When to merge and rasterize layers


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When to merge and rasterize layers

I get asked this next question quite a bit. When should you merge layers? And the answer is really as little as possible, because when you start merging layers, so let's take an example of what I'm talking about here. I've got these four individual layers here. Because these four layers are individual and separate if I want to change their position on the screen or work on them individually, I don't have to make selections first. I just target that particular layer and do whatever I want to do to it. If I want to move it, I get the Move tool. I move it and so forth. If I start merging these layers together, well then it just makes it more complicated to isolate a particular section of that layer and move it.

I have to make a selection first. Now in this particular example, it's not that big deal because none of these four thumbnails are overlapping or touching each other. Right, so they are clearly isolated on a transparent background. If you start merging layers that are ...

When to merge and rasterize layers
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When to merge and rasterize layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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