers is mandatory for this
effect, of upper first layer will be seen in lower layer
in this way, you can use different options from here
usually normal is used in this.
here you can see three different layers,
I want to merge these layers,
I want to merge fourth layer with third layer so we'll use merge down,
merge down will make third and fourth layer to be one.
see third layer has two objects,
if you will do ‘merge visible’ in layer, what is the meaning of merge visible?
layers that are visible will get merged.
for example, I will make this invisible,
hope you are able to understand me!
now see this 2 and 3,
only these two layers are visible
we will go in layer and do merge visible,
so only these two layers are visible
and these two layers are merged
rest of them are not merged.
I'll make visible these two also
at last in layer is ‘flatten image’ which means, all the layers will be merged and converted into background layer in this way.
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To merge your photos, just select the Move tool from the left icon menu and select the image you wish to use as an overlay. Drag the left mouse button while holding down the shift key over the image that will be your backdrop, then release. The image is centred by holding down the shift key.
There is no difference in quality between merging and flattening. Merge allows you to flatten some layers while combining others. Flatten will make them all collapse. After that, most users flatten the photographs before saving and exporting them back into Lr for touch-ups.
When you pick "Merge Visible" from the Layer menu (or the Layers panel flyout menu) while holding Alt (Mac: Option), the visible layers will be merged onto a new layer, leaving the original layers intact. To achieve the same outcome, press Ctrl Alt Shift E (Mac: Command Option Shift E).
Layers make it easier to modify your image, but you may also merge all of your layers together if you like. If you save your image as a PNG or JPG file, Photoshop will do this automatically, but you may also do it manually.
All visible layers will be merged into one single layer when you use Merge Visible. Any layer with I will be ignored by Merge Visible. Merge Down merges the layer beneath the currently selected layer and the currently selected layer into a single layer.