How to Merge, Rasterize, and, Flatten Layers in Photoshop


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Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers

So as your documents contain more and more layers, those file sizes for those documents will increase sometimes quite dramatically. So people are always asking me, when would you want to merge your layers down, or when would you want to flatten your image. Honestly, I think that the flexibility that you get by keeping all of your layers separate far outweighs the benefit of any decrease in size. So let me show you just two things. When I go here to my small images, these images over here to the right, remember, we converted those into Smart Objects.

So that means that Photoshop is holding onto a lot of information. In fact, if I want to see the original Delta image, I can just double-click on the thumbnail for the Smart Object and Photoshop will bring up that image in its own window. So I'll click OK here and now we can see I have a new tab. This is the Delta.psb file. This is the Smart Object that's contained inside of this WindowSeat02 file. So let's click back on the Delta a...

Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers
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Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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