Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Merging and flattening layers, part of Photoshop for the iPad First Look.
- [Instructor] For many different reasons, … you may decide at certain points during your work, … to merge some layers or flatten some layers, … and so on, and that's what we're going to look at here … in this file, and I'm going to start off with the layer … almost at the bottom, the layer of the male character … at the back here, in our poster. … And this one is actually a linked smart object, … which of course, Photoshop on the iPad doesn't understand. … Anyways, so, it's giving a representation there, … but I want to do is actually stop that being a smart object. … If I go to the ellipsis on the right-hand side, … you'll see, down towards the bottom, Flatten Layer. … And that's what it does, it basically rasterizes that layer. … Or that would be the equivalent command … in the desktop version of Photoshop. … I'm going to leave that layer targeted, just there, … and go back to the ellipsis and then I'll choose Merge Down, … and that will merge it down onto the layer below, … including its blending, as you can see. …
- Opening a document
- Exploring the interface
- Making selections
- Working on masks
- Creating layers and layer groups
- Adding adjustment layers
- Retouching images
- Using blending modes
- Exporting from Photoshop for the iPad
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Getting Started
2. Making Selections and Masks
3. Working with Layers
5. Retouching and Blending
6. Composite Projects
7. Publishing and Exporting
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