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Jeff Friedhoffer
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Merge and Flatten Layers

Apr 15, 2012 2:07 PM

Tags: #merge #layers

I ran into problem with flattening layers.  I had a background layer and a curves layer.  When I tried to flatten the image or merge visible, the curves layer was not applied to the result.  Merge down worked.  After restarting PS6 flatten and merge worked

 
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    Apr 15, 2012 2:39 PM   in reply to Jeff Friedhoffer

    Could ave been a percent view issue? Next time you see this, undo and try again, but view at 100% (Actual Pixels)

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 2:41 PM   in reply to Jeff Friedhoffer

    I can't comment on your particular situation without seeing the layer stack, but there have always been times when flaterning produces unexpected results.  The workaround is to use a Copy Merged layer at the top of the stack. (Shift Ctrl Alt e or Shift Cmd Opt e)

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:08 PM   in reply to Jeff Friedhoffer

    Were you viewing at less than Actual Pixels?

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to charles badland

    In some cases (usually adjusting over a detailed, high contrast image) Merge and Flatten can look markedly different when combining the adjustment layer and background. But when viewed at Actual Pixels (100%) you should see no difference.

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:49 PM   in reply to Jeff Friedhoffer

    Jeff,

    When you get a chance, try to repeat it at differing percent views.

    100% view (that is Actual Pixels) means that every ONE pixel in your image is being represented with ONE monitor pixel. It is the best way to see the actual adjustments ( or sharpening or effects, or whatever) Anything less than that will be subject to view interpolation issues.

    The problem is, with multi megapixel images, you can't see the whole image on your monitor at 100%. It will be too big!

    Now whydo  Flatten and Merge show different previews? That is the question.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 11:17 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    that problem didnt occur in photoshop CS5 I believe, so I think its a bug in cs6!

     
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