Flatten vs. Save As (a Copy) in Photoshop CS5


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Flatten vs. Save As (a Copy)

If you watched the video about merging and rasterizing layers, you remember I said use those commands very sparingly. That's even more true about the next command I'm going to talk about. That's the Flatten command. Okay, So, I'm going to go ahead and show you how to use the Flatten command, but I want to tell you in advance that after you'll see me do that, I'm going to recommend that you don't actually ever use this command from the Layers panel. I want to teach you how it works, but then show you how to use the Flatten command as part of another feature as saving out a file. You'll see why that makes sense later on. If you take a look at the Layers panel here, you see I've got the stack of layers.

The Flatten command basically says take all the visible layers that are turned on and squish them all into a single layer and delete all the layers that are turned off. So, what you're going to end up with is a single background layer. So, rather than ta...

Flatten vs. Save As (a Copy)
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Flatten vs. Save As (a Copy) provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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