Mike Rankin discusses the pros and cons of flattening and merging layers in Photoshop. He considers issues like file size and efficiency and offers various approaches like flattening the entire image vs. merging specific layers.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at the pros and cons … of flattening and merging layers in Photoshop. … In our magazine cover file, we have lots of layers, … several of which aren't contributing at all … to the final look. … But they are cluttering up the Layers panel … and increasing the file size. … When the menu at the bottom of the window … is set to document sizes, … you can see what the file size would be flattened, … in this case, six megabytes, … and the layered file size, which is over 50 megabytes. … So there's a lot of data … that we can potentially get rid of here, … and there are different approaches you can take. … You could go to the Layers panel menu … and choose Flatten Image. … I'll click OK. … And now the file size is simple six megabytes, … and we only have one layer left in the Layers panel. … This is very efficient, … but we've lost all our flexibility … to edit the individual elements of the cover separately. … And also bad is the fact that all of our live text …
- Benefits of ACA certification
- Creating a study plan
- Planning a project
- Identifying design elements such as typography
- Using layers and masks
- Using brushes, shapes, and patterns
- Drawing and painting
- Transforming graphical elements
- Preparing images for print and web
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CC 2019 New Featureswith Deke McClelland1h 48m Intermediate
1. Become an Adobe Certified Associate
2. Create a Personal Study Plan
3. Exam Objectives: Working in the Design Industry
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5. Exam Objectives: Organizing Documents
6. Exam Objectives: Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
7. Exam Objectives: Publishing Digital Media
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